Single-Strand Necklace with Hand-Blown Glass Bead, Wirework and Stainless Steel Chain
-- Designer --
Jamie, Jewelry Production Specialist, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Bead, hand-blown glass, clear, 25mm hollow round (1 bead)
- Cord end, antiqued brass, 8.5x8.5mm hammered texture, 6mm inside diameter (1 cord end)
- Jumpring, gunmetal-plated brass, 6mm round, 18 gauge (2 jumprings)
- Jumpring, antiqued gold-plated brass, 8mm round, 16 gauge (1 jumpring)
- Wire, Zebra Wire, brass, gold color, round, 22 gauge
- Ball chain
- Pliers, flush-cutter
- Pliers, round-nose
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, bent-nose
Chain, stainless steel, 4.5mm ball, 16 inches with lobster claw clasp
Using flush-cutters cut one 4-inch length of gold-colored 22-guage round Zebra Wire™.
Using a 4mm beading awl, starting at the center of the 4-inch length of wire, wrap the wire loosely around the awl to create a 3/4 inch spiral.
String a 25mm round hollow glass bead onto the wire, turning the spiraled portion of the wire until it is situated inside of the glass bead.
Bend the two ends of the wire forming them against the outside of the glass bead until they meet in the middle, about the center of the bead.
Pass both ends of the wire through an antiqued brass 8.5mm cord end. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a wrapped loop on the straight end of both wires.
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and a pair of flat nose pliers, open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the wrapped loop on the glass bead. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second 6mm jumpring next to the first jumpring for double jumprings.
Remove the jumpring from the ball chain connector opposite from the lobster claw clasp. Open an 8mm antiqued gold-plated jumpring. Pass it through the ball chain connector and the double 6mm jumprings attached to the wrapped loop on the glass bead. Close the jumpring.
To secure necklace attach the lobster clasp to the 8mm jumpring.
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