Double-holed metal "slider" beads decorated with crystals are popular choices as they work as elegant connectors for two-stranded work.

Sliders are most commonly found in bracelets. But Chris' design set show sliders can also be used as the central focal beads in a necklace and matching earrings. For her necklace, she just strung the wire only through the top holes. The earrings required a different approach using beading wires to "hoop" up the sliders. Then both ends of the wires were strung through the same beads and crimped inside clamshell findings.

Chris carefully chose seed bead colours that complimented the silvertone, black and blue colours of the slider beads. Bright silver filigree balls also added to the classy look to her design.

Beader design #:219

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