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Today we’re knocking off the Cyclades Cinquefoil Necklace.
Say that three times fast.
It’s a pretty bead flower centered with lace and beads.
This necklace is no longer for sale – it apparently sold out between when I decided to make it and today. :) So I don’t have price for you.
But here is my version:
And here is Anthro’s version:
Some notes from the reviews – apparently Anthro’s necklace was a little big for some people.
Because I don’t want a stone flower the size of a dinner plate on my chest, and I don’t think you do either, I decided to size it down a bit.
Here’s what you’ll need to make yours:
• Chain: 22″
• 5 Teardrop Beads (These are beads with one or two holes at one end, rather than a hole that runs through the center) Keep in mind that the larger your beads, the larger your flower will be. The beads I used were 1″ long.
• Small bit of lace (about 12″ or so)
• Extra beads for center
• Wire for flower – I used 26 gauge
• Lobster Clasp or other closure and 2 jump rings
• Scrap of felt for back
• Small bit of chain for extension (optional)
• Bead and headpin for extension (optional)
Cut a long piece of wire with wire cutters. You want enough so that it is easy to work with – at least 15″.
Thread your teardrop beads onto the wire.
Leave about 1″ of wire on one side. Bring the short and long sides of the wire together, to form a flower.
Twist the wire to hold it together.
To make a ragged lace flower, trim up a piece of lace. I had gathered lace, I just cut the bottom half off.
With a needle and thread, or glue, gather the lace into a flower.
Run a gathering stitch along the edge and twist the lace into a flower. Sew a few stitches to hold the flower together.
Lay the lace piece over the center of the bead flower.
Feed the wire up through the holes in the lace.
Add your small decorative beads to the wire.
Start twisting your wire around so that the beads form a circle and lay flat in the center. You can overlap the wire any way that you want so that it lays flat.
Feed the end of the wire back through the holes in the lace and pull it tight.
You might need to bring the wire back up and loop it around the beads to help hold them down, then feed it back through. Or you can do the same thing with a needle and thread and tack the wire down to the lace.
Twist the loose piece of wire around one of the back sections of wire and trim the end.
Add a large jump ring to the back around a section of wire between two of the large beads. This is what your chain will feed through.
To cover up the back of the wire, cut a small circle of felt big enough to overlap the inside edges of the beads.
Add glue to the felt (I used hot glue.)
Glue the circle to the center of the back.
To one end of your long chain, add a lobster clasp with a small jump ring.
To the other end of the chain, add a large jump ring. Cut a piece of your small chain, about 3-4″ and add that to the jump ring as well.
Add your extra bead for the extension piece to a head pin.
Hold the head pin just above the bead with round nose pliers. Wrap the wire around the pliers to make a loop.
Trim the wire just above the bead.
(If you need detailed pics of this process, see the Pernilla Necklace tutorial)
Add this bead to the end of the small chain.
Now you have a pretty Cyclades Cinquefoil Necklace.
( I had to look that up. Apparently Cyclades are Greek Islands. Cinquefoil is a flower. Nice huh?
Just call me Anthropedia. ;)
And because I love you (NOT because I’m slightly OCD when it comes to crafting and I tend to over-create)
I made a second version!! This one is a pretty Pearl Greek Island Flower.
(If you didn’t read the tutorial you are now wondering what on earth that means. ;)
I love them both!! Which one do you like??
Both of these little pretties will have giveaways on Saturday – sweet huh??
Make sure you check back tomorrow. I might just have something unexpected for you.