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Emerald Rain

by: Malliga Nathan

Here's another pretty, Spring-themed project. Do you think perhaps there is a certainly "restlessness" around winter. D--- the groundhogs and full speed ahead!

Necklace

For the necklace I cut almost a full loop (x2) for the front of the necklace.
Using round nose pliers I made a loop and strung the beads on in this pattern:
TWO seed beads, ONE Tiny Tim, TWO seed beads, ONE Pear Drop.
For the larger piece continue this pattern until you have 10 Pear Drops and 11 Tiny Tims on your wire,
finish it off with TWO more seed beads. Cut the wire with enough space to make your finishing loop.
Remember to leave a little extra space than what you will need, memory wire is very stiff and you can risk breaking
the end beads.
For the smaller piece continue the above pattern until there are 6 Pear Drops and 7 Tiny Tims on your wire, then finish off with TWO more seed beads and the end loop.
Attach the two peices to each other using a 3mm jumpring.
Cut between 7 to 8 inches of the chain (do this twice-one for each side)
Attach One end of the chain to the Larger piece ONLY using another 3mm jumpring.
Do this for the other side also. Finish off the other ends of the chain with 6mm jumprings and the smaller clasp.

          
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Bracelet

For the Bracelet I used about 2 arm's lengths of the softflex.
What I did was kept the 2 lengths in one piece and used the wireguardian to start it at the center of the length.
I crimped it using a crimp tool to fold and press the crimp closed and covered it using the crimp cover.
On each strand, string on the seed beads and Druks alternating until you have 7 druks on each strand then finish each
strand with a seed bead. Take both ends and insert them each into opposite sides of a Tiny Tim and gently pull them until the strands are snug ( not too snug ). Then string one Large drop onto each strand and again string both ends into another Tiny Tim and pull till it's snug.
Continue this pattern 3 more times, except at the end of the last pattern.
Finishing this off is a little tricky, but really you can start and finish this bracelet any way that you feel comfortable as long as the 2 strands are together.
So this is how I finished it:
String a crimp on both strands together ( as if they are one strand ), then separate the strands and insert each end into either side of a wire guardian. String them through the rest of the wire guardian in opposite directions. String both ends back through the crimp
as well as back through some of the beads on each side and pull both sides snug (leave enough space for the crimp cover to fit over the Crimp) . Fold and press the crimp using the Crimp Tool and cover with a crimp cover. Add chain jumprings and clasps to the ends and a large Pear Drop at the end of the chain using a jumpring. (you will have to use an open jumpring smaller than 6mm and it obviously must fit into the hole of the bead. If that doesn't work you can use a peice of preferably dead soft Sterling Wire in a 22 gauge and wire wrap it. You may also use Half Hard wire, it will be stronger for a bracelet but be careful not to crack the bead while working with the wire.

I hope it works out! Enjoy!!!






















Components
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96002386 Findings - (for 0.031) Wire Guardian - Sterling (10)Price: $ 3.80
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bs065-01 Findings - Clasps - Lobster - 5 x 9 mm Curvy Lobster Claw - SterlingPrice: $ 1.60
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bs065-02 Findings - Clasps - Lobster - 7 x 11 mm Curvy Lobster Claw - SterlingPrice: $ 2.50
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27804207-06 Glass - 4 mm Druks - Blue Zircon AB (strand)Price: $ 3.48
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s19046 Glass Drops - 4 x 6 mm Tiny Tims Drops - Mermaids Kiss (strand 50)Price: $ 4.95
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s19049 Glass Drops - 6 x 9 mm Pear Drops - Mermaids Kiss (strand 25)Price: $ 4.95
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helcbws37570 Memory Wire - 3.75 inch Necklace Memory Wire - Silverplated (1 oz)Price: $ 7.80
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96036000 Softflex (tm) Beading Wire - 30 ft .014 (Fine) - Extreme Sterling Silver (Spool)Price: $ 39.68
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s10074 Sterling Chain - 2 x 3 mm Fine Cable Chain - Sterling (foot)Price: $ 10.70
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s10074 Sterling Chain - 2 x 3 mm Fine Cable Chain - Sterling (foot)Price: $ 10.70
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hel-cbc100 Sterling Crimps - 2.5 mm Crimp Bead Covers - Sterling (10)Price: $ 5.16
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bs006 Sterling Jumprings - 3 mm Open Jumprings - Sterling (2.5 grams)Price: $ 9.97
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bs035-02 Sterling Jumprings - 6 mm Soldered Round Jumpring - Sterling (6.5 grams)Price: $ 32.18
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