This necklace features comfortable kimono cording and a central pendant created on an antique brass D-ring. The striking brass flower is a pair of gently opened bead caps.
1. Place a small drop of glue into a machine end. Press the trimmed kimono cording into the machine end and twist cording to distribute the glue. Repeat with remaining machine ends and cording. Set aside to dry 24 hours.
2. Feed a head pin through a druk bead. Bend, trim and loop the head pin to create a bead dangle. Repeat to create 10 bead dangles with remaining druk beads. Reserve one druk for the flower center. Create bead dangles in a similar manner with red opal beads.
3. Feed a jump ring through a bead dangle and attach to the D-ring. Repeat to attach all bead dangles to the D-ring so that the 10 druks are in the center and there are 8 red opal beads on each side.
4. Flatten tulip bead caps gently with your hands so that they will sit atop one another to form the blossom. Feed a head pin through the remaining druk bead and then through the front of the stacked, flattened bead caps. Using your round nose pliers, coil the head pin tightly and secure the bead cap.
5. Using your chain nose pliers attach a section of kimono cording to one side of the D-ring by feeding the jump ring through the machine end and around the D-ring. Repeat on the other side, including the coiled loop on the back of the blossom so that the blossom sits atop the D-ring when the jump ring is closed.
6. Using remaining two jump rings attach spring ring clasp and extender chain to the remaining machine cap ends.