Single-Strand Necklace with Eye Design Glass Beads, Czech Glass Beads and Wirework

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters, cut the following:
  • Two 18-inch lengths of 20 gauge silver Zebra
  • Three 22-inch lengths of 20 gauge silver Zebra wire
  • Five 12-inch lengths of 22 gauge black Zebra wire
  • Four 3-inch lengths of silver-plated 6.5x4 oval cable chain

Figurines

STEP 2
String onto one end of an 18-inch length of 20 gauge silver Zebra wire, one 15x11mm teardrop pink eye design bead (narrow end of teardrop toward the short end of wire) leaving approximately 1-inch of wire. Bend the wire 90 degrees across the top of the teardrop. Form a double wrapped loop. Bend the wire 90 degrees to accommodate the top of the next teardrop. String onto the wire one 15x11mm teardrop pink eye design bead (wide end of teardrop toward the short end of wire). Twist the short end of the wire around the working end at the base of the two teardrop beads. Cut the excess wire from the short end of the wire.

String onto the working end of the wire on 6mm round silver-plated bead, placing the bead over where the wires are twisted together. Bend the wire 90 degrees to the left.
STEP 3
String onto the wire two 4mm round pink glass beads. Bend the wire 45 degrees and string onto the wire one antiqued pewter hand bead (pointing the thumb up). Bend the wire back down to the base of the hand bead and wrap the wire one twist to hold the bead in place.

Bend the wire to create a loose bead cage around the two 4mm round pink glass beads.

Repeat to create the second arm and hand.
STEP 4
Twist the wire around the center portion of the arms, leaving the wire going in a downward position to make the body.

String onto the wire one 6mm round bubblegum glass bead.
STEP 5
Bend the wire 45 degrees to the left. String onto the wire one 9.5x6 teardrop jet glass bead (small end toward body). Bend the wire back across the length of the teardrop and make a double twist at the base of the teardrop to hold the leg in place.

Repeat to create the second leg.
STEP 6
Create a loose bead cage wrap around the body (6mm round bubblegum glass bead). Using flush-cutters, cut the excess wire and tuck the end of the wire against the body.
STEP 7
Using one 12-inch length of 22 gauge black Zebra wire, loosely wrap the wire over the arms, body and leg portions.
STEP 8
Repeat Steps 2 - 7 to create the two-eyed blue figurine, using one 18-inch length of 20 gauge silver Zebra, two 15x11mm teardrop aqua blue eye design beads, one 6mm round silver-plated bead, four 4mm round light cobalt glass beads, two antiqued pewter hand beads, one 6mm round light cobalt glass bead, two 9.5x6 teardrop jet glass beads and one 12-inch length of 22 gauge black Zebra wire.
STEP 9
Create a double wrapped loop on one end of a 22-inch length of 20 gauge silver Zebra wire. String onto the wire one 20mm flat diamond red eye design bead and one 6mm round red opaque glass bead.

Repeat Steps 3 - 7 to create the body of the red figurine, using one 6mm round red opaque glass bead per arm, two antiqued pewter hand beads, and two 6mm round red opaque glass beads for the body, two 9.5x6 teardrop jet glass beads and one 12-inch length of 22 gauge black Zebra wire.
STEP 10
Repeat Step 9 to create the head of the blue fancy star figurine using one fancy star blue eye design bead and one 6mm round light blue glass bead.

Repeat Steps 3 - 7 to create the body of the figurine, using one 6mm round light blue glass bead and one 4mm heishi silver-plated bead per arm, and one 6mm round light blue glass bead for the body, two 9.5x6 teardrop jet glass beads and one 12-inch length of 22 gauge black Zebra wire.
STEP 11
Repeat Step 9 to create the head of the green fancy star figurine using one fancy star green eye design bead and one 6mm round lime glass bead.

Repeat Steps 3 - 7 to create the body of the figurine, using one 6mm round lime glass bead and one 4mm heishi silver-plated bead per arm, and one 6mm round lime glass bead for the body, two 9.5x6 teardrop jet glass beads and one 12-inch length of 22 gauge black Zebra wire.

Necklace

STEP 12
Using one pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the toggle ring portion of the clasp and the first link on two 3-inch lengths of silver-plated 6.5x4 oval cable chain. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second jumpring through the clasp and two lengths of chain.

