Woven Golden Aqua Necklace
The gold and aquamarine beads compliment each other perfectly in this simple jewelry project.
By Margot Potter for Beadalon
- 1 tube - 4mm Gold Toho cube beads
- 12 - 12mm Aqua faceted rounded cube glass beads
- 1 - Triple filigree style clasp, gold plating
- 1 - 6mm Medium split ring
- 6 - Size #2 Crimp tubes, gold plated
- 15 ft. spool - Beadalon 19 Strand gold plated .018 in. stringing wire
- Designer crimper
- Designer flush cutters
- Beadalon bead board
Note: To complete this project, you will need to be familiar with attaching a clasp with crimp tubes and weaving beaded wire.
- Begin by assembling materials and laying out your beads on a bead board. A bead board keeps your project organized with all your materials handy. It makes it easy to plan and follow a pattern.
- Attach three 17 in. lengths of Beadalon 19 Strand gold plated .018 in. jewelry wire to one end of your clasp. Use crimp tubes and a crimper.
- Thread all three strands through one Toho cube bead. Thread one strand through a cube and two through a second cube then all three through one cube, then one through one cube and two through another. All three strands will be threaded through an aqua glass cube.
- Repeat this pattern, adjusting the tension on the strands as you move around the necklace. This is a little tricky; it takes some practice to find the proper tension to keep the piece from being too loose or too tight. Refer to the photo for reference.
- Make your way around the necklace until threading the final aqua cube and the last set of Toho cubes. There should be 12 aqua cubes in your design.
- Using a crimp tool, attach the three strands to the opposite end of your filigree clasp. Trim excess wire using flush cutters.
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