Retired - 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. 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.
CzechMates Glass 2-Hole Round Flat Lentil Beads 6mm - Opaque Champagne Luster, 1 Strand
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$2.79 / 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.
$6.05 / 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.
$3.29 / Package | SKU: DRH-0035
Sterling Silver Figure 8 Chain, 3mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$14.99 / 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.
$6.49 / Package | SKU: XCR-1285
Sterling Silver Straight Lobster Clasps 8mm (4)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$5.59 / Package | SKU: FCL-02208
Sterling Silver Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$6.79 / 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.
$44.84 / Package | SKU: WSS-22431
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
$49.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0373
Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$23.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020

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