I had prepared a completely different project for you this week: something involving handmade lampwork beads, lots of dangling wire wrapped components and a variety of interesting features to accent a large glass focal.
However, when it came time to sit down and record the video I just didn’t feel like it!
Instead my mind turned to a photo I had just come across on Pinterest of a very simple, yet elegant necklace. I then went digging through my stash to see if I could find two connector pieces to hold the multiple strands together. The ones I had in mind ended up not working, but I came across these pieces left over from another project.
As I mentioned in the video I recently re-organized all of my beads and findings, sorting them not only by color as they have always been, but also by type.
It’s only been a week or so since I’ve finished and I’ve already found the system to be much more useful in finding what I need and also seeing all the different sizes and variations I have of any one type of bead, such as these rose quartz beads, I found to my surprise I had them in 8 mm, 6 mm and 4 mm faceted (which I ended up not using in this project.)
You can add as many strands as you like to this design, just be sure to test out the lengths before you finish up your connections so that everything drapes nicely inside each other.
Tools and Materials:
- 8 mm rose quartz round beads
- 6 mm rose quartz round beads
- 20 gauge wire
- Necklace chain
- Connectors with bezels such as these for cabochons
- Jump rings
- One Step Looper
- Wire cutters
- Chain nose pliers
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the Rose Blush Necklace-Rose Quartz Statement Jewelry Tutorial video at YouTube,