Drops of Emerald Necklace

PROJECT N2033
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Beginner
This fun design features multiple drop beads made with the Czech glass 2-hole SuperDuo beads in emerald green.
Instructions
These instructions will give you a necklace that is 18 inches. To adjust the length, simply adjust where you cut the chain.
  1. To make these "drops" you will need about 1 foot of thread to work with for each one.
  2. Cut a foot of thread and thread your needle.
  3. Here is an example of how to do a drop with 4 beads: With your needle pick up five seed beads, one superduo, one seed bead, one superduo, one seed bead, one superduo, one seed bead, one superduo, five seed beads. Now take your needle and go back down through the other holes of the superduos, adding one seed bead in between each.
  4. Take this thread and go around the thread path once more. When your threads meet up again, tie a double knot and weave the ends into a few beads. Cut the remaining thread. Set this piece aside.
  5. To make a drop with 6 beads: With your needle pick up five seed beads, one superduo, one seed bead, one superduo, one seed bead, one superduo, one seed bead, one superduo, one seed bead, one superduo, one seed bead, one superduo, five seed beads. Now take your needle and go back down through the other holes of the superduos, adding one seed bead in between each.
  6. Take this thread and go around the thread path once more. When your threads meet up again, tie a double knot and weave the ends into a few beads. Cut the remaining thread. Set this piece aside.
  7. To make a drop with 8 beads: With your needle pick up five seed beads, one superduo, one seed bead, one superduo, one seed bead, one superduo, one seed bead, one superduo, one seed bead, one superduo, one seed bead, one superduo, one seed bead, one superduo, one seed bead, one superduo, five seed beads. Now take your needle and go back down through the other holes of the superduos, adding one seed bead in between each.
  8. Take this thread and go around the thread path once more. When your threads meet up again, tie a double knot and weave the ends into a few beads. Cut the remaining thread. Set this piece aside.
  9. Repeat the above steps to create all of the drops. You will need a total of six drops containing 4 superduos, ten drops containing 6 superduos, and five drops containing 8 superduos.
  10. Cut off 18 inches of chain. Thread the chain with your drops keeping the staggered pattern. See the photo for reference.
  11. I have strung my drops in the following order (by number of beads in the drop): 4-6-8-6-4-6-8-6-4-6-8-6-4-6-8-6-4-6-8-6-4.
  12. To the ends of the chain, add one ball chain connector clasp to finish off the ends.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCT-546 - Czech Glass SuperDuo 2-Hole Seed Beads 2x5mm - Emerald Green (8 Grams)
    Project uses 2 tubes. You will need 2 packages.

  • JSK-0135 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 932 'Aqua/Capri Lined' 8g
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-1705 - Silver Plated 1.2mm Ball Chain - Sold Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 18 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCL-2025 - Silver Plated Ball Chain Connector For 1.2mm Chain (5 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 1 spool. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
Additional Information
Theme Winter, Summer
Ingredients BCT-546, JSK-0135, CHA-1705, FCL-2025, 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.
SuperDuo 2-Hole Czech Glass Beads, Emerald Green, 2x5mm, 8g Tube
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.06 / Package | SKU: BCT-546
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 #932 'Aqua/Capri Lined' 8g
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.54 / Package | SKU: JSK-0135
Silver Plated Ball Chain, 1.2mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$1.75 / Package | SKU: CHA-1705
Silver Plated Ball Chain Connector For 1.2mm Chain  (5 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 5 Pieces.
$2.65 / Package | SKU: FCL-2025
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.31 / Package | SKU: XCR-1280
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$5.36 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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