Digital Beading Magazine Issue 15 - Page 120

Materials 2 lengths of sterling silver 5mm rolo link chain each 51 links long (Jean’s chain courtesy of www. fusionbeads.com) Sterling silver soft 18-gauge wire 39 22-gauge sterling silver head pins 1 pewter round floral toggle (courtesy of www. greengirlstudios.com) Charms of your choice – Jean chose individual soldered letter charms spelling LOVELY from www.sallyjean.com For Strand 1 - the lower strand: 6 3mm Rose Water Opal AB Swarovski rounds (to wire to “SEXY” bubble at hooked top) 6 sterling silver long 24-gauge head pins for wire wrapping the 3mm crystals 16 6mm Silk round Swarovski crystals 24 6mm sterling silver Snapeez For Strand 2: 11 10mm boro beads in rosy peach shade – from www.lisakan.com 14 5mm Hyacinth Swarovski Crystal bicones 14 7mm champagne freshwater cultured pearls 11 5-6mm sterling silver petal bead caps 11 3mm sterling silver saucer beads Tools Flat-nose pliers (two pairs) Round-nose pliers Wire cutters Step 1 - Making Strand 1 Find the middle of the bottom chain (the chain which will hold the charms). To do this, thread a piece of wire or a head pin through the chain until it is even. Trim until you have one link right in the centre. Each chain should be the same length. Step 2 Begin by wire wrapping the toggle to both of the chains simultaneously. Cut 10cm of sterling 18-gauge wire and begin the wrap by making a loop and attaching it to the toggle bar (Photo 2). Thread on one silk Swarovski crystal and then make another wirewrapped loop, threading on the two lengths of chain before completing the wire wrapping (Photo 2a). 2 2a