Friday, March 12, 2010

Free Project: Almond Branch Necklace

Supply List
Teal Branch Lentil Bead (Humblebeads)
4 leaf connectors
2 branch connectors
2 nest charms
1 flower toggle clasp
2 lengths of gunmetal chain - 3 1/4"
16 1" gunmetal headpins
16 4mm gunmetal jump rings
4" of 20 ga steel wire
4 teal 6mm fired agate beads
6 4mm crystals
6 5mm faceted glass beads
4 nickel seed beads

Connectors: Bello Modo. Nests: Green Girl Studios. Gunmetal, agate and crystals: Rings & Things. Toggle: Ornamentea. Nickel seed beads: Charlene's Beads. Wire: hardware store.

1. Wire wrap a loop on each end of the lentil bead. 
2. Attach the connectors together with jump rings.
3. Attach the end of the chain to the connectors and the toggle clasp with jump rings.
4. Create dangles with the beads with the one inch headpins. Add a nickel seed bead before stringing the agate beads.
5. Attach the nests with the jumprings. Attach the clusters of dangles to the connectors with a jumpring.

Inspired by our monthly challenge!


Unknown said...

What a beautiful necklace! Thanks for sharing!

Rose said...

I have that toggle clasp! In a gold color... LOVE IT (project AND clasp :D)

Alice said...

Beautiful! All the components were well thought out and work perfectly for the theme. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

It's beautiful! I love how you alternated between the branches and leafy sprigs.

Pinetree Studios said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!