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Connect coppery components

Combine tones of copper, bronze, and lavender in a multitextured necklace and bracelet

When I mixed these elements, I chose the lavender accents to add a pop of color. They pick up the iridescence in the pearls and the details in my handmade lampworked beads. Experiment with different beads — flat, rounded, jagged, smooth — and link them to your heart’s content. There really are no rules — just follow your instincts! The beading world is growing so quickly and new ideas and new materials appear every day, so be adventurous and try something new. 

SUPPLIES

Necklace 35 in. (89 cm)

  • 3 22–25 mm faceted amethyst nuggets  
  • 6 20–24 mm stick pearls
  • 3 20–22 mm lampworked beads
  • 3 16 mm flat crystals 
  • 3 15–16 mm faceted amethyst rondelles
  • 6 10–11 mm square pearls, center drilled
  • 3 8–12 mm crystal rondelles
  • 2 8 mm flat or round crystals
  • 6 5 mm flat spacers
  • 48 2 mm round copper spacers
  • 4 16–20 mm patterned copper washers with two drilled holes
  • 40 1⁄2 in. (1 m) 22-gauge wire
  • 23 in. (58 cm) 24-gauge wire
  • 8–11 in. (20–28 cm) copper chain, 7–8 mm links
  • 22 5–6 mm jump rings
  • lobster claw clasp
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters

Bracelet

  • 22–25 mm faceted amethyst nugget
  • 20–22 mm lampworked bead
  • 16 mm flat crystal
  • 15–16 mm faceted amethyst rondelle
  • 2 8–12 mm crystal rondelles
  • 15 6–8 mm round pearls
  • 2 5 mm flat spacers
  • 12 2 mm round copper spacers
  • 2 16–20 mm patterned copper washers with two drilled holes
  • 18 1⁄2 in. (47 cm) 22-gauge wire
  • 2 in. (5 cm) copper chain, 7–8 mm links
  • 15 11⁄2-in. (3.8 cm) head pins
  • 9 5–6 mm jump rings
  • lobster claw clasp
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters 

Lampworked beads from Kerri Fuhr, kerrifuhr.com. Copper washers from Susan Lambert, susanlambert.etsy.com. Other supplies from Kellie’s Bead Boutique, kelliesbeadboutique.com. Check your local bead store for supplies. 

INSTRUCTIONS

Necklace and bracelet units

amethyst and 16 mm
Amethyst and 16 mm crystal units
Cut a 3-in. (7.6 cm) piece of 22-gauge wire. Make a wrapped loop on one end. String a round spacer, an amethyst rondelle, and a round spacer. Make a wrapped loop. Make three amethyst-rondelle units. Use 3 1⁄2-in. (8.9 cm) pieces of wire to make three amethyst-nugget units and three 16 mm crystal units.
lampworkedbead unit
Lampworked-bead units
Cut a 3 1⁄2-in. (8.9 cm) piece of 22-gauge wire. Make a wrapped loop on one end. String: round spacer, flat spacer, lampworked bead, flat spacer, round spacer. Make a wrapped loop. Make three lampworked-bead units.
Necklace only units
triplebead units
Triple-bead units
Cut a 3-in. (7.6 cm) piece of 24-gauge wire. Make a wrapped loop on one end. String four round spacers alternated with three square pearls. Make a wrapped loop. Make two triple-square units. Use 4-in. (10 cm) pieces of 24-gauge wire to make two triple-stick-pearl units and a triple-crystal-rondelle unit.
 
8 mm crystal units
8 mm crystal units
Use 2 1⁄2-in. (6.4 cm) pieces of 24-gauge wire to make two 8 mm crystal units.
Bracelet only units
crystalrondelle units
crystal-rondelle units
Use 2 1⁄2-in. (6.4 cm) pieces of 22-gauge wire to make two crystal-rondelle units.
Pearl units
pearl units
On a head pin, string a round pearl. Make a wrapped loop. Make 15 pearl units.
Necklace

1. Make the necklace units. Open a jump ring. Attach one loop of an amethyst-nugget unit, one hole of a copper washer, and one loop of an 8 mm crystal unit. Close the jump ring.

2. Use a jump ring to connect the other hole of the washer, the other loop of the crystal unit, and one loop of a triple-square unit.

3. Use jump rings to attach the remaining bead units and washers as shown.

4. Cut two 4–5-in. (10–13 cm) pieces of copper chain. On one end of each, use a jump ring to attach an end loop of the beaded section.

5. On one end, use a jump ring to attach a lobster claw clasp.
Connect coppery components bracelet
Bracelet 

1. Make the bracelet units. Open a jump ring. Attach a lobster claw clasp and one loop of a crystal-rondelle unit. Close the jump ring.

2. Use a jump ring to attach the other loop of the crystal-rondelle unit, three pearl units, and a hole of a copper washer.

3. Use jump rings to attach the remaining bead units and washers as shown.

4. Use a jump ring to attach the end loop of the last bead unit and a 2-in. (5 cm) piece of copper chain.

5. Use a jump ring to attach three pearl units and the end link of chain.
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