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Floating necklace

Information about project:

Floating necklace

Designed by: Claire Brain

Difficulty: Beginner

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Use crimps and wire to make a pretty and delicate Crystal Floating Necklace. You can use any shape, colour or size of bead to suit your own style and all the findings and wire you need can be found in our Findings Kit.
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You can use any 

Materials required:
6mm Round CrystaLove™ Crystals - Any 6mm bead will suffice
4x6mm CrystaLove™ Rondelle - Any 6mm bead of a different shape to your main 6mm bead will suffice.
Findings Kit - Our 10 Style Findings Kits include all the wire and findings you need.

Remember that our tutorials are designed to teach you technique and bring inspiration, so your jewellery doesn't have to look exactly like the one in the tutorial. Don't be afraid to experiment with shapes and colours!

Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'. 

Designed by Claire - 2011

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

If you are new to jewellery stringing, help with crimping in the form of a short video can be found HERE

Step 3

Take one small metal bead from the kit and thread on to the wire so it meets the crimp bead on the long side of the wire. Now thread on 6mm round and follow with one more small metal bead. 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 rondelle, one small metal bead, one 6mm round, one small metal bead and one rondelle. Secure with a crimp bead as before.

Step 5

Continue this way, alternating your rounds and rondelles 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!