The wonderful thing about designing with a restricted color palette is that subtle textures and design elements get the chance to take center stage. With the help of a one-step looping tool, this lovely necklace is a fast and easy project.
One-step looping tool
Beads From Your Box:
Bird Beads (2)
Grey Beads (7)
White Stone Beads (18)
Bead Cap (1)
Hook-Style Clasp (Simpson studios.etsy.com)
Silver Plated Wire: 20 Gauge
Silver Plated Jump Rings: 4mm (22) and 8mm (1)
Small Piece Of Scrap Lace
Twisted Silver Plated Jump Rings (4) (yadanabeads.etsy.com)
1. To make the back chain section, use 20 gauge wire and a one-step looping tool to turn 18 white stone beads into connectors. Use (17) 4mm jump rings to connect them all together. Fig 1
2. Attach the hook clasp to one end of the chain, using a large twisted jump ring. Fig 2
3. Use the looper tool to make the connector beads. Each one should have one grey bead and one bird bead, with the grey bead at the top. Fig 3
4. Use (2) twisted jump rings to attach the bird connectors to the chain.
5. Use grey beads to make 4 more connectors. Attach them together in pairs, two for each side of the necklace.
6. Use a small jump ring to attach one pair of grey beads to the bottom of each bird.
7. Turn the heart into a connector, using a bead cap at the bottom and a grey bead at the top.
8. Attach the top of the heart to the bottom of the chain with a large twisted jump ring.
9. Put a smooth 8mm jump ring through the hole in the top of the magnetite spike and attach it to the heart with the remaining 4mm jump ring.
10. Tie a small piece of scrap lace around the top of the heart. Fig 4
Your necklace is finished!