Diamondback Necklace

PROJECT N8024
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
Glistening 2-hole Ginko beads line up like diamondback snake scales in this flashy bead woven focal necklace. The design showcases the compatibility of Czech glass MiniDuo and SuperDuo beads with Miyuki round 11/0 seedbeads, rolo chain, and a lobster clasp.
Instructions
These instructions will make a 16 inch necklace. For a longer or shorter necklace, adjust the number of beaded units you weave or add your desired lengths of chain on either side.
  1. Please watch our video: How to Make the Diamondback Necklace. In this video, you will learn from start to finish how to bead weave the focal using a combination of 2-hole Czech glass Ginko, MiniDuo and SuperDuo beads with Miyuki round seed beads. You will also see how to complete your necklace by using jump rings to attach rolo chain and a lobster clasp.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCG-105 - Czech Glass Matubo, 2-Hole Ginko Beads 7.5mm, 10 Grams, Crystal Full Labrador
    Project uses 14 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCT-103 - Czech Glass MiniDuo, 2-Hole Beads 2x4mm, 8 Gram Tube, Jet Hematite
    Project uses 13 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCT-548 - Czech Glass SuperDuo, 2-Hole Beads 2x5mm, Bronze (8 Grams)
    Project uses 13 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DMRR-2011 - Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, 2011 Matte Metallic Blue Grey
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9953 - Silver Plated Round Rolo Chain 3.7mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 10 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4715 - Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 12mm (6)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5219 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 20 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 6 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-4160 - Silver Plated Wire & Thread Protectors .019 Inch Loops (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0373 - Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
  • XTL-0034 - Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Additional Information
Ingredients BCG-105, BCT-103, BCT-548, DMRR-2011, CHA-9953, FCL-4715, FJR-5219, XCR-1285, FCR-4160,

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.
Czech Glass, 2-Hole Ginko Beads 7.5mm, 10 Grams, Crystal Full Labrador
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Grams.
$3.45 / Package | SKU: BCG-105
Czech Glass MiniDuo, 2-Hole Beads 2x4mm, 8 Gram Tube, Jet Hematite
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: BCT-103
Czech Glass SuperDuo, 2-Hole Beads 2x5mm, Bronze (8 Grams)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$7.75 / Package | SKU: BCT-548
Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #2011 Matte Metallic Blue Grey
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8.5 Gram Tube.
$1.69 / Package | SKU: DMRR-2011
Silver Plated Rolo Chain, 3.7mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: CHA-9953
Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 12mm (6)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$3.19 / Package | SKU: FCL-4715
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.59 / Package | SKU: FJR-5219
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-1285
Silver Plated Wire & Thread Protectors .019 Inch Loops (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.25 / Package | SKU: FCR-4160
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
$29.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0373
Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$22.95 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020
Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)

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