Digital Beading Magazine Issue 15 - Page 174

Materials 1 rose pink butterfly rhinestone pendant 4 6mm clear crystal donuts 8 4mm clear crystal rounds 2 6mm Rosaline pink crystal donuts 6 8mm clear glass rounds 1m rose tiger tail 2 4mm antique brass charlotte ends 20 2mm gold-plated crimps 8 2mm gold-plated rounds 1 antique brass dragonfly toggle clasp To make Rose & Butterfly Necklace Cut the tiger tail in half. Attach a jump ring to the top loop of the butterfly pendant. Thread both tiger tail strands through this loop – to the halfway point of the strands – and then thread a crimp onto each side, threading both strands through each crimp at each side of the jump ring. Squeeze the crimps closed snugly at each side of the jump ring. Now thread one 6mm clear donut, one 2mm round, one 8mm clear glass round, one 2mm round, one crimp onto each side (threading both strands through these beads). Squeeze the crimps closed to secure these beads at the centre of your design. Now separate your strands and add your floating beads, crimping each into position and leaving space between each: one 4mm crystal round, one 6mm pink donut, one 8mm round, one 6mm clear donut, one 4mm round. Approx 10cm from the last bead crimp, crimp the two pieces of tiger tail together at one end of your necklace and then crimp a bead section – one 4mm crystal, one 2mm round one 8mm round, one 2mm round, one 4mm crystal – before threading on one charlotte end and one end crimp. Squeeze the crimp closed inside the charlotte end and trim the excess tiger tail. Close the charlotte end over the closed crimp. Repeat for the other end of your necklace. Use the charlotte end loops to attach your clasp pieces to the ends of your necklace.