Beaded Floral Lanyard

Supplies

Soft Flex Wire 0.014 (30031549)

Lanyard hook w/swivel 6/0 seed beads-transparent rainbow-gold (30025937)

6/0 seed beads-transparent rainbow-light green (30025935)

11/0 seed beads-silver lined-yellow (30025906)

12mm flower bead-dark yellow (30078703)

12mm flower bead-yellow (30078698)

8mm split ring (30061183)

Pressed glass leaf beads “Fairy Leaf” 5mm crystal bicones light topaz (30051141)

4mm crystal bicones light topaz AB (30036712)

4mm crystal bicones peridot AB (30036675)

#2 crimp tubes-1.8mm silver plated (30033345)

 

Tools

Flush cutter Crimper tool

Optional-chain nose plier

Directions

*To make a 32” length lanyard (not including the lanyard clip) cut about 22” of the Soft Flex Wire. You may increase/decrease the length of the wire to make a longer/shorter lanyard. You may also use different colors of beads and types of beads as well.

 

String on a crimp tube, 10 of the 11/0 yellow seed beads and the split ring onto the flex wire. Feed the end of the wire back through the crimp tube then crimp the crimp tube shut, making sure you have at least 1” of excess wire (you may also smash the crimp tube shut with a chain nose plier if you don’t have the crimper tool). String on a 6/0 gold seed bead and a 6/0 light green sb (make sure to tuck the end of the excess wire into the beads you string on until the end of the wire is all tucked in). Next, string on a 6/0 gold seed bead, 10 of the 11/0 yellow seed beads, a 5mm light topaz bicone, 10 of the 11/0 yellow seed beads, a 6/0 light green seed bead, 2 leaf beads, 2 of the 4mm peridot bicones, and a flower bead (through the bottom of the flower). Repeat this configuration until you have 4 complete flower sets, ending with a 6/0 gold seed bead.

 

String on 20 of the 11/0 yellow seed beads and a 4mm light topaz AB bicone. Repeat this configuration until you have 11 of the 4mm bicones strung on, ending with 20 of the yellow seed beads.

 

String on a 6/0 gold seed bead, a flower bead (through the top of the flower), 2 of the 4mm peridot bicones, 2 leaf beads, a 6/0 light green seed bead, 10 of the 11/0 yellow seed beads, a 5mm light topaz bicone, and 10 or the 11/0 yellow seed beads. Repeat this configuration until you have 4 complete flower sets, ending with a 6/0 gold seed bead. Finally, string on a 6/0 light green seed bead, a 6/0 gold seed bead, a crimp tube, and 10 of the 11/0 yellow seed beads. Feed the portion of the wire with the 11/0 seed beads strung on through the split ring and then through the crimp tube and through the 6/0 seed beads. Crimp the crimp tube shut. Tuck in the rest of the wire through the rest of beads(atleast 1” of wire) then cut off the excess wire.

 

Attach the lanyard swivel hook to the split ring.

 

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