Verdi Difacto Necklace by Fernando DaSilva

This is the Verdi Difacto necklace by Fernando Dasilva.

Fernando has created many pieces of jewelry which are displayed in the John Bead showroom.  Some of these designs appear in our catalogues and may have been published.  For those of you who can’t visit in person we will have a regular post on this blog giving you a closer look at the finished jewelry.  Fernando has written all the instructions and is sharing them with you. Welcome to the series we call:  Fernando DaSilva’s Atelier. 

Here is a closer look at Verdi Difacto’s linked sections.

 

Materials Used

2 topaz 8mm crystal bicone beads

2 mooca 10mm crystal round bead

1 silver  pink  17x17mm metallic diamond glass peacock beads

4 blue metallic 17x17mm peacock beads

1 African turquoise 30x40mm rectangle bead

4 oval dyed green shell donuts

10 oval jump rings

3ft of dark chain

2 rhodium plated frames

16 black bead  bumpers

silver plated wire guardians

10 silver plated 4mm crimp covers

19 strands Beadalon pink colored stringing wire

3 ft silver plated German style wire

Tools

Side Cutter

Flat Nose

Round Nose

Crimper tool

Instructions:

1.  Cut chain in the following lengths:

– four pieces of 5 inches length

– one piece of 10 inches length

– for bottom fringe cut one of each of the following lengths: 5 inches; 4 ½ inches; 4 inches; 3 ½ inches;  2 ¾ inches and  2 ½ inches.

Set them aside.

2. Create individual links using silver plated wire.

Making loops: Cut a 3 inches piece of silver plated wire. Use round nose pliers to make a simple loop at one end and trim excess wire and then feed beads following directions given below.

link A:  simple loop + frame + bead cap + round crystal + bead cap +simple loop (make 2 of  it)

link B: simple loop + metallic bead + simple loop (make 5 of it)

link C: large simple loop + large turquoise bead + simple loop

3. Strung sections:

Cut a ten inches piece of stringing wire. Feed a crimp tube onto wire followed by oval jump ring. Pass wire back to crimp and then using the crimper tool secure it in place. Trim excess wire.

String on wire one green donut, one crystal bicone and then feed through other hole of donut, placing crystal inside of donut. Start stringing one pre-cut piece of 4 inches chain onto wire, passing wire end through chain links but skipping two links at a time.  Chain will “collapse” onto wire making a rugged section. Add another green donut, eight black bead bumpers and then pass it through the second hole of donut. Secure its end repeating first step and then set aside. Make similar second section.

4. Cut a twelve inches piece of stringing wire. Feed a crimp tube onto wire followed by oval jump ring. Pass wire back to crimp and then using the crimper tool secure it in place. Trim excess wire.  Feed the ten inches piece of chain onto wire creating a larger “rugged” section. Finish the end repeating first step. Make other two similar sections using the other two left pieces of chain.  Set them aside.

5. Assembling necklace: open and close loops of links using chain nose pliers.

Open one loop of a link A then attach the six pieces of chain left and then close gently.

Continue attach other sections on pattern as follows:

One link B + one link A + one link B + one green donut section + link B + large rigged chain section + one link B + second green donut section + one link B + one rugged section + link C + last rugged section + then open jump ring and attach to first link A.

6. As a final touch add one piece of approximately 1¾ inches of chain on the outside surface of turquoise bead. Add a second on the other side. Use its own loop to attach chain links.

7.  Use one crimp cover on each crimped section to hide crimped tubes. Use the outside jaw of crimper tool to close each crimp cover properly.

Tips:

* “rugged” chain section is named after the sections where pieces of chain are strung onto stringing wire. The numbers of links feed onto wire will determine the look of each section. I suggest skipping every other link for a subtle look.  If you wish for a more “collapsed” section, feed stringing wire every two links of chain.

* Keep in mind that asymmetrical designs give you an opportunity to add your own “twist” to the design, making it more personal and unique.

* Always read the instructions before start working on your piece. Have fun!

