Mossy Woods Two-Strand Necklace
The Mossy Woods Two-Strand Necklace by Vicki O'Dell for Consumer Crafts is eye-catching without being overpowering. The multi strand necklace design features lengths of seed beads interspersed with larger ovals and coins in earth tones.
- Twister Beads™ silver-lined brown seed beads TW2013
- Red coral beads 1999-2100
- Unakite oval bead strand 1999-789
- 40mm Unakite donut bead 1980-55
- Antique gold cast spacer beads 1977-75
- 2.5mm Gold crimp beads 1921-22
- 20mm Gold plated toggle clasp 1999-269
- 19 Strand gold Beadalon® wire spool
- Precision pliers set 1995-14
- Micro crimp tool 1949-09
- Bead stoppers 1986-22
- Cut two pieces of the Beadalon® wire to 34 inches. Cut the Twister Beads™ and put the seeds in a small bag or bowl. Put 33 seed beads on each strand of wire. Remember to use the bead stops when you are NOT working with a strand of wire to keep the beads in place.
- Bring the beads to the center of the wire.
- Put both wires through the donut bead. Center the donut on the wires and wrap the beads around the donut making sure everything is centered (i.e. Donut bead and seed beads all in the center of the wire). You will now essentially be working with four strands of wire.
- Bring all 4 wires together and pass through a small spacer bead as shown below.
- Add a round coral bead and another spacer bead. Working on the left hand side of the necklace: Add 11 seed beads, metal spacer red coral and metal spacer. Follow the photo with 33 seed beads in between the larger beads.
- The second strand on the left side is worked in a similar fashion with 33 seed beads and then a unakite oval. Follow the photo for bead pattern.
- Continue beading following the photo below.
- The strands that start out with 33 seed beads and a unakite oval will end up having more beads at the end. Just fill in the other strands with seed beads until all four are even.
- Add a gold crimp bead to each strand and 3 more seed beads. On the left side of the necklace, pass the two strands of beaded wire through half of the toggle, and then back through several beads and the crimp bead. Crimp to secure. Repeat on the right side with the other half of the toggle.
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