I received a wonderful package of copper beads and do-dads from Auntie’s Beads a short while back. My mission was to see what they wanted to become :-) To make a necklace similar to this one, you'll need copper colored wire, some stone rounds and chips (I used turquoise and coral), and lots of cool copper stuff!
Copper colored wire (20 gauge)
Turquoise and coral rounds, 4mm and 6mm
Turquoise and coral chips
Copper colored or red beading wire
Copper chain, hook, crimps, jump rings, and head pins
Copper round bead, floral patterned, 7mm
Copper 2mm rounds, daisy spacers, bead caps, and hammered round links
Round nose pliers
Chain nose pliers
2. Cut 5" pieces of wire and make a large wrapped loop at the 2" point.
3. Slide 3 chips onto the long wire and 2 onto the short one. Make a wrap with the short wire and clip off the end. Slide on one more chip.
4. Finish off the wire with a small wrapped loop. Make as many of these links as you desire.
5. Add more dangle clusters to the large wrapped loops, and in between the 2 chips on the bottom of each link.
6. Hook the all together with jump rings.
7. Use crimps to attach beading wire to the ends of the links. Add the number of beads that you need to achieve the length you desire, and crimp to some short segments of copper chain. Add a hook to the short end and a dangle to the long end of the chain.
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