Jewelry Project: Kiss Me Im Irish Illusion Necklace and Matching Earrings

finishedYou’ll feel extra-lucky to wear this gorgeous sparkly green earring and necklace ensemble for Saint Patrick’s Day!

Materials:

Necklace Instructions:

  1. Cut a 28” piece of Beadalon wire. Fold the wire in half, and mark the center with your permanent maker. To make sure your necklace is even on both sides, you will start from the center and work your way out.
  2. String the following onto your wire (being careful nothing slides off the other end! You can use a piece of clear tape.): 1.3mm crimp tube, 4mm bicone crystal, bead cap, 6mm round crystal, bead cap, 4mm bicone crystal, shamrock charm (add a 4mm jump ring so the charm faces out), 4mm bicone crystal, bead cap, 6mm round crystal, bead cap, 4mm bicone crystal, 1.3mm crimp tube
  3. Slide the beads to the center of the wire, making sure the shamrock charm sits over the mark you mad earlier. Gently use your Micro Crimper tool to crimp the tubes on either side of the beads. (Revisit my crimping tutorial here!)
    start
  4. On either side of the center beads, measure and mark ½” along the wire.
    first gap
  5. Gently pinch the wire with your thumb and first finger, directly below your mark. Side a 1.3mm crimp tube down to your fingers, and crimp using your Micro Crimper tool.
    pinch
  6. String the following: 4mm bicone crystal, flower bead, 4mm bicone crystal
  7. Crimp another 1.3mm crimp tube immediately above the last bead.
  8. Measure and mark 1” along the wire.
    second gap
  9. String the following: 4mm bicone crystal, bead cap, 6mm round crystal, bead cap, 4mm bicone crystal
  10. Crimp another 1.3mm crimp tube immediately above the last bead.
  11. Measure and mark 1” along the wire.
  12. Repeat steps 6 – 11
  13. Repeat steps 6 – 9
  14. String a 2.5mm crimp tube, pass the wire through the shamrock clasp, back through the crimp tube and beads and gently pull the tail end of the wire to tighten.
    clasp
  15. Crimp the final crimp tube with your regular sized Crimper tool.
  16. Repeat steps 5 – 15 on the other side of the necklace

spiral

NOTE: The final necklace will measure approx. 22” in length. If you prefer a shorter necklace, simply end the pattern sooner on each side!

Earring Instructions:

  1. Take a head pin, and thread 1 bicone crystal, 1 flower bead, and 1 bicone crystal on it.
  2. Using your chain nose and round nose pliers, create a wire wrapped loop in the head pin. (See my wrapped loop tutorial here!)
  3. Holding the earring wire in one hand, use your chain nose pliers to gently twist open the loop.
  4. Slip your wire wrapped head pin onto the earring wire, and twist the earring wire loop closed with your chain nose pliers.

Repeat steps 1 – 4 to create the second earring – and voila! You are done!

earrings

Happy Beading!!

Comments

  1. Very pretty Jamie. Looks like a lot of work, but so worth it. I love the look of jewelry, but I rarely wear it. If my mom was still alive, this would so be something I would’ve tried to make for her.

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