Abalone Treasures Necklace

PROJECT N2204
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
This strung necklace features pretty scallops of Czech Glass Flat Teardrops in a beautiful etched style resembling a found shimmering shell.
Instructions
This necklace measures approximately 16 inches. To modify the length, simply adjust the length of number of beads strung on both sides respectively.
  1. Begin by cutting off 4 feet of NanoFil. String one thread protector and slide it down to the center of the thread so you can fold over the two strands. Tie a double overhand knot up close to the thread protector. Add a crimp cover.
  2. Next thread one strand on to one needle. Thread the other strand on to another needle.
  3. Now take both needles and string the beads on to both needles. String on 1 seed bead, then 1 round bead and 3 seed beads. Repeat the pattern of 1 round bead and 3 seed beads until you have added 16 round beads total. Finish with both needles coming out of the last round bead.
  4. Separate the needles and on to one needle string on 4 seed beads, 1 round bead and 4 seed beads. On to the other strand, string on 3 seed beads, 1 drop bead, 1 seed bead, 1 drop bead, 1 seed bead, 1 drop bead and 3 seed beads. Next string both needles through 1 round bead.
  5. Repeat the step above to create 5 full scallops. Once you have reached the end and have gone through 1 round bead with the needles together, keep them together and continue the pattern of 3 seed beads and 1 round bead until you have 16 round beads to match the other side of the necklace. Finish with adding 1 seed bead.
  6. Take one strand and string it up and over a thread protector and back down. Take the other strand and go up and over the strand protector in the opposite direction criss-crossing them over the top. Take the strands and tie a double overhand knot. String the thread back down through a few beads. Trim the tails. Go back to the knot and add a crimp cover.
  7. Open one jump ring and attach it to 1 spring ring clasp and to the thread protector. Close the jump ring.
  8. Move to the other side of the necklace and attach another jump ring to this thread protector and to one chain extender. Close the jump ring.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-130 - Czech Glass, Flat Teardrop Beads 7.5x11mm, 30 Pieces, Etch Crystal Full Sliperit
    Project uses 15 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-7603 - Czech Glass Druk Round Beads 6mm Matte Crystal (50)
    Project uses 41 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DMRR-0961F - Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, 961F Sterling Silver Plated Frosted (Matte)
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3911 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-0127 - BeadSmith NanoFil Uni-Filament Beading Thread, 0.008 Inch Thick, 50 Yards, Clear Mist
    Project uses 4 Feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-4160 - Silver Plated Wire & Thread Protectors .019 Inch Loops (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1093 - Silver Plated Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • AXC-2730 - Beadalon Silver Plated Chain Necklace Extender W/ Heart 2 Inch (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-1120 - Round Spring Ring Clasp, 9mm Long, 25 Pieces, Silver Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. 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
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Additional Information
Theme Spring
Ingredients BCP-130, BCP-7603, DMRR-0961F, FJR-3911, XCR-0127, FCR-4160, FCR-1093, AXC-2730, FCL-1120,
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.
Czech Glass, Flat Pear Teardrop Beads 11x7.5mm, 30 Pieces, Etch Crystal Full Sliperit
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 30 Pieces.
$6.79 / Package | SKU: BCP-130
Czech Glass Druk Round Beads 6mm Matte Crystal (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.75 / Package | SKU: BCP-7603
Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0, 8.5 Gram Tube, #961F Sterling Silver Plated Frosted (Matte)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8.5 Gram Tube.
$7.89 / Package | SKU: DMRR-0961F
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: FJR-3911
BeadSmith NanoFil Uni-Filament Beading Thread, 0.008 Inch Thick, 50 Yards, Clear Mist
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$15.49 / Package | SKU: XCR-0127
Silver Plated Wire & Thread Protectors .019 Inch Loops (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.60 / Package | SKU: FCR-4160
Silver Plated Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.89 / Package | SKU: FCR-1093
Beadalon Silver Plated Chain Necklace Extender W/ Heart 2 Inch (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: AXC-2730
Round Spring Ring Clasp, 9mm Long, 25 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: FCL-1120
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.69 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)

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