Key to the Treasure Chest Necklace
Designer Jamie Hogsett

Skill Level Intermediate

Materials

Black Onyx Soft Flex Beading Wire .024 diameter
Black Onyx Soft Flex Beading Wire .019 diameter
2x2mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 8 pcs
3x3mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 2 pcs
3mm Sterling Silver Crimp Covers - 8 pcs
4mm Sterling Silver Crimp Covers - 2 pcs
75mm Antique Key from Glass Garden Beads - 1 pc
4x3mm Crystallized Swarovski Elements Silver Shade Rondelles from Beyond Beadery - 2 pcs
4x3mm Crystallized Swarovski Elements Jet Rondelles from Atlantic Gems - 12 pcs
6x4mm Crystallized Swarovski Elements Crystal Chili Rondelles from Beyond Beadery - 20 pcs
12x8mm Crystallized Swarovski Elements Silver Shade Rondelles from Beyond Beadery - 4 pcs
12x8mm Crystallized Swarovski Elements Crystal Verde Rondelle from Beyond Beadery - 1 pc
18mm Crystallized Swarovski Elements Crystal Copper Rondelle from Beyond Beadery - 1 pc
12mm Crystallized Swarovski Elements Crystal Red Magma Round from Beyond Beadery - 1 pc
12mm Crystallized Swarovski Elements Silver Shade Graphic Bead from Beyond Beadery - 1 pc
16mm Crystallized Swarovski Elements Jet Cosmic Beads from Beyond Beadery - 3 pcs
27x15mm Crystallized Swarovski Elements Crystal Moonlight Galactic Bead from Beyond Beadery - 1 pc

Tools

Crimping Pliers
Cutters
Mighty Crimpers
Bead Stoppers

Instructions

Finished Size: 28" plus 5 1/4" dangle

Step 1: Use 3" of .019 diameter wire to string one 2mm crimp tube to the very end of the wire. Crimp the tube and cover it with a 3mm crimp cover. Use the other end of the wire to string one 4x3mm silver shade rondelle, 1 Cosmic bead, one 4x3mm silver shade rondelle, and one 2mm crimp tube. Pass back through the tube, leaving a small loop of wire, and crimp. Cover the tube with a 3mm crimp cover. Set aside.

Step 2: Use 4" of .019 diameter wire to string one 2mm crimp tube and the antique key. Pass back through the tube, snug the tube close to the key, and crimp. Cover the tube with a 3mm crimp cover. Use the other end of the wire to string 1 crystal Verde rondelle and one 2mm crimp tube. Pass back through the tube, leaving a small loop of wire, and crimp. Cover the tube with a 3mm crimp cover. Set aside.

Step 3: Use 5" of .019 diameter wire to string one 2mm crimp tube and the crystal copper rondelle. Pass back through the tube, making sure the wires are even on the sides of the rondelle, and crimp. Cover the tube with a 3mm crimp cover. Use the other end of the wire to string 1 jet rondelle, the Graphic bead, 1 jet rondelle, and one 2mm crimp tube. Pass back through the tube, leaving a small loop of wire, and crimp. Cover the tube with a 3mm crimp cover.



Step 4: Use 4" of .019 diameter wire to string one 2mm crimp tube, the open loop of wire formed in Step 1, the open loop of wire formed in Step 2, and the open loop of wire formed in Step 3. Pass back through the tube, leaving a small loop of wire, and crimp. Cover the tube with a 3mm crimp cover. Use the other end of wire to string 1 crystal chili rondelle, the Galactic bead, 1 crystal chili rondelle, and one 2mm crimp tube. Pass back through the tube, leaving a small loop of wire, and crimp. Cover the tube with a 3mm crimp cover.

Step 5: Cut 9" of .024 diameter wire. Place a Bead Stopper on one end of the wire. Use the other end of the wire to string one 3mm crimp tube, 1 jet rondelle, one 12x8mm silver shade rondelle, 1 jet rondelle, 1 crystal red magma round, 1 jet rondelle, one 12x8mm silver shade rondelle, 1 jet rondelle, 1 Cosmic bead, 1 jet rondelle, the loop of wire formed in Step 4, 1 jet rondelle, 1 Cosmic bead, 1 jet rondelle, one 12x8mm silver shade rondelle, 1 jet rondelle, 1 crystal red magma round, 1 jet rondelle, one 12x8mm silver shade rondelle, 1 jet rondelle, and one 3mm crimp tube. Place a Bead Stopper on the wire end. Set aside.



Step 6: Cut three 35" pieces of .024 diameter wire. Place one Bead Stopper on one end of all three wires, about 2" from the wire ends. Use 1 wire to string 18 crystal chili rondelles. Place a Bead Stopper on the end of this wire.

Step 7: Braid the wires for about 1/2", then move one rondelle up and incorporate it into the braid.



Step 8: Repeat Step 7 eight times. Braid the wires for about 10 1/2". Move one rondelle up and incorporate it into the braid. Repeat Step 7 eight times.



Step 9: Remove the Bead Stopper holding the single strand of wire and remove one of the Bead Stoppers used in Step 5.

Step 10: Pass the three braided wire ends through the crimp tube in the opposite direction as the wire already through the tube. Adjust the braided wires so that the crimp tube is about 1/2" from the first crystal rondelle, and crimp. Cover the tube with a 4mm crimp cover. Carefully trim wire ends.

Step 11: Remove the remaining Bead Stoppers and repeat Step 5, making sure to snug the beads strung onto the single .024 diameter wire before crimping. Carefully trim wire ends.


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.