Pokemon Squirtle Necklace

PROJECT N7048
Designer: Chris Bellomo
Skill Level: Intermediate
Turn heads with this cute, bead woven necklace featuring the iconic Pokémon character, Squirtle. Miyuki Delica seed beads bring this brick stitch pattern vibrantly to life.
Instructions
By following the instructions below you will make a 17 inch necklace. For a longer or shorter necklace, adjust the length of chain used on both sides.
  1. To begin, please watch our video on how to do brick stitch bead weaving. Cut a length of Fireline thread as long as you're comfortable working with (you'll need about 6 feet to complete the piece) and thread a size 12 beading needle.
  2. You'll be following the bead weaving pattern shown in the photo above, weaving half of the character at a time. I found it easiest to start with the 11th row from the top in the sideways pattern - the row with the white gleam in Squirtle's left eye - and weave his left side first, including the back of his shell. Start by weaving a ladder stitch base row, following the colors of the row indicated by the arrow.
  3. Continue weaving Squirtle's left side, using brick stitch increases and decreases to create the tiered rows in the pattern. Note: at the end of the third row, you will need to add 1 extra blue Delica bead using ladder stitch to make the left leg longer.
  4. When you've completed Squirtle's left side, weave back down through your beadwork so your needle is exiting the yellow bead at the end of the original ladder stitch row. Continue weaving the right side according to the pattern. When you reach the row where Squirtle's right leg starts, lengthen the row by 1 extra blue Delica bead using ladder stitch as you did earlier.
  5. When you've finished your weaving, weave in your thread tails.
  6. Using flush cutters, cut two 8 1/2 inch lengths of silver chain.
  7. Open a jump ring and slide it through the blue Delica bead at the top right corner of Squirtle's forehead (see photo for reference). Also slide on the first link of one piece of chain. Close the jump ring.
  8. Open another jump ring and slide it through the blue Delica bead at the top left corner of Squirtle's forehead. Also slide on the first link of the second piece of chain. Close the jump ring.
  9. Open another jump ring and slide on the loop of your clasp. Then slide on the last link of chain on one side of the necklace. Close the jump ring.
  10. Open another jump ring and slide on the last link of chain on the other side of the necklace. Close the jump ring.
  11. Enjoy your necklace!
Additional Information
Theme Pop Culture, Pets/Animals
Ingredients DB-1586, DB-160, DB-144, DB-010, DB-200, XCR-1280, FJR-5454, FCL-2507, CHA-98922,

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.
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8 Grams, Matte Opaque Sea Opal, DB1586
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 gms tube.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: DB-1586
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Opaque Yellow AB DB160
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$5.79 / Package | SKU: DB-160
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Silver Lined Amber DB144
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$4.19 / Package | SKU: DB-144
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Black Opaque DB010
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$5.05 / Package | SKU: DB-010
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 6.6 Grams, Opaque Chalk White DB200
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6.6 gms Tube.
$4.65 / Package | SKU: DB-200
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.29 / Package | SKU: XCR-1280
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.59 / Package | SKU: FJR-5454
Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 10mm (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$5.55 / Package | SKU: FCL-2507
Silver Plated Figure 8 Cable Chain, 1.8mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$1.69 / Package | SKU: CHA-98922
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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