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Ice Crystal

by: Jennifer Tough

Floating little drops of ice - at least that's what I wished the beads were as I was making this on one of the hottest early June days on record. Of course, after I made this, I saw the lovely Icy Comet beads that we just got in. This necklace would look fabulous with those!

Floating necklaces are an easy beginner project. Stringing and crimping - that's all you need to know how to do!

Cut three similar lengths of crinkle wire - length of course depends on how long you want your necklace to be. I made mine 16". Be sure to leave at least a few extra inches of wire for when you crimp your ends!

1) Crimp all three wires into the jump ring of the clasp. (crimp bead, round bead, crimp bead) I used two crimp beads as I liked the look better. You only really need one.

2) Choose a wire, string on a crimp bead about an inch or so down the wire. Crimp, then add a round bead, a crystal, another round bead, and another crimp bead - and crimp again. Continue along leaving an inch or two of bare wire before adding another crimp. Crimp the strand closed into a jump ring.

3) Do the same thing for the other two strands, but change the position of the crimps so that the crystal sections are not in the exact same position of the other strands. The design looks better if all three strands are not exactly the same.



          
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25000749 Beadalon (tm) Beading Wire - .018 - Size M Crinkle Wire - Bright Gold (Spool)Price: $ 7.30
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