Saturday, March 16, 2013

St. Patrick day crafts for adults

Here are some quick jewelry ideas for St. Patrick’s Day. Erin go bragh!!

Green Beaded Shamrock Necklace

Materials (Available from Rings & Things): 2 #41-559 2x2mm crimp tubes, sterling silver, 1 #39-548 10mm lobster clasp, sterling silver, 22 #05-301-04-12 4mm Swarovski® crystal bicones, emerald, 4 #05-601-06-12 6mm Swarovski crystal cubes, emerald, 1 vial #20-228-378 Size 11 Toho® seed beads, emerald/silver-lined, 9 #28-359-04-412 12mm foil-lined glass heart beads, translucent mint, 3 #37-557 1” ball end extra-thin head pins, sterling silver, 1 #37-245 3.3mm round jump ring, sterling silver, 20” #61-723-49-02 0.018” 49-strand Beadalon® wire, black
Tools:  side cutter, round-nose pliers, and flat-nose pliers

Place one foil-lined heart on a sterling head pin. The ‘dimple’ of the heart should be at the bottom of the head pin. Using round nose pliers, make a small loop (pictured below). Repeat two more times, for a total of three heart dangles. Set aside.

Cut approximately 20" to 22" of Beadalon. (Finished length of the necklace pictured is 17.5".)
String the Beadalon through one crimp tube and one sterling jump ring.
String the Beadalon back through the crimp tube. Flatten the crimp tube with flat-nose pliers, and trim excess Beadalon.
String seed beads, crystal bicones, crystal cubes and one foil-lined heart bead onto Beadalon, as shown in picture. Add one seed bead, one heart dangle, one seed bead and one foil-lined heart. Continue repeating pattern as shown. Hint: In example pictured, 9 seed beads separate the crystal bicones. To lengthen or shorten the necklace, add or subtract seed beads in equal amounts between the bicones.
Finish necklace by adding one crimp bead and the sterling lobster clasp. String Beadalon back through crimp tube and a few seed beads. Flatten crimp bead and trim excess Beadalon.

 Lucky Cell Phone Charm 

Materials:  4 - 6mm green crystal bicone beads, 1 four leaf clover brass charm
1 inch piece of gold-colored chain, 3 - 2 inch gold-colored head pins,
2 - 4 inch pieces of 21-gauge half-hard gold-filled wire, Round-nosed pliers, Flat-nosed pliers, and Wire cutters

Start by making the crystal dangle elements. Add one crystal to a head pin and use flat-nosed pliers to bend the pin at about a 90 degree angle.
Now, make a wrapped loop at the top of the head pin, and repeat this for three other crystal beads. Set this aside for later.

Again using the wrapped loop technique, make a wrapped loop on one end of one piece of gold-filled wire. Set this also aside for assembling in a few minutes.
Taking the other piece of gold-filled wire make a wrapped loop, but before wrapping it closed, add the leaf charm onto the loop. Wrap it closed, and then add on one green crystal to the wire.

With the same component from the previous step, start a wrapped loop just past the green crystal you just added, and before wrapping it closed, add on the piece of chain.
Using the wire piece from step three, start a wrapped loop on the other end of this wire, and attach in whatever order you want, the three dangle pieces you made previously as well as the other end of the chain, which now attached to the charm. Then close the wrap.

That's it. You can now attach it to the strap of your cell phone. Hopefully, it will bring you lots of luck!

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