Digital Beading Magazine Issue 15 - Page 126

Step 3 Using this same technique, thread on the following bead sequences and secure with wire wraps after each sequence: * 1 8x13mm Czech glass cube 1 daisy spacer, 1 8mm bicone, 1 daisy spacer. 1 8x13mm Czech glass cube 1 daisy spacer, 1 8mm crystal cube, 1 daisy spacer. 1 8x13mm Czech glass cube 1 daisy spacer, 1 8mm bicone, 1 daisy spacer. 1 8x13mm Czech glass cube 1 daisy spacer, 1 8mm crystal donut, 1 daisy spacer. 1 Czech glass cube. 1 daisy spacer, 1 8mm bicone, 1 daisy spacer. 1 6mm bicone. 1 4mm bicone. 1 3mm bicone. 1 3mm bicone. Repeat this pattern for remaining side of necklace, excluding the first Czech glass cube marked with an *. Trim the final wire wrap tail to leave just one wire in place and repeat for the other side of necklace (Photo 3). 3 4 Step 4 Take a 1m length of tubular mesh and gently pull the sides out to give it a ruffled look. Cut 12 10cm lengths of 22-gauge wire – these will be used to secure the tubular mesh to your necklace design. Holding the halfway point of the tubular mesh at the centre of your necklace design – the dragonfly charm – start securing the mesh in place by using your short lengths of wire to create coils after each Czech glass cube, working toward the end of your necklace design. Use another length of wire to secure the mesh in place after the final 3mm bicone. Repeat for the other side of necklace (Photo 4).