Digital Beading Magazine Issue 15 - Page 171

Materials 1 copper leaf pendant 10 6mm copper stardust rounds 6 4mm copper stardust rounds 10 6mm topaz glass pearls 5 grams Size 11/0 copper seed beads 20 4mm antique copper daisy spacers 1 15mm antique copper lobster clasp 2 antique copper wire guardians 1m silver-plated tiger tail 10 2mm copper-plated crimps To make Coppered Leaf Necklace Cut the tiger tail in half. Crimp the two lengths together at the middle point. Then, onto the two strands at one side of the crimp, thread on one 6mm stardust bead, one daisy spacer, one pearl, one daisy spacer, one 4mm stardust bead, one daisy spacer, one 6mm stardust bead, one daisy spacer, thread on the loop of the leaf pendant, one daisy spacer, one 6mm stardust bead, one daisy spacer, one 4mm stardust bead, one daisy spacer, one pearl, one daisy spacer, one 6mm stardust bead, one crimp. Squeeze the crimp closed, with the beads sitting snugly together. This is the centre section of your necklace. *Now, working on one side of your necklace only, separate your strands and onto each thread 2cm of Size 11/0 seed beads. Then bring your strands together and thread on one crimp, squeezing it closed with the beads sitting snugly together. Then, with strands together, thread on one 6mm stardust bead, one daisy spacer, one pearl, one daisy spacer, one 4mm stardust bead, one daisy spacer, one pearl, one daisy spacer, one 6mm stardust. Add another crimp – squeeze closed. Then separate strands and thread each with 4.5cm of Size 11/0 seed beads. With strands together, thread on one 6mm stardust bead, one daisy spacer, one pearl, one daisy spacer, one 4mm stardust bead and crimp. Separate strands and thread each with 4cm of seed beads. Crimp. Thread on one 4mm stardust bead, one daisy spacer, one pearl. Thread on one charlotte end and one crimp, squeezing the crimp closed inside the charlotte end. Trim excess tiger tail and close the charlotte end over the crimp. Attach one half of your clasp to the charlotte end loop. Repeat from * for the other half of your necklace.