InspirationFX: Bringing Spring Home

Bringing Spring Home
 
by: Rochelle Kilmer

With
the last few days being cold, rainy and icy, I haven’t been in the
brightest of spirits. I was upset with Mother Nature for giving me a
warm taste of Spring, then to turn around and take it back so suddenly. I
am already missing the warm rays of sunshine licking at my face, rubber
boots squelching in the mud as the earth begins to thaw. What happened
to make Mother Nature so angry to start spewing cold winds and icy
droplets? I may not be able to find the answer, but I wish to present
this necklace as a peace offering and to let Spring come home! Do you
want to help by making one too? 
Directions: 
1)   Cut
approximately 1 foot of Softflex. Crimp one end by flattening the crimp
with chain nose or flat nose pliers. String on about 5 size 11/0’s. I
used a few from my stash of beads in a colour that matched my design. I
did this to avoid the tumbled nuggets from bumping the donuts, when they
are attached to the ring part of the toggle clasp. String on a heishi
spacer, or else the larger holes in the nuggets will eat your seedbeads.
Continue stringing with a tumbled nugget, alternating with the spacer,
making sure to end with a spacer and 5 more 11/0’s. I used a total of 22
nuggets and 23 heishi spacers. Crimp the other end and this strand is
complete.
2)   Attach
one end of the strand with a jumpring to the flower ring part of the
toggle. Make sure to place your nosy posy link with the single spoke
pointing up. Attach the other end of the strand to the bottom outside
spoke on the link.
3)   Cut
another piece of Softflex and crimp one end. Place a donut, 1 heishi
spacer, donut, 2 heishi spacers, donut, repeat. I used a total of 21
donuts and 30 heishi spacers. Crimp the stand closed. Attach one end to
the flower ring part of the toggle and the other end to the bottom
inside spoke of the nosy posy link. Almost done!!
4)   Cut
your chain into 2- 1foot pieces. Take 1piece of chain and using
jumprings attach one end to the bar part of the toggle and the other to
the empty spoke on the nosy posy link.
5)   Using
the other piece of chain, count 27 links and cut off the remainder.
Attach one end of this piece to the flower ring part of the toggle and
the other end to the same spoke as the tumbled nugget strand.
All
done for Mother Nature! I think we might have softened her up a bit. I
felt a little tickle from the sun while I was out for a walk this
weekend. Maybe with the leftover materials we can make her a matching
set to really let the thaw out and bring Spring home!! 

 

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