Penny Copper And Gold Necklace

Necklace measures 21"

Necklace measures 21"

 

If you’ve ever held a copper penny in your hands, a new one with just a bit of wear, and maybe a couple of nicks and dark shading from handling, you can visualize the true color of the large beads in this necklace. The color of these big pillow beads doesn’t translate accurately via camera.  At least, not mine. If you follow my website you already know I’m addicted to copper but I would not have suspected I would ever like the combination of copper and gold. When I found these spacer beads at Michael's store, I just knew they deserved a project on my site. This is a simple bead stringing project with a clasp secured to the wire with crimp beads. Clear glass copper lined beads separate the copper and gold spacers resulting in colors and textures that blend into one big happy, gorgeous necklace.

My Parts
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Directions

step 1 - Cut the beading wire to measure 25”.

step 2 - Add 26 copper lined beads to the wire followed by nine spacers. Alternate the gold and copper spacers starting with gold and ending with gold. A copper lined bead should separate each spacer.

step 2 - Add 26 copper lined beads to the wire followed by nine spacers. Alternate the gold and copper spacers starting with gold and ending with gold. A copper lined bead should separate each spacer.

step 3 - Add a large pillow copper bead to the wire.

step 3 - Add a large pillow copper bead to the wire.

step 4 - Add 11 spacer beads alternating gold and copper with copper lined beads in between each.

step 4 - Add 11 spacer beads alternating gold and copper with copper lined beads in between each.

step 5 - Add another large copper bead and repeat step four until you have added all five large copper beads to the wire.

step 5 - Add another large copper bead and repeat step four until you have added all five large copper beads to the wire.

step 6 - Add nine spacer beads as you did in step two, alternating gold and copper with each spacer separated by a copper lined bead.

step 7 - Finishing by adding 26 copper lined beads to the wire.

step 8 - Insert the wire into a crimp bead and the clasp loop.

step 8 - Insert the wire into a crimp bead and the clasp loop.

step 9 - Bring the wire back through the crimp bead and use a crimping tool to secure the wire to the clasp.

step 9 - Bring the wire back through the crimp bead and use a crimping tool to secure the wire to the clasp.

step 10 - Trim the wire to about one inch with scissors. Slide beads over the trimmed wire until it is covered.

step 10 - Trim the wire to about one inch with scissors. Slide beads over the trimmed wire until it is covered.

step 11 - At the other end of the necklace slide all the beads against the clasp end of the necklace. Repeat steps eight and nine, pulling the wire taught before securing the crimp bead. Thread the wire through several copper lined beads then cut off the excess with small sharp scissors.

step 11 - At the other end of the necklace slide all the beads against the clasp end of the necklace. Repeat steps eight and nine, pulling the wire taught before securing the crimp bead. Thread the wire through several copper lined beads then cut off the excess with small sharp scissors.

 


Supplies

At Michaels Store

  • 1.25” diamond shaped copper pillow beads
  • 8/0 copper mix Czech Glass E-beads
  • 8mm gold and copper spacer beads
  • Gold crimp beads
  • Clasp
  • Scissors

At Amazon

  • Crimp tool
  • Beadalon 19 strand 0.38 Bead stringing wire

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