Digital Beading Magazine Issue 15 - Page 164

Materials 13 4mm purple glass pearls 5 6mm purple crystal rounds 7 6mm opaque purple glass rounds 8 6mm purple glass pearls 4 4mm purple crystal rounds 3 6mm silver-plated jump rings 1 antique silver flower connector 4 silver-plated head pins with ball ends 2 4mm silver-plated charlotte ends 1 silver-plated hook-and-eye clasp 40 4mm antique silver daisy spacers 1m silver-plated tiger tail 50cm 4mm-wide purple rubber tubing To make Purple Tubes Necklace Cut the rubber tubing into the following lengths: three 5cm, three 8cm, two 7cm. Take one head pin and thread on one 6mm pearl. Trim head pin wire to 1cm from the pearl and make a loop. Take another head pin and thread on one daisy spacer and one 6mm purple round. Trim and make a loop. Take a third head pin and thread on spacer and one 6mm crystal. Trim and make a loop. Attach the loops you have made to one loop of the flower connector. Attach a jump ring to the remaining loop of the flower connector. Cut the tiger tail in half. Thread one 5cm length of tubing onto one tiger tail length and one 8cm length onto the other tiger tail length. Now thread both through the jump ring you attached to the connector, positioning the middle of each tube at the jump ring centre point. Onto the strand with the 5cm tubing, thread on one spacer, one 4mm pearl, one spacer, one 4mm crystal, one spacer, one 6mm pearl, one spacer, one 4mm crystal, one spacer, one 4mm pearl, one 7cm tubing length, one spacer, one opaque round, one spacer, one 6mm pearl, one spacer, one opaque round, one spacer. Repeat for the opposite side. On the other tiger tail strand, at one side thread one spacer, one 4mm pearl, one spacer, one 6mm pearl, one spacer, one 6mm crystal, one spacer, one 6mm pearl, one spacer, one 4mm pearl, one spacer, one 8cm tubing, one spacer, one 4mm pearl, one spacer, one opaque round, one spacer, one 6mm crystal, one spacer. Repeat for the opposite side of this strand. At the ends of your necklace, thread both tiger tail strands through one 5cm tube, one spacer, one 4mm pearl, one spacer, one charlotte end and one crimp, squeezing the crimp closed into the charlotte end. Close the charlotte end over the crimp. Repeat for the opposite end of your necklace. Attach the clasp with your jump rings.