Almandine
Creative Beading|Vol 15 No 6
Almandine

The Almandine Garnet is red with a violet tint and derives its name from a town in Asia Minor. Designed by Bead Needs.

MATERIALS

80cm of medium weight Tiger Tail

2 x crimps

1 x Bali toggle clasp

7 x Bali head pins

1 x Bali Garnet Pendant

2 x Bali ear wires

BEADS

11 x Bali beads 8–10mm – style 7

1 x 40cm strand 8mm Fossil beads – Red

24 x 3mm Swarovski Bicone beads – Garnet

34 x Bali spacer beads 6x2mm

14 x 3mm spacer beads

TOOLS

Needle nosed pliers

Crimping tool

Wire cutters

Length of finished piece: 50-60cm as desired

DESIGNER’S NOTE

Keep four red Fossil beads aside, two for earrings and two for pendant.

NECKLACE STEP ONE

Attach one end of the Tiger Tail to the toggle clasp with a crimp.

STEP TWO

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Vol 15 No 6