Hamsa and Hexagram Necklace

PROJECT N8060
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Advanced
An intricate bead woven Star of David is created using brick stitch with Miyuki Delica 11/0 seed beads in contrasting tones of pewter and blue. The design is embellished with a TierraCast Hamsa pendant and a tassel of antiqued cable chain.
Instructions
These instructions will make an 18 inch necklace. For a longer or shorter necklace, adjust the length of chain on either side respectively. Note: for a longer necklace, you may need to purchase more chain.
  1. If you are new to brick stitch, please watch the video: How to do Brick Stitch Bead Weaving. You'll be following the bead weaving pattern provided.
  2. Based on the technique shown in the video, cut a length of thread as long as you are comfortable working with (you will need approximately 10 feet to complete the star) and begin by weaving a ladder stitch base row using silver and blue beads at the starting point indicated in the photo. Be sure to leave yourself a thread tail of at least 8 inches.
  3. As you stitch the star, you will need to make brick stitch increases and decreases according to the pattern. You may also find it useful to make increases using ladder stitch. For additional tips on advanced brick stitch patterns, see this video.
  4. Once your bead weaving is complete, use pliers to open a 4mm jump ring and gently slide on a seed bead located on one corner of the star (see photo for reference). Close the jump ring. Repeat this step to attach jump rings to two more corner seed beads as shown in the photo.
  5. To hang your chain tassel and hamsa pendant: Use flush cutters to cut four 2 inch lengths of cable chain. Open one of the jump rings attached in the previous step and slide on the end links of each chain length. Close the jump ring.
  6. Now open another jump ring and slide on the loop of your hamsa pendant. Also slide on the jump ring attaching your chain tassel, fitting it between the two center lengths of chain (see photo for reference). Close the jump ring.
  7. To assemble your necklace: Cut two 8 inch lengths of cable chain. Open another of the jump rings on your star, and slide on the end link of one chain length. Close the jump ring. Repeat this step to attach chain to the third jump ring on your star (see photo for reference).
  8. To attach your clasp: Open a jump ring and slide on the end link of chain on one side of your necklace. Also slide on the loop of your clasp. Close the jump ring. Open another jump ring and slide on the end link of the chain on the opposite side of your necklace. Close the jump ring. Enjoy!
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WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • DB-693 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Semi Matte Silver Lined Medium Blue DB693
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-1851 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Duracoat Galvanized Light Smokey Pewter DB1851
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5559 - TierraCast Antiqued Silver Plated Hamsa Hand Pendant Charm 21mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2525 - Antiqued Silver Plated Curved Lobster Claw Clasps 10mm/6
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5141 - Antiqued Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-0179 - Antiqued Silver Plated, Delicate Rectangle Cable Chain, 2mm, by The Foot
    Project uses 22 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • XCR-1280 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
    Project uses 10 feet. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-0373 - Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
  • XTL-3313 - BeadSmith Casual Comfort, Flush Cutter with PVC Handle, 1 Piece
  • XTL-0034 - Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Jewish Faith
Ingredients DB-693, DB-1851, PND-5559, FCL-2525, FJR-5141, CHA-0179, XCR-1280,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Semi Matte Silver Lined Medium Blue DB693
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$5.24 / Package | SKU: DB-693
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0, 7.2 Grams, Duracoat Galvanized Light Smokey Pewter DB1851
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$8.51 / Package | SKU: DB-1851
TierraCast Antiqued Silver Plated Hamsa Hand Pendant Charm 21mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.13 / Package | SKU: PND-5559
Antiqued Silver Plated Curved Lobster Claw Clasps 10mm/6
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$2.44 / Package | SKU: FCL-2525
Antiqued Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.19 / Package | SKU: FJR-5141
Antiqued Silver Plated, Delicate Rectangle Cable Chain, 2mm, by The Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: CHA-0179
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.12 / Package | SKU: XCR-1280
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
$22.79 / Package | SKU: XTL-0373
BeadSmith Casual Comfort, Flush Cutter with PVC Handle, 1 Piece
Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$17.51 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020

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