Nicole's™ Bead Shop Turtle Love Jewelry Set

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by Nicole's™ Bead Shop Design Team

Nicole's™ Bead Shop Turtle Love Jewelry Set

Turtles nestled among shades of the sea make a cute addition to an outfit.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3-1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Bracelet: this bracelet consists of five strands of beads, all attached to the same toggle clasp. Start by cutting five 14-inch long pieces of jewelry wire. Attach each piece of wire separately to a soldered jump ring using crimp beads. One by one, string the beads onto each strand, always starting with one 3 mm round Silver bead followed by one 4 mm round Silver bead. The first strand consists entirely of 6 mm Light Green 6-1/2 mm round Green beads. The second strand consists entirely of 6-1/2 mm round Blue beads. The third strand consists entirely of Green crystal teardrop shaped beads. The fourth strand consists entirely of Green flat round beads. The fifth strand consists of 6 mm round Aqua Mother of Pearl beads, with three Blue ceramic turtle beads strung at intervals in the center of the strand.
  • 2
    Attach the second end of each of the five strands to a second soldered 6 mm jump ring using crimp beads.
  • 3
    Use 5 mm round jump rings to attach one soldered jump ring to one side of the toggle clasp. Repeat to attach the second side of the toggle clasp.
  • 4
    Wear the bracelet loose, or with the strands twisted together.
  • 5
    Earrings (make 2): attach a “chain” of 3 jump rings from the bottom of the ear wire.
  • 6
    Make a dangle by sliding one metal turtle bead onto a head pin, cutting the excess headpin so that 3/8 inch remains, and using your round nose pliers to make a loop. Attach this turtle dangle to the last jump ring before closing the loop.
  • 7
    Make one dangle using the metal swirl bead and one dangle using a 6.5mm round blue glass bead. Attach them both to the middle jump ring before closing their loops
  • 8
    Necklace: Start by creating the centerpiece for this necklace. First, use an eye pin to make a connector using one ceramic turtle bead.
  • 9
    Use a second eye pin to make a connector a Dark Blue crystal roundel bead. Before closing the loop on this second connector, attach it to the bottom of the first connector.
  • 10
    Cut seven lengths of chain in varying lengths between one and three inches long. Open a 6 mm jump ring. Thread the ends of these seven pieces of chain onto the jump ring. Close the ring after attaching it to the bottom of the second connector.
  • 11
    Attach a dangle to the end of each piece of chain as follows: slide a bead onto a head pin, cut the excess headpin so that 3/8 inch remains, and use your round nose pliers to make a loop. Use at least two turtle bead dangles. The rest can be different colored 6-1/2 mm round glass beads. If desired, add more dangles at points midway up these lengths of chain to create a fuller tassel. Your centerpiece is finished.
  • 12
    Cut a thirty inch-long piece of jewelry wire. Use a crimp bead to attach the wire to one side of a lobster claw clasp. String the beads on the left side of the necklace in the pattern shown. When you reach the center of the necklace thread on the completed pendant. Continue stringing the beads on the right side of the necklace in the pattern shown. Use a crimp to connect the beads to the second side of the lobster claw clasp.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole's™ Bead Shop 6 mm Mother of Pearl Beads Aqua 104800229
  • Nicole's™ Bead Shop 5 mm x 7 mm Crystal Glass Teardrop Beads Dark Green 46 pc. 104800235
  • Nicole's™ Bead Shop 8 mm Glass Crystal Flat Round Beads Dark Green 40 pc. 104800239
  • Nicole's™ Bead Shop Ceramic Blue Turtle 9 pc. 104800377 (2)
  • Nicole's™ Bead Shop 6-1/2 mm Glass Round Beads Blue Green 104799689 (2)
  • Nicole's™ Bead Shop Beads 28 mm Turtle Silver 11 pc. 104799923
  • Nicole's™ Bead Shop 9 mm Metal Swirl Beads 42 pc. 104799945 (2)
  • Nicole's™ Bead Shop Framed Metal Beads Silver 16 pc. 104799891
  • Nicole's™ Bead Shop 12 mm Glass Faceted Rondelle Beads Blue 104799711
  • Elizabeth Ward Sweet Beads Fundamental Findings Beads 4 mm Round Silver 115 pc. 104597478
  • Elizabeth Ward Sweet Beads Fundamental Findings Beads 3 mm Silver Round 165 pc. 104596753
  • Elizabeth Ward Sweet Beads Fundamental Findings 2 mm x 2 mm Crimp Tube Silver 300 pc. 104596882
  • Elizabeth Ward Sweet Beads Fundamental Findings Toggle Clasps 11 mm Antique Silver 9 pc. 104596938
  • Elizabeth Ward Sweet Beads Fundamental Findings Jump Rings 5 mm x 0.8 mm Silver 178 pc. 104596841
  • Elizabeth Ward Sweet Beads Fundamental Findings Jump Rings 5 mm x 0.8 mm Silver 178 pc. 104596841
  • Elizabeth Ward Sweet Beads Fundamental Findings Ear Wire with Bead Silver 60 pc. 104596815
  • Elizabeth Ward Sweet Beads Fundamental Findings Head Pin 35 mm x 0.5 mm Silver 76 pc. 104596803
  • Elizabeth Ward Sweet Beads Fundamental Findings 12 mm Lobster Clasp Silver 10 pc. 104596697
  • Elizabeth Ward Sweet Beads Fundamental Findings Metal Chain Silver 72 inch 104597085
  • Jewelry Wire (1 package)
  • 6 mm Round Soldered Jump Ring (1 package)
  • Panacea Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865
  • Nicole™ Crafts Mini Round Nose Pliers 104584508
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chain Nose Pliers 104248459