Kristal Wick's Kalanchoe, Mother of Flowers Necklace, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Texturing, Beads. This project is a great way to use up your seed bead soup.
Kalanchoe, Mother of Flowers Necklace
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Texturing, Beading
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This project is a great way to use up your seed bead soup. There's no right or wrong colors or sizes to this project so let yourself go and have fun!

Materials

Copper Washer, 24 Gauge, 3/4 Inch, Pack of 6
MET-530.10
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $3.98
  • Gold Club Price: $2.98
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Copper Washer, 24 Gauge, 1 Inch, Pack of 6
MET-530.05
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.10
  • Gold Club Price: $3.08
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Copper Washer, 24 Gauge, 1-1/4 Inch, Pack of 6
MET-530.15
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.97
  • Gold Club Price: $5.23
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Sterling Silver Oval Lobster Clasp (Gun Metal) 11 mm - Pack of 1
K3-139
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.30
  • Gold Club Price: $1.73
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Gold Filled Corrugated Oval Cable Chain 2.4x1.8mm - 10 Feet
C4-141U
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $113.20
  • Gold Club Price: $84.90
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4mm Aquamarine 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-56A
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  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.97
  • Gold Club Price: $1.48
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4mm Blue Zircon 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 12
A13-17A
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $2.00
  • Gold Club Price: $1.50
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4mm Crystal Aurore Boreale 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-94A
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.67
  • Gold Club Price: $1.25
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4mm Light Sapphire 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Bead - Pack of 10
A13-129A
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $1.57
  • Gold Club Price: $1.18
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4mm Peridot 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-60A
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.97
  • Gold Club Price: $1.48
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Sterling Silver Crimp Beads 2x2mm - Pack of 100
K10-22
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $8.20
  • Gold Club Price: $6.15
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Soft Flex Beading Wire--Medium--.019
BDC-419.00
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  • Price: $15.50
  • Gold Club Price: $11.63
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Rose Gold Filled Jump Rings Open (.025) 22ga 6mm - Pack of 10
L11-16
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  • Price: $3.92
  • Gold Club Price: $2.94
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
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  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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Texturing Hammer with 9 Faces
HAM-470.00
  • HAM-470.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $47.00
  • Gold Club Price: $35.25
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Steel Block--Deluxe Hardened Steel
DAP-525.50
  • DAP-525.50
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $18.97
  • Gold Club Price: $14.23
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Mighty Crimper
PLR-584.00
  • PLR-584.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Liver of Sulphur Gel, 2 Ounce Bottle
SOL-610.02
  • SOL-610.02
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $12.95
  • Gold Club Price: $9.71
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WireJewelry Ultra Pro Micro Abrasive Polishing Pads, 20 pack
G9-5-20PK
  • G9-5-20PK
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $8.95
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Instructions
Step 1
Create crystal hoops by stringing a crystal, and a seed bead 13 times onto the beading wire. Add a crimp and pass one of the wires back through the crimp so the hoop is closed. Pass the other wire back through the crimp and pull the hoop tight so there's no slack in the wire.
The crimping pliers have 2 notches. The first is closest to your hand holding the pliers. Place the crimp into that notch and close gently and tightly. You have created a little taco shaped crimp. The second notch closest to the tip of the pliers folds the taco in half. So place the taco sideways into that notch and squeeze gently and tightly so the sides fold together. Here's a tip on crimping:
https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_tips_techniques/Making-Perfect-Crimps_289.html

Trim the excess wire with cutters. Create 27 of these hoops in various sizes, lengths and colors.


Kristal Wick's Kalanchoe, Mother of Flowers Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Texturing, Beads, kalanchoe mother of flowers necklace
Kristal Wick's Kalanchoe, Mother of Flowers Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Texturing, Beads, kalanchoe mother of flowers necklace
Step 2
Using a texture hammer and anvil, hammer both sides of each washer until you are pleased with the texture. Do this for 10 washers of different sizes. Use different textures on each washer or the same. This is a great time to experiment with different texture techniques and hammers.
Kristal Wick's Kalanchoe, Mother of Flowers Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Texturing, Beads, kalanchoe mother of flowers necklace
Step 3
Patina the washers using liver of sulfur and then polish the high points on both sides. Or use my cheater patina method:
https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_tips_techniques/Cheater-Patina_488.html
Kristal Wick's Kalanchoe, Mother of Flowers Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Texturing, Beads, kalanchoe mother of flowers necklace
Step 4
Slide three crystal hoops onto the chain and then add a washer. Repeat until you have used up all your washers and crystal hoops.
Kristal Wick's Kalanchoe, Mother of Flowers Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Texturing, Beads, kalanchoe mother of flowers necklace
Step 5
Use a jump ring to attach a lobster clasp onto one of the end links and close. Attach a jump ring to the other end.
Kristal Wick's Kalanchoe, Mother of Flowers Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Texturing, Beads, kalanchoe mother of flowers necklace
Kristal Wick's Kalanchoe, Mother of Flowers Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Texturing, Beads, kalanchoe mother of flowers necklace