Single-Strand Necklace with Wood Focals, Amethyst Gemstone Beads, Peridot Gemstone Chips and Crystal Passions® Flat Backs

Making the Ferido and Gemstone Chip-Covered Beads

STEP 1
Open a 50-gram package of peridot colored Ferido™. Label the 25-gram packages--one Pack A and the other Pack B. Put on a pair of gloves. Pinch off an equal amount from Pack A and Pack B, equivalent to the size of a U.S. quarter or half-dollar. Mix the two parts together for exactly four minutes.
STEP 2
Using a Poly-Roller™ machine or an acrylic rod with 1mm slats on either side of the Ferido, roll the Ferido into a flat sheet 1mm thick and with a dimension similar to the bead being covered.
STEP 3
Place a donut bead onto the surface of the Ferido. Using the beading awl or one of the super slicers, trim around the donut, leaving a 1/4'' perimeter around the bead. ''Draw'' the awl through the center of the donut, leaving a 1/4'' inside perimeter.
STEP 4
Pick up the non-stick art sheet, bead and all, and then flip it over, removing the non-stick sheet from the Ferido. Smooth the Ferido out on the surface of the donut, ensuring there is no air between the two. Set the donut aside, wooden side down.
STEP 5
Repeat Steps 2-4 to cover the other side of the donut bead.
STEP 6
Pour a pile of chips onto your work surface or into a sorting tray. Press one side of the Ferido-covered donut bead into the pile of chips; pressing so the chips stay in place on the Ferido™.


Carefully pick up the donut bead and turn it over. Apply pressure with your free hand directly to the chips so they stay in place.

With the donut bead in this position, place the other side of the donut into the remaining pile of peridot chips (refill the tray if necessary). Press the chips into the surface and then shake off any excess (like adding glitter to homemade cards).


Using the vacuum tweezers, pick up flat back crystals and place them on areas that need filling in. You can add more chips this way too, if you'd prefer. Once the bead is filled to your satisfaction, slide it onto the awl then suspend it over the edge of a cup so it rests undisturbed while the Ferido™ cures.


Repeat, applying a layer of Ferido to the other shapes of wooden beads, rolling them into a pile of the peridot chips and adding flat back crystals if you'd like.

Stringing the Necklace

STEP 7
Using the cutters, cut a 16-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional quality beading wire. Thread on one crimp and approximately 3-inches of amethyst chip beads. Pass the beading wire and chips through the hole of the donut bead, to test for a fit. When folded in half, the length of chips should come up on either side of the donut, meeting at the top, extending past the edge of the donut, for a comfortable fit. If necessary, add or subtract chips until the fit is suitable.

Pass the longer length of beading wire through the crimp. Pull the wires so one side has about 1-inch of wire remaining and the chips are tightened up and no beading wire is evident between the crimp and the chips. Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp bead. Using the nippers, trim the short length of beading wire.
STEP 8
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One sterling silver 5x3mm rondelle bead
  • One amethyst gemstone chip
  • One amethyst nugget bead
  • One amethyst gemstone chip
  • One sterling silver 5x1mm rondelle bead
  • One Ferido™ covered wooden bead
  • One sterling silver 5x1mm rondelle bead
  • One amethyst gemstone chip
  • One amethyst nugget bead
  • One amethyst gemstone chip
  • One crimp bead
STEP 9
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Approximately six gemstone chips
  • 12 sterling silver 2mm round beads
  • The hole of a smaller donut bead
  • Six gemstone chips
When folded in half, the chips should extend past the edge of the donut, for a comfortable fit. If necessary, add or subtract chips until the fit is suitable.

You want the strand of gemstone chips and 2mm round beads to fit through the donut bead equally. Due to the rough shape of the gemstone chips, you may need to adjust the amount used on each side.
STEP 10
Pass the wire back through the crimp bead added in Step 8. Pull the beading wire tightly so there is no beading wire showing between the crimp and the gemstone chips. Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp bead. Trim the short end of the beading wire remaining.
STEP 11
Cut a 10-inch length of Accu-Flex® beading wire. String on a crimp bead and repeat Step 9, passing through the same donut bead.

Pass the longer length of beading wire through the crimp. Pull the wires so one side has about 1-inch of wire remaining and the chips are tightened up and no beading wire is evident between the crimp and the chips. Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp bead. Trim the short length of beading wire.
STEP 12
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One sterling silver 5x3mm rondelle bead
  • One amethyst gemstone chip
  • One amethyst nugget bead
  • One amethyst gemstone chip
  • One sterling silver 5x1mm rondelle bead
  • One Ferido™-covered wooden bead
  • One sterling silver 5x1mm rondelle bead
  • One amethyst gemstone chip
  • One amethyst nugget bead
  • Three amethyst gemstone chips
  • One amethyst nugget bead
  • Three amethyst gemstone chips
  • One amethyst nugget bead
  • Three amethyst gemstone chips
  • One sterling silver 5x3mm rondelle bead
  • Two sterling silver 2mm round beads
  • one crimp
  • the loop on one half of the clasp
Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull the wire so it is tightened up and no slack is evident.

Due to the dimensions of the gemstone chips, you may need to leave a little slack or the strand may warp.

You can adjust the gemstone chips along the strand by rotating them if you'd prefer it to be straighter and therefore less slack needed.

Crimp the crimp bead and trim any excess beading wire.

Repeat Steps 7-12 for the second half of the necklace.

Optional

STEP 13
Add crimp covers to all of the crimps not hidden inside the sterling silver 5x3mm rondelle beads.

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