Fun Times

Janice's Notes


Project Info:

Level: Intermediate

Estimated time: Weekend

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Fun Times

Hammered Hook and Eye- Antique Copper

Clasps

$1.75 USD

Czech Mix- Natural

Czech Mix Strands

$9.45 USD

Czech Mix- Forest

Czech Mix Strands

$9.45 USD

Czech Mix- Crystal Copper

Czech Mix Strands

$7.50 USD

Wrapped Link- Antique Copper

Chain

$4.50 USD

My Fair Lady- Antique Copper

Chain

$8.95 USD

Long and Short- Antique Copper

Chain

$2.35 USD

Feel Good- Antique Copper

Chain

$3.50 USD

8-641 Dyed Rose Bronze S/L Alabaster

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$3.95 USD

Happy Donuts- Antique Copper

Metal Beads

$5.50 USD

Beloved Lotus- Antique Copper

Metal Beads

$0.50 USD

Floral Round- Antique Copper

Metal Beads

$1.15 USD

Lotus Bead- Antique Copper

Metal Beads

$1.00 USD

Succulent Charm- Antique Copper

Charms

$1.60 USD

5mm/18g Jump Rings- Antique Copper

Jump Rings

$3.95 USD

2 Inch 2mm Dot Head Pins- Antique Copper

Head Pins

$3.50 USD

ParaWire Bare Copper- 22G Round

Wire

$6.00 USD

EuroTool Round Nose Plier

Tools

$12.95 USD

Eurotool Chain Nose Plier

Tools

$12.95 USD

Eurotool Bent Nose Plier

Tools

$12.95 USD

Eurotool Ultra Flush Cutter

Tools

$36.95 USD

Project Map

Project and Sample by Janice Parsons

We love a "neck mess" look...loads of necklaces, layered for a style that's messy-chic! This single necklace takes the cake---several strands in one! This project is a lot like a multi-strand Charm Bracelet turned into a necklace.

I have wanted to make a "neck mess" for a while using fun Czech glass and chain. I think I need more and more to really say "fun times" and mean it!
-Janice

First, Janice freed all the glass beads from their strands. She began to see a color story emerge. Out of all the beads on the Forest, Natural, and Crystal Copper strands, there were only about 5 beads that wouldn't work with her palette. She added a variety of Metal Beads to help round out the look.

 

Janice took each bead and wire wrapped them individually with a Happy Donut and one 8/0 Miyuki Seed Bead before attaching to the chain. Three different chains make up the bulk of the necklace, and the fourth chain is used as an adjuster at the clasp. All three strands of chain are joined together with a wire-wrapped bead unit. Five of these units make their own chain on each side, from the "charm" section of the necklace to the clasp.

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