Retired - A Midsummer's Night Necklace

PROJECT N617
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
Swarovski crystals in rich capri blue sparkle like the evening sky as lucite flowers in shades of purple cluster and swirl below in this dreamy necklace. Cultured coin pearls in intense heliotrope purple add a
Instructions
  1. Take a 3 inch long head pin and thread onto it:
  2. 1 Swarovski 4mm bicone in capri blue
  3. 1 antique brass diamond cut 4mm round bead
  4. 1 lucite 10mm calla lily in matte amethyst (petals facing down towards the head of the pin)
  5. 1 lucite 12mm calla lily in matte heliotrope purple
  6. 1 Vintaj 7.5mm ornate scroll bead cap
  7. 1 Swarovski 4mm bicone in capri blue
  8. 1 cultured coin pearl in heliotrope purple
  9. 1 Vintaj 16mm fancy filigree bead cap
  10. 1 Swarovski 4mm bicone in capri blue
  11. Once you have all your beads settled onto the head pin, create a wrapped wire loop above the last bead and cut off excess wire using flush cutters.
  12. Hold your beaded strand, and using your fingers, gently press and mold the Vintaj 16mm filigree bead cap around the cultured coin pearl. You want to flatten the front and back of the bead cap so that it is flush with the flat sides of your pearl. See photo. Set aside.
  13. Take a 3 inch long head pin and thread onto it:
  14. 1 Swarovski 4mm bicone in capri blue
  15. 1 antique brass diamond cut 4mm round bead
  16. 1 lucite 10mm calla lily in matte amethyst (petals facing down towards the head of the pin)
  17. 1 lucite 12mm calla lily in matte heliotrope purple
  18. 1 Vintaj 7.5mm ornate scroll bead cap
  19. 1 Swarovski 4mm bicone in capri blue
  20. Create a wrapped wire loop above the last bead and cut off excess wire using flush cutters. Repeat this entire step with another 5 head pins. Set aside.
  21. We are now going to place beaded dangles onto the bottom loops of the dark blue coated filigree. Take 5 head pins and thread onto each a Swarovski 4mm bicone in capri blue. On three of them, add an antique brass diamond cut 4mm round bead. Create simple wire loops on each and cut off excess wire with flush cutters. Open the simple wire loops like jump rings and attach one to each of the 5 loops at the bottom of your blue filigree. Attach the three that have the added antique brass diamond cut 4mm round beads to the 3 middle loops of the filigree.
  22. Open a jump ring and link onto it the dark blue coated filigree you just put dangles on and the long flower beaded strand you made in step 1. Close the jump ring.
  23. Cut a 20 inch length of beading wire. Place a bead stopper on one end, leaving a tail of about 2 inches. String onto the other end:
  24. 1 brass crimp bead
  25. 1 1 Swarovski 4mm bicone in capri blue
  26. 1 antique brass diamond cut 4mm round bead.
  27. Now repeat the following pattern 8 times:
  28. 1 Swarovski 4mm bicone in capri blue
  29. 1 cultured coin pearl in heliotrope purple.
  30. Repeat the following pattern 3 times:
  31. 1 antique brass diamond cut 4mm round bead
  32. one of the 6 lucite flower beaded strands you made in step 4
  33. 1 antique brass diamond cut 4mm round bead
  34. and 1 cultured coin pearl in heliotrope purple
  35. String one more antique brass diamond cut 4mm round bead and then add the blue filigree/lucite flower beaded strand you made previously via the jump ring which they are connected together with.
  36. String the other side of the necklace so that it is a mirror image of the first half.
  37. Now thread the end of your beading wire through the loop at the bottom of one half of the toggle clasp. Thread the wire back through your crimp bead and a couple of the beads next to it. Pull snug and crimp the crimp bead. Cut off excess beading wire.
  38. Remove the bead stopper at the other end of your strand and repeat the above step to secure the other half of your toggle clasp.
  39. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWBI-1423 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Capri Blue
    Project uses 38 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • BCP-40062 - Lucite Trumpet Calla Lily Flower Beads Matte Amethyst Purple 10mm (12)
    Project uses 7 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-40075 - Lucite Trumpet Calla Lily Flower Beads Matte Heliotrope Purple 12mm (10)
    Project uses 7 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-4253 - Vintaj Natural Brass Fancy 16mm Filigree Bead Caps (4)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-06303 - Antiqued Brass Head Pins - 21 Gauge 3 Inches (25)
    Project uses 7 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-5172 - Antiqued Brass Diamond Cut Out 4mm Round Beads (100)
    Project uses 22 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-4257 - Vintaj Natural Brass Ornate Scroll Bead Caps 7.5mm (4)
    Project uses 7 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • XCR-67563 - Beadalon Beading Wire Bronze 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 20 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1260 - Economy Antiqued Brass Crimp Beads 2mm x 1.5mm (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4700 - Antiqued Brass Flower Toggle Clasps 14mm (4 Sets)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-00062 - Dark Blue Color Coated Brass Filigree Stamping By Ezel - Etruscan Chandelier Finding 43mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5450 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. 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
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
Additional Information
Theme Summer
Ingredients SWBI-1423, BCP-40062, BCP-40075, BMB-4253, FHP-06303, BMB-5172, BMB-4257, XCR-67563, FCR-1260, FCL-4700, PND-00062, FJR-5450,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Capri Blue
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$3.35 / Package | SKU: SWBI-1423
Lucite Trumpet Calla Lily Flower Beads Matte Amethyst Purple 10mm (12)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$1.65 / Package | SKU: BCP-40062
Vintaj Natural Brass Fancy 16mm Filigree Bead Caps (4)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$2.05 / Package | SKU: BMB-4253
Antiqued Brass Head Pins - 21 Gauge 3 Inches (25)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$5.35 / Package | SKU: FHP-06303
Antiqued Brass Diamond Cut Out 4mm Round Beads (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$5.55 / Package | SKU: BMB-5172
Vintaj Natural Brass Ornate Scroll Bead Caps 7.5mm (4)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$2.65 / Package | SKU: BMB-4257
Beadalon Beading Wire Bronze 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.65 / Package | SKU: XCR-67563
Economy Barrel Crimp Beads 2x1.5mm Antiqued Brass (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.85 / Package | SKU: FCR-1260
Antiqued Brass Flower Toggle Clasps 14mm (4 Sets)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Sets.
$5.35 / Package | SKU: FCL-4700
Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.35 / Package | SKU: FJR-5450
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.75 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material

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