Bridal Baubles Necklace

PROJECT N2039
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Advanced
This stunning bead embroidered bib necklace is a wonderful embellishment to your big day. The silk ribbon adds a softness to this statement piece and allows this necklace to be worn at any length.
Instructions
For this project you will be making all of the pearl cabochon embroidered pieces separately and then sewing them together.
  1. Using E6000, glue one 20mm pearlized cabochon to Lacy's Stiff Stuff. For instruction please watch our video: How to Glue a Cabochon onto Lacy's Stiff Stuff for Bead Embroidery.
  2. Cut off about 3 feet of thread, then use the light rose silver foil lined Czech seed beads to make a row of backstitch bead embroidery around the cabochon. For instruction please watch our video: How to Backstitch in Bead Embroidery.
  3. Once you have completed your backstitched row and tied off your thread, you will then Trim the Foundation and Attach the Backing. Using Crafters Pick, glue the cabochon onto the ultra suede backing. Let dry, then trim the ultra suede as shown in the video.
  4. Cut off about 4 feet of thread, then use the galvanized aluminum Toho seed beads to make a bead embroidered basic edge as shown in the video: How to Bead Embroidery a Basic Beaded Edge. Note: When you begin your basic beaded edge, leave a tail of thread about 12 inches at the beginning of this step. Also, when you finish your beaded edge do not trim the thread. You will use these threads to attach these pieces together later. Set this finished embroidered cabochon aside.
  5. You will complete the above process for: Nine 10mm, five 14mm, seven 16mm and five more 20mm pearlized cabochons.
  6. Once you have completed all of your baubles, lay them out how you would like them in the final piece. You can refer to the photo for the placement of each piece or you can create your own design. It is important to lay them out in front of you before you begin the next step.
  7. Please watch the video: Bead Embroidery The Direct Attachment Method. If you are following my design, I recommend that you begin with the 20mm cabochon that shown in the bottom center of the necklace. Work out from there equally on both sides until all baubles are securely attached and the threads are trimmed neatly.
  8. How to Make a Bead Bridge and Attach a Jump Ring. Follow the portion of this video for how to attach the jump rings. You will sew on one jump ring to each of the 20mm embroidered pearl pieces that is at the end of the necklace. (Please refer to photo for placement).
  9. Once your jump rings are securely attached you will tie on the ribbon. Begin by cutting your ribbon in half. Tie on the cut side of the ribbon as demonstrated in this video: How to Attach a Ribbon to a Jump Ring. For security, place a dab of E6000 inside the knot.
  10. When you are ready to wear it, tie the ribbon in a secure bow at your chosen length.
  11. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BPL-2024 - Acrylic Faux Pearl Flatback Cabochons 10mm - Pearlized White (25)
    Project uses 9 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BPL-2032 - Acrylic Faux Pearl Flatback Cabochons 14mm - Pearlized White (20)
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BPL-2033 - Acrylic Faux Pearl Flatback Cabochons 16mm - Pearlized White (12)
    Project uses 7 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BPL-2034 - Acrylic Faux Pearl Flatback Cabochons 20mm - Pearlized White (6)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-1410 - Czech Seed Beads 11/0 Light Rose Silver Foil Lined (1 Hank)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0278 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 PF558 'Galvanized Aluminum' 8g
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8901 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads White 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4211 - Lacy's Stiff Stuff Beading Foundation for Cabochons 11 X 8.5 Inches
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4377 - Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x4.25 Inches - Cream
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-03088 - Sterling Silver Closed Jump Rings 8mm 19 Gauge (10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-48095 - Silk Fabric Flat Silky Ribbon, 2cm Wide, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Cream White
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1026 - Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Additional Information
Theme Bridal
Ingredients BPL-2024, BPL-2032, BPL-2033, BPL-2034, BCS-1410, JSK-0278, XCR-8901, XCR-4211, XCR-4377, FJR-03088, XCR-48095, XTL-1026, XTL-1054,

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.
Acrylic Faux Pearl Flatback Cabochons 10mm - Pearlized White (25)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$1.79 / Package | SKU: BPL-2024
Acrylic Faux Pearl Flatback Cabochons 14mm - Pearlized White (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: BPL-2032
Acrylic Faux Pearl Flatback Cabochons 16mm - Pearlized White (12)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$1.79 / Package | SKU: BPL-2033
Acrylic Faux Pearl Flatback Cabochons 20mm - Pearlized White (6)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: BPL-2034
Czech Seed Beads 11/0 Light Rose Silver Foil Lined (1 Hank)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Hank.
$4.59 / Package | SKU: BCS-1410
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 #PF558 'Galvanized Aluminum' 8g
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: JSK-0278
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads White 64YD (58 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bobbin.
$2.00 / Package | SKU: XCR-8901
Lacy's Stiff Stuff Beading Foundation for Cabochons 11 X 8.5 Inches
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$6.75 / Package | SKU: XCR-4211
Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x4.25 Inches - Cream
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-4377
Sterling Silver Closed Jump Rings 8mm 19 Gauge (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$8.99 / Package | SKU: FJR-03088
Silk Fabric Flat Silky Ribbon, 2cm Wide, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Cream White
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$4.15 / Package | SKU: XCR-48095
Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 oz..
$6.29 / Package | SKU: XTL-1026
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)

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