Nicole's Bead Shop Ocean Orchid Bracelet, Earrings and Necklace

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by Nicole's Bead Shop Design Team

Nicole's Bead Shop Ocean Orchid Bracelet, Earrings and Necklace

Silved-toned shells pop amongst shades of purple in this gorgeous set.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Earrings (make 2): use an eye pin to make a connector using a 10 mm round Purple agate bead. Before closing the loop on this connector, attach the ear wire.
  • 2
    Use your pliers to gently push open the loop on a second eye pin, attach it to the bottom of the Purple agate bead connector, then close it.
  • 3
    Slide a metal shell bead onto this dangling eye pin. Cut the excess eye pin so that 3/8 inch remains, and use your round nose pliers to make a loop. Do not yet fully close this loop.
  • 4
    Cut five pieces of chain in the following lengths: 1 inch, 1-1/4 inch, 1-1/2 inch, 1-3/4 inch and 2 inch. Attach them in order from short to long onto the half-opened eye pin, then fully close the eye pin.
  • 5
    For one earring, make five dangles using five different small beads from the Purple glass bead mix 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. Before fully closing the loop, attach one dangle to the bottom of each of the five pieces of chain.
  • 6
    Necklace: cut a piece of craft wire 12-inch long.
  • 7
    Bend and fold the loops of seed beads to create loops of varying length. Gather the loops together and wrap the craft wire through the loops at one single point over and over so that the loops stay permanently in this tassel formation.
  • 8
    Slide a large Silver oval bead down onto the long side of the craft wire, hiding the short end inside the bead. Then slide one 6-1/2 mm round glass bead, one metal shell bead and one 6-1/2 mm round glass bead onto the craft wire. Finish this centerpiece by making a loop in the wire and then wrapping the end of the wire at least four times neatly around the base of the loop. Cut off any excess wire.
  • 9
    Cut a piece of jewelry wire approximately 26-inch long. Attach one side of the lobster clasp to this wire using a crimp bead. String three inches of mixed purple beads onto the wire, hiding the short end of the wire inside of the beads. Then string fourteen 10 mm facetted Purple agate beads onto the wire before stringing on the tassel pendant that you made. Finish the second side of the necklace to match the first side and attach the second half of the lobster claw clasp using a second crimp bead.
  • 10
    Bracelet: cut a piece of jewelry wire 13-inch long.
  • 11
    Use a crimp bead to attach one half of the lobster clasp to the jewelry wire.
  • 12
    Thread the beads onto the wire in the pattern shown so that the short end of the jewelry wire is hidden inside of the beads.
  • 13
    Use a crimp bead to attach the second half of the lobster clasp to the jewelry wire.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole's Bead Shop 6/0 Glass Seed Beads Dark Purple 6 pc. 104799471
  • Nicole's Bead Shop 13 mm x 36 mm Metal Oval Beads Silver 5 pc. 104799913 (2)
  • Nicole's Bead Shop 19 mm x 23 mm Metal Shell Beads Silver 9 pc. 104799921 (3)
  • Nicole's Bead Shop 10 mm Agate Faceted Round Beads Purple 20 pc. 104800013 (4)
  • Nicole's Bead Shop Mixed Glass Beads Purple 48 inch 104799675 (3)
  • Elizabeth Ward Sweet Beads Fundamental Findings Lobster Clasp 12 mm Silver 10 pc. 104596697
  • Elizabeth Ward Sweet Beads Fundamental Findings 2 mm x 2 mm Crimp Tube Silver 300 pc. 104596882
  • Elizabeth Ward Sweet Beads Fundamental Findings Chain 72 inch Silver 104597085
  • Elizabeth Ward Sweet Beads Fundamental Findings Ear Wire with Bead Siliver 60 pc. 104596815
  • Elizabeth Ward Sweet Beads Fundamental Findings 50 mm x 0.8 mm Eye Pins Silver 60 pc. 104596793
  • Elizabeth Ward Sweet Beads Fundamental Findings Head Pin 35 mm x 0.5 mm Silver 76 pc. 104596803
  • 26 Gauge Craft Wire (1 package)
  • Jewelry Wire
  • Panacea Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865
  • Nicole™ Crafts Mini Round Nose Pliers 104584508
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chain Nose Pliers 104248459