Leaf Bead Necklace and Earrings
You will need a variety of seed beads or any size bead you prefer.
beading wire -choose your desired colour
jewelery wire cutter
tool to bend/shape the wire
This project is pretty easy.
You simply use your jewelry wire cutters and cut about 1 to 1.5" sections of your desired wire colour, and every other one is going to be straight, and you simply add 5 beads -the 2 outer ones are the same, the 2 inner ones will be the same and in the middle will be a leaf bead. You make small loops on ea. end, and close them. This is where you will hook the next section into and then close the end loop.
The next secton will be approx. 1.5" you make a loop in the middle and the a small look on ea. end. Add bead, and hook into one of the straight sections.
I've added a picture because it's kind of hard to explain... but it's very easy once you make a few. I made a few sections, then started piecing it together. Alternating between looped section and the straight section with the leaf bead... repeat until finished. Make necklace big enough to slip over your head. Or you can attach a lobster claw.
This project was submitted by kenipela (Jennifer Gibbons). Thanks Jennifer Gibbons!