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Smoke and Ice Necklace

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Make a statement with this dramatic design from Katie Hacker that's a twist on the illusion look. Three strands of Beadalon 49 Metallic Colors beading wire provide a lustrous accent for the focal pendant.

Materials:

  • Silver shade 40mm avant-garde Swarovski crystal pendant
  • 24 black diamond 6mm round Swarovski crystal beads
  • 20 golden shadow 4mm helix Swarovski crystal beads
  • 17 golden shadow 8mm cube Swarovski crystal beads
  • 24 light gray pearl 8mm round Swarovski crystal beads
  • 7 light gray pearl 4mm round Swarovski crystal beads
  • .024" Metallic Colors Silver Beadalon 49
  • 3" length of 20-gauge German-Style Silver-Plated Wire
  • 58 #1 Silver Crimp Tubes
  • Sterling Silver EZ-Crimp Toggle Clasp
  • Silver Oval Scrimp Kit (or six oval Scrimp findings and miniature screwdriver)
  • Mini Chain Nose Pliers
  • Mini Round Nose Pliers
  • Mini Cutter
  • EZ-Crimp Tool

Steps:

  1. Cut the following lengths of Beadalon 49: 16.5", 14", 10.5", 8.5".
     
  2. Pass the end of the 14" Beadalon 49 through a Scrimp™ finding, make a small loop, and pass the wire back through the Scrimp™ finding. Attach the Scrimp™.
     
  3. Leave.5" and attach a crimp tube, string a black diamond bead, and attach another crimp tube to hold it in place. Attach 11 more black diamond beads .75" apart on the wire. Make a loop and attach a Scrimp™ finding to the end.
     
  4. Repeat Step 2 for the end of the 10.5" Beadalon 49. Leave .5" and attach a crimp tube, string a helix bead, and attach another crimp tube. Attach 9 more helix beads ¾" apart on the wire. Make a loop and attach a Scrimp™ finding to the end.
     
  5. Repeat Step 2 for the end of the 8.5” Beadalon 49. Leave .25" and attach a crimp tube, 4mm pearl and attach another crimp tube. Attach 6 more pearls .75" apart on the wire. Make a lop and attach a Scrimp™ finding to the end.
     
  6. Make a large wrapped loop on the end of the German-Style wire to connect it to the 40mm pendant. Pass the wire through a cube bead and make another wrapped loop. Set the pendant aside for Step x.
     
  7. Use EZ-Crimp™ Pliers to attach half of the clasp to one end of the 16.5” Beadalon 49.
     
  8. Pass the Beadalon 49 through nine 8mm pearls and eight cubes, alternating as shown.
     
  9. Pass through one black diamond, the loop on the end of the black diamond illusion strand, one black diamond, one 8mm pearl, one black diamond.
     
  10. Pass through the loop on the end of the crystal golden shadow illusion strand, then pass through one black diamond, one 8mm pearl, one black diamond.
     
  11. Pass through the loop on the end of the 4mm pearl illusion strand, then pass through one black diamond and one 8mm pearl.
     
  12. Pass through the pendant loop, then repeat the beading pattern in the reverse order so the necklace is symmetrical.
     
  13. Attach half of the clasp to the end of the necklace.

 

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