This new project will help you with some of your holiday project planning. I know many of you start early and this necklace is going to inspire you! This is a new free project by Swarovski Elements Ambassador Fernando Dasilva for John Bead.
This necklace is festive but discreet enough to survive even after the holidays. If time is an issue, replace the back with an antique chain and you will have more time to spend wrapping the gifts. May the angels be with you! – Fernando
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.
3 10mm Emerald Crystal Flower Sew-on Stones
2 6mm Emerald Crystal Flower Sew-on Stones
3 18x12mm Crystal Beads
2 9x6mm Crystal Beads
5 9x6mm Emerald Crystal Beads
10 ss9 Crystal Foiled Round Flat Back Stones
4 antique bronze fan shape metallic beads
10 gold plated TC spacer donuts
20 copper TC spacer donuts
5 antique gold TC glue-in angel wing beads
5 gold plated 2.5 inches long head pins
3 antique gold Bali style TC spacer bails
1 copper 25mm TC beaded ring
1 copper 19mm TC beaded ring
1 copper 15mm TC beaded ring
1 copper 19mm TC spiral ring
1 copper 15mm TC spiral ring
1 ant gold 19mm TC spiral ring
1 ant gold 15mm TC spiral ring
1 ant gold 19mm TC beaded ring
1 ant gold 15mm TC beaded ring
2 gold plated #3 crimp tubes
2 satin gold 2mm bead bumpers™
2 gold plated wire guardians™
28 gold plated 9mm jump rings
14 gold plated 6mm jump rings
4 gold plated TC oval jump rings
10 inches gold plated .018’ 49 Strands Beadalon stringing wire –
1 antique brass extension chain with end drop.
1. Using 2 part Epoxy, glue flat back crystal stones on angel’s wings. Use aquamarine on one side and pacific opal on the other side. Set them aside for half hour.
2. String following beads onto a head pin: one 18x12mm crystal, one wing spacer and one 9x6mm emerald crystal. Make simple loop on top of bead, trim excess wire and set aside. Make 2 more of those.
3. String one crimp tube onto gold-plated stringing wire, add a wire-guardian and loop it through its hole and then back to crimp tube. Crimp it using standard crimp tool.
4. Begin stringing beads on following pattern:
one copper donut, one gold-plated donut, one copper donut, one 9×6 crystal pear bead, one 6mm emerald crystal sew-on stone, one copper donut, one gold plated donut, one copper donut, one fan bead, one copper donut, one gold-plated donut, one copper donut, one Bali-style bail, one 10mm emerald sew-on stone, one copper donut, one gold-plated donut, one copper donut, one fan bead, one copper donut, one gold-plated donut, one copper donut, one Bali-style bail, one 10mm emerald sew-on stone .
Repeat on reverse to finish other half of beaded section.
5. Start linking TC rings using 9mm gold-plated jump rings alternated by 6mm jump rings.
Follow this pattern for one side of the necklace:
two 9mm jump rings, 25mm ant copper TC beaded ring, two 9mm jump rings, two 6mm jump rings, two 9mmm jump rings, 19mm ant gold TC beaded ring + two 9mm jump rings, two 6mm jump rings, two 9mm jump rings, one 15mm ant copper TC spiral ring , two 9mm jump rings, two 6mm jump rings, two 9mm jump rings, one 15mm ant copper TC beaded ring, one 6mm jump rings, two 6mm jump rings attached to an extension chain.
6. Create the other half of necklace linking components on same fashion done on step 5 placing TC rings on following pattern:
15mm ant gold TC spiral ring + 19mm ant copper beaded ring + 19mm ant copper TC spiral ring + 15mm ant gold TC beaded ring.
7. Add hook to end of previous linked section of necklace.
8. Open a loop of a dangle and add to one of the Bali-style bail. Add two more to the other bails.
9. String an emerald pear shaped crystal bead onto a head pin, make simple loop and add to final link of extension chain. Trim any excess wire.
(PS. Create matching earrings using extra findings.)