Floating Crystal Necklace

Materials

  • Beading wire (Softflex or Beadalon)
  • 6mm crystals and/or pearls (approx. 45 pieces)
  • 1 heart bead
  • 3mm round silve beads
  • #1 crimp tubes
  • #2 crimp tubes
  • 1 head pin
  • Clasp of your choice
  • Crimp tool
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire cutters

Instructions

  1. Cut 3 of wire the same(18", 19", & 20" or to desired length, allowing an extra 2" for attaching clasp).
  2. Find the center of one strand and tart crimping beads approximately 1" to left and right of center, using #1 crimp tubes. Make sure the crimp tubes are crimped as flush to the crystal as possible. Vary spacing of crystals on all 3 strands to prevent them from clumping together.
  3. Repeat with one more strand.
  4. The third strand should have the silver beads added - patter is: #1 crimp tube/1 silver bead/1 crystal/#1 crimp tube.
  5. Attach clasp using #2 crimp tubes.
  6. To make the pendant: put heart bead on head pin with optional silver beads and crystal; make a loop with round nose pliers.
  7. Hang pendant on all three wires and close loop.

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