Le Cheval Necklace

PROJECT N8037
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Advanced
A prancing horse decorates this vintage style lucite cameo, ornately framed by rows of bead embroideredery. Antiqued connector link chain lends an equestrian feeling to the necklace; an ideal accessory for the avid horseback rider.
Instructions
These instructions will make a 21 inch necklace. For a longer or shorter necklace, choose your desired length of chain. Note: for a longer necklace, you may need to purchase more chain. We have created a series of videos that provide helpful visual instructions for each step of the bead embroidery process, so please refer to the links listed below. You will need to tie off and add more thread as you work.
  1. Begin this project by watching the video: How to Glue a Cabochon for Bead Embroidery. Glue the cameo onto your Lacy's Stiff Stuff using E6000.
  2. Next, watch the video: How to Backstitich in Bead Embroidery. Backstitch one row of 11/0 opal buttercream seed beads around the cameo, followed by one row of 11/0 matte grey seed beads.
  3. Please watch the video: How to Create a Bezel Row in Bead Embroidery. Using black 15/0 seed beads, make a bezel row.
  4. Please watch the video: How to Trim the Foundation and Attach the Backing. Do this for your bead embroidered cameo.
  5. Please watch the video: How to Bead Embroider a Basic Beaded Edge. Sew on a beaded edge using 11/0 matte grey seed beads.
  6. Now use flush cutters to cut 10 inches of chain.
  7. To attach chain to your embroidered cameo: Cut 1 foot of Nymo and thread your needle. Leaving yourself a 4 inch tail, insert your needle through the back of the embroidered edge so that it comes through the front between your two outermost rows of beading, about 3/4 inch from the top center (see photo for reference). Thread on the end link of your chain, then loop your thread around your outermost matte grey beaded row. Send your needle back through your entry point to create a loop of Nymo around your chain link. Repeat this twice more to reinforce your attachment. Bring the two ends of your thread together in an overhand knot, then tie off and weave in your thread. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to attach chain to the other side of your cameo.
  8. To attach the clasp: Use pliers to open a 4mm jump ring and slide on the end link of the chain on one side of your necklace. Also slide on the loop of your toggle bar. Close the jump ring. Repeat this step to attach the toggle ring on the opposite side of your necklace. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SPCB-4042 - Vintage Style Lucite Oval Cameo Black With Ivory Horse 40 x 30mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • DMRR-2010 - Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, 2010 Matte Dark Grey
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DMRR-0577 - Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, 577 Opal Buttercream Silver Lined
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSO-0032 - Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 49 'Opaque Jet' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-0128 - Antiqued Silver Plated Bulk Chain, Link and Connector with Bead 4x6mm, Sold By The Foot
    Project uses 20 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCL-3038 - Antiqued Silver Plated Toggle Clasps 9mm (5 Sets)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3092 - Antiqued Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4210 - Lacy's Stiff Stuff Beading Foundation for Cabochons 4.25 X 5.5 Inches
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4214 - Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x8.5 Inches - Chamois
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8900 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads Ivory 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1026 - Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • 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 Vintage Look, Pets/Animals
Ingredients SPCB-4042, DMRR-2010, DMRR-0577, JSO-0032, CHA-0128, FCL-3038, FJR-3092, XCR-4210, XCR-4214, XCR-8900, XTL-1054, XTL-1026,

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.
Vintage Style Lucite Oval Cameo Black With Ivory Horse 40 x 30mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.31 / Package | SKU: SPCB-4042
Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #2010 Matte Dark Grey
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8.5 Gram Tube.
$1.84 / Package | SKU: DMRR-2010
Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #577 Opal Buttercream Silver Lined
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8.5 Gram Tube.
$9.49 / Package | SKU: DMRR-0577
Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 49 'Opaque Jet' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.24 / Package | SKU: JSO-0032
Antiqued Silver Plated Saturn Chain with Bead, 4x6mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$3.22 / Package | SKU: CHA-0128
Antiqued Silver Plated Toggle Clasps 9mm (5 Sets)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 5 Sets.
$3.74 / Package | SKU: FCL-3038
Antiqued Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4.5mm 21 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.69 / Package | SKU: FJR-3092
Lacy's Stiff Stuff Beading Foundation for Cabochons 4.25 X 5.5 Inches
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.24 / Package | SKU: XCR-4210
Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x8.5 Inches - Chamois
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$6.44 / Package | SKU: XCR-4214
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$1.91 / Package | SKU: XCR-8900
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 oz..
$4.87 / Package | SKU: XTL-1026
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$5.32 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$17.51 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020

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