 

The Duecarino Necklace

Duecarino – in Italian is two cute!

This is the second in the Fernando Dasilva Atelier for John Bead series.  Fernando has created many pieces of jewelry which are displayed in the John Bead showroom.  Some of these designs appear in our catalogues and may have been published.  For those of you who can’t visit in person, we now have a series on this blog giving you a closer look at the finished jewelry.  Fernando has written all the instructions and is sharing them with you. 

Materials 

4 rosaline/silver foiled 13mm  heart pendant

28 inches of matte silver large/small heart link chain

28 inches of matte gold large/small heart link chain

6 round gold plated 7mm  jump rings

1 bronze hook/eye ribbon toggle clasp

2 inches of gold plated small cable chain

Tools

Side Cutter plier and Flat Nose plier

Instructions:

1. Cut matte gold chain in 2 equal parts. Fold in half together and attach 2 jump rings to the ends, close gently and then add a third jump ring onto it. Close carefully.

2. Cut matt silver chain in 2 equal parts, pass it through gold matt chain and attach the ends like on previous step. Both sides will be hooked to each other and this is the structure of your necklace.

3. Cut small cable chain in 2 equal parts. Attach one section to one of the sides of necklace and then attach to half of your clasp. Finish opposite end attaching piece of small chain left to other side of clasp.

4. Use one jump ring to add each of the rosaline pendants to front section of necklace. Place two rosaline hearts on the matte gold side and two other on the silver matte side.

 

 

The Azzuro Necklace

Azzuro in Italian means blue or shade of blue.  This wonderful necklace by Fernando really does showcase some of the beautiful shades of blue in the John Bead catalog.

Fernando has created many pieces of jewelry which are displayed in the John Bead showroom.  Some of these designs appear in our catalogues and may have been published.  For those of you who can’t visit in person, I am going to start a series on this blog giving you a closer look at the finished jewelry.  Fernando has written all the instructions and is sharing them with you.

Welcome to the series we call:  Fernando DaSilva’s Atelier.

The Azzuro necklace will have you day dreaming about the Mediterranean.  If you can’t travel, at least this necklace can give you a temporary vacation feeling.  The blues are so gorgeous together!

The agate slab is attached with wire.  There are many new slabs in the catalog that already have finished components making them easy to wear.

What Fernando Used

1 blue agate slab (John Bead has many new slabs to choose from)

70 Czech glass leaf pendants

12 Czech blue flower glass beads,

14 African turquoise 8mm smooth roundelle beads

18 Swarovski 6mm emerald AB crystal bicone beads

1 rhodium plated lobster clasp

4 oval jump rings

4 inches of silver plated German style wire

4 silver plated wire guardian (24 000 999)

6 inches white matte chain (74202016)

49 Strands Beadalon .018” bright stringing wire

Pliers  Side Cutter (745 27304) Flat Nose (745 27312) Round Nose (745 24883)  

Instructions:  

1. Use flat portion of chain nose pliers and bend both ends of German style wire around it. Insert piece of German style wire through middle hole of agate slab and press it with two fingers around the agate.  

2.  Cut a 18 inches piece of stringing wire. Pass wire through the loop of bail made on step 1. String beads following pattern below:   one crystal bicone + 5 Czech leave pendants + one blue flower spacer + one turquoise disc + one blue flower  spacer . Repeat until you have 20 leaves strung on and finish with one crystal bicone.  

3. Add one crimp tube, loop one wire guardian and then slide a jump ring and then pass wire back through crimp tube. Place it next to bicone bead and crimp it properly and then trim excess wire.   

4. Repeat step 2 symmetrically to finish the other half of outside strand.  

5. Start stringing inside strand of beads through the middle again. Cut another 18 inches of wire for outside strand. String beads following pattern bellow:

6. Czech leave pendants + one crystal bicone + one turquoise disc + one crystal bicone . Repeat this pattern 3 times and then add one more turquoise disc and one  last crystal bicone. Finish ends on same fashion was done on outside strand.   Repeat step 5 symmetrically to finish the other half of the inside strand.

