Instructions

OUTER STRAND:

  1. Thread both 26-inch  lengths of wire through a crimp bead and through the outer loop of one chan­ delier. Thread ends of wires back through crimp bead and pull to close loop. Crimp close to chandelier. Trim excess wire close to crimp bead.
  2. Thread  both wire strands  through  a crimp bead, seed bead, flat bronze bead, another  seed bead and crimp bead. Separate the wires. On one wire, thread a crimp bead, seed bead, foil bead, seed bead and crimp bead. On other wire, thread  a crimp bead, 4mm topaz bead, two crimp beads, a 4mm topaz bead and crimp bead.
  3. Repeat step 2 three more times.
  4. Thread both wires through a crimp bead, seed bead, flat bronze bead, seed bead and two crimp beads. Thread  both wires through the outer loop of the second chandelier. Thread ends of both wires back through the last crimp bead and pull to close loop, creating a 24-inch-long outer strand of necklace. Crimp close to second chandelier. Trim excess wire close to crimp bead.
  5. Center  the third flat bronze bead on the beaded strand.
  6. Push the adjacent seed  beads  up against  the flat bronze bead and push the adjacent crimp beads up against the seed beads. Crimp the crimp beads.
  7. Position the end of the next flat bronze bead so that it is 4 inches from the end of the center flat bronze bead. Push the adjacent seed beads up against the flat bronze bead and use crimp beads to hold them in place as before.
  8. Secure remaining flat bronze beads  in the same  way, continuing to position them 4 inches apart.
  9. On one wire, center a foil bead and the adjacent seed beads between two flat bronze beads and use crimp beads to hold them in place as before. Secure remaining foil beads in the same way.
  10. Between two flat bronze beads on the other  wire, position the two topaz beads so that each is about 1 inch from the closest flat bronze bead and use crimp beads to hold them in place. Secure remaining topaz beads in the same way.

CENTER STRAND:

  1. Thread both 23-inch lengths of wire through  a crimp  bead and through  the center loop of one chandelier.  Thread  ends of wires back through  crimp bead and pull to close  loop.  Crimp close  to chandelier. Trim excess wire close to crimp bead.
  2. Separate wires. On one wire, thread a crimp bead, 6mm brown bead and crimp bead.  On other wire, thread a crimp bead, 6mm gold bead and crimp bead. Bring wires together and thread both though a crimp bead, seed bead, foil bead, seed bead and crimp bead.
  3. Repeat step 2 five more times.
  4. Separate wires. On one wire, thread a crimp bead, 6mm brown bead and crimp  bead. On the other  wire, thread a crimp bead, 6mm gold bead and two crimp beads. Thread both ends of wire through center loop of second chandelier and back through the last crimp  bead.  Pull to close loop, creating a 22-inch-long center strand. Crimp close  to chandelier. Trim excess wire close to crimp bead.
  5. Find the center of beaded strand. Position a 6mm brown bead about 1/2 inch from center  point and position a 6mm gold bead about 1/2 inch from center point on other side. Use crimp beads to hold them in place.
  6. Position the two foil beads on opposite sides of center point so that  they are an equal  distance from center point  and measure about 3 inches apart. Push adjacent seed beads up against foil beads and use crimp beads to hold them in place.
  7. Secure remaining foil beads in the same way, continuing to position them about 3 inches apart.
  8. Position the 6mm brown  and 6mm gold beads  evenly spaced between  the foil beads and use crimp beads to hold them in place.

INNER STRAND:

  1. Thread both 20-inch lengths of wire through  a crimp bead and through inner loop of one chan­ delier. Thread ends of wires back through crimp bead and pull to close loop. Crimp close to chandelier. Trim excess wire close to crimp bead.
  2. Separate wires. On one wire, thread a crimp bead, seed bead, foil bead, seed bead and crimp bead. Repeat on other wire. Bring wires together and thread a crimp bead, seed bead, flat bronze bead, seed bead and crimp bead.
  3. Repeat step 2 two more times.
  4. Separate  wires. On one wire, thread  a crimp bead, seed bead, foil bead, seed bead and crimp bead. On other wire, thread a crimp  bead, seed bead,  foil bead, seed bead and two crimp beads. Thread both ends of wire through inner loop of second chandelier  and back through the last crimp bead. Pull to close loop, creating a 22-inch-long inner strand. Crimp close to chandelier. Trim excess wire close to crimp bead.
  5. Center second flat bronze  bead on wire. Push adjacent seed beads up against flat bronze bead and use crimp beads to hold them in place. Position  the remaining flat bronze beads 3-1/2 inches from the ends of the center  flat bronze bead and secure the same as before.
  6. Position foil beads so that all foil beads and flat bronze beads are spaced about 1 inch apart along strand. Push adja­ cent seed beads up against foil beads and use crimp beads to hold them in place.

FINISHING:

  1. Use the jump ring to attach the lobster claw clasp to the end of one chandelier.
  2. Use the 4.5mm split ring to attach the 5-inch length of open-loop  chain to the other chandelier.

FINISHED SIZE: Beaded necklace measures about 27 to 32 inches long.

Bronze & Gold Beaded Necklace craft designed by Sarah Farley.