Digital Beading Magazine Issue 15 - Page 43

Step 1 Attach the loop end of the clasp to the lower loop of the acorn connector using the 6mm jump ring. Attach the 8mm jump ring to the stem end of the curved leaf connector. Step 2 Cut two 30cm lengths of waxed linen and fold in half. Thread the loop end of the folded cord through the hole in the tip of the leaf connector from back to front and bring the other end of the cords through the loop to create a lark knot. Pull tightly, arranging the loop so that it goes around the leaf tip and tie an overhand knot using all four cord lengths, positioning it to sit at the very tip of the leaf connector. Step 3 Onto one length of linen cord, thread on 68 drops. On a second length of linen cord, thread on 14 hexagonal beads, tying an overhand knot in between each bead. Make sure the knot is right up against each bead. On the third linen cord length, thread on 37 Size 6/0 beads. Onto the last cord, thread on one copper bead, one clear/Picasso 6x8mm rondelle, one copper bead, one 3x5mm clear/Picasso rondelle, one copper bead, one 6x8mm burgundy rondelle, one copper bead, one 3x5mm clear/Picasso rondelle, one copper bead, one ceramic tube bead (use 2-5 copper beads as required through the tube bead to hold it in place), one copper bead, one clear/ Picasso 6x8mm rondelle, one copper bead, one ceramic tube bead (use 2-5 copper beads as required through the tube bead to hold it in place), one clear/Picasso 3x5mm rondelle, one copper bead, one burgundy 6x8mm rondelle, one copper bead, one clear/ Picasso 3x5mm rondelle, one copper bead, one clear/Picasso 6x8mm rondelle, one copper bead (Photo 3). 3