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Swarovski Crystal 'Open Heart' Necklace

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Category Jewelry
Type Accessory, Necklace
Style Classic, Romantic, Formal / Bridal, Cute
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Who is this project for? Women

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What materials did you use? For this piece I used 84 bicone Swarovski Crystal beads (4mm) and silver coloured seed beads. The thread I used was medium thickness nylon beading thread (too thin and it doesn't keep it's shape, too thick and you can't cross through the beads enough times).

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What are you most proud of? I'm most proud of being able to do this pattern without following instructions and adding my own twist by making a different colour for each side so that it produces a 2-Tone effect. I also altered the design slightly to create a 'Cirlce' shape instead of a 'Heart' which also gives a beautiful effect.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I would advise that if you're new to jewellery design and bead weaving that you should start with something a little easier first just to practise. Other than that, just take your time and concentrate!

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Here's the link for that open heart project

08/31/2013 Flag

Thanks mymy1359 for sharing that link. I couldn't find the original link where I found it, so this is really helpful. However, after having a quick look at the instructions, they tell you to use 3mm Crystals for the inside beads and I used a combination of Clear 4mm crystals and Clear seed beads. I think it gives a slighter better finish, but of course it's optional and depends on your own preference. Hope this helps judyalcox837116 xx

09/13/2013 Flag

hola cuando vas a montar la imagenes de este tutorial para yo poderlo realizar

09/26/2013 Flag

These are so pretty. Iespecially like the color variations.

02/17/2014 Flag

Thanks! They are so easy to make too! xx

02/21/2014 Flag

Hi karprince2107543, Sorry I don't speak your language, but I had to use Google translate to find out what your question was :o). I can't find the original instructional video where I learnt the pattern, but I have found a similar one (see below). The only difference is where they have used 3mm crystals to create the 'bend' in shape, I used a size 11/0 seed bead, which works just fine. Hope this helps everyone!

02/21/2014 Flag