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Peace on Earth - a beading tutorial

Based upon my experiments with the paint strips over the last two weeks, I’ve decided to use an analogous color scheme, running from deep blues through yellowish greens. First I like to set out all the different beads that I might use, realizing that not all of them will make the final cut. I’ve decided to use gold-toned metal, and therefore have added a few beads in orange-gold hues. Using some of these beads will add the complement of blue to the mix, and will help the colors to pop out more.  So I guess really I'm working with an analogous-complementary scheme!

V Pendant (made by Jeanne Kent)
74 small glass beads, approximately 4mm, in 6-7 colors
22 larger glass beads, from 8-12mm, in matching colors
Size 8/0 gold-lined seed beads
3 gold beads, 6-8mm
Soldered gold loop
2 pieces of .015 inch beading wire, each 24 inches long
2 gold crimps
Hook, or 2 1/2 inches of 18 gauge gold wire
2 inches of gold chain
3 headpins

Wire cutters
Flat nosed pliers
Round nosed pliers
Alligator clips

1. Cut 2 pieces of beading wire to 24 inches each. Center a soldered loop on both pieces, and pass all four ends up through a gold bead and a large glass bead. Split the wires, and string 2 up through each hole in the V pendant.

2. String each pair of wires through a gold bead. String the rest of the 2 necklace strands, alternating between small beads on a single wire and larger beads on both wires for about 4 to 5 inches. String both wires through 2 inches of large beads, and finally through about 1/2 inch of smaller beads.

3. Create 2 dangles on headpins with a mixture of small and large beads. Make wrapped loops around the soldered ring.

4 Use crimps to attach the beading wires on one side to a jump ring, and to a 2 inch piece of chain on the other side. Attach a wire hook to the jump ring. I made this one out of gold wire, or you can use a purchased hook. Create another small dangle on a headpin, and make a wrapped loop around the loose end of the chain.

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