Earth Song Necklace

PROJECT N7042
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Beginner
This earthy assortment of chunky gemstone beads feels like a lovingly collected treasure trove, strung between lengths of faux leather cord.
Instructions
These instructions will make a 22 inch necklace. For a longer or shorter necklace, adjust the length of faux leather cord on both sides of the necklace.
  1. Using flush cutters, cut a 12 inch length of faux leather cord.
  2. Make an overhand knot close to one end of the length of cord. Place a dab of Hypo Cement glue on the knot. Let dry for a few minutes.
  3. String three wood oval beads onto the cord and slide them down to the knot. Make another overhand knot close to the last bead strung.
  4. Place a dab of Hypo Cement into the well of one gold fold over crimp and slide the end of the cord without the knot into the crimp. Use the fold over crimping pliers to crimp the cord end.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4, creating the other side of the necklace.
  6. Using flush cutters, cut a 5 inch length of gold beading wire.
  7. String one crimp tube onto the beading wire. Wrap the end of the wire around one piece of the faux leather cord between the first and second wood beads, then take the wire back through the crimp tube and pull snug. Crimp the crimp tube with crimping pliers.
  8. String one gemstone bead, followed by one gold Czech seed bead. Repeat this pattern until you have three inches of beads strung on the beading wire.
  9. String another crimp tube. Wrap the end of the wire around the other piece of faux leather cord between the first and second wood beads, then take the wire back through the crimp tube and pull snug. Crimp the crimp tube with crimping pliers.
  10. Repeat steps 6-9, except attach this length of beading wire between the second and third wood beads on both sides of the necklace, creating a second gemstone strand connecting the lengths of faux leather cord.
  11. Open a jump ring. Slide it onto the loop of one cord end, and also slide on the loop of your clasp. Close the jump ring.
  12. Open another jump ring. Slide it onto the loop of the cord end on the other side of the necklace. Close the jump ring.
  13. Enjoy your necklace!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SPMX-41 - Gemstone Mix Lot Medium Nugget Beads 4-20mm (14.5 Inch Strand)
    Project uses 11 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-0216 - Pukalet Wood Beads, Dyed Oval Tubes 12x8mm, 33 Pieces, Robles Brown Lacquer
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-9001 - Czech Tri-Cut Seed Beads 10/0 'Gold Premium' (1 Strand/360 Beads)
    Project uses 9 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4111 - Black Pleather Cord 1mm (Faux Leather) 3 Meters
    Project uses 24 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1440 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-67893 - Beadalon Wire Gold Color 7 Strand Medium .018 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 10 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1205 - Beadalon Gold Plated Crimp Tubes 1.3mm (75 Beads)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1001 - G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5250 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
    Project uses 2 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.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5260 - Beadsmith Fold Over Crimping Pliers For Leather & Suede Findings
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Boho
Ingredients SPMX-41, BWD-0216, BCS-9001, XCR-4111, FCR-1440, XCR-67893, FCR-1205, XTL-1001, FJR-5250, FCL-2514,

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.
Gemstone Mix Lot Medium Nugget Beads 4-20mm (14.5 Inch Strand)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$4.09 / Package | SKU: SPMX-41
Pukalet Wood Beads, Dyed Oval Tubes 12x8mm, 33 Pieces, Robles Brown Lacquer
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 33 Pieces.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: BWD-0216
Czech Tri-Cut Seed Beads 10/0 'Gold Premium' (1 Strand/360 Beads)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$1.79 / Package | SKU: BCS-9001
Beadalon Wire Gold Color 7 Strand Medium .018 Inch / 30Ft
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$7.09 / Package | SKU: XCR-67893
Beadalon Gold Plated Crimp Tubes 1.3mm (75 Beads)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 75 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FCR-1205
G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$6.39 / Package | SKU: XTL-1001
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$4.19 / Package | SKU: FJR-5250
Gold Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 12mm  (10 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$8.09 / Package | SKU: FCL-2514
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Tools and Other Supplies:

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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