Fiery dichroic handmade hearts glow in this magical piece of miniature wearable artwork. The pendant is the centerpiece for this two strand necklace which uses a few crystal bead accents against the black size 8 charlotte beds to create even more warmth and glow. Each pendant is handmade and variations are to be expected, the necklace can be made up to 22 inches in length.
1 Nome May handmade dichroic heart pendant 18 4mm Swarovski crystal fuchsia AB2X bicones - 53284FSAB2X 1 size 8 black charlotte seed beads (hank of 3 20 inch strings) - 66636004 1 14mm sterling silver lobster - 500-1440R 2 inches of sterling silver cable style round link chain - 501-2508 2 2 X 2 sterling silver crimp beads - 500-113 4 sterling silver cable guards - 500-3593 2 2 foot pieces of Fine Soft Flex .014 beading cable - SFW014CL30
step 1 Tape one end of your beading cable, so your beads do not slide off the end. String 16 3/4 inches of seed beads on to the cable. Tape the other end and set aside.
step 2 Tape one end of your other piece of beading cable, so your beads do not slide off the end. String seventy one seed beads on to the cable.
step 3 String three 4mm Fuchsia bicones and ten seed beads on to the cable. Repeat this pattern two more times. Slide the Dichroic pendant on to the cable. String three 4mm Fuchsia bicones, ten seed beads, three 4mm Fuchsia bicones, ten seed beads and three 4mm Fuchsia bicones on to the cable.
step 4 String seventy one seed beads on to the cable.
step 5 Slide the first beaded strand through the loop on the pendant. Check to make sure both strands have the same length of beads on them. You can add or subtract beads to even them out or make the necklace longer or shorter.
step 6 Slide one end of each beaded strand in to one crimp bead. String one cable guard on to each beaded strand. Seat the clasp onto both cable guards. Run each piece of beading cable back through the crimp bead and the last bead. Crimp the crimp. Trim the cable.
step 7 Slide the other end of each beaded strand into one crimp bead. String one cable guard on to each piece of cable. Seat the piece of chain on to both cable guards. Run each piece of beading cable back through the crimp bead and the last bead. Pull on the tail of the wire to remove any slack between the beads. Crimp the crimp. Trim the cable.
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