Red Rock Canyon Necklace

PROJECT N2125
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Beginner
This pearl necklace showcases one of the many ways you can use bead bumpers in your designs for a sleek and easy look.
Instructions
This necklace measures approximately 22 inches. To modify the length, simply adjust the length of chain on both sides respectively.
  1. Take the griffin silk off the card. Move about 2 inches from the end opposite the needle. Tie a double overhand knot. Note: You may need to bulk up the knot by tying a knot once more so it doesn't slip through the clamshell opening. Take the needle and thread down into the hole of the clamshell knot cover so that the knot sits inside the clamshell. Add a dab of glue, and use your chain nose pliers to close the shell. Trim any excess silk.
  2. Next, string on to the silk one bead bumper and one pearl. Continue to alternate the bead bumpers and pearls. String 34 pearls total and end with one bumper. Then thread on one clamshell. Make a double overhand knot, allowing the knot to sit in the well of the clamshell. Add a dab of glue, close it, and trim any excess silk. Then set this piece aside.
  3. Cut two lengths of chain, 7.5" each.
  4. Open one jump ring and attach it to one knot cover loop and to one end of one length of chain. Close the jump ring. Move to the other side of this chain and attach one jump ring.
  5. Repeat on the other side of the necklace. This time, add a lobster clasp to the end of this side of the chain before closing the final jump ring.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PEP-0002 - Burgundy Red Funky Nugget Cultured Pearls 3-7mm (16 Inch Strand)
    Project uses 34 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-9203 - Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 2 Silver Gray
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMP-0103 - Beadalon Bead Bumpers, Round Silicone Spacers 1.5mm, 50 Pieces, Satin Silver
    Project uses 35 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5140 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge Thick (100)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-2089 - Silver Plated Clamshell Knot Covers With Closed Loop 3.7mm (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-98840 - Silver Plated Oval With Figure Eight Links Chain 3mm - Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 15 Inches. You will need 2 packages.

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

  • XTL-1001 - G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Ingredients PEP-0002, XCR-9203, BMP-0103, FJR-5140, FCR-2089, CHA-98840, FCL-2507, XTL-1001,

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.
Burgundy Red Funky Nugget Cultured Pearls 3-7mm (16 Inch Strand)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$2.39 / Package | SKU: PEP-0002
Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 2 Silver Gray
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Card.
$2.09 / Package | SKU: XCR-9203
Beadalon Bead Bumpers, Round Silicone Spacers 1.5mm, 50 Pieces, Satin Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: BMP-0103
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge Thick (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$6.49 / Package | SKU: FJR-5140
Silver Plated Clamshell Knot Covers With Closed Loop 3.7mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.89 / Package | SKU: FCR-2089
Silver Plated Long & Short Chain, 3mm, Figure Eight Links, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.19 / Package | SKU: CHA-98840
Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 10mm (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$5.55 / Package | SKU: FCL-2507
G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$6.39 / Package | SKU: XTL-1001
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
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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