Nature themes are some of my favorites to work with. For this necklace I started with the beautiful enameled fern pendant.
Forests are often filled with lush foliage, vivid colors, and sparkling drops of dew. This multi-strand necklace captures all of those aspects. A fern pendant from Gardanne Beads speaks of woodland charm, while silk ribbon and Swarovski crystal beads from an Artbeads Designer Blend create a cheerful forest color palette. Shining chevron chain and TierraCast spacers complete the look. You can see more jewelry featuring Gardanne Beads components in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 25 inches long. Add a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube to the end, followed by a sterling silver 6.10mm open jump ring attached to half of the TierraCast antique silver tapered Bali clasp. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Hide the crimp with a sterling silver 3mm crimp cover.
Repeat this pattern ten times and then add a Turkish heishi, a hex heishi, a Turkish heishi, and two beads from the Fuchsia Forest Blend. Slide the Gardanne Beads emerald enameled brass lady fern pendant and then make a mirror image of the bead pattern. Add a crimp tube to the wire, followed by a 6.10mm jump ring attached to the other half of the clasp. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Hide the crimp with a crimp cover.
Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!