I have reworked this tutorial to bring it up to date! The colors are perfect for this Fall's Pantone palette, so it seemed time for an update. Cherry Donut is constructed with beading wire, so it works up really quickly and easily!
Cherry "quartz" (glass) donut, 40mm
Crow beads, luster burgundy, 9x7mm
Czech fire-polished faceted rounds,light red, 8mm
Size 8/0 seed beads, mix of reds
Swarovski bicones, light siam, 4mm
Czech glass druks, ruby red, 4mm
Miyuki triangle beads, translucent dark red
Accu-Flex Beading wire, medium
Crimp tubes, copper, 2mm
Soldered closed jump rings, copper
S-hook clasp, copper-plated pewter
Chain nose pliers
1. Add enough seed beads to the middle of a strand of beading wire to wrap around the donut. Pass both wires through a triangle bead and a crimp. Flatten the crimp and cover it with a large-holed crow bead.
2. Bead up the strand, alternating between passing both wires through crow beads, large faceted rounds, and triangles, and then splitting the wires to pass through seed beads and 4mm accent beads.
3. At the top of the strand, pass both wires through a crimp, through one of the soldered jump rings, and back down through the crimp and a few more beads. Flatten the crimp and clip off the wire end, tucking it into the next bead.
4. Repeat for the other strand, and attach the S-hook to one of the rings, tightening it down. Leave the other end loose so you can hook and unhook the necklace.
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