Sun Catcher
Designer Virginia Magdaleno
Skill Level Intermediate

Materials

Satin Silver Soft Flex Beading Wire .024 diameter - Approx. 7"
18 gauge Non-Tarnish Silver Soft Flex Craft Wire - Approx 1.5'
20 gauge Sterling Silver Head Pins - 6 pcs
4mm Labradorite Fire Polish Beads - 34 pcs
6mm Labradorite Fire Polish Beads - 11 pcs
Sterling Silver Lobster Clasps - 2 set
2x3mm Sterling Silver Crimps - 2 pcs

Tools

Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Cutters
Crimping Pliers
Pen and Pencil

Instructions

For Dangle

Step 1: Use Soft Flex® Professional Flush Cutter to cut 19 inches of 18 gauge Soft Flex® Craft Wire.

Step 2: Use one end of the wire to wrap around the pen, forming a large loop. Place the pencil on the wire 1 1/2 inches from the previous loop and wrap the wire around once. Repeat entire step nine times, placing the ninth loop at the end of the wire.

Step 3: Use 2 inches of wire to form a wire wrapped loop that attaches to the top large loop. String one 6mm Fire Polished bead and form a wire wrapped loop. Use 2 inches of wire to form a wire wrapped loop that attaches to the previous wire wrapped loop. String one 6mm Fire Polished bead and form a wire wrapped loop large enough to accommodate two Lobster Clasps.

Step 4: Use 1 head pin to string one 6mm Fire Polished bead. Form a wire wrapped loop that attaches to one of the wire wrapped loops formed in Step 2. Repeat to attach 8 dangles to the wire. Use 1 head pin to string one 6mm Fire Polished bead and two 4mm Fire Polished beads. Form a wire wrapped loop that attaches to the bottom dangle. Leave the large top loop empty.

Step 5: Use your hands to form the wire into a tornado shaped coil.


For Dangle Strap

Step 1:
Use Soft Flex® Professional Flush Cutters to cut 7 inches of Soft Flex .024.

Step 2: Use one end of the wire to string 1 Crimp Tube and 1 Lobster Clasp. Pass back through the Crimp Tube and secure using Crimping Pliers. Trim excess wire at the crimp.

Step 3: String thirty-two 4mm Fire Polished beads, 1 Crimp Tube, and the other Lobster Clasp. Pass back through the Crimp Tube and secure using Crimping Pliers. Trim excess wire at the crimp.


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.