Piggy Pinwheel Necklace

PROJECT N8033
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
Lustrous Czech glass 2-Hole Piggy and Lentil beads rotate with Swarovski Crystal pearls to form the petals of this bead woven focal. A delicate edging of Toho 11/0 Demi Round seed beads add contrast to the pendant, which hangs on a wire-wrapped bail from sterling silver oval curb chain.
Instructions
These instructions will make an 18 inch necklace. For a longer or shorter necklace, choose your desired length of chain.
  1. Please watch the video: How to Make the Piggy Pinwheel Necklace. In this video, you will see from start to finish how to create this design using Czech glass 2-hole Piggy and Lentil beads, Swarovski Crystal pearls, and Toho 11/0 Demi Round seed beads. You will also see how to wire wrap a bail onto your finished focal, as well as how to attach the chain and clasp.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-10875 - Piggy Beads, 2-Hole Czech Glass Spacers 8x3.5mm, 25 Pieces, Chalk White Iris
    Project uses 7 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-10665 - CzechMates Glass 2-Hole Round Flat Lentil Beads 6mm - Opaque Champagne Luster
    Project uses 7 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-4038 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Iridescent Light Blue
    Project uses 7 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DRH-0035 - Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 11/0 (2.2mm) Size, 7.8 Grams, 85 Metallic Iris Purple
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-2637 - Sterling Silver Oval Curb Chain With Figure 8 Links 3mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 17.5 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • 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.

  • FCL-02208 - Sterling Silver Straight Lobster Clasps 8mm (4)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-03042 - Sterling Silver Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • WSS-22431 - 1 Oz. (48 Ft.) Sterling Silver Wire 24 Gauge - Round-Half Hard
    Project uses 2 inches. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-0373 - Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
  • 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 Spring
Ingredients BCP-10875, BCP-10665, SWP-4038, DRH-0035, CHA-2637, XCR-1285, FCL-02208, FJR-03042, WSS-22431,

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.
Piggy Beads, 2-Hole Czech Glass Spacers 8x3.5mm, 25 Pieces, Chalk White Iris
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$3.29 / Package | SKU: BCP-10875
CzechMates Glass 2-Hole Round Flat Lentil Beads 6mm - Opaque Champagne Luster
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: BCP-10665
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Iridescent Light Blue
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: SWP-4038
Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 11/0 (2.2mm) Size, 7.8 Grams, #85 Metallic Iris Purple
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.85 / Package | SKU: DRH-0035
Sterling Silver Figure 8 Chain, 3mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$11.99 / Package | SKU: CHA-2637
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-1285
Sterling Silver Straight Lobster Clasps 8mm (4)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$5.29 / Package | SKU: FCL-02208
Sterling Silver Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$4.39 / Package | SKU: FJR-03042
1 Oz. (48 Ft.) Sterling Silver Wire 24 Gauge - Round-Half Hard
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Ounce Coil.
$43.99 / Package | SKU: WSS-22431
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
$29.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0373
Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$22.95 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020

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