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Floating necklace

Information about this project

Difficulty: Intermediate

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This design is now in our inspirations archive. As this design was created some time ago we sadly no longer stock all the products to create our design, but can still be useful for inspiration.

Use crimps and wire to make a pretty and delicate Swarovski crystal floating necklace.

For these pieces you can either use a 7 or 19 strand.  The strand would sit nicer on the neck with nethertheless, the 7 strand is suitable.

Please note the materials listed here are for the light blue necklace.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1

Take the W114  jewellery wire. Cut 3 lengths of wire approx. 65cm long. Pick up 1 piece of wire to start working with,

Step 2

Thread on 1 FCR1 (crimp bead) and position until it is approx. 5cm from the end of the wire. Take a pair of flat-nose pliers and squash the crimp bead flat, or crimp    using crimping pliers,

Step 3

Take one small metal bead (MB62) and thread on to the wire so it meets the crimp bead on the long side of the wire. Now thread on one pearl and follow with one more MB62. Now thread on another crimp bead. Place it close to your last bead and secure as in step 2,

Step 4

Repeat step 2, this time leaving a space of approx. 2.5cm after your beads. Thread on one turquoise crystal, one MB62, one pearl, one MB62 and one turquoise   crystal. Secure with a crimp bead as before,

Step 5

Continue this way, alternating your crystals and pearls in groups of 1 and 3, alternating your beads as you go to spread the different bead types and colours along the wire. Repeat along the other two wires. Choose beads randomly or follow the pattern opposite. Beads should cover approx. 38cm on one strand, 40cm on another strand and 47cm on the last strand, measured from first bead to last bead,

 

Step 6

Take your clasp place with the catch to the right. Pick up your strand of wire with the shortest length of beads on. Thread a crimp bead on to one end. Place this end through the bottom hole on the clasp, thread back through the crimp bead. Leave a gap between the clasp & beads and secure as before. Repeat, securing the wire to the bottom hole on the other side of the clasp,

 

Step 7

Repeat step 6, securing your wire with medium length of beads to the middle holes, and the wire with the     longest beaded length to the top holes. Position so the beads on alternate strands fall in different places for best effect. Now take a sharp pair of scissors and snip off any excess wire, and your necklace is finished!