Cayman Islands Necklace

PROJECT N2037
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
If you are looking for an escape to the Cayman Islands, try this necklace to get you in the mood. It features a long strip of peyote stitched Miyuki Long Magatamas accompanied by this beautiful turquoise cup chain.
Instructions
The strand of opaque salmon long magatamas is actually a beginning strip of peyote. If you are unfamiliar with peyote stitch, please watch our video here.
  1. Cut off a piece of thread about 3 feet. Place a bead stopper 1 foot from the end and thread the other end through a needle.
  2. Thread on 50 long magatama beads. Allow the beads to be an any position. They should not be uniform. Begin your peyote stitch and let the beads go where they please, stitching all the way back to where you started, just keep a good tension on the thread. The idea is to make them look like twisted coral. See photo for reference.
  3. When you come to the end, turn your thread around and weave back in for extra strength. Remove the bead stopper and thread this end in too. Tie off and trim your thread. Set aside.
  4. Cut two lengths of gold chain, 6 inches each. On one end, open a jump ring and attach it to the last long magatama in the strip of peyote chain. Repeat this with the other length of the chain.
  5. Cut 6.5 inches of cup chain. To both ends, attach cup chain ends as demonstrated in this video.
  6. To one end of the cup chain, attach a link of three jump rings. Before you close the third jump ring attach it to the jump ring that has the gold chain and magatama on it. Move to the other end of cup chain and repeat.
  7. Now to finish the clasp, open a jump ring and attach it to one end of the gold chain. Close the jump ring. To the other side, open a jump ring and attach the lobster clasp. Close the jump ring.
  8. Clasp your necklace and you are all finished!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • KMG-071 - Miyuki Long Magatama Seed Beads 4x7mm - Opaque Salmon (8.5 Grams)
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-99988 - Bright 22K Gold Plated Flat Oval Cable Chain 6mm - Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 12 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-10123 - Czech Crystal Brass Rhinestone Cup Chain 24PP Turquoise (By The Foot)
    Project uses 6.5 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-8011 - Raw Brass Foldover 24PP Cup Chain Crimp On Ends For Cup Chain (20 Pieces)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5260 - 22K Gold Plated 6mm 19 Gauge Open Jump Rings (100)
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2514 - Gold Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 12mm (10 Pieces)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1280 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
    Project uses 3 feet. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-0106 - BeadSmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Spring, Nautical
Ingredients KMG-071, CHA-99988, CHA-10123, FCR-8011, FJR-5260, FCL-2514, XCR-1280,

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 Long Magatama Seed Beads 4x7mm - Opaque Salmon (8.5 Grams)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.87 / Package | SKU: KMG-071
22K Gold Plated Flat Cable Chain, 6mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.84 / Package | SKU: CHA-99988
Czech Crystal Rhinestone Cup Chain, 24PP, Turquoise/Brass, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$1.69 / Package | SKU: CHA-10123
Raw Brass Foldover 24PP Cup Chain Crimp On Ends For Cup Chain (20 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.32 / Package | SKU: FCR-8011
22K Gold Plated 6mm 19 Gauge Open Jump Rings (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$4.64 / Package | SKU: FJR-5260
Gold Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 12mm  (10 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$6.07 / Package | SKU: FCL-2514
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.97 / Package | SKU: XCR-1280
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$5.62 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
BeadSmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool
$10.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-0106
Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material

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