Retired - Beaded 2-loop Eyeglass Holder

PROJECT C617
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
An excellent gift for the avid reader in your life, these lovely beaded eyeglass holders are sure to please. Rich tones of red and gold add a classy touch to this very convenient and practical accessory.
Instructions
Cut a 32" length of gold beading wire. Approximately 4" from one end, place a bead stopper.Spread out some of your Czech seed bead mix in Wheatberry brown topaz out on your beading mat. We will not be using the orange color, deep brown, or shimmery iridescent purple color. All other colors we will use. Now also spread out some of your Toho silver lined ruby red seed beads. Thread onto your beading wire 1 gold crimp bead. Next string 6 seed beads - assorted between the colors left in your Wheatberry mix and the ruby red. For each "segment" of 6, i made sure 2 were red and the other 4 were assorted from the Wheatberry mix. There was no particular order I strung them in though. String 1 Czech fire polished 4mm round crystal bead. String another 6 assorted seed beads, another 4mm round bead, another 6 assorted seed beads, another 4mm round bead, and finally another 6 seed beads.Next, string 1 Czech glass 7mm Art Deco cathedral bead in ruby red, 1 Czech glass 10mm Deco swirl cathedral bead in clear with antique ends, another Czech glass 7mm Art Deco cathedral bead in ruby red, 6 assorted seed beads, 1 Czech fire polished 4mm round crystal bead, and another 6 assorted seed beads. Repeat this sequence 11 times. Now string 1 Czech fire polished 4mm round crystal bead, 6 assorted seed beads, 1 Czech fire polished 4mm round crystal bead, and another 6 assorted seed beads. Finally, string 1 gold crimp bead. Thread your beading wire through one of the plastic loops on your eyeglass chain holder end. Pull the beading wire back around and down through the crimp bead and several beads adjacent to it. Pull snug but not so snug that you end up damaging the soft plastic. Crimp the bead. and cut off excess wire with flush cutters.Go back to the side that you started on and remove the bead stopper. Thread the beading wire through one of the plastic loops on your eyeglass chain holder end. Pull the beading wire back around and down through the crimp bead and several beads adjacent to it. Make sure there are no gaps in your beading - pull tighter if there are. Crimp the bead and cut off excess wire with flush cutters.All done! Variations:There are so many lovely Czech Glass Art Deco and Cathedral Beads to choose from, you can create beautiful color schemes to match your favorite outfit or choose them simply because they look oh-so-pretty. Make sure to coordinate your size 11/0 seed beads to match. When substituting in items, pay attention to sizes and styles to make sure all your pieces will fit together. + +
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-34107 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Crystal Celsian (50)
    Project uses 17 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-6362 -
    Project uses 24 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-1395 - Czech Seed Beads Mix Lot 11/0 Wheatberry Brown Topaz 1/2 Hank
    Project uses 1 half-hank. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1200 - Beadalon Gold Plated Crimp Beads 1.3mm (85 Beads)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-4020 - Ends For Eyeglass Chain / Holder - Gold Color (24)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0204 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 25C 'Silver Lined Ruby' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-67593 - Beadalon Wire Gold Color 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 32 inches. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
  • XTL-9930 - Beadalon Beading Mats - Prevent Bead Rolling 12 x 9 Inch (Set of 3)
Additional Information
Ingredients BCP-34107, BCP-6362, BCS-1395, FCR-1200, FCR-4020, JSK-0204, XCR-67593,

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.
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Crystal Celsian (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.80 / Package | SKU: BCP-34107
Beadalon Gold Plated Crimp Beads 1.3mm (85 Beads)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 85 Pieces.
$2.59 / Package | SKU: FCR-1200
Ends For Eyeglass Chain / Holder - Gold Color (24)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$5.29 / Package | SKU: FCR-4020
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 25C 'Silver Lined Ruby' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.00 / Package | SKU: JSK-0204
Beadalon Wire Gold Color 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-67593
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material

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