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Tree of Life Necklace & Earrings

Lovely, subtle tones give this set a deep and entrancing look. Designed for us by Lindsey Stockert.

Necklace & Earrings:

 

Tools Needed:

  • A pair of pliers, round nose and flat nose
  • Crimping pliers

Directions

Necklace:

Take your beading wire and add a crimp, run the wire up through a wire protector all the way through both sides and then back through the crimp. Crimp it down, then add the crimp cover.

Begin loading on the beads in this order:

  • 20 of the 4mm Goldenrod Picasso Round beads
  • 3 of the 6mm Jet Matte beads
  • 12 of the 4mm Goldenrod Picasso Round beads
  • 1 of the 6mm Jet Matte beads
  • 12 of the 4mm Goldenrod Picasso Round beads
  • 3 of the 6mm Jet Matte beads
  • 1 of the 4mm Goldenrod Picasso Round beads

Now, begin adding the Chunky Table Cut Drops, one at a time, following each with one of the 4mm Goldenrod Picasso Round beads (keeping in mind the direction of the Chunky Table Cut Drops shape).

Then add 1 of the 6mm Jet Matte Round beads followed by one of the Tree of Life pendants on two jump rings for safety: Add one jump ring to the pendant, close properly then add a second one closing again. Now slip the two jump rings together onto the beading wire, followed by 1 6mm Jet Matte Round bead and 1 4mm Goldenrod Picasso Round bead.

Now, repeat the entire pattern backwards starting with the Chunky Table Cut Drops, working your way back through the instructions.

After all the beads are added you can repeat the crimping process. Once done securing the beads on the wire, add a jump ring into the wire protector closing it and capturing the wire protector. Add another jump ring to the jump ring, creating a bit of movement at the end that will make it easier to put on and off. With one more jump ring catch the connection on the clasp and catch the previous jump ring as well, attaching one part of the clasp on one side. Do the same with the other part of the clasp on the other end.

Earrings:

Take the Beading Hoop and carefully open one side of the wire from the top loop, pull gently to the side and it will pop out. String on the beads in this order:

  • 5 of the 4mm Goldenrod Picasso Round beads
  • 1 – 4mm Faceted Metal Bead Antique Silver
  • 1 of the 6mm Jet Matte Round beads
  • 1 – 4mm Faceted Metal Bead Antique Silver
  • 5 of the 4mm Goldenrod Picasso Round beads
  • 1 – 4mm Faceted Metal Bead Antique Silver
  • 2 of the 6mm Jet Matte Round beads
  • 1 – 4mm Faceted Metal Bead Antique Silver
  • 5 of the 4mm Goldenrod Picasso Round beads
  • 1 – 4mm Faceted Metal Bead Antique Silver
  • 1 of the 6mm Jet Matte Round beads
  • 1 – 4mm Faceted Metal Bead Antique Silver
  • 5 of the 4mm Goldenrod Picasso Round beads

Close up the wire by inserting in back into the top loop.

Open a jump ring and add one of the Tree of Life pendants to it, then pass the jump ring through the bottom/inner-most hole in the top of the beading hoop that is aligned with the beads and is closest to the center of the ring. Close it up, the pendant should be hanging within the beaded hoop. Next, open the loop on the ear-wire and pass through the top hole of the beading hoop then securing it tightly. Repeat above Earring steps a second time and you are done!

Of course, if you prefer, you can add the beads in any order that works for you. Play around and find the pattern that you like. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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