Purrfect Tabby Necklace

PROJECT N7028
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Intermediate
Celebrate the little orange tabby cat in your life with this brick stitch necklace, woven with bright Miyuki Delica beads.
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 weaving toward the other side (the lighter orange color has been rendered in gold in the pattern photo to make it easier to see).
  2. Based on the technique shown in the video, cut a 5 foot length of thread and 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 (the bottom row of the pattern).
  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 dark orange 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-161 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 - Opaque Orange AB DB161 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-1573 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Opaque Mandarin AB Orange DB1573 7.2 GR
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-206 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Opaque Salmon Pink DB206 7.2 GR
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-1207 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 'Silver Lined Olive' Green DB1207 7.2 Grams
    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-5452 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2509 - Beautiful Gold Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 8mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-2401 - 22K Gold 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 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme Pets/Animals
Ingredients DB-161, DB-1573, DB-206, DB-1207, XCR-1275, FJR-5452, FCL-2509, CHA-2401,

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, Opaque Orange AB DB161
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$4.34 / Package | SKU: DB-161
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Opaque Mandarin AB Orange DB1573
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$4.46 / Package | SKU: DB-1573
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Opaque Salmon Pink DB206
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$3.79 / Package | SKU: DB-206
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Silver Lined Olive Green DB1207
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$4.34 / Package | SKU: DB-1207
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
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: FJR-5452
Lobster Clasps, Curved 9.5mm, 10 Pieces, Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$4.84 / Package | SKU: FCL-2509
22K Gold Plated Cable Chain, 1.8mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$1.94 / Package | SKU: CHA-2401
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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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