Purrfect Kitten Necklace

PROJECT N7124
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Intermediate
This brick stitch cat face is as sweet as can be in Miyuki Delica beads, dangling from a delicate chain.
Instructions
These instructions will make an 18 inch necklace. For a longer or shorter necklace, adjust the length of chain used.
  1. Begin by watching our video on how to do brick stitch bead weaving. You will be following the weaving pattern shown in the photo, starting with one side of the cat's face and building up toward the other side.
  2. Based on the technique shown in the video, cut a 5 foot length of thread and thread a size 12 needle. Begin by weaving a ladder stitch base row, beginning with the tip of the cat's ear and following the colors in the first row of beads.
  3. As you stitch the cat face, you will need to make brick stitch increases and decreases according to the pattern.
  4. Once you've finished your beading, tie off and weave in your thread tails.
  5. Using flush cutters, cut two 8 1/2 inch lengths of chain.
  6. Open a jump ring and slide it through the single black Delica bead at the tip of one of the cat's ears. Also slide on the first link of one piece of chain. Close the jump ring.
  7. Repeat step 6 with another jump ring and the second piece of chain on the cat's other ear.
  8. 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.
  9. Open another jump ring and slide on the last link of chain on the other side of the necklace. Close the jump ring.
  10. Enjoy your necklace!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • DB-010 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Black Opaque DB010
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-306 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Matte Dark Grey DB306
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-202 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, White Pearl AB DB202
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-234 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Baby Pink Ceylon DB234
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-860 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 6.8 Grams, Chartreuse AB Matte DB860
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1275 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 50 Yards, Crystal Clear
    Project uses 5 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5454 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2507 - Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 10mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-2400 - Silver Plated 2mm x 2.4mm Cable Chain - By The Foot
    Project uses 17 inches. You will need 2 packages.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-0109 - Beadsmith Extra-Fine Thread Snips - Cuts Textiles, Yarn, And More!
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Additional Information
Theme Pets/Animals, Delicate
Ingredients DB-010, DB-306, DB-202, DB-234, DB-860, XCR-1275, FJR-5454, FCL-2507, CHA-2400,

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, 7.2 Grams, Black Opaque DB010
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$3.79 / Package | SKU: DB-010
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Matte Dark Grey DB306
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: DB-306
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, White Pearl AB DB202
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$3.79 / Package | SKU: DB-202
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Baby Pink Ceylon DB234
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$4.04 / Package | SKU: DB-234
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 6.8 Grams, Chartreuse AB Matte DB860
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6.8 gms tube.
$3.86 / Package | SKU: DB-860
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 50 Yards, Crystal Clear
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$9.67 / Package | SKU: XCR-1275
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.57 / Package | SKU: FJR-5454
Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 10mm (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$4.16 / Package | SKU: FCL-2507
Silver Plated Cable Chain, 1.8mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$1.16 / Package | SKU: CHA-2400
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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
$5.62 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece

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