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Shower of Blessings Necklace


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The leaf-shaped beads in the colors of nature, a watering can, and the intermingling of the strands make this Shower of Blessings Necklace by Vicki O'Dell for Consumer Crafts perfect for your favorite gardener, nature lover, or jewelry aficionado.


Shower of Blessings Necklace Tutorial



  • Tonal Duets™ magnetic flower clasp JMC1045T or JMC1046T
  • Tonal Duets™ watering can tassel JMC0380T
  • 5 Grape ivy mix bead strands 1999-M248
  • Twister Beads™ silver seed bead strand TW2012
  • 49 Strand sterling silver plated Beadalon® wire 1949-03
  • Jump rings 1880-98
  • Crimp beads silver 1858-2
  • Precision pliers set 1995-14
  • Micro crimp tool 1949-09
  • Bead stoppers 1986-22


  1. Cut one strand Beadalon wire to 26 inches, cut another to 25 inches and cut a third to 24 inches.
  2. Starting with the 26 inch wire: Thread a few beads on the wire, followed by a crimp bead and then a few more beads. Pass the wire through one half of the clasp and down through the beads and crimp. Crimp the crimp bead in place.
  3. Fill the strand with beads. Don't think too much about it. Just make it random and use 3-5 seed beads in between the grape ivy mix beads. At the other end of the strand, thread on a crimp bead and then a few more beads. Pass the wire through the clasp and back down through the beads, then crimp the crimp bead in place.
    Necklace Tutorial
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 on the 25 inch strand of wire, using 5-8 seed beads in between the grape ivy mix beads.
    Necklace Tutorial
  5. Finally, on the 24 inch wire, repeat steps 2 and 3 using only 2-4 seed beads in between the glass beads.
    Necklace Tutorial   Necklace Tutorial
  6. Attach several flower beads to the bottom of the chains on the watering can. See photo.
    Necklace Tutorial
  7. Attach the watering can to the 26 inch strand with a jump ring.
    Necklace Tutorial


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