Fire-Polished and Pear-Shaped Drops Czech Glass Necklace
designed byCheri Carlson
Approximate Size18 Inches
The warm toffee tones in this necklace are delicious!
Our designers love coming up with Czech glass jewelry because we have so many fun shapes to choose from. Cheri mixed Czech glass fire-polished beads in different sizes and colors into this necklace, along with pear-shaped drops. She made messy wrapped loops at the top of the drops for added texture. You can see how Cheri came up with this design in our Czech Glass Artbeads Cafe episode. Shop all of our Czech glass beads here.
Cut a length of 24 gauge Vintage Bronze Artbeads Designer Wire approximately eight inches long. Add a Czech glass 16mm milky jonquil Celsian pear-shaped drop bead to the wire and make a messy wrapped loop at the top of the bead. Repeat once for a total of two milky jonquil drops.
Make another messy wrapped loop in the same manner with a Czech glass 16mm sunset maple pear-shaped drop bead.
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 22 inches long. Slide a TierraCast 2x2mm brass oxide brass crimp tube onto the end of the wire, followed by a 5.5mm antique brass-plated 21 gauge open jump ring attached to half of the TierraCast brass oxide pewter hammered hook and eye clasp set. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place.
Five Czech glass 4mm Halo Ethereal Linen fire-polished beads
One Czech glass 6mm smoky topaz AB fire-polished bead
One Czech glass 3mm matte metallic goldenrod fire-polished bead
One 6mm smoky topaz bead
One 3mm goldenrod bead
One 6mm smoky topaz bead
repeat this pattern three times.
Add a Nunn Design antique copper-plated pewter faceted 4mm round bead to the strand, followed by three 4mm linen beads, a 4mm copper bead, a 6mm smoky topaz bead, a 3mm goldenrod bead, a 6mm smoky topaz bead, and a goldenrod bead. Then add a milky jonquil drop. Add a goldenrod bead, a smoky topaz bead, and a goldenrod bead.
Add your sunset maple drop to the strand and make a mirror image of the bead patterns from steps 4 and 5 on the other side of the sunset maple drop.
Slide a crimp tube onto the end of the wire, followed by a 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 on each end of the necklace with a 3mm antique copper crimp cover.
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