Coastal Breeze Necklace

PROJECT N2242
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
Sea glass beads in rounds and fishbone styles are a great way to bring the beach life to your summer style. This white chain is broken up by aqua and pink sea glass for a long elegant design.
Instructions
This necklace measures approximately 28 inches. To modify the length, simply adjust the length of chain and beads respectively.
  1. Begin by stringing one blue sea glass fishbone bead onto one eye pin. Make a simple wire loop. Repeat this step for 6 more blue fishbone beads as well as for 9 pink sea glass beads.
  2. To attach the beads to the chain, count to the 5th white bar. Cut off the jump rings in between the next two silver palettes to remove the 6th white bar, set the bar aside. Open the simple wire loop of one of the blue chips, same as you would a jump ring, and attach it to the loop of one silver palette. Attach the second simple wire loop to the next silver palette.
  3. Move over one white bar to the next silver palette and repeat the above step. You will do this to add all 7 blue fishbone beads.
  4. Then count 5 white bars up the other side of the chain. Now you will use the loose bars to complete the necklace. Open one simple wire loop with a pink bead on it, and attach it to the last white bar. Attach the other side of this pink bead to a free white bar. Add two more beads in this manner. Then connect 3 pink beads without the white bars in between.
  5. Continue down the other side of the necklace to attach the last 3 white bars and 3 pink beads so that it matches the other side.
This necklace has no clasp. If you'd like to add a clasp, we recommend a jump ring and lobster clasp. If you'd like a longer necklace you can add pink beads with simple wire loops to the back of the necklace.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BGL-01040 - Cultured Sea Glass, Round Bead 6mm, 32 Pieces, Blossom Pink
    Project uses 9 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BGL-9623 - Cultured Sea Glass, Fishbone Beads 20-26mm, 20 Pieces, Aqua Blue
    Project uses 7 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-0253 - Zola Elements Bulk Chain, Oblong Bar & Disc Bead Cable Links 4x15.5mm, By the Foot, Rhodium Plated / White
    Project uses 2 Feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6259 - Silver Plated Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 1 Inch (x50)
    Project uses 16 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Nautical
Ingredients BGL-01040, BGL-9623, CHA-0253, FHP-6259,
Useful Techniques & Learning Guides

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.
Cultured Sea Glass, Round Beads 6mm, 32 Pieces, Blossom Pink
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: BGL-01040
Cultured Sea Glass, Fishbone Beads 20-26mm, 20 Pieces, Aqua Blue
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$4.15 / Package | SKU: BGL-9623
Zola Elements Enameled Connector Chain, Silver Tone/White, 4x15.5mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Foot.
$3.65 / Package | SKU: CHA-0253
Silver Plated Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 1 Inch (x50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.72 / Package | SKU: FHP-6259

Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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