Retired - Journey to China Necklace

PROJECT N2183
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
This strung necklace features lovely China Jade gemstones, White Agate gemstones and aromatic cedar wood beads for a gorgeous global inspired design.
Instructions
This necklace measures approximately 27 inches. To modify the length, simply adjust the amount of beads strung respectively.
  1. Begin by cutting 40 inches of beading wire. Place a bead stopper about 3 inches from one end.
  2. String on 12 gold beads.
  3. Then: 1 white agate, 1 gold - repeat 11 times.
  4. Add: 1 wood, 1 gold - repeat 4 times.
  5. String on 1 jade, 1 gold tube, 1 jade, 5 wood.
  6. Then: 1 jade, 1 tassel - repeat 8 times.
  7. Then: 1 jade, 5 wood, 1 jade, 1 gold tube, and 1 jade.
  8. Add: 1 gold, 1 wood - repeat 4 times.
  9. Add: 1 gold, 1 white - repeat 11 times.
  10. String on 12 gold beads.
  11. String on one crimp tube. Thread the wire through the wire protector as seen in our Quick Tip Video: Using Wire Protectors for Strung Jewelry. Then before threading the wire back through the crimp tube slip on the loop of the lobster clasp. Thread the beading wire back through the crimp tube and pull snug. Crimp the crimp tube. Thread the wire back through a few adjacent beads. Trim any excess wire. Add a crimp cover.
  12. Move to the beginning side of the necklace and remove the bead stopper. Repeat the above step on this side of the necklace, adding a closed jump ring to the wire protector before crimping the crimp tube. Make sure you don't pull too taut because you want the necklace to have a nice bend when closed.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCR-1057 - Bright Gold Tone Crimp Bead Covers 4mm (x144)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1719 - BeadSmith Crimp Tubes, 2.5x2.5mm, 100 Pieces, Gold Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-4072 - 22K Gold Plated Closed Jump Rings 7mm 18 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PTS-108 - Nylon Cord Pendant, Tassel with Gold Tone Open Jump Ring 30mm, 10 Pieces, White
    Project uses 9 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4722 - 22K Gold Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 15mm (6)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-5193 - Soft Flex, 49 Strand Medium Beading Wire .019 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
    Project uses 40 Inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-1002 - Smooth Aromatic Cedar Wood Beads, Round 10mm, 20 Pieces, Natural
    Project uses 20 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SPAG-601 - White Agate Gemstone 6mm Faceted Round Beads - 15.5 Inch Strand
    Project uses 24 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SPJD-08003 - China Jade Gemstone, Smooth Round Beads 10mm, 16 Inch Strand, Green and White
    Project uses 14 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-924 - TierraCast Spacer Bead, Hammered Tube 5.5x10.8mm. 2 Pieces, Bright Gold Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-5216 - 22K Gold Plated Thick Heishe Spacers Beads 4.5mm x 2.5mm (144)
    Project uses 58 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-4142 - Wire & Thread Protectors Protector Loops Gold Color (144)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5608 - Xuron 4 In 1 Crimping Pliers - Works On 1, 2 And 3mm Crimps!
Additional Information
Theme Yoga, Boho
Ingredients FCR-1057, FCR-1719, FJR-4072, PTS-108, FCL-4722, XCR-5193, BWD-1002, SPAG-601, SPJD-08003, BMB-924, BMB-5216, FCR-4142,
Useful Techniques & Learning Guides

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Bright Gold Tone Crimp Bead Covers 4mm (x144)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$5.66 / Package | SKU: FCR-1057
BeadSmith Crimp Tubes, 2.5x2.5mm, 100 Pieces, Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$1.51 / Package | SKU: FCR-1719
22K Gold Plated Closed Jump Rings 7mm 18 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.16 / Package | SKU: FJR-4072
Nylon Cord Pendant, Tassel with Gold Tone Open Jump Ring 30mm, 10 Pieces, White
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$6.57 / Package | SKU: PTS-108
22K Gold Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 15mm (6)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$2.35 / Package | SKU: FCL-4722
Soft Flex, 49 Strand Medium Beading Wire .019 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$11.19 / Package | SKU: XCR-5193
Smooth Aromatic Cedar Wood Beads, Round 10mm, 20 Pieces, Natural
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$4.89 / Package | SKU: BWD-1002
China Jade Gemstone, Smooth Round Beads 10mm, 16 Inch Strand, Green and White
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$4.33 / Package | SKU: SPJD-08003
TierraCast Spacer Bead, Hammered Tube 5.5x10.8mm. 2 Pieces, Bright Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$1.67 / Package | SKU: BMB-924
22K Gold Plated Thick Heishe Spacers Beads 4.5mm x 2.5mm (144)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$7.88 / Package | SKU: BMB-5216
Wire & Thread Protectors Protector Loops Gold Color (144)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$4.19 / Package | SKU: FCR-4142
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Xuron 4 In 1 Crimping Pliers - Works On 1, 2 And 3mm Crimps!

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