Gaelic Heart Necklace

PROJECT N8053
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Distinctive glass and metal elements come together in this bold necklace, designed for both men and women. European style large hole beads are strung with stardust sparkle beads on 2mm leather cord, featuring a TierraCast Celtic knot pendant.
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 22.5 inch necklace. For a longer or shorter necklace, choose your desired length of leather cord.
  1. Please watch the video: How to Make a Necklace with Leather Cord and Large Hole Beads. In this video, you will see from start to finish how to create this design using 2mm leather cord, European style large hole beads, 8mm round stardust beads, and a TierraCast Celtic heart charm. First you will see how to attach the charm to your bail bead. Then you will see how to string the beads onto the leather in the order shown. Next you will see how to stabilize the design by attaching crimp covers on either side of the beads. Finally, you will see how to attach a clasp using foldover crimp cord ends.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-09009 - TierraCast Celtic Collection, Celtic Heart Charm 21x26.5mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Silver
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-8372 - Silver Tone Celtic Knot Trinity Band Bead - Charm Bail With Loop - European Style Large Hole
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BGL-8317 - Faceted Glass European Style Large Hole Bead - Jet Black 14mm (1)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • BGL-8318 - Faceted Glass European Style Large Hole Bead - Metallic Gold 14mm (1)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • BGL-8319 - Faceted Glass European Style Large Hole Bead - Metallic Hematite 14mm (1)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • BMB-1858 - Gunmetal Plated Stardust Sparkle Round Beads 8mm (25)
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHY-2002 - Genuine Leather Cord, Round 2mm, By the Yard, Black
    Project uses 22 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1446 - Cord Ends, Foldover For 3mm Ribbon, 20 Pieces, Silver Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1083 - Crimp Bead Covers, Fluted 4mm, 144 Pieces, Gunmetal Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5219 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-1140 - TierraCast Clasps, Lobster 12mm, 4 Pieces, Silver Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5260 - The Beadsmith Fold Over Crimping Pliers For Leather & Suede Findings
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-0034 - Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Men's
Ingredients PND-09009, BMB-8372, BGL-8317, BGL-8318, BGL-8319, BMB-1858, CHY-2002, FCR-1446, FCR-1083, FJR-5219, FCL-1140,

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.
TierraCast Celtic Collection, Celtic Heart Charm 21x26.5mm, Antiqued Silver (1 Piece)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.59 / Package | SKU: PND-09009
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = .
/ Package | SKU: BMB-8372
Faceted Glass European Style Large Hole Bead -
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: BGL-8317
Faceted Glass European Style Large Hole Bead - Metallic Gold 14mm (1 pcs)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.09 / Package | SKU: BGL-8318
Faceted Glass European Style Large Hole Bead - Metallic Hematite 14mm (1 pcs)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.09 / Package | SKU: BGL-8319
Gunmetal Plated Stardust Sparkle Round Beads 8mm (25 pcs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: BMB-1858
Leather Cord, Round 2mm, Black, by Leather Cord USA (1 yard)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Yard.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: CHY-2002
Cord Ends, Foldover For 3mm Ribbon, Silver Plated (20 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.89 / Package | SKU: FCR-1446
Crimp Bead Covers, Fluted 4mm, Gunmetal Plated (144 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$7.45 / Package | SKU: FCR-1083
TierraCast Clasps, Lobster 12mm Silver Plated (4 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$2.79 / Package | SKU: FCL-1140
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$32.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020

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