Create Brenda Harvey's bridal set by combining pearls and crystals.
What you need...
- BEADS Bicones, SWAROVSKI Elements: 4mm, crystal, light peach, mint alabaster, pacific opal; 6mm, erinite, Pearls: freshwater, 3mm-5mm, white, 5mm-6mm, white, mint green, peach; glass, SWAROVSKI Elements, 6mm, peach, powder green, Clusters, freshwater pearls, peach, Rondelles, rhinestone, 6mm, Flowers, diamanté: Itsy; Emily
- FINDINGS Hair comb, metal, silver-plated, Crimp beads, silver- plated, Wire: bead stringing; silver-plated, 0.4mm, Clasp, toggle, silver, Earwires, silver, Head pins, silver
- TOOLS Glue, G-S Hypo Cement, Beading board, or fleece mat, Wire cutters
Lay out the components on a fleece mat or beading board and arrange the beads into a pleasing composition. We've positioned five peach pearl clusters along the necklace with 6mm rhinestone rondelles, and have used 4mm crystal bicones, more rhinestone rondelles and single freshwater pearls to fill the interim spaces.
Once you're happy with the placement, cut 60cm of beading wire and begin to thread on your components, checking that you have not missed any of the beads or pearls in the sequence. Add two silver-plated crimp beads to each end of the wire followed by one half of a toggle closure.
Take each end of the wire back through the crimp beads and hide the ends under the nearest two crystals, trimming the wire to fit.To finish, compress the crimps with flat-nosed pliers.