7. Add piece of chain towards to end of necklace. Count two small round circles on for one side of a necklace, and then count one small circle and one oval link for this side of the necklace.  To disassemble chain just uses chain nose pliers.

8. Add lobster clasp with one jump ring on each side of necklace.

* You can wear necklace with nested strands or you can twist both ends and make it shorter.

Holiday Step by Step Projects Designed by Thanh Tran

The Holiday Step by Step Projects brochure was sent as special PDF to all John Bead Customers this week.  Are you a customer?  If you are, you can dowload the PDF and see how to make these projects created by Thanh Tran for the holiday season.

If you are not a customer, I am sure you will still enjoy seeing the images of the projects designed for this special holiday email.

This is the emailed pdf.

And this is Thanh! Thanh has been with John Bead for over 10 years in customer service.  Originally from Vietnam, Thanh has a knack for seeing different applications for beads and findings.  Her inspiration for her designs is a blend of Vietnamese influence and modern day fashion.  She has had the freedom to create as she pleases and customers always ask her opinion on designs and technical experience.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Being that mother’s day is just around the corner. There’s still time to create something beautiful and personally made for your mom. SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, has come up with 3 fun designs featuring the new Designer Edition Hearts designed by Manish Arora. These designs are easy and fun. The step by step instructions make it great for any level of jewellery designer and of course, find everything you need to make these designs at John Bead or one of our recommended retail stores.

Mother’s Day – Vibrant Hearts Necklace

Click here for INSTRUCTIONS

Materials Used; (Make sure to Log into your account to see pricing)

Devoted 2 U Pendant Article  6261.  36mm

Miss U Heart Pendant Article 6262.  26mm

Truly in Love Heart Pendnat . Article 6264.  18mm

4mm Jumpring -Silver

6mm Jumpring – Silver

Lobster Clasp – Silver

1mm (18g) gauge Silver wire

Silver fine chain

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Swinging Hearts – Earrings

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 Truly in Love Heart Pendant Article. 6264  -18mm

Ear wire – Silver

5mm Jumpring – Silver

1.2mm (16gauge) wire -Silver

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For more Mother’s day SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS design ideas visit. Create-your-style

JohnBead designers also created some fun Mother’s day gift idea using the Designer Edition Hearts;

“Drops of Love” Necklace

                          

Materials Used; (Make sure to Log into your account to see pricing)

PENDANT 6261 DEVOTED 2U HEART

PENDANT 6428 RIVOLI – 6mm CHRYSOLITE OPAL

PENDANT 6264 TRULY IN LOVE HEART – 36mm AB CRYSTAL

LEATHER GENUINE CORD 1.5mm ROUND BLACK

LEATHER CRIMPS – COILED –  3.5x11mm SILVER LF/NF

LOBSTER CLASP 10mm NF/LF – SILVER PLATED

To customize add whatever color beads and small pendants your mother likes for her own “Drops of Love” necklace.

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“Love Charms” Bracelet.

          

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PENDANT 6262 MISS U HEART – 17mm ASTRAL PINK CRYSTAL

Other Color Option ;   17mm Miss U Heart

BECHARMED BRIOLETTE BEAD 5940  -14mm ROSE

Other Color Option;   14mm BeCharmed Briolette

Sterling Silver  BRACELET SNAKE CHAIN – 7.0″ w/LOBSTER CLASP – “Bead Your Own Bracelet”

Sterling Silver BEAD STOPPER – SLIDE ON 8mm – 2.8mm LARGE HOLE

Tierra Cast – CHARM QUATREFOIL KEY-27mm

Tierra Cast- LINK LOCK 25mm

 JUMP RING ROUND 7mmOD 18ga   SILVER NF/LF

The Miss U Heart is the Perfect Fancy Stone to fit into the “Bead Your Own Bracelet” style bracelets and necklaces as shown in the “Love Charms” bracelet. It’s similar to the Pandora style bracelets and is available in Sterling silver!

Miss U Heart – Article 6262

Happy Mother’s day to all you moms!