Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Gorgeous Beading Wire and Swarovski Crystal Necklace Tutorial

By on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9 Comments

I save up my beading wire scraps and use them in necklace designs by crimping short lengths on a necklace. But I've only used a few lengths per project. Now feast your eyes on this gorgeous Sparkling Crystal Feather Necklace design by the Jewelry and Polymer Clay Tutorial Heaven site. (Update : no longer available). The necklace is truly scrumptious when a great many wire lengths are used.


Does this mean you will be saving your beading wire scraps from now on?

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9 comments:

  1. That is one gorgeous necklace, Pearl, and a very nice tutorial. Unfortunately, my brain said "eek" when it saw "150 crimp covers." If I had to put 150 crimp covers on one item, the air would be blue right across Canada and partway through the U.S. No way...uh uh. I have them, use them, and honestly think they were invented to drive us crazy. But 150 of the little gremlins? I'd rather beat my head against the wall 150 times.

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  2. LOL!! That's probably why I use less! But the effect is gorgeous if you have the patience.

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  3. Ok...'m still laughing from Susan's post!!!
    That is so really stunning!! It wouldn't be the crimp covers that got me though, I would just get so lost in all those crystals...wanting to hold them and play with them!!! Nice tutorial!! Beautiful for a bride!

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  4. 1st...Love, love, love Susan's comment, made me laugh out loud! I spotted her remark a day ago on the recent comments widget and had to read it in full. Would have left a comment myself at the time but as I already had a few comments on the widget, I thought I'd wait awhile. Didn't want to hog the widget. :)

    It is truly a beautiful necklace and one that would turn many heads but I must agree with Susan; attaching 150 crimp covers, what a daunting task!
    I've tired just about everything, from chain nose pliers to my crimping pliers, in order to close a crimp cover. Trying to get them to close up evenly, looking like a small round bead, is challenging (to say the least). Maybe someone will invent a special tool just for this purpose?

    BTW- Thanks Pearl for the information about the tutorial video controls. I never thought to reposition the little slider button, guess it was too obvious for me, like hiding Easter eggs in plain sight. ;)

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  5. Anna, try using sterling silver crimp covers - they work really well because the metal is softer. The silver plated covers are a pain to close!

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  6. Thanks Pearl, another good suggestion. :)

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  7. No wonder I always read the comments - too funny! And gorgeous necklace!

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  8. Please enter my name into the giveaway. I would love to win these beautiful gemstones. I am a email subscriber, a follower on facebook and I love your tutorials.

    Our youth group at church will actually be using the Straw Flower tutorial for a Easter Craft project this week!!!

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  9. Okay Klista! I will add you to the giveaway which is on another post. Great news about the straw flower project!

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