Yellow Czech Glass Flowers and Blue Apatite Necklace
designed byCynthia Kimura
Approximate Size22 Inches
I really wanted the yellow flower beads in this necklace to pop, so I paired them with the smaller blue beads and the matching loopy chain. I love this look, don't you?
Gemstone beads make beautiful showcases in jewelry designs, but they can also be used as accents. Cynthia chose small Dakota Stones blue apatite rondelle beads as accents to the larger Czech glass flower beads in this design. She loved the way the colors contrasted. You can see more inspiration for using blue gemstones in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Cut a length of 22 gauge Gold Artbeads Designer Wire approximately 4 inches long. Glue a Czech glass ColorTrends Saturated Metallic Limelight half-drilled 2mm round Finial bead to the end of the wire using epoxy adhesive to make your own head pin for the dangle at the center of the necklace. Allow to dry.
Add a Czech glass 18mm yellow opaque with dark bronze wash wild rose bead to the head pin, followed by a TierraCast antique gold small coiled ring spacer. Make a wrapped loop at the top of the beads. Set your focal aside for now.
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 14 inches long. Slide a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube onto the end of the wire, followed by the last link of a 6-inch length of 11mm antique silver-plated brass lacy loop chain. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place.
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