Effortless Copper Necklace
Designer Sara Oehler
Skill Level Beginner

Materials

Copper Color Soft Flex Metallics Wire .019 diameter - 18"
Copper Clasp - 1 set
2x2mm Copper Crimp Tubes - Approx. 48 pcs
Copper Beads, I used 3mm & 4mm round (any size or shape in copper would work) - Approx. 30 pcs

Tools

Crimping Pliers
Cutters

Instructions

Step 1: Cut two 10 inch pieces of .019 wire. Use both wires to string 1 crimp tube, one 4mm bead, one 3mm bead, and 1 crimp tube. Adjust the second tube so that it is at the very end of the wires, and crimp. Snug the beads down to the crimped tube, and crimp the other tube. This will be the focal point of your necklace.

Step 2: Decide the distance apart on the wire you'd like your beads to be and use 1 wire to string 1 crimp tube to that distance (Sara placed her beads about 1/2" apart). Crimp the tube. String one 3mm bead and 1 crimp tube. Crimp the tube to keep the bead stationary. Repeat three times. Repeat the entire step using the second wire. Set aside.

Step 3: To create the second strand, cut a piece of .019 wire about 7 inches long. String 1 crimp tube, one 3mm bead, and 1 crimp tube to the center of the wire. Crimp the tubes to hold the bead in place.



Step 4: String 1 crimp tube and place it about 1/2" from the previous tube; crimp. String one 3mm bead and 1 crimp tube. Crimp the tube to keep the bead stationary. Repeat to add another bead grouping. Repeat entire step using the other end of the wire.



Step 5: Combine the two strands by crimping the two wires together: Use the longer strand to string 1 crimp tube. Pass one end of the shorter strand up into the tube. Adjust the tube so that it is about 1/2" from the previous tube and crimp. String one 3mm bead and 1 crimp tube. Crimp the tube to hold the bead in place. Repeat entire step to connect the two strands on the other side of the necklace.

Step 6: Use 1 strand of wire to string 1 crimp tube. Crimp the tube so that it is about 1/2" from the previous tube. String one 3mm bead, one 4mm bead, one 3mm bead, and 1 crimp tube. Crimp the tube. String 1 crimp tube and crimp it 1/2" from the previous tube. String one 3mm bead and 1 crimp tube; crimp. Repeat entire step for the other half of the necklace.

Step 7: Use 1 end of the wire to string 1 crimp tube and one half of the clasp. Pass back through the tube, adjust the necklace length (the finished piece should be just longer than a choker, with the wire resting on your collarbone), and crimp. Repeat for the other end of the necklace.


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