Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Free Project -Time Flies


Time Flies
Supplies Needed:
  • 8 zebra 3/4" ceramic discs
  • 1 "Time Flies" word set
  • 4 zebra stripe original beads
  • 3 lime green saturn glass beads
  • 3 red saturn glass beads
  • 1 bright bead mix
  • 105 black size 6 seed beads
  • 44 silver 4mm round balls
  • 1 black face watch
  • 1 silver clasp
  • 6 crimps
  • beading wire
  • 6" of 20 gauge sterling silver bead wire
Tools needed: round and chain nose pliers and wire cutters Instructions:
  1. At the end of the silver wire make a large simple wire loop. Thread one side of the watch through the loop and wrap the wire loop close, trimming any excess wire.Just above the large loop make a small wire loop. You can go ahead and close this one and trim the wire too.
  2. Repeat step 1 and 2 on the other side of the watch face.
  3. Next, crimp one half of the clasp to the beading wire.Start stringing the beads, following this sequence. Six seed beads, silver ball, zebra cone, silver ball, disc, silver ball, three bead mix beads, three seed beads, silver ball, red saturn, silver ball, three seed beads, silver ball.Continue stringing with four glass bead mix beads, silver ball, three seed beads, silver ball, zebra cylinder, silver ball, three seed beads, silver ball, disc, silver ball, three seed beads, three mix beads, three seed beads, silver ball, green saturn, silver ball, three seed beads, silver ball.
  4. String on the time bead, making sure the "T" end of the bead goes on the wire first. String a silver ball, three seed beads and then the watch. You can decide which way you would like the watch face going. You might need to twist the wire loop to get the face to lie flat. After the watch is on the wire, string three seed beads, a silver ball, red saturn, silver ball, three seed beads, a silver ball, and then the word "Flies". This time make sure the "F" goes onto the wire first. Double check before going any further that the words can be read the right way when your necklace is on.
  5. Finish the necklace by string this sequence; silver ball, three seed beads. silver ball, disc, silver ball, three seed beads,three mix beads, three seed beads, silver ball, green saturn, silver ball, three seed beads, zebra cylinder, silver ball, three seed beads, silver ball, four mix beads, silver ball, three seed beads, silver ball, disc, silver ball, three mix beads, silver ball, zebra cylinder, silver ball, three seed beads, three mix beads, and three seed beads. Finish the necklace by crimping the second half of the clasp to the necklace.
  6. Cut two 10" pieces of beading wire. Just above the end of the wire secure one of the crimp beads. String a silver bead, a disc, a silver ball, and 14 seed beads. Send the end of the wire through the small loop at the bottom of the watch face. Continue stringing on the same wire with 7 seed beads. Next string a silver ball, a disc, a silver ball, green saturn, silver ball, and then crimp. Secure the crimp and trim off any excess beading wire.
  7. For the second tassel, crimp one end of the beading wire and then string a silver ball, a disc, a silver ball, a red saturn, a silver ball and 10 seed beads. Send the end of the wire through the bottom wire loop again. Continue by stringing 8 seed beads, a silver ball, a disc, and another silver ball. Crimp the wire after the last bead and trim the excess.

10 comments:

Beatnheart said...

Sweet!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [22 Jun 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Patricia Wood said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing:)

missficklemedia.com said...

This is so fun!
Thank you for such detailed instructions, Jennifer!

Eve said...

Very pretty.

Jeannie said...

I'm so mesmerized by the necklace I can't concentrate on the instructions.
Moxie Fab!

Pretty Things said...

Love the colors! Reminds me of some African jewelry I've seen in the Smithsonian.

Alice said...

Fun colors! Thanks for the instructions.

Mary T Designs said...

What a fun and colorful necklace! Thanks for sharing your project.

Jennifer Jangles said...

Glad you all like the project! Have fun making it...
Jennifer Jangles