Alexandria Necklace

PROJECT N3053
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Beginner
Make this subtle Egyptian-inspired necklace featuring gold Miyuki Magatama seed beads and turquoise gemstone beads. Finish it off with a magnetic gold plated clasp for an effortlessly chic accessory.
Instructions
This necklace measures 20� long. If you would like to make your necklace longer or shorter, simply adjust your wire length.
  1. Begin by cutting a 26� length of wire with your flush cutters. (I've already adding 3� on each side to allow for crimping).
  2. String on the loop from one half of your gold plated clasp followed by a crimp bead. Take the wire and string back through the crimp bead and pull snug. Crimp your crimp bead with your crimping pliers.
  3. Begin stringing on 20 turquoise beads onto your wire and through the short tail of wire as well. This will help keep your necklace secure.
  4. Next, string on one gold Magatama bead followed by a turquoise bead. Repeat this process 70 more times, alternating between the two beads. (Remember, you can make your necklace longer by simply adding on more beads).
  5. String on another 20 turquoise beads.
  6. Then, string on a crimp bead, followed by the loop of the other half of your gold plated clasp.
  7. String the wire back through your crimp bead and a few adjacent beads. Pull snug and crimp your crimp bead with your crimping pliers.
  8. Close your magnetic clasp and you're done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-5143 - Soft Flex, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
    Project uses 26 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-6809 - Beadsmith 22K Gold Plated Magnetic Barrel Clasps 11x5mm (4 Sets)
    Project uses 1 set. You will need 1 package.

  • KMG-067 - Miyuki Long Magatama Seed Beads 4x7mm - Duracoat Galvanized Gold (8.5 Grams)
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • SPTU-30 - Turquoise Gemstone Round Beads 3mm - 16 Inch Strand
    Project uses 1 strand. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1200 - Beadalon Gold Plated Crimp Beads 1.3mm (85 Beads)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)
Additional Information
Theme Summer
Ingredients XCR-5143, FCL-6809, KMG-067, SPTU-30, FCR-1200,

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.
Soft Flex, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$11.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-5143
BeadSmith Magnetic Clasp, Barrel Style 11x5mm, 4 Sets, 22K Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Sets.
$3.44 / Package | SKU: FCL-6809
Miyuki Long Magatama Seed Beads 4x7mm - Duracoat Galvanized Gold (8.5 Grams)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: KMG-067
Beadalon Gold Plated Crimp Beads 1.3mm (85 Beads)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 85 Pieces.
$1.94 / Package | SKU: FCR-1200

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