Beaded Necklace How-To Spring Opaques Print
spring_opaques_fullSpring Opaques Necklace

Designed by Ashley Bunting

A lovely Spring necklace made from unique vintage opaque crystals paired with blue and green lucite and glass.  Wear this necklace alone or make the second necklace to add layers and texture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Necklace #1


(10) Vintage Swarovski 5105 Turquoise 12.5X10mm 10pc.

(11) Vintage Swarovski Art 5110 Opaque Green 8mm 20 beads

(10) Vintage Lucite Side Drilled Button Round Beads 12mm Aqua Moonglow 20 beads per strand

(30) Vintage Lucite Emerald Moonglow Side Drilled Button Rounds 6mm 40pc.

(20) Vintage Lucite Round Beads 5mm Green Opal Moonglow 50 beads per strand

(50) Vintage German Glass 4mm Lime Chartreuse Green Round Beads 50pc

(2.5ft) Sterling Silver Extreme Softflex 0.019 Medium 30ft Spool sold per spool

(1) Silver Plated Large Lobster Claw Clasps 8x15mm 20pc

(2) Sterling Silver Crimp Beads 2x2mm 50pc/pkg

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Step 1: Cut 2.5' of soft flex and crimp one end to the lobster claw clasp. String twenty five 4mm lime green glass beads onto the soft flex. String ten 5mm green opal lucite rounds on to the soft flex.

 

 

Step 2: Continue stringing the necklace. Use one 6mm emerald lucite side drilled button round between every bead. String the beads in this pattern: one green flower crystal, one aqua button round, and one turquoise rectangle crystal. Repeat this

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pattern until you have strung ten turquoise rectangle crystals. String one more green flower crystal, ten 5mm green opal lucite rounds, twenty five 4mm lime green glass beads.

 

Step 3: Crimp the end to the other side of the lobster claw clasp.

 

 

 

 

 

Necklace #2

 



(12) Vintage Lucite Teal Green Moonglow Ovals 12x15mm 15pc.

(16) Vintage Lucite Round Beads 8mm Light Mint Green 30 beads per strand


(77) Vintage German Glass 4mm Lime Chartreuse Green Round Beads 50pc


(2.5ft) Sterling Silver Extreme Softflex 0.019 Medium 30ft Spool sold per spool

(1) Silver Plated Large Lobster Claw Clasps 8x15mm 20pc

(2) Sterling Silver Crimp Beads 2x2mm 50pc/pkg


 

spring_opaques_2Step 1: Cut 2.5' of soft flex. Crimp one end to the lobster claw clasp. String twenty five 4mm lime green glass beads.

 

Step 2: Use one 4mm lime green glass bead between every bead. String eight 7mm mint lucite rounds, twelve teal lucite ovals, eight more mint lucite rounds, and twenty five 4mm lime green glass beads.

 

Step 3: Crimp the end to the other side of the lobster claw clasp.

 

 

 

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