Retired - Banners Necklace

PROJECT N229
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Intermediate
Raise your banner high -and look elegant in the process- while wearing this understated herringbone stitched collar style necklace.
Instructions
  1. If you are not already familiar with herringbone stitch, please watch our instructional video before proceeding. Create three separate panels of herringbone stitch, each beginning with ladder stitch (as shown in video) consisting of the following: one metallic amethyst gunmetal 8/0 Toho seed bead, one matte opaque gray 8/0 Toho seed bead, one metallic iris green/brown 8/0 Toho seed bead, two matte dark olive 8/0 Toho seed beads, one metallic iris green/brown 8/0 Toho seed bead, one matte opaque gray 8/0 Toho seed bead, and one metallic amethyst gunmetal 8/0 Toho seed bead.
  2. Build off of those three panels with like color above like color, two of the panels being five rows (including initial ladder stitch), and one panel of nine rows. On the last row of each panel, stitch a row of 4mm Swarovski crystal bicones in the light amethyst dorado color. Tie off your thread and weave in the remainder.
  3. Thread your needle again, with an additional yard of Fireline. Join the three panels together by weaving the ladder stitch row together. As seen in the photos, weave in and reinforce a closed jump ring to each end of the panels.
  4. Weave through the entire ladder stitched row again, to reinforce it. Tie your thread off and weave in the remainder.
  5. Cut your foot long piece in half, into two six inch pieces. Use an oval jump ring to join each half to each closed jump ring at the ends of the three center panels.
  6. Create a chain by linking together seven antiqued brass oval jump rings. Link the last jump ring to one end of the chain on one half of the necklace.
  7. Use another oval jump ring to attach a lobster clasp to the other half of the necklace.
  8. Onto two head pins, thread a Swarovski bicone. Create a wrapped wire loop and trim off excess wire. Add each of these head pin dangles to each of the oval jump rings at either end of the three panel centerpiece.
  9. Onto another head pin, thread a Swarovski bicone, an 8/0 Toho bead (your choice of color) and another Swarovski bicone. Create a wrapped wire loop and trim off excess wire.
  10. Attach this head pin dangle to the last jump ring in the extender chain.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-99951 - Antiqued Brass Double Curb Rope Chain 3mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-7000 - TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Brass Open Oval Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-4034 - Antiqued Brass Closed Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6301 - Antiqued Brass Head Pins 1.5 Inches Long/21 Gauge (x50)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4710 - Antiqued Brass Curved Lobster Clasps 9.5mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • JSH-0047 - Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 90 'Metallic Amethyst Gun Metal' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 32 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSH-0112 - Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 611 'Matte Opaque Gray' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 32 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSH-0042 - Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 84 'Metallic Iris Green/Brown' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 32 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSH-0115 - Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 617 'Matte Dark Olive' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 32 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1265 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 50 Yards, Smoke Gray
    Project uses 4 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-3004 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Assortment So Handy
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Ingredients CHA-99951, FJR-7000, FJR-4034, FHP-6301, FCL-4710, JSH-0047, JSH-0112, JSH-0042, JSH-0115, XCR-1265, XTL-3004,

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.
TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Brass Open Oval Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.70 / Package | SKU: FJR-7000
Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 90 'Metallic Amethyst Gun Metal' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.31 / Package | SKU: JSH-0047
Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 611 'Matte Opaque Gray' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.72 / Package | SKU: JSH-0112
Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 84 'Metallic Iris Green/Brown' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.31 / Package | SKU: JSH-0042
Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 617 'Matte Dark Olive' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.09 / Package | SKU: JSH-0115
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 50 Yards, Smoke Gray
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$13.09 / Package | SKU: XCR-1265
English Beading Needles Assorted Variety Pack
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Pack.
$2.95 / Package | SKU: XTL-3004
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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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