Retired - Ava Necklace

PROJECT N3055
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Intermediate
Make this stylish black faux leather cord necklace by combining a collection of striking beads in Jet, Metallic Bronze and Metallic Gold. This necklace is bold enough to make a statement on its own or it can
Instructions
This necklace measures 22� long with a chain extender that measures 3� long. To adjust the length of this necklace, simply make the faux leather cord longer or shorter.
  1. Begin by cutting two 7� lengths of black faux leather cord with your flush cutters.
  2. Next, watch the video on How to Use Ribbon Crimps.
  3. Following what you learned in the video, add a ribbon crimp end onto the ends of each of your faux leather cord lengths. You should have a total of 4. Set aside.
  4. Next, cut a 3 inch length of antiqued gold chain with your flush cutters. Set aside.
  5. Cut 12.5 inches of beading wire with your flush cutters. I have already included 3 extra inches on either side to allow for crimping.
  6. Onto a headpin, slide on one 4mm Metallic Bronze bead, followed by an 8mm metallic gold bead and another 4mm metallic bronze bead. Create a simple wire loop with your round nose pliers and snip off any excess with your flush cutters.
  7. Open up the simple loop (how you would a jump ring) and slide on the last link from one side of your length of chain and close.
  8. Open up a 4mm jump ring with your chain nose pliers and slide it onto the last link on the other end of your length of chain. Before closing, also slide on the loop from one end of one of your black faux leather cord lengths and close.
  9. Open up a 8mm jump ring and slide it onto the loop on the ribbon crimp end on the other side of that same faux leather cord length and close. Open up another 8mm jump ring and slide it onto the first jump ring and close.
  10. Take your wire length and add on a crimp tube. Slide it through the second 8mm jump ring and bring it back through the crimp tube again. Pull snug and crimp your crimp tube with your crimping pliers.
  11. Onto a headpin, slide on a black tear drop bead followed by a 4mm metallic bronze bead and create a simple wire loop. Snip off any excess wire with your flush cutters.
  12. Repeat this process 2 more times. Set your 3 bead dangles aside.
  13. Now you will begin adding on your beads onto the beading wire. String on your beads through the short tail of wire as well for added security. String on: 3 black 10mm beads, 3 metallic 8mm gold beads, 1 black teardrop bead dangle (slide on through the simple wire loop), 3 metallic 8mm gold beads, 1 black teardrop bead dangle, 3 metallic gold 8mm beads, 1 black teardrop dangle, 3 metallic gold 8mm beads, 3 black 10mm beads and 1 crimp tube. String your wire through a 8mm jump ring and bring it back through the crimp tube and pull snug. Crimp your crimp tube. Snip off any excess beading wire from the short end.
  14. With your chain nose pliers, open up a second 8mm jump ring and slide it through the first 8mm jump ring and also the loop on the ribbon crimp end on one side of your second black faux leather cord length. Close the jump ring.
  15. Open up a 4mm jump ring and slide it onto the loop of the ribbon crimp on the other end of your second faux leather cord length. Before closing, also slide on the loop from your antiqued gold lobster clasp and close.
  16. You�re done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-8002 - Flat Faux Leather Cord 10x1.3mm - Black - Pack of 1 Meter
    Project uses 14 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-5005 - Soft Flex Metallics, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Antique Brass
    Project uses 12.5 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-5960 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 12mm x 16mm Teardrop Jet Black (4)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7525 - Nunn Design Antiqued 24kt Gold Plated Lobster Clasps 15mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5477 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 8mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5250 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-10336 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round - Metallic Bronze (50)
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-31090 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 10mm Round Jet Black (12)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1205 - Beadalon Gold Plated Crimp Tubes 1.3mm (75 Beads)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5220 - 22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 21 Gauge - 2 Inches (50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1421 - 22K Gold Plated Ribbon Pinch Crimps Cord Ends 10mm or 3/8 IN. (20)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-38127 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 8mm Round Metallic Gold/Topaz (25)
    Project uses 13 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Winter, Special Occasion, Boho, Autumn
Ingredients XCR-8002, XCR-5005, BCP-5960, FCL-7525, FJR-5477, FJR-5250, BCP-10336, BCP-31090, FCR-1205, FHP-5220, FCR-1421, BCP-38127,

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.
Flat Faux Leather Cord 10x1.3mm - Black - Pack of 1 Meter
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.75 / Package | SKU: XCR-8002
Soft Flex Metallics, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Antique Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$15.39 / Package | SKU: XCR-5005
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 12mm x 16mm Teardrop
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: BCP-5960
Nunn Design Antiqued 24kt Gold Plated Lobster Clasps 15mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: FCL-7525
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 8mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: FJR-5477
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.14 / Package | SKU: FJR-5250
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round - Metallic Bronze (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.79 / Package | SKU: BCP-10336
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 10mm Round
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$1.59 / Package | SKU: BCP-31090
Beadalon Gold Plated Crimp Tubes 1.3mm (75 Beads)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 75 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FCR-1205
22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 21 Gauge - 2 Inches  (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: FHP-5220
22K Gold Plated Ribbon Pinch Crimps Cord Ends 10mm or 3/8 IN. (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$4.39 / Package | SKU: FCR-1421
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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