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River Treasures Necklace

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River Treasures Necklace

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Antique Silver Zamak 3 Strand Fancy Clasp 26mm 1xPair
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River Treasures Necklace

Designed by: Laura

Difficulty: Intermediate


Learn how to make this River Treasures Necklace using brand new Preciosa bicone beads and stunning Fire Polished faceted beads.

Step 1

  • Cut 3 lengths of wire.
  • 2 lengths to measure 5.5".
  • 1 length to measure 16".
  • Take the two shortest lengths and crimp them onto each side of your toggle clasp leaving the other ends of wire free to thread beads onto. 
  • Thread a mixture of the 8mm and 6mm fire polished faceted rondelles onto each of these wires.
  • At each end of the shortest wires, crimp these onto the outer loop of your bar clasps.

Step 2

  • Take your longest length of wire and crimp one end onto the centre loop of one bar clasp. 
  • Thread a mixture of the 8mm and 6mm fire polished faceted rondelles on.
  • Crimp the other end of the wire onto the centre loop of your other bar clasp.

Step 3

  • Hold up your necklace with the pattern on the bar clasps facing you. 
  • On the lower loops on your bar clasps attach a jumpring to each side. 
  • Cut two lengths of large link chain measuring 5 links. 
  • Attach these to each of the two jumprings. 
  • Attach another jumpring to each of these chains. 
  • Thread a large blue bicone onto an eyepin, trim and loop the other end of the eyepin and attach this to your jumpring.
  • Add another jumpring on the opposite side of the bicone and repeat the process of chain and bicones, alternating between large and small blue bicones.
  • When you have reached the centre of the chain/bicone length, thread a small bicone, a large bicone and another small bicone onto an eyepin, looping the other end and curving slightly to sit at the  centre of the necklace.
  • See the image for a clearer view of the pattern

Step 4

  • To the top two loops on your bar clasps, attach a jumpring to each. 
  • Cut 4 lengths of small link chain measuring approx. 2" and 2 lengths of chain measuring 1".
  • Take two eyepins, thread 3x 6mm fire polished beads onto each and trim and loop the other end. 
  • Take another 2 eyepins, thread a single smaller blue bicone onto each and trim and loop the other end.
  • Attach the 1" chains to the jumprings.
  • Attach your firepolished beaded eyepins to this chain.
  • Then attach a 2" chain and the bicone eyepin. 
  • Do this on both sides and meet in the middle with 3 jumprings. 

Step 5

  • At the centre of the necklace on this upper chain, attach a headpin with 5 small blue bicones.
  • Attach two more headpins with 5x 6mm fire polished beads.