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Bohemian blooms

Grow a summer garden

This set includes some of my favorite design themes, like Art Nouveau and  Steampunk. Stylized pod shapes, ornate leaves, and swinging dangles give the necklace a vintage yet organic feel. The ribbon colors add to the floral feeling, and asymmetry gives the overall look a casual vibe.

SUPPLIES

Necklace 26 in. (66 cm)

  • 13 mm round bead
  • 12 mm round bead
  • 4 mm bicone crystal
  • 35 mm branch link
  • 30 mm key charm
  • 22 mm ring
  • 20 mm filigree leaf charm
  • 18 mm magnolia leaf bead cap
  • 2 9 mm bead caps
  • 8 mm bead cap
  • 2 5 mm bead caps
  • 4 mm spacer
  • 1 1⁄2 in. (3.8 cm) chain, 4 mm links
  • 2 1⁄2-in. (6.4 cm) head pin
  • 10 mm jump ring
  • 3 8 mm jump rings
  • 9 5 mm jump rings
  • 36-in. (.9 m) ribbon
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters

Supplies from Eclectica, 262.641.0910, eclecticabeads.com. Check your local bead store for supplies.

INSTRUCTIONS

Long dangle
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Step 1
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Step 2

1. Open a 5 mm jump ring. Attach a leaf charm and another 5 mm jump ring. Close the jump ring. 

2. On a head pin, string: bicone crystal, 5 mm bead cap, 12 mm round bead, 18 mm bead cap, 4 mm spacer, 8 mm bead cap, 5 mm. Make a wrapped loop.

 
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Step 3a
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Step 3b

3. a. Use two 5 mm jump rings to attach the head pin unit and a 10 mm jump ring. Use a 5 mm jump ring to attach a branch link. b. Attach two more 5 mm jump rings and the branch link. 

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Step 4

4.  Use an 8 mm jump ring to attach the branch dangle and the leaf charm dangle.

For complete project instructions, click here to download & print this PDF

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