Retired - Bee Keeper Necklace in Blue

PROJECT N2202
Designer: Kat Silvia
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 gold chain.
Instructions
Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for up-to-date information.
This necklace measures approximately 17.5 inches. 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)
  • FJR-3916 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings Oval 4x6mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • AXC-98932 - 22K Gold Plated Drawn Cable Chain Necklace - 4.5x2.5mm Links 16 Inches Long
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BCH-0194 - Czech Glass Honeycomb Beads, 2-Hole Hexagon 6mm, 30 Pieces, Metallic Gold Splash on Royal Blue
    Project uses 20 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0403 - Toho Seed Beads, Round 11/0 Semi Glazed, 8 Gram Tube, Clover
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5009 - TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Honey Bee Charm 11.7mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. 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-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)
  • XTL-5614 - BeadSmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 1 Piece
Additional Information
Theme Spring, Pets/Animals
Ingredients FJR-3916, AXC-98932, BCH-0194, JSK-0403, PND-5009, 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.
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings Oval 4x6mm 20 Gauge (50 pcs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: FJR-3916
Czech Glass Honeycomb Beads, 2-Hole Hexagon 6mm, Metallic Gold Splash on Royal Blue (30 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 30 Pieces.
$4.30 / Package | SKU: BCH-0194
Toho Seed Beads, Round 11/0 Semi Glazed, Clover (8 Gram Tube)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.59 / Package | SKU: JSK-0403
Metal Charm, Honey Bee 12mm, Antiqued Gold Plated, By TierraCast (1 Piece)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.65 / Package | SKU: PND-5009
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, Smoke Gray (15 Yards)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.65 / Package | SKU: XCR-1285
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire (1 Piece)
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$8.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 pcs)

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