Papyrus Necklace

PROJECT N8058
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
Hues of russet and reed intertwine in this earthy, delicate necklace made with Miyuki 11/0 matte metallic seed beads and Swarovski Crystal bicones. The seed beads are stitched in rows onto a 15mm wood focal bead, adding texture and dimension to the design.
Instructions
This necklace uses a chain extender for adjustable length from 16 to 18 inches.
  1. Please watch the video: How to Add Rows of Seed Beads to Wood Beads. Based on what you have learned in the video, begin by using 22 gauge wire to secure your wood bead using round beads and simple wire loops on either side.
  2. Follow along with the video to create your beaded bead by stitching eleven rows of Miyuki 11/0 round seed beads around a brown 15mm wood bead. Note: for this design, you will be stringing sixteen seed beads in each row. Once you have added all of your seed beads, tie off and weave in your thread as shown in the video.
  3. Next, follow along with the video to remove the wire and metal beads from your beadwork. Set the beaded bead aside.
  4. To string your necklace: Begin by using flush cutters to cut 18 inches of beading wire.
  5. Onto the wire, string the following beads: twenty five 11/0 seed beads, one green bicone, one daisy spacer, one green bicone. Repeat this pattern twice more, then string on twenty five more 11/0 seed beads.
  6. Next, string on one green bicone and one bead aligner with the core facing away from the bicone.
  7. Now string on your beaded bead. Then string on another bead aligner so that the core fits inside of the beaded bead. Also string on another green bicone.
  8. Repeat step 5 in reverse to string beads onto the opposite side of your necklace.
  9. To attach your clasp: Onto the wire, string one crimp tube. String the wire through the loop of your clasp and back through the crimp tube. Pull snug and crimp the crimp tube. Clip the excess wire and add a crimp cover.
  10. Repeat the previous step on the opposite side of your necklace, this time stringing the wire through the end link of your chain extender. Enjoy your necklace!
As specified in the video, I secured the wood bead using the following placeholder beads and wire: 6mm fluted gold plated round beads (BMB-5064) and 2 inches of 22 gauge Artistic Wire (WCR-2230).

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BWD-1066 - Dyed Wood Beads, Smooth Large Hole Round 16mm, 12 Pieces, Coconut Brown
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • DMRR-MIX24 - Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #MIX24 Matte Heavy Metals (Metallic) Mix
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBI-16594 - Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 6mm, 20 Pieces, Erinite Shimmer
    Project uses 14 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3170 - TierraCast Antiqued Silver Plated Lead-Free Pewter Pandora Bead Aligners 7mm (4)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3215 - TierraCast Fine Silver Plated Pewter Daisy Spacer Beads 4mm (x 50)
    Project uses 6 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1285 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
    Project uses 3 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-69513 - Beadalon Wire Standard Bright 19 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 18 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-1140 - TierraCast Brass, Lobster Clasps 12x7mm, 4 Pieces, Silver Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1053 - Shiny Silver Tone Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (x144)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1715 - BeadSmith Crimp Tubes, 2x2mm, 100 Pieces, Silver Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-9010 - Necklace Chain Extender, Curb Links with Drop 2 Inches, 10 Pieces, Silver Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3021 - Tulip Loom Work Beading Needles 90x0.5mm - 3 Pack
  • XTL-0373 - Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)
Additional Information
Ingredients BWD-1066, DMRR-MIX24, SWBI-16594, BMB-3170, BMB-3215, XCR-1285, XCR-69513, FCL-1140, FCR-1053, FCR-1715, FCR-9010,

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.
Dyed Wood Beads, Smooth Large Hole Round 16mm, 12 Pieces, Coconut Brown
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$1.80 / Package | SKU: BWD-1066
Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0, 8.5 Gram Tube, #MIX24 Matte Heavy Metals (Metallic) Mix
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8.5 Gram Tube.
$4.25 / Package | SKU: DMRR-MIX24
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 6mm, 20 Pieces, Erinite Shimmer
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$6.15 / Package | SKU: SWBI-16594
TierraCast Antiqued Silver Plated Lead-Free Pewter Pandora Bead Aligners 7mm (4)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$2.50 / Package | SKU: BMB-3170
TierraCast Fine Silver Plated Pewter Daisy Spacer Beads 4mm (x 50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.80 / Package | SKU: BMB-3215
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.39 / Package | SKU: XCR-1285
Beadalon Wire Standard Bright 19 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$10.25 / Package | SKU: XCR-69513
TierraCast Brass, Lobster Clasps 12x7mm, 4 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: FCL-1140
Shiny Silver Tone Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (x144)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$4.40 / Package | SKU: FCR-1053
The Beadsmith Crimp Tubes, 2x2mm, 100 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$1.75 / Package | SKU: FCR-1715
Necklace Chain Extender, Curb Links with Drop 2 Inches, 10 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$2.35 / Package | SKU: FCR-9010
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Tulip Loom Work Beading Needles 90x0.5mm - 3 Needles
$5.75 / Package | SKU: XTL-3021
Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
$30.39 / Package | SKU: XTL-0373

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