Avonlea Necklace

PROJECT N8034
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
The subtle pink and green color palette of this necklace focal calls to mind temperate climates and budding blooms. The design features one peyote stitched Carrier bead paired with a cultured sea glass pendant, suspended on textured cable chain with brass accent beads.
Instructions
These instructions will make a 20 inch necklace. To adjust the size, choose your desired length of chain. Note: for a longer necklace, you will need to purchase more chain.
  1. If you are new to peyote bead weaving, please watch the video: How to Flat Even-Count Peyote Stitch.
  2. Based on what you have learned in the video, and using the bead pattern chart provided, stitch your bead swatch. You will need 40 inches of thread. For the Carrier bead, your peyote wrap will be 24 rows long and 6 beads wide.
  3. Next, please watch the video: How to Cover a Carrier Bead in Peyote Bead Weaving. In this video, you will learn how to zip up your peyote strip and how to attach it to the Carrier bead. Do this for your bead.
  4. Cut 2 inches of 24 gauge wire and create a simple wire loop. Slide a 3mm metal bead onto the wire so it rests near the loop. Feed the wire through one of the holes of the Carrier bead. Once it exits, slide on another 3mm metal bead and create a simple wire loop after the bead. Trim the excess wire.
  5. Repeat the above step with another 2 inch length of wire and metal beads but this time going through the second hole of the Carrier bead.
  6. Now use flush cutters to cut approximately 1.5 inches of chain.
  7. Use pliers to open a simple wire loop on one side of your Carrier bead and slide on one end link of the chain. Close the loop. Repeat this step to attach the other end link of your chain to the simple wire loop directly on the opposite side of your Carrier bead.
  8. Now slide your pinch bail over the center link of the chain you attached in the previous step, and gently squeeze the bail closed over the top hole of your cultured sea glass pendant.
  9. Next, cut two 9 inch lengths of chain.
  10. To hang your completed pendant, open one of the two remaining simple wire loops exiting the second hole of your Carrier bead, and slide on the end link of one of your 9 inch chain lengths. Close the loop. Repeat this step to attach chain to the opposite side of your necklace.
  11. To attach your clasp, open a 4mm jump ring and slide on the open end link of one of your chains from the above step. Also slide on the loop of your clasp. Close the jump ring.
  12. Open another jump ring and slide on the end link of the chain on the other side of your necklace. Close the jump ring. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • DB-1808 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 6.5 Grams, Fuchsia Silk Satin DB1808
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-1814 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 6.4 Grams, Emerald Silk Satin DB1814
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-1010 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Metallic Earth Batik Luster DB1010
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-149 - Czech Glass Carrier Beads, 2-Hole Rectangle 9x17mm, 15 Beads, Matte Travertine
    Project uses 1 bead. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-1502 - Antiqued Brass Small 3mm Round Seamed Beads (50)
    Project uses 4 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-4201 - Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 20 Yard Spool, Antiqued Brass
    Project uses 4 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BGL-9860 - Cultured Sea Glass, Large Eclipse Pendants 25x17mm, 1 Pair, Opaque Seafoam Green
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-9047 - Vintaj Natural Brass Classic Lobster Clasp - 12mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5471 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-4091 - Vintaj Natural Brass Pinch Bail for Pendants 4x8mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9651 - Antiqued 22K Gold Plated Textured Cable Chain 2.3mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 20 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • XCR-1285 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
    Project uses 40 inches. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-0373 - Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-0034 - Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look, Summer, Spring, Boho
Ingredients DB-1808, DB-1814, DB-1010, BCP-149, BMB-1502, WCR-4201, BGL-9860, FCL-9047, FJR-5471, FCO-4091, CHA-9651, XCR-1285,

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.
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 6.5 Grams, Fuchsia Silk Satin DB1808
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$4.29 / Package | SKU: DB-1808
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 6.4 Grams, Emerald Silk Satin DB1814
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$4.29 / Package | SKU: DB-1814
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Metallic Earth Batik Luster DB1010
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$7.25 / Package | SKU: DB-1010
Czech Glass Carrier Beads, 2-Hole Rectangle 9x17mm, 15 Beads, Matte Travertine
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 15 Pieces.
$5.19 / Package | SKU: BCP-149
Antiqued Brass Small 3mm Round Seamed Beads (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.25 / Package | SKU: BMB-1502
Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 20 Yard Spool, Antiqued Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.05 / Package | SKU: WCR-4201
Cultured Sea Glass, Large Eclipse Pendants 25x17mm, 1 Pair, Opaque Seafoam Green
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Pair.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: BGL-9860
Vintaj Natural Brass Classic Lobster Clasp - 12mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.06 / Package | SKU: FCL-9047
Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.81 / Package | SKU: FJR-5471
Vintaj Natural Brass Pinch Bail for Pendants 4x8mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: FCO-4091
Antiqued 22K Gold Plated Textured Cable Chain, 2.3mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: CHA-9651
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-1285
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
$29.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0373
Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$22.95 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020

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