June 28, 2011

Tute for Tuesday

Sweet Songs of Summer It's always a cool effect when using several art beads together in one finished piece. As soon as I spotted these new openwork lace pendants from Cynthia Thornton's blog, I knew that several used together would be powerful and unique!

Materials:

1 Edward & Lilly Stitched pendant
4 Openwork Pewter Lace pendants from Green Girl Studios
4 Coral tube beads (Emmi Beads, Clinton NY)
4 wood tube beads (Emmi Beads, Clinton NY)
4  antiqued silver 4mm jump rings (NY Beads)
2 gunmetal or silver crimp tubes (Beadalon, Michaels craft store)
1 Silver Del Sol toggle from Lima Beads
matte green bumpy seed beads (NY Beads)
18-19 inches of .18 beading wire (Soft Flex Co.)




1. Attach 1 jump ring to the ring in the pendant, and another jump ring to that jump ring.
2. Attach 1 jump ring to the toggle ring, and 1 jump ring to the toggle bar.
3. String 1 crimp tube. Thread the wire through the jump ring on the toggle bar, pass the wire back down through the crimp tube. Crimp tightly with crimping pliers.
4. String approx 50 matte green seed beads. Pass the wire through one hole of a pewter lace pendant, string 1 coral tube, and pass the wire through the second hole of the pewter pendant. String 1 wood tube. Pass the wire through the second pewter lace pendant, string 1 coral tube, pass the wire through the second hole in the pewter pendant. String 1 wood tube. String the wire through the jump ring on the pendant.
5. String 1 wood tube, 1 pewter pendant, coral tube, 1 wood tube, 1 pewter pendant, 1 coral tube. String approx 50 matte green seed beads.
6. String 1 crimp tube. String the wire through the jump ring on the toggle ring. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, crimp tightly. Trim any excess wire with flush cutters.



If you can't find all the materials to create this piece, use your imagination and substitute different tube beads or different seed beads, or a different clasp or pendant.  The result will be awesome and even more unique to you!

8 comments:

  1. What a lovely piece! That stitched pendant is so sweet, and I love the cutwork components from Green Girl. Thanks for the tute!

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  2. Sooo beautiful !!! All the beads are unique in this piece of yours and i LOve the sewed charm and the clasp!!!!!!
    Kisses to you Lorelei!! :o))

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  3. Lovely!
    Me encanta, es precioso...
    Besos

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  4. Very cool! It is a bit tricky to find the right size beads to go in between the 2 loops of the GG pennants.

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  5. Love the necklace. And the embroidered pendant and the Green Girls thingys. Wow!

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  6. Lorelei,

    This is just precious!

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  7. Nice Design! Cool pendant :)

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  8. this is one of my favorite necklaces..i don't know what there is about it..but it keeps bringing my eye back over and over.

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