City Limits Necklace

PROJECT N2109
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
This wide loom piece acts as a geometric focal and with the added element of a wire wrapped druzy, this long necklace is a festival-worthy design.
Instructions
Before beginning this project please watch our video: How to Use the Ricks Beading Loom.
  1. Set up your loom as seen in the video. You will have 44 warp threads and your bars should be 3 inches apart. Separate your warp threads.
  2. Next, to begin the bead weaving, cut off a length of nymo that you are comfortable working with. You will need to tie off and add new thread as you work. Condition the nymo using the Thread Heaven Thread Conditioner by drawing it across the conditioner. Thread your needle.
  3. Follow the pattern in the photo above. Begin at the bottom. The grey rows represent the rows that will be covered by the slide ends. You can choose any color to go on these rows. I recommend using the green beads.
  4. Work your way up the pattern. When you have finished, carefully slide the loom piece off of your loom. Make sure to tie in all of your tails.
  5. Next you will add the Miyuki Slide Ends. Please watch our video: How to use Miyuki Slide Ends, for instructions. Based on what you saw in the video, slide on the ends and use your chain nose pliers to bend the ends down to secure them into place. Set the finished loom piece aside.
  6. Cut off 12 inches of wire. Take the druzy pendant and wire wrap it like a briolette. Please watch our video: How to Wire Wrap a Briolette. Set this piece aside.
  7. Cut a length of chain, 6 inches long.
  8. Open one jump ring and attach it to the bottom loop of one of the slide ends. Attach one side of the 6 inch length of chain. Close the jump ring. Open another jump ring and attach it to the loop on the other side of the same slide end with the other side of this chain. Close the jump ring.
  9. Open a jump ring and attach the wire wrapped druzy to the center link of this 6 inch length of chain. Close the jump ring.
  10. Take the remaining 30 inches of chain and attach it to the loops of the top slide end using jump rings. This is where you can adjust the length of your necklace. If you want a shorter necklace, simply trim the chain to your desired length. Note: there is no clasp with this design. It is meant to slip right over your head.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • DB-027 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Metallic Teal Iris DB027 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-1051 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Matte Bronze Gold Metallic DB1051 7.2 GR
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-004 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Purple Iris DB004 7.2 GR
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-762 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 'Matte Opaque Cream' DB762 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • SPDR-235 - Agate Titanium Druzy Gemstone, Assorted Top-Drilled, Small 17-24mm, 1 Pc, Blue Iris
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-9095 - Miyuki Findings Gold Plated 2 Loop Seed Bead Slide End Tubes 60mm (2)
    Project uses 1 Set. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8900 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads Ivory 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SCA-99958 - 22K Gold Plated Slim Rolo Chain 2mm, 1 Piece, 3 Feet
    Project uses 3 Feet. You will need 1 package.

  • WNT-2633 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Gold Color Copper Wire 26 Gauge 34 Yards (31 Meters)
    Project uses 12 Inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5240 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-6117 - BeadSmith Ricks Beading Loom Kit For Beginners - Weave Necklaces Bracelets And More!
  • XTL-5614 - BeadSmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 1 Piece
  • XCR-9800 - Thread Heaven Thread Conditioner for Beading/Quilting/Crafting
  • XTL-3021 - Tulip Loom Work Beading Needles 90x0.5mm - 3 Pack
  • 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
Additional Information
Theme Boho, Autumn
Ingredients DB-027, DB-1051, DB-004, DB-762, SPDR-235, FCO-9095, XCR-8900, SCA-99958, WNT-2633, FJR-5240,

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 Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Metallic Teal Iris DB027
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$6.29 / Package | SKU: DB-027
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Matte Bronze Gold Metallic DB1051
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$9.35 / Package | SKU: DB-1051
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Purple Iris DB004
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: DB-004
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 6.5 Grams, Matte Opaque Cream DB762
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6.5 gms tube.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: DB-762
Agate Titanium Druzy Gemstone, Assorted Top-Drilled, Small 19.5-30.5mm, 1 Pc, Blue Iris
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.79 / Package | SKU: SPDR-235
Miyuki Findings Gold Plated 2 Loop Seed Bead Slide End Tubes 60mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$3.86 / Package | SKU: FCO-9095
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$2.35 / Package | SKU: XCR-8900
Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Gold Color Copper Wire 26 Gauge 34 Yards (31 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.85 / Package | SKU: WNT-2633
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.17 / Package | SKU: FJR-5240

Tools and Other Supplies:

BeadSmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 1 Piece
Tulip Loom Work Beading Needles 90x0.5mm - 3 Pack
$5.55 / Package | SKU: XTL-3021
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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