Monday, 10 June 2013

Summer Cluster Set

A pretty little set, you can make this in summery pastel colours, or try faceted crystals for a little bit of bling.

You will need:
  • 1 x Ready Made Chain 
  • 2 Earring Wires 
  • 36 Head Pins 
  • 3 x 8mm Beads / 15 x 6mm Beads / 18 x 4mm beads (3 Sets) 
  • Seed Beads 
  • 18 large links of chain
What you do:
  • Onto one Headpin thread one seed bead, one x 8mm bead and another seed bead. 
  • Turn the top of the wire over to form a loop and cut off the excess with wire cutters. 
  • Open the links in the chain to separate into three lengths of 6 links. 
  • Attach the beaded loop you just made to the bottom link of one length of 6. 
  • Make another pin in the same way as steps 1 & 2 but using a 6mm bead, and attach to the second link, as show in the photo. 
  • Repeat with the remaining four 6mm beads, attaching each one to the next link in the chain. 
  • Now thread up the six x 4mm beads in the same manner and attach each one to each link (you will now have two beads on each link) 
  • Repeat this to make three clusters, taking care to colour match your design as you go along. 
  • Thread the chain through one cluster to make the pendant, and attach the other two clusters to the earring wires

© Sue Simmons / The Bead Shed 
MAY 2007

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