Falling Autumn Leaves
Designer Virginia Magdaleno
Skill Level Beginner

Materials

Soft Touch Wire .014 diameter - approx. 44"
Sterling Silver Clasp - 1 set
2x2mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 2 pcs
2mm x 3mm Green Garnet Rondelles - 144 pcs
3mm x 4mm Green Garnet Rondelles - 102 pcs
4mm Hessonite Garnet Rondelles - 48 pcs
5mm Hessonite Garnet Rondelles - 32 pcs
Mother of Pearl Leaves - 3 pcs

Tools

Crimping Pliers
Cutters
Bead Stoppers

Instructions

Step 1: Cut two strands of .014 Soft Touch™ Wire from the spool, one about 20” and the other about 22”.

Step 2: On the shorter strand of wire, string 3 – 3x4 Green Garnets, and 1 – 5mm Hessonite Garnet.

Step 3: Repeat the pattern ("section") in step 2 - 14 more times.

Step 4: Now add a Mother of Pearl Leaf.

Step 5: Next, add 3 – 3x4 Green Garnets, 1 – 5mm Hessonite Garnet, and 3 more 3x4 Green Garnets.

Step 6: Add another Mother of Pearl Leaf.

Step 7: Repeat steps 5 and 6.

Step 8: Now string 3 – 3x4 Green Garnets and 1 – 5mm Hessonite Garnet.

Step 9: Repeat step 8 – 14 more times. This strand is now complete but still needs to be crimped with the second strand. Clip a Bead Stopper onto the strand to keep beads from falling off until the second strand is ready to crimp.

Step 10: String the following beads onto the second strand of wire: 3 – 2x3 Green Garnets, and 1 – 4mm Hessonite Garnet.

Step 11: Repeat step 10 – 47 more times to complete the strand.

Step 12: Now, unclip the first strand from the Bead Stopper and string the two strands through a 2mm x 2mm Sterling Silver Crimp tube, through the other end of the clasp, and back through the crimp. Secure crimp using crimping pliers and cut off excess wire using Flush Cutters.


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