Animal Print Beads Necklace Design Idea
by Rita Smith
(Hallandale, Florida USA)
Tiger Tail Princess Necklace and Earrings
This animal print beads necklace design idea is an easy beginner jewelry making project.
Basic bead stringing techniques are used and a minimum number of jewelry making tools are needed.Jewelry Making Supplies
9 – designer blue-grey odd shaped beads
8 – flat oval designer tiger design beads
8 – flat gold disk beads
8 – amber globe beads
4 – large globe beads
4 – small globe beads
2 – crimp beads (gold)
2 – small gold jump rings
1 - toggle clasp
.024 diameter gold beading wireJewelry Making Tools
1 needle nose pliers
1 wire cutter
Necklace is 18 inches long.Jewelry Making Instructions
Cut 20 inches of beading wire (2 extra inches are needed for closing the toggle clasp)
On one end of the wire thread on a crimp bead 1 and a gold jump ring. Loop back the crimp bead. Leave just enough room for the ring to move freely. Crimp the crimp bead closed.
String beads in this pattern starting with 1 blue, flat gold bead, amber, tiger print, 1 Large gold globe, blue, flat gold, amber, tiger print, small globe.
Repeat this pattern until you are 1 inch from the end of the necklace, ending with a blue bead as shown in the picture.
Repeat Step 2 to crimp the second end of the necklace.