Retired - Byzantine Window Necklace and Earring Set in Smoky Topaz

PROJECT S8007
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
The bead-woven design of this necklace lends a Byzantine architectural feel to the piece. Antiqued copper findings complement a sepia tone blend of Czech Rulla beads and Toho Demi Round seed beads. Luminous smoky topaz glass drop earrings complete the set.
Instructions

Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF, if available, may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for current availability.

This necklace measures 18 inches total. To modify the length, adjust the amount of chain used on either side accordingly. By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Please watch the video: How to Make the Byzantine Window Necklace and Earring Set. In this video, you will learn from start to finish how to bead weave the centerpiece of the necklace using Toho Demi Round seed beads and Czech glass Rulla beads, attach the chain, and wire wrap the hanging glass drop. You will also see how to make a simple matching earring.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCT-703 - Czech Glass Matubo, Cylindrical 2-Hole Rulla Beads 3x5mm, 22 Gram Tube, Jet Bronze Luster
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

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

  • DRO-0016 - Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 8/0 (3mm) Size, 7.4 Grams, 502 Higher Metallic Amethyst
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DRH-0006 - Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 11/0 (2.2mm) Size, 7.8 Grams, 204 Gold Lustered Montana Blue
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-10066 - Czech Glass Beads Flat Pear Teardrops - 16x12mm 'Smoked Topaz' (12)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3018 - Genuine Antiqued Copper Fish Hook Earring Hooks 16mm (24)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2526 - Antiqued Copper Plated Sleek Lobster Claw Clasps 10mm (6)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3086 - Antiqued Copper Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1285 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9707 - Antiqued Copper Plated Round Rolo Chain 2mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 16 inches. You will need 2 packages.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • 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 Vintage Look, Summer, Autumn
Ingredients BCT-703, WCR-4201, DRO-0016, DRH-0006, BCP-10066, FEA-3018, FCL-2526, FJR-3086, XCR-1285, CHA-9707,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. This project is RETIRED. 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.
Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, Antiqued Brass (20 Yard Spool)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: WCR-4201
Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 8/0 (3mm) Size, 7.4 Grams, #502 Higher Metallic Amethyst
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$4.39 / Package | SKU: DRO-0016
Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 11/0 (2.2mm), #204 Gold Lustered Montana Blue (7.8 Grams)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$4.85 / Package | SKU: DRH-0006
Czech Glass Beads Flat Pear Teardrops - 16x12mm Smoked Topaz (1 Strand)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: BCP-10066
Genuine Antiqued Copper Fish Hook Earring Hooks 16mm (24 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = .
$4.99 / Package | SKU: FEA-3018
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
Antiqued Copper Plated Rolo Chain, 2mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$3.95 / Package | SKU: CHA-9707
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Tools and Other Supplies:

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

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