Rosary with Czech Pressed Glass Beads and Antiqued Pewter Cross Pendant
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Marlynn McNutt, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®To learn more about Marlynn McNutt, read her jewelry artist success story here
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Using the cutter on the rosary pliers, cut 59 sections of gold-filled wire, each 1-1/2 inches long. Using the round-nose end of the rosary pliers, create a simple loop on one end of one piece of wire and string an 8mm bead. Make another simple loop on the other end of the wire to create a bead link.
Open the loop on one end of an 8mm bead link, (like opening a jumpring), connect to a loop from another 8mm bead link and close.
Repeat this Step to connect a total of ten 8mm bead links.
Cut eight 1/2 inch lengths of chain. Link one 1/2 inch length to the end of the bead-link chain created in Step 2. Add a 12mm bead link the other end of the chain. Add a second 1/2 inch length of chain onto the other loop of the 12mm bead link.
Repeat Steps 2 and 3, three more times for a total of four bead-link chain sections.
Link the sections of beaded chain together so they form one long length of chain, leaving a 1/2 inch length of chain on each end.
Cut one 3/4 inch length of chain and three 1/2 inch lengths of chain.
Creating the Cross Single-Strand
Connect one jumpring, one 3/4 inch length of chain, one 12mm bead link, one 1/2 inch length of chain, three 8mm bead links, one 1/2 inch length of chain, one 12mm bead link, one 1/2 inch length of chain and one jumpring. Add the cross pendant to the jumpring on one end of the segment, and attach the jumpring on the other end of the segment to the single loop on your three-loop centerpiece.
Add a jumpring to one of the two remaining loops of the centerpiece and connect to the last link on one end of the beaded chain.
Repeat to connect the centerpiece to the other length of beaded chain.
Michael the Archangel
Amethyst or purple
The Fish and the Loaves
Aqua or turquoise blue
The Lamb of God
Crystal or clear
Day of Judgment
Emerald or Grass Green
Love and Success
Works and Grace
Alexandrite or Pearl
Health and Longevity
Jesus, the Messiah
Siam or Red
The Tribe of Levi
The Virgin Mary
The Fall of Man
Opal or tourmaline
The Second Coming
Topaz or gold
Old Testament Prophets
Light Sapphire or Medium Blue
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