Bridal Bouquet Necklace
Designer Jessica L. Rosenfeld
Skill Level Intermediate/Advanced

Materials

Satin Silver Soft Touch Wire .010 diameter - approx. 48"
Sterling Silver Toggles w/Faceted AB Austrian Crystals - 2 sets
1x1mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 18 pcs
3mm Potato Pearls - 104 pcs
4mm Pearl Rondelles - 42 pcs
6mm Round Pearls - 26 pcs
4mm Clear Fire Polished Beads - 30 pcs
6mm Clear Fire Polished Beads - 17 pcs

Tools

Micro Crimping Pliers
Cutters

Instructions

For Flower Dangle

Step 1:
Use Soft Flex® Flush Cutters to cut 5 inches of Soft Touch™ .010 Wire from the spool.

Step 2: String a 1mmx1mm Crimp tube. Secure the crimp tube to the very end of the wire using Micro Crimping Pliers.

Step 3: String one 6mm Pearl and one 4mm Fire Polished bead.

Step 4: Using the Daisy Chain technique (photos 1 - 4 above), string eight 3mm Pearls. Pass through the first pearl again. String one 4mm Pearl. Pass back through the fifth bead strung in the circle. You should now see a flower formation.

Step 5: String one 4mm Fire Polished bead. String one 1mmx1mm Crimp tube. Pass back through the tube, leaving a small loop. Secure using Crimping Pliers. Use Razor Flush Cutters to trim excess wire at the crimp. This is your first flower dangle.

Step 6: Repeat Steps 1-5 six times, for a total of 7 flower dangles.


For Necklace

Step 1: Use Soft Flex® Flush Cutters to cut about 20 inches of Soft Touch™ Wire from the spool. String one 1mmx1mm crimp tube and one half of the first clasp. Pass back through the tube and secure using Crimping Pliers. Use Flush Cutters to cut off excess wire at the crimp.

Step 2: String one 4mm Fire Polished bead, one 3mm Pearl, and one 4mm Fire Polished bead.

Step 3: String eight 3mm Pearls. Pass through the first pearl strung in this step again (using the Daisy Chain technique) to form a circle. String one 4mm Pearl and pass back through the fifth pearl strung in this step. You should now see a flower formation.

Step 4: Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to form a second flower.

Step 5: String one 4mm Fire Polished bead, one 6mm Pearl and one 4mm Fire Polished bead.

Step 6: String eight 3mm Pearls. Pass through the first pearl strung in this step again (using the Daisy Chain technique) to form a circle. String one 6mm Pearl and pass back through the fifth pearl strung in this step. You should now see a larger flower than the first two.

Step 7: String one 6mm Fire Polished bead, one 6mm Pearl, 1 Flower Dangle and one 6mm Fire Polished bead.

Step 8: Repeat Step 3, stringing 1 Flower Dangle between the second and third pearls strung.

Step 9: String one 4mm Fire Polished bead, 1 Flower Dangle, one 4mm Pearl, and one 4mm Fire Polished bead.

Step 10: Repeat Step 6, stringing one Flower Dangle between the second and third pearls strung.

Step 11: Repeat Steps 9-4 (reversing the original sequence) to complete the front half of the necklace.

Step 12: String one 1mmx1mm crimp and the other half of the first clasp. Pass back through the crimp tube and secure using Crimping Pliers. Use Flush Cutters to cut off excess wire at the crimp.

Step 13: Use Soft Flex® Flush Cutters to cut off 14 inches of Soft Touch™ Wire from the spool. String one 1mmx1mm crimp tube and one half of the second clasp. Pass back through the crimp tube and secure using Crimping Pliers. Use Flush Cutters to cut off excess wire at the crimp.

Step 14: Using the Ladder Stitch Technique, (photos 1-4 above) string one 6mm Fire Polished bead and one 6mm Pearl. Pass back through the Fire Polished bead, then pass through the Pearl again. You will see a figure 8.

Step 15: String one Fire Polished bead, then bring the wire back over and through the hole of the previous Pearl, over the Pearl and back through the hole of the Clear bead.

Step 16: Repeat the pattern in Steps 14 and 15 until desired length has been achieved (13 Fire Polished beads and 12 Pearls were used in the necklace shown). TIP: This section can be worn as a bracelet when detached from the necklace, so a good idea may be to measure the wrist for desired length.

Step 17: String one 1mmx1mm Crimp tube and the other half of the second clasp. Pass back through the tube and secure using Crimping Pliers. Use Razor Flush Cutters to 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.