Retired - Bee Keeper Necklace

PROJECT N8019
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
This hive-inspired pendant combines Czech glass 2-hole Honeycomb beads with 11/0 seed beads. The bead woven design attractively frames a pewter TierraCast honeybee charm. The pendant is easily attached to a silver finished cable chain.
Instructions
This necklace measures 19 inches total. To modify the length, you will want to purchase a shorter or longer finished chain.
  1. Please watch the video: How to Bead Weave a Circular Frame Using Two-Hole Beads. In this video, you will see from start to finish how to make this project using Czech glass Honeycomb beads, Toho seed beads, and a charm. You will also see suggested design variations.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCH-0177 - Czech Glass Honeycomb Beads, 2-Hole Hexagon 6mm, 30 Pieces, Hodge Podge Blue Travertine
    Project uses 20 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0242 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 49F 'Opaque Frosted Jet' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5008 - TierraCast Fine Silver Plated Pewter Honey Bee Charm 11.7mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • AXC-0022 - Beadaholique Oval Cable Chain Finished Necklace, 18 Inch Necklace 3mm Links, Stainless Steel
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-03957 - Sterling Silver Open Jump Rings Oval 5x7mm 19 Gauge (10)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1285 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
    Project uses 3 feet. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-5614 - BeadSmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Spring, Pets/Animals, Autumn
Ingredients BCH-0177, JSK-0242, PND-5008, AXC-0022, FJR-03957, XCR-1285,

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.
Czech Glass Honeycomb Beads, 2-Hole Hexagon 6mm, 30 Pieces, Hodge Podge Blue Travertine
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 30 Pieces.
$2.80 / Package | SKU: BCH-0177
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 49F 'Opaque Frosted Jet' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.45 / Package | SKU: JSK-0242
TierraCast Fine Silver Plated Pewter Honey Bee Charm 11.7mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.50 / Package | SKU: PND-5008
Sterling Silver Open Jump Rings Oval 5x7mm 19 Gauge (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$5.79 / Package | SKU: FJR-03957
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.39 / Package | SKU: XCR-1285
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
The Beadsmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 1 Piece
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.69 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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