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

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.

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, 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 - SuperDuo 2-Hole Czech Glass Beads, Bronze, 2x5mm, 8g Tube
    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 Rolo Chain, 3.7mm, by the Foot
    Project uses 10 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-1140 - TierraCast Clasps, Lobster 12mm, 4 Pieces, Silver Plated
    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 - Wire & Thread Protectors, .019 Inch Loops, 50 Pieces, Silver Plated
    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 - The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Additional Information
Ingredients BCG-105, BCT-103, BCT-548, DMRR-2011, CHA-9953, FCL-1140, 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, Crystal Full Labrador (10 Grams)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Grams.
$3.40 / Package | SKU: BCG-105
Czech Glass MiniDuo, 2-Hole Beads 2x4mm, Jet Hematite (8 Gram Tube)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$3.90 / Package | SKU: BCT-103
SuperDuo 2-Hole Czech Glass Beads, Bronze, 2x5mm, 8g Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Gram Tube.
$8.29 / Package | SKU: BCT-548
Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, #2011 Matte Metallic Blue Grey (8.5 Gram Tube)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8.5 Gram Tube.
$2.89 / Package | SKU: DMRR-2011
Silver Plated Rolo Chain, 3.7mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By the Foot.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: CHA-9953
TierraCast Clasps, Lobster 12mm Silver Plated (4 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$2.79 / Package | SKU: FCL-1140
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
Wire & Thread Protectors, .019 Inch Loops Silver Plated (50 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.80 / Package | SKU: FCR-4160
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5-Inch
$29.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0373
Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$32.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020
The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 pcs)

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