Candy Cane Charm Necklace
Designer Kristen Fagan

Materials

Red Coral Soft Flex Beading Wire, .019 Diameter - 6ft
6mm Siam Swarovski Crystal Rounds from Fusion Beads - 30 pcs
Beaded Heishi Spacer Beads - 6 pcs
Candy Cane Charms - 3 pcs
Long and Short Silver Tube Beads - 42 pcs
Barrel and Square Silver Beads - 21 pcs
2x2mm Silver Filled Crimp Tubes - 6 pcs
3x5.5mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 2 pcs
6mm Jump Rings - 5 pcs
Toggle Clasp - 1 set

Tools

Crimping Pliers
Mighty Crimping Pliers
Bead Stoppers
Cutters

Instructions




Step 2: Next string the middle layer in the following pattern; 3 red crystal beads, 1 double heishi spacer bead, 3 red crystal beads, 1 double heishi spacer bead, 3 red crystal beads, 1 candy cane charm on a jump ring, 3 red crystal beads, 1 candy cane charm on a jump ring, 3 red crystal beads, 1 candy cane charm on a jump ring, 3 red crystal beads, 1 double heishi spacer bead, 3 red crystal beads, 1 double heishi spacer bead, 3 red crystal beads, 1 double heishi spacer bead, 3 red crystal beads.

Step 3: Lastly, string a pattern of alternating barrel and square silver beads for your shortest layer.

Step 4: Take some time to look at the three layers together on a bead board before crimping to make sure you are happy with bead placement. Starting with your shortest strand, string a 2x2mm crimp tube on each side of wire. These crimps will hold your beads in place. Attach a bead stopper on one side of your wire close to the crimp, this will keep your beads secure while you crimp the other side. Then remove the bead stopper and crimp the second side. Repeat this process for the remaining two strands. For step by step instructions on how to crimp, click here.

Step 5: Once you have all three strands complete and beads crimped into place, use a bead stopper to hold all three strands on each of the necklace being sure to leave some wire at each end for adding your clasp. Adjust your wire as needed until you are happy with the placement.



Step 6: Attach 1 jump ring to the toggle and 1 jump ring to the toggle bar. String a 3x5mm crimp tube on one end, loop wires through the toggle jump ring and back through your crimp tube. Crimp using mighty crimping pliers. Cut off your excess wire. Repeat on the other side of your necklace. For step by step instructions on how to crimp, click here.


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