Bamboo Copper Necklace
Designer Damien Shay

Materials

Copper Color Metallics Wire, .019 Diameter - 19"
8x5mm Natural Colored Bamboo Rice Bead - 15 pcs
8x5mm Dark Brown Colored Bamboo Rice Bead - 15 pcs
7x5mm Brown Colored Bamboo Rice Bead - 14 pcs
4mm Copper Plated Round Bead from Rings & Things - 30 pcs
2x2mm Copper Crimp Tube - 2 pcs
12mm Copper Toggle Clasp from New Mexico Bead & Fetish - 1 set

Tools

Crimpers
Cutters
Round Nose Pliers
Bead Stoppers

Instructions

Finished Size: 18"

Step 1:
Cut a 19" length of .019 diameter Copper Color Metallics Wire and attach a bead stopper to one end. Begin stringing one of each of the following beads on the wire in this order: copper, dark brown Bamboo, natural Bamboo, copper, brown Bamboo, copper and natural Bamboo.



Step 2:
Then string one of each bead in the following order: dark brown Bamboo, copper, brown Bamboo, copper, dark brown Bamboo, natural Bamboo, copper, brown Bamboo, copper and natural Bamboo.





Step 3: Continue stringing beads in the order from Steps 1 and 2, making sure that you alternate the sequence of dark brown Bamboo, copper, brown Bamboo, copper, dark brown Bamboo with natural Bamboo, copper, brown Bamboo, copper, natural Bamboo. After you string the fifteenth dark brown Bamboo bead, then string one more natural Bamboo bead and one more copper bead.





Step 4: Next string a 2x2mm copper crimp tube to one end of the wire, then string half of the copper toggle clasp. Take the end of the wire and string it back through the crimp tube and crimp using the crimping pliers. Click here for step by step instructions on how to crimp. Next use the cutters and trim the excess wire flush to the crimp tube making sure not to cut the side of the wire with the stringed beads.





Step 5: On the other end of the necklace, string a 2x2mm copper crimp tube and the other half of the clasp. Take the end of the wire and string it back through the crimp tube and crimp using the crimping pliers. Then cut the excess wire flush to the crimp tube.






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