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« on: January 07, 2007 02:18:48 AM »

Since many of you commented on the necklace pictured with a pair of my earrings---here are more of that style necklace, along with a tutorial!!

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Now, these are made as 13" chokers but could easily be sized larger or even down to a bracelet!

My paint skills are extremely lacking, so I've tried to word this as best as possible.

~~Tutorial~~

Materials:
2 30" pieces of beading wire
Lots of Delicas(or other 11/0 seed beads)
3mm swarovski bicones
4mm swarovski bicones
4 small spacer beads
clasps/jump ring
crimp beads


1.Take both piece of beading wire, fold each in half and crimp onto jump ring, creating 4 strands(leave the loops a bit loose)

2.First string a spacer bead, 1 per set of strands.

3.String 19 delica beads onto each strand.

4.Take the first 2 strands(1 wire) and cross through a 3mm swarovski, repeat with other wire.

5.Now, take the outide strands and string a 4mm swarovski on each. Then take the 2 middle strands and string a 4mm swarovski.

6.Take the 2 left strands, and cross through a 3mm swarovski. Repeat with the right.

7. Now just repeat steps 3-6 until you have 10 clusters of swarovskis.

8. To finish, string 19 delica beads on each strand. Than string 1 spacer bead on each set of wires. Now just crimp onto the clasp, and it's done!

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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2007 06:26:58 AM »

I was SO excited to wake up this morning and see this post! I, too, had noticed the lovely necklace next to the earrings, and wished for a tutorial.

I'm cutting some beading wire right now and choosing some beads to practice with.

I hope one day mine can look half as good as yours!

Are you available for questions, should I run into a snag?

Many thanks,
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2007 06:29:49 AM »

I was SO excited to wake up this morning and see this post! I, too, had noticed the lovely necklace next to the earrings, and wished for a tutorial.

I'm cutting some beading wire right now and choosing some beads to practice with.

I hope one day mine can look half as good as yours!

Are you available for questions, should I run into a snag?

Many thanks,
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You should do great! They're actually quite simple once you get the hang of it. I'll be popping in and out of here, so if you have any questions just ask!
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2007 07:03:01 AM »

What a great set! And, the directions for your tutorial are very clear (and even more clear once you actually do it!). These will whip together quickly and I can make a bunch as gifts. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2007 07:40:33 AM »

Those are gorgeous!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2007 08:31:29 AM »

Thanks SO much for posting a tutorial for this lovely piece! I'm working on the choker right now. It's not as hard as I thought it would be, given your great directions!

Appreciatively,
~CD~

p.s. Do you suppose firewire would work as well as beading wire? I might try that next time if you think it would work.

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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2007 08:55:45 AM »

Hey. I wonder if making the top loops and the bottom loops in different (but cooridinating) colors might look cool!

Again, thanks SO much for your tutorial.

I was looking for a necklace to make for my grandmother (as a peace offering...long story...LOL), and I think this one will be just perfect.

Appreciatively,
~CD~
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2007 10:13:10 AM »

too many pretty colors! i want to eat them.
you're making me hungry! Grin good job!
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2007 10:37:41 AM »

Crazydoc--yours is looking great!

Definitely play with the colors. I like to use different color swarovskis, don't see why you couldn't do it with the seed beads too  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2007 10:40:28 AM »

wow these are beautiful  Smiley
I'm just discovering the fun of beading and jewellery making and thank you soooo much for the tutorial, and such clear pictures  Smiley

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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2007 12:50:42 PM »

Here's how it came out. I'm going to make another! The first is for a friend. The design was IDEAL for her because the choker is:

GREEN - a color which represents RENEWEL, new LIFE, rebirth, changes...all things that are possible for her (and all of us). A good thing to remember on one's birthday (this is for her birthday)!

INTRICATE - because she is a complex, interesting, deeply valuable woman

FACETED, FIRE-POLISHED CRYSTALS - because she is a multi-faceted women with wide-ranging abilities and many unique and amazing characteristics. She, too has survived many "fires" and have come out GLISTENING, despite the heat.

SILVER (plated)clasp and adjutable chain - precious metal for a PRECIOUS person

DOURLBE INTERCONNECTED HOOPS- to represent how profoundly intertwined are the lives of our community, and how she is such an integral and vital part of that.

I'm going to try to make another now! Not sure if I have quite enough crystals, so may be making a Michael's run during the football game. LOL!

Thanks again for your help!
~CD~

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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2007 12:58:13 PM »

oh my goodness... these are all so beautiful.... i am particularly fond of the green one... but that might be because green is my fav colour.

good work!
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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2007 01:05:17 PM »

I love it crazydoc! The colors you used are great.

See..it only looks difficult!
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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2007 02:05:40 PM »

I love this necklace! It's sooo pretty Smiley and the colors are great too!
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« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2007 02:22:44 PM »

wow thanks so much for the tutorial! I'm pretty new at beading with wire beyond making simple bracelets and necklaces. I can't wait to get started!  Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2007 03:34:00 PM »

Gorgeous - definitely saving this for my to-do list.  Thanks for the great instructions.  It definitely looks like something my neice and a couple of friends will like.  Also, what about making a short portion of it, turning it on the side and making it a focal point of necklace too - get what I mean?
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« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2007 05:02:37 PM »

Yes, how clever! Almost using it like the "drop" or the charm piece of a necklace, you mean? Neat idea!

I started working on another one, I loved this pattern so much! I'm not sure if I like it two-toned or not, but it's growing on me.

Thanks again for the GREAT instructions!

~CD~

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« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2007 07:16:11 PM »

I was one of the posters that commented on the necklace in the earring post.  Thank you so much for the tutorial.  The necklace and earring set are truly beautiful Smiley!
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« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2007 10:43:17 AM »

Thank you very much for sharing this, I think it is very beautiful.  I made a choker, bracellette, and earing set with your wonderful, easy to understand directions.  I wore the bracellette out to dinner yesterday and was complimented over half a dozen times.  Thanks a million for sharing!!  In my crystal ball, I see the future..... Roll Eyes  everyone is getting a set for b-days and xmas next yr.  OH did I say thank you???   
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« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2007 01:06:56 PM »

Here's a two color version. I've had SUCH FUN making these. Many thanks to the OP for the great tutorial!

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« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2007 06:58:43 PM »

awesome!!  i'd love to work with swarovski crystals one day!
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« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2007 02:45:20 PM »

I love these chokers! I think I might try to take a stab at them to sometime.
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« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2007 02:47:48 AM »

Thanx for the tute! Those are really nice. I will defently give this a try! Grin
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« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2007 03:49:05 PM »

that is exactly the necklace that was feature in the June/July  2005 of Beadwork magazine original from Bonnie Clewans..
you did a nice work anyways for those people who can not get the magazine.. Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2007 03:20:33 PM »

These are wonderful! I am going to have to make a trip tonight to get some seed beads!
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« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2007 02:00:15 PM »

that is exactly the necklace that was feature in the June/July  2005 of Beadwork magazine original from Bonnie Clewans..
you did a nice work anyways for those people who can not get the magazine.. Cheesy Cheesy

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A friend showed me how to make them, she must have read the magazine  Grin
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