Retired - Algarve Necklace

PROJECT N840
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
This design was inspired by the magnificent seaside cliffs of Portugal with their wonderful white washed buildings, pale sand beaches, and bursts of color. The matte fluorite gemstone beads even feel like they could have been tumbled in the ocean.
Instructions
This necklace measures a little over 18 inches when complete. You have enough white wood beads and beading wire to make it longer if you choose.
  1. Begin this project by cutting 26 inches of beading wire. Place a bead stopper 4 inches from the end.
  2. Take one of your crimp bead covers, and using your chain nose pliers, gently pinch it together to form a bead. You are closing the crimp bead cover. Make a total of two of these crimp bead cover beads.
  3. String on the following beads: 1 crimp bead, 1 crimp bead cover bead (from the step above), 12 wood beads, 12 fluorite beads, 1 wood bead, 6 pewter beads, 1 wood bead, 12 fluorite beads, 12 wood beads, 1 crimp bead cover bead, and 1 crimp bead.
  4. Take a wire protector and string it onto your beading wire. If you are unsure how to use wire protectors, please watch the video: How to Use Thread and Wire Protectors. In the video you will see how to place the protector onto the beading wire as well as how to feed it through the loop on your clasp and bring the wire down through a crimp bead. Follow the directions of the video until you have placed a wire protector on your wire, linked it through one half of the clasp, and back down through your crimp bead. If you can, also thread it through the crimp bead cover bead.
  5. Crimp your crimp bead and trim off excess wire. Place a crimp bead cover over your crimp bead.
  6. Repeat the previous two steps on the other side of your necklace with the other half of your clasp.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCR-4165 - Silver Plated Wire & Thread Protectors .024 Inch Loops (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7039 - TierraCast Silver Plated Pewter Bali Detail Toggle Clasp 16.5mm
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-09018 - Lead-Free Pewter Beads, Round W/ Bumpy Floral Pattern 11.5mm, 6 Pcs, Silver
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1715 - BeadSmith Crimp Tubes, 2x2mm, 100 Pieces, Silver Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-1029 - EuroWood Natural Wood Beads, Round 8mm Diameter, 100 Pieces, White
    Project uses 26 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1054 - Shiny Silver Tone Crimp Bead Covers 4mm (x144)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-5493 - Soft Flex, Soft Touch 49 Strand Medium Beading Wire .019 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
    Project uses 26 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • SPFL-09 - Dakota Stones Gemstone Beads, Fluorite, Matte Round 8mm, 8 Inch Strand
    Project uses 24 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
Additional Information
Ingredients FCR-4165, FCL-7039, BMB-09018, FCR-1715, BWD-1029, FCR-1054, XCR-5493, SPFL-09,
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.
Silver Plated Wire & Thread Protectors .024 Inch Loops (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.55 / Package | SKU: FCR-4165
TierraCast Silver Plated Pewter Bali Detail Toggle Clasp 16.5mm
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$3.35 / Package | SKU: FCL-7039
The Beadsmith Crimp Tubes, 2x2mm, 100 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.05 / Package | SKU: FCR-1715
EuroWood Natural Wood Beads, Round 8mm Diameter, 100 Pieces, White
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$5.05 / Package | SKU: BWD-1029
Shiny Silver Tone Crimp Bead Covers 4mm (x144)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$5.75 / Package | SKU: FCR-1054
Soft Flex, Soft Touch 49 Strand Medium Beading Wire .019 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$18.35 / Package | SKU: XCR-5493
Dakota Stones Gemstone Beads, Fluorite, Matte Round 7.5mm, 8 Inch Strand
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$10.85 / Package | SKU: SPFL-09
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$23.45 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020
Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material

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