|Znetshows Pearls in Silver, Gold, and White, Crystal, and Morning Glory clasp|
Selecting the strand of crystals was a bit of a shot in the dark. It is hard to get an idea of the size of irregular shaped beads and colors are sometimes difficult to judge. I couldn't have been more excited when I saw the crystals I picked in person. The gold, silver, and white pearls were exactly the same as what I had selected. The tiny crystals were gold and the larger crystals had lots of sparkle. I was tempted to use the strand of crystal in the exact order that they came, but I knew there were too many and I wanted to use some of the crystals in a matching bracelet and earrings.
When making a necklace, I figure out the length of it first. My daughter wanted a 20 inch necklace so that decision was easy. I cut 25 inches of wire. I then put on a crimp bead, threaded the wire through a wire protector and put half of the Znetshows morning glory clasp on. I used Beadalon 49 strand wire because the pearls and crystals have some weight; it is a fairly long necklace and my daughter is hard on her jewelry. I laid the pearls and crystals on a bead board to work with the design. I wanted to use crystal between the pearls so I pulled a pack of 48 Swarovski crystal bicone Xilion 4mm black diamond AB beads from my stash. You can never have too much sparkle!
|Steps 1 through 4 in making the necklace are pictured above|
|Pearl and Crystal Necklace by Bay Moon Design|
This necklace is fairly inexpensive to make, put it looks like it cost a fortune!
In addition to the beading wire and 48 Swarovski crystal bicone Xilion 4mm black diamond AB beads which cost $4.28, the materials that I go from Znetshows cost as follows:
BD1620-14S golden pearls $2.00
BDS1620-22 off white pearls $2.00
BDS1620-08 gray pearls $2.00
ZMX-56-02 chinese crystal designer glass Beads faceted,Caramel Mix $6.00
M0314-AS M pkg. of 5 antique silver tone morning glory vine toggle clasps $1.50
Add a couple of crimp beads and wire protectors and you have a matching set of a necklace, bracelet, and earrings for under $20.
|Matching Pearl and Crystal Bracelet by Bay Moon Design|
|White Pearl and Crystal Earrings by Bay Moon Design|
I still have pearls left which makes me happy and my daughter is thrilled with her special jewelry for all of her upcoming special events and holiday occasions.
Keep Znetshows in mind when you are creating jewelry. The company has great prices and beautiful beads. Most importantly, as a customer Znetshows is wonderful to work.
|Znetshows Morning Glory Clasps|
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Happy Holiday shopping!