Retired - Maypole Necklace

PROJECT N7041
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Beginner
Brightly colored gemstone beads enliven this strung necklace, featuring a TierraCast floral button 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 23 inch necklace. For a longer or shorter necklace, adjust the length of beading wire and the number of beads strung.
  1. Using flush cutters, cut a 30 inch length of gold beading wire.
  2. String a crimp tube, followed by the loop of the TierraCast flower button. Take your wire back through the crimp tube and pull snug. Crimp the crimp tube using crimping pliers. Leave the wire tail there and begin stringing your beads over it, to strengthen the strand.
  3. String your beads in the following order: 5 long oval gemstone mix beads, 28 turquoise round beads, 5 long oval gemstone mix beads. Then string 1 gold square bead and 1 green chalcedony nugget bead, and repeat that pattern 4 more times. Then string 1 more gold square bead.
  4. Once all of your beads are on, string another crimp tube. Then string 28 gold seed beads. Take your wire back through the crimp tube and pull snug. Crimp the crimp tube using crimping pliers. Thread 1 inch of your wire tail through the last few beads strung, and then cut off the excess wire with flush cutters.
  5. Slide the TierraCast button through the loop of gold seed beads to close the necklace. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SPMX-22 - Gemstone Bead Lot Mix 12 x 22mm Flat Oval Beads /16 Inch Strand
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SPTU-501 - Stablized Turquoise Gemstone Beads, Round 8mm, 15.5 Inch Strand
    Project uses 28 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SPCH-900 - Chalcedony Gemstone Beads, Smooth Nuggets 19-22mm, 6 Pieces, Pale Green
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-5015 - 22K Gold Plated Square Rounded Beads 5mm (100)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-09326 - TierraCast Pewter, Circle Button with Flower Motif 17mm, 1 Piece, Gold
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0277 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 PF557 'Galvanized Starlight' 8g
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

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

  • FCR-1205 - Beadalon Gold Plated Crimp Tubes 1.3mm (75 Beads)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Ingredients SPMX-22, SPTU-501, SPCH-900, BMB-5015, PND-09326, JSK-0277, XCR-67893, FCR-1205,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. This project is RETIRED. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Gemstone Beads, Mixed Stones, Flat Oval 22x12mm, Multi-Colored (15 Inch Strand)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$9.75 / Package | SKU: SPMX-22
TierraCast Pewter, Circle Button with Flower Motif 17mm, Gold (1 Piece)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Button.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: PND-09326
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 #PF557 'Galvanized Starlight' 8g
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.95 / Package | SKU: JSK-0277
Beadalon Wire Gold Color 7 Strand Medium .018 Inch / 30Ft
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$7.75 / Package | SKU: XCR-67893
Beadalon Crimp Beads, Tube 1.3mm, Gold Plated (75 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 75 Pieces.
$3.79 / Package | SKU: FCR-1205
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire (1 Piece)

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