Repeat to attach two 3-inch lengths of silver-plated 6.5x4 oval cable chain to the toggle portion of the clasp using two 5mm jumprings.

Repeat to attach the last link of the silver-plated 6.5x4 oval cable chains together using two 5mm jumprings. Repeat to attach the last link of the chains on the opposite side of the clasp together.
STEP 13
Using the flush-cutters, cut a 19-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire one crimp tube and a 1/2 inch piece of French wire. Pass the wire through the double jumpring at the end of the chains attached to the toggle ring portion of the clasp and back through the crimp tube, leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the French wire and the crimp tube so the French wire is formed in a nicely curved tube. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite) inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end.
STEP 14
String onto the beading wire the following components:
  • One 8mm round opaque black glass bead
  • One 6mm heishi silver-plated bead
  • One 9.5x6mm teardrop jet glass bead (large end first)
  • One fancy star pink eye design glass bead
  • One 9.5x6mm teardrop jet glass bead (small end first)
  • One 6mm heishi silver-plated bead
  • One 18x13mm tube green eye design glass bead
  • One 6mm heishi silver-plated bead
  • One 9.5x6mm teardrop jet glass bead (large end first)
  • One 20mm triangle glue eye design glass bead
  • One 9.5x6mm teardrop jet glass bead (small end first)
  • One 4mm heishi silver-plated bead
  • One 4mm round opaque black glass bead
  • One two-eyed pink eye design figurine
  • One 4mm round opaque black glass bead
  • One 4mm heishi silver-plated bead
  • One 9.5x6mm teardrop jet glass bead (large end first)
  • One 6mm heishi silver-plated bead
  • One 5x3mm corrugated saucer antiqued silver bead
  • One 6mm heishi silver-plated bead
  • One 9.5x6mm teardrop jet glass bead (small end first)
  • One 4mm heishi silver-plated bead
  • One 4mm round opaque black glass bead
  • One fancy star blue eye design figurine
  • One 4mm round opaque black glass bead
  • One 4mm heishi silver-plated bead
  • One 9.5x6mm teardrop jet glass bead (large end first)
  • One 6mm heishi silver-plated bead
  • One 5x3mm corrugated saucer antiqued silver bead
  • One 6mm heishi silver-plated bead
  • One 9.5x6mm teardrop jet glass bead (small end first)
  • One 4mm heishi silver-plated bead
  • One 4mm round opaque black glass bead
  • One flat diamond red eye figurine
  • One 4mm round opaque black glass bead
  • One 4mm heishi silver-plated bead
  • One 9.5x6mm teardrop jet glass bead (large end first)
  • One 6mm heishi silver-plated bead
  • One 5x3mm corrugated saucer antiqued silver bead
  • One 6mm heishi silver-plated bead
  • One 9.5x6mm teardrop jet glass bead (small end first)
  • One 4mm heishi silver-plated bead
  • One 4mm round opaque black glass bead
  • One fancy star green eye design figurine
  • One 4mm round opaque black glass bead
  • One 4mm heishi silver-plated bead
  • One 9.5x6mm teardrop jet glass bead (large end first)
  • One 6mm heishi silver-plated bead
  • One 5x3mm corrugated saucer antiqued silver bead
  • One 6mm heishi silver-plated bead
  • One 9.5x6mm teardrop jet glass bead (small end first)
  • One 4mm heishi silver-plated bead
  • One 4mm round opaque black glass bead
  • One two-eyed blue eye design figurine
  • One 4mm round opaque black glass bead
  • One 4mm heishi silver-plated bead
  • One 9.5x6mm teardrop jet glass bead (large end first)
  • One 20mm triangle green eye design glass bead
  • One 9.5x6mm teardrop jet glass bead (small end first)
  • One 6mm heishi silver-plated bead
  • One 18x13mm tube red eye design glass bead
  • One 6mm heishi silver-plated bead
  • One 9.5x6mm teardrop jet glass bead (large end first)
  • One fancy star blue eye design glass bead
  • One 9.5x6mm teardrop jet glass bead (large end first)
  • One 6mm heishi silver-plated bead
  • One 8mm round opaque black glass bead
STEP 15
String on one crimp tube and a 1/2 inch piece of French wire. Pass the wire through the double jumpring at the end of the chains attached to the toggle portion of the clasp and back through the crimp tube, pulling the wire tight against the last bead. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the necklace. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim excess wire from the end.

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