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Crystal Summer Snow Necklace

by Michele Rose

Crystal Summer Snow is a dazzling necklace kit designed to demonstrate an excellent usage of the #6012 Swarovski Flat Briolette Pendant. Tiny seed beads space out sparkly crystals and pearls with the eye catching briolettes displayed prominently in the front. A tiny fresh water pearl swings lightly from a sterling silver extender chain in the back, making this necklace adjustable from 18 to 20.5 inches.

5 Swarovski crystal 11 x 10mm flat briolettes
34 Swarovski crystal 4mm bicones
39 Semi-round freshwater pearls
80 size 11 Toho seed beads
1 7mm Sterling Silver Springring clasp
2 inches of Cable Style Round Link Chain
2 2 X 2mm Sterling Silver Crimps
2 Sterling Silver Cable Guards
1 1.5 inch Sterling Silver thin Headpin
3 feet of Soft Flex Fine .014 beading cable

Instructions

step 1
Tape the end of the beading cable, so the beads do not slide off the end. String one 4mm crystal bicone, one seed bead, one freshwater pearl and one seed bead on to the cable. Repeat this sequence fourteen more times.
step 1
step 2
String one crystal briolette, one seed bead, one freshwater pearl, one seed bead, one 4mm crystal bicone, one seed bead, one freshwater pearl and one seed bead on to the cable. Repeat this pattern four more times.
step 2
step 3
String one 4mm crystal bicone, one seed bead, one freshwater pearl and one seed bead. Repeat this sequence twelve more times.
step 3
step 4
String on one 4mm crystal bicone. Then string one crimp tube, one cable guard and the clasp on to one end. Seat the clasp on the cable guard. Run the beading cable back through the crimp tube and the last bead. Crimp the crimp tube. Trim the cable.
step 4
step 5
String one crimp tube, one cable guard and the piece of chain on to the other end. Seat the chain on the cable guard. Run the beading cable back through the crimp tube and the last bead. Pull on the tail of the wire to remove any slack between the beads. Crimp the crimp tube. Trim the cable.
step 5
step 6
Using the Sterling Silver headpin, attach the extra freshwater pearl to the end of the chain with a simple wire twist.
step 6

Materials List

sterling silver 2 x 2mm tube crimp bead silver500-113 sterling silver 2 x 2mm tube crimp bead silver
sterling silver 7mm springring with soldered ring clasp silver500-2370-CL sterling silver 7mm springring with soldered ring clasp silver
sterling silver .021 hole for fine .014 cable cable guard silver500-3593 sterling silver .021 hole for fine .014 cable cable guard silver
sterling silver 1.5 inch thin, 24g headpin silver500-5377 sterling silver 1.5 inch thin, 24g headpin silver
sterling silver round link cable Chain 5.25mm wide501-2508 sterling silver round link cable Chain 5.25mm wide
Swarovski Crystal Beads 4mm bicone 5328 crystal AB (aurore boreale) transparent iridescent53284CRYSAB Swarovski Crystal Beads 4mm bicone 5328 crystal AB (aurore boreale) transparent iridescent
Swarovski Pendants 11 x 10mm flat briolette (6012) crystal ab (clear)601211CRYSAB Swarovski Pendants 11 x 10mm flat briolette (6012) crystal ab (clear)

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