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Groovy Aqua and Gold
Glass Heart Design Idea

This design kit features a beautiful Murano Glass Aqua and Gold Lampwork Glass Pendant and TOHO seed beads. This kit is both easy and fun to make.

For help with using Clam Shell End Tips, please view our video tutorial or read the text at:

Using Clam Shell End Tips Tutorial (hit back arrow to return)

Instructions:

  1. First, take your length of Beadalon 7 Strand .015 (223618) beading wire and cut it into three 19 inch sections.
  2. Next, take one of the Gold Plated Clam Shell End Tips (232020) and through the small hole between the two hemispheres slide one end of one of the sections of Beading Wire. (NOTE: MAKE SURE YOU THREAD THE WIRE THROUGH THE CONVEX SIDE OF THE CLAM SHELL END TIP, HAVING THE SHORT END COMING THROUGH TO THE CONVEX SIDE.)
  3. Now tie a knot in the short end of the Beading Wire, making sure it is long enough to prevent the wire from sliding back through..
  4. Trim off any excess wire from the short end.
  5. Repeat this process using the two other lengths of Beading Wire.
  6. Now close the Clam Shell End Tip so that it covers the three knots. Make sure to close it tightly so that it appears to be a spherical, gold bead
  7. Now it's time to start stringing the beads. On one strand, thread the Black Seed Bead Size 11/3 (TO-11BK). You'll want to make sure that you leave at least a couple inches of Beading Wire at the end of the strand. If there are extra Seed Beads you can save them for a future project.
  8. Now put a bead stopper at the end of this length. If you don't have a bead stopper it's okay to simply tape the end of the wire to your beading table
  9. Now we'll string the TOHO Kintaro Gold Seed Bead Mix (TX-01-3206) onto the second strand. These beads vary slightly in size and shape, but there is no particular order in which they need strung. Again, once you reach the end of the wire, make sure there is two inches or so of wire at the end, and once again use a bead stopper or tape to keep the strung beads on the strand.
  10. Finally we'll string the TOHO 8/10 Transparent Aquamarine Seed Beads (T0-8-3).
  11. Next we'll take the other Gold Plated Clam Shell Bead End Tip, and through the small hole between the hemispheres we'll string it onto one of the ends of Beading Wire. (NOTE: ONCE AGAIN YOU WILL WANT TO STRING THE WIRE THROUGH THE CONVEX SIDE OF THE CLAM SHELL END TIP.)
  12. Once again, tie a knot big enough to prevent the Beading Wire from slipping back through, and trim off the excess wire
  13. Repeat this process with the two other strands of Beading Wire
  14. Close the second Clam Shell End Tip so that it covers the pieces of knotted wire.
  15. Now go back to the other end of the strung beads and attach the Gold Plated 4mm Open Jump Ring (232100) to the Clam Shell End Tip via the small hook/loop of the End Tip. Now, using your Flat Nose Pliers close this loop, securing the Jump Ring to the Clam Shell End Tip.
  16. Now open the Jump Ring Slightly, and attach to it the Gold Plated Lobster Clasp (232530), then close the Jump Ring Securely.
  17. Next you'll want to go to the other end of your strung beads, and attach the Gold Plated 6mm Open Jump Ring to the second Clam Shell End Tip in the same fashion you attached the 4mm Jump Ring to the other end. Close it securely.
  18. Now take the Murano Glass Blue Lampwork 36mm Silver Foil Heart Pendant (254102) and slide it onto either end of the necklace, letting it rest in the middle.
  19. Now all you have to do is accept compliments while you wear your Groovy Aqua and Gold Glass Heart Necklace, give it as a gift, or display it with other jewelry you have for sale.

JEWELRY COMPONENTS NEEDED:

BEADING TECHNIQUES USED:

THE TOOLS YOU’LL NEED:

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