Altering Connections
Designer Virginia Magdaleno
Skill Level Beginner

Materials

Satin Silver Soft Touch Wire .024 diameter - approx. 57"
22 gauge Non-Tarnish Silver Plated Soft Flex Craft Wire - approx. 4"
Sterling Silver Toggles - 3 sets
2x3mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 10 pcs
Sterling Silver 3 Hole Connectors - 2 pcs
3mm Sterling Silver Round Beads - 61 pcs
4mm Sterling Silver Round Beads - 28 pcs
5mm Sterling Silver Round Beads - 27 pcs
3x5mm Silver Plated Oval Melon Beads - 84 pcs
9mm Black Tourmaline Round Beads - 12 pcs
6mm Round Pearls - 13 pcs

Tools

Cutters
Crimping Pliers
Bead Stoppers

Instructions

All three pieces are interchangeable and can be used to make one long necklace, or a necklace and bracelet.


For Necklace/Attachment




Step 1:
Cut three strands of Soft Touch™ Wire from the spool, each about 14" long.

Step 2: String one strand of wire through a 2mm x 3mm Sterling Silver Crimp tube, through one loop of a Sterling Silver connector, and back through the crimp. Secure crimp using Crimping Pliers (click here for Crimping Pliers Instructions). Cut off excess wire at the crimp using Flush Cutters.

Step 3: Repeat step 2 for the other two strands of wire.

Step 4: On the first strand (Strand A), string 1 - 3mm Silver bead, 2 - 3x5mm Melon Beads, 1 - 4mm Silver bead, and 2 - 3x5mm Melon beads.

Step 5: Repeat step 4, 8 times. End strand with 1 - 3mm Silver bead.

Step 6: Repeat step 2 for Strand A, into the corresponding loop of another connector.

Step 7: Using the second, middle strand (Strand B), string beads in the following order: 2 - 3mm Silver Beads, 1 - 3x5 Melon bead, 2 - 3mm Silver beads, and 1 - 4mm Silver bead.

Step 8: Repeat step 7, 9 times. End strand with 1 - 3mm Silver bead.

Step 9: Repeat step 2 for Strand B, into the middle loop of the connector.

Step 10: For the last strand (Strand C), repeat steps 4, 5 and 6.

Step 11: To attach the connectors to the toggle, cut a 2 inch piece of 22 gauge Soft Flex® Craft Wire.

Step 12: Connect the Soft Flex® Craft Wire to the connector by doing a wire wrapped loop. (Click here for Wire Wrapped Loop directions).

Step 13: Place 1 - 3x5 Melon bead onto the Soft Flex® Craft Wire and close the end by inserting the end through the toggle, and doing another wire wrapped loop.

Step 14: Repeat steps 12 and 13 for the other end of the necklace piece, using the other end of the toggle.


For Tourmaline Bracelet/Attachment

Step 1: Cut a strand of Soft Touch™ Wire from the spool, about 10 inches long.

Step 2: String the wire through 1 - 2mm x 3mm Sterling Silver Crimp tube, through one end of a Sterling Silver toggle, and back through the crimp. Secure using Crimping Pliers. Cut off excess wire at the crimp using Flush Cutters.

Step 3: String beads in the following order: 1 - 5mm Silver bead, and 1 - 9mm Tourmaline bead.

Step 4: Repeat step 3, 11 times. End strand with a 5mm Silver bead.

Step 5: Repeat step 2 to complete the bracelet/attachment.


For Pearl Bracelet/Attachment

Step 1: Cut a strand of Soft Touch™ Wire from the spool, about 10 inches long.

Step 2: String the wire through 1 - 2mm x 3mm Sterling Silver Crimp tube, through one end of a Sterling Silver toggle, and back through the crimp. Secure using Crimping Pliers. Cut off excess wire at the crimp using Flush Cutters.

Step 3: String beads in the following order: 1 - 5mm Silver bead, and 1 - 6mm Pearl.

Step 4: Repeat step 3 12 times. End strand with a 5mm Silver bead.

Step 5: Repeat step 2 to complete the bracelet/attachment.


Projects not intended for children under the age of 13. The information on this instruction sheet is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed. Soft Flex® Company disclaims all liability from any injury to anyone undertaking the construction of this project as a result of improper safety precautions.