1. First, make the
coiled bead sections. For this project, we'll be using a coiling
gizmo. Take about two meters of 24 gauge wire and using the smallest
coil bar, make a coil about 12cm long (the whole length of the coil
bar). Slide this coil onto a piece of 18ga wire 2cm longer than the
coil, and form a loop at each end using round nose pliers. Take your
turquoise, and form the coil around the bead, with the loops flush
against the bead near the hole at each end.
Step 2. Make the dangles, 48
in total. We have made these with 24ga wire, making a small swirl at
one end. We have also made these with double loops to ensure they do
not fall off the tigertail.
3. Attach the toggle to
the end of the tigertail using crimps, and thread on the 6/0 brass
seed beads. Then, thread on a 10mm agate bead then 8 dangles,
followed by the turquoise coiled bead (make sure the tigertail goes
through the loops at the end of the coil). Follow this with another 8
dangles and a 10mm agate.
4. Space the three
beaded bead sections with more 6.0 seed beads. Finish with crimps and
the other half of the magnetic clasp.