Aurora Borealis is the scientific term for the Northern Lights, a spectacular curtain of lights that glow from electrically charged particles in the earth's atmosphere. You, too, will be glowing when you wear this awesome Deep Aurora necklace.
What You'll Need:
- 15 inches of necklace memory wire (depends on neck size)
- Spoonful of seed bead/bugle bead mix in lavender, violet, and gold
- 4 gold faceted beads, 4mm each
- 4 aurora borealis hearts, 10mm each
- 4 gold rosebud beads, 6mm each
- 4 aurora borealis spacer beads
- 7 aurora borealis drops, 6x11mm each
- Wire cutters
- Needle-nose pliers
Step 1: Cut a piece of necklace memory wire long enough to coil around your neck about 1-1/2 times. Using needle-nose pliers, make a loop at one end of the wire. You may need an adult to help you with this step.
Step 2: String a few beads from the seed bead/bugle bead mix onto the wire. Then add on a gold faceted bead, one Aurora Borealis heart, a seed bead or small bugle bead, a gold rosebud bead, one Aurora Borealis spacer bead, and two Aurora Borealis drops.
Step 3: Now string on seed beads and bugle beads until you are about 1/2-inch from the center of the necklace. Add on one gold faceted bead, one heart bead, a seed bead or small bugle bead, a rosebud bead, and one spacer bead.
Step 4: Next, thread on three Aurora Borealis drops, each separated by a seed bead, for the center of your necklace. Then reverse your bead pattern by stringing on a spacer bead, one rosebud bead, a seed bead or small bugle bead, one heart bead, and a gold faceted bead.
Step 5: Thread on a mix of seed beads and bugle beads until you're about two inches from the end of the wire.
Step 6: Repeat step 2, but reverse the bead pattern by starting with two Aurora Borealis drops. Finish the necklace by making a loop at the end of the wire with the needle-nose pliers.
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