Rainbow and Unicorn Necklace

PROJECT N830
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
This cheerful necklace features a dazzling rainbow design created with Swarovski crystal bicones in the 7 traditional colors of the rainbow. Finishing off the design is a brilliant rivoli fancy stone and a sterling silver unicorn charm.
Instructions
  1. To begin this project, please watch the video: What are the Colors of the Rainbow in Swarovski Crystal. In this video you will see a close up detail of this necklace project which will help you during the construction of it.
  2. Start by placing a small dab of glue into the rivoli setting and into your setting place the rivoli. Let dry.
  3. Open and remove the jump ring that comes with your unicorn charm.
  4. Take your premade necklace and fold in half to find the middle link. Open a 5mm jump ring and place onto it the rivoli in the setting and the unicorn charm (so that the unicorn sits on top of the rivoli) and connect this jump ring to the middle necklace link. Close the jump ring. This is the exact middle point of your necklace and you will be working outwards from here on both sides to create your rainbow.
  5. You have 7 colors of Swarovski crystal bicones, you will be using 12 bicones of each color. Place one bicone onto an headpin and create a simple wire loop using your wire looping pliers. Trim off excess wire. Repeat this step with all 12 bicones of each color. You will end up with 84 little bicone dangles with loops.
  6. To attach the bicones to the necklace, you will be opening and closing the simple wire loops and linking them one by one directly to the chain, every other link, starting right next to the rivoli pendant.
  7. Starting with violet, attach 6 bicones on either side of the rivoli, making sure to attach one to every other link. Please see the project pictures and the video for reference images. After violet, attach 6 of each bicone to each side in the following color order: majestic blue, light turquoise, dark moss green, citrine, tangerine, and finally light siam.
  8. After you have attached all the bicones, 42 to each side, your necklace is done. Have fun wearing it!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWBI-1485 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Light Siam
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBI-14415 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Tangerine
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBI-14038 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Citrine
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBI-14535 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Dark Moss Green
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBI-14321 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Light Turquoise
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBI-14582 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Majestic Blue
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBI-1491 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Violet
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5315 - Silver Plated Head Pins 1.5 Inches Long 22 Gauge Thick (50 Pieces)
    Project uses 84 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • AXC-98930 - Silver Plated Fine Cable Chain Necklace with Lobster Clasp - 2x1.8mm Links 18 Inches Long
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-289 - Sterling Silver Charm, Small Unicorn with Jump Ring 8.5x12mm, 1 Piece
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-9451 - Swarovski Crystal, 1122 Rivoli Fancy Stones 18mm, 2 Pieces, Crystal AB Sf
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SWCR-4463 - Swarovski Crystal Fancy Pendant Setting, Fits 1122 Rivoli 18mm, 1 Piece, Rhodium Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-8071 - Silver Filled Open Jump Rings 5mm 22 Gauge (24)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5032 - Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-5450 - Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Summer
Ingredients SWBI-1485, SWBI-14415, SWBI-14038, SWBI-14535, SWBI-14321, SWBI-14582, SWBI-1491, FHP-5315, AXC-98930, PND-289, SWC-9451, SWCR-4463, FJR-8071, XTL-1054,

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.
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Light Siam
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$3.25 / Package | SKU: SWBI-1485
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Tangerine
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$3.45 / Package | SKU: SWBI-14415
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Citrine
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$3.45 / Package | SKU: SWBI-14038
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Dark Moss Green
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$2.80 / Package | SKU: SWBI-14535
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Light Turquoise
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$3.45 / Package | SKU: SWBI-14321
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Majestic Blue
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$3.50 / Package | SKU: SWBI-14582
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Violet
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$3.25 / Package | SKU: SWBI-1491
Silver Plated Head Pins 1.5 Inches Long 22 Gauge Thick (50 Pieces)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.45 / Package | SKU: FHP-5315
Silver Plated Fine Cable Chain Necklace with Lobster Clasp - 2x1.8mm Links 18 Inches Long
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$3.25 / Package | SKU: AXC-98930
Sterling Silver Charm, Small Unicorn with Jump Ring 8.5x12mm, 1 Piece
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: PND-289
Swarovski Crystal, #1122 Rivoli Fancy Stones 18mm, 2 Pieces, Crystal AB Foiled
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$4.70 / Package | SKU: SWC-9451
Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stone Pendant Setting, Fits #1122 Rivoli 18mm, 1 Piece, Rhodium Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: SWCR-4463
Silver Filled Open Jump Rings 5mm 22 Gauge (24)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$3.40 / Package | SKU: FJR-8071
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
$12.79 / Package | SKU: XTL-5032
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$23.35 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020
Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
$32.09 / Package | SKU: XTL-5450

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