Olive Grove Necklace and Earring Set

olive-grove.jpgThe beads in this necklace caught my eye because I liked the unique way they moved on the bead strand; I thought it created a look of depth and texture and, with this deep olive color, a look of warmth, as well.

This is a simple project that calls for very basic skills; you’ll only need a good dose of patience for stringing these wonderful little beads.

Supplies

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Tools

Materials

Techniques

Instructions

I really like the simplicity and continuity of this necklace. When I paired the green disks with the small gold beads, I knew I didn’t want to clutter the look further, so I kept it simple.

Necklace

1

Start With the Clasp

String your beading wire through your crimp bead, then through the eye of one half of your clasp; bring it back down through your crimp bead, pull the wire taut and use your crimping pliers to crimp the crimp bead.

2

String Beads

String on your beads in a 4-green-1-gold sequence, until your necklace is as long as you want it to be.

3

Finish the Necklace

Finish your necklace the same way you started, adding the other half of your clasp. Using your chain-nose pliers, push the wire tail back through a few beads before snipping it off.

Earrings

1

Add Beads to Headpin

Add beads on the headpins in the same 4-green-1-gold sequence – repeat it twice, 4-1-4-1.

2

Attach Earwire

Using your round-nose pliers, make a loop at the top of the headpin. Bend it back slightly so it is centered over the headpin. Slip the earwire into the loop and close it.

One Comment

  1. kim

    what i’d like to know is where you came across those fabulous olive colored beads in your olive grove necklace and earrings. i can seriously see using those beads in another project i have in mind.
    thanks for your help locating them.

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