Retired - Blissful Eternity Necklace

PROJECT N7064
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Beginner
This delicate bridal necklace features beading wire looped through an Eternity bead frame, creating a structure to hold Preciosa crystal rose montees, Czech glass beads and Swarovski crystal rondelles. Swarovski pearls and a crystal-adorned box clasp finish the design.
Instructions
These instructions will make a 16 inch necklace. For a longer or shorter necklace, adjust the length of beading wire you cut and the number of strung beads on both sides of the focal.
  1. Using flush cutters, cut 30 inches of beading wire.
  2. String 7 Czech glass 2mm beads, 1 Swarovski crystal rondelle, and 7 Czech glass 2mm beads, and slide your beads to the middle of the beading wire. Poke the two ends of the beading wire up through the two holes on either side of the center hole on one of the short sides of the rectangular eternity bead frame. This will be the bottom of the focal.
  3. String 1 Czech glass 2mm bead on each wire strand inside the frame. Cross both strands through the two holes of 1 crystal rose montee bead and pull tight.
  4. Take your wire strand pointing toward the left. String 1 Czech glass 2mm bead, 1 rose montee, and 1 Czech glass 2mm bead. Poke the wire end out the left side of the bead frame, outward through the 9th hole from the left-hand strand on the bottom of the piece.
  5. String 7 Czech glass 2mm beads, 1 Swarovski crystal rondelle, then 7 Czech glass 2mm beads. Poke the wire end inward into the frame 3 holes down from where it exited in the previous step.
  6. String 1 Czech glass 2mm bead, then string the wire through the second hole of the rose montee bead added in step 4. Pull tight. Your wire should now be pointing upward, toward the top of the bead frame.
  7. Take your wire strand on the right and repeat steps 4-6.
  8. With both of your wires pointing upward, string 1 Czech glass 2mm bead each on the left and right strands.
  9. String 1 rose montee onto the left strand. Cross the right strand through the second hole. String 2 more Czech glass 2mm beads onto each strand.
  10. Poke your wire strands outward through 2 holes at the top of the bead frame in the center, with three blank holes between them. See photo for reference.
  11. Take the strand on the left. String 5 Czech glass 2mm beads, and 1 rose montee. Take your right strand. String 5 Czech glass 2mm beads, and cross through the second hole of the rose montee. Now the focal part of your necklace is done. Next you will string your beads onto the rest of the necklace.
  12. Take the wire strand on the left. String 1 Swarovski pearl, 1 Czech glass 2mm bead, 1 Swarovski crystal rondelle, and 1 Czech glass 2mm bead.
  13. Then string 1 Swarovski pearl, 1 Czech glass 2mm bead, 1 Swarovski pearl, 1 Czech glass 2mm bead, 1 Swarovski crystal rondelle, and 1 Czech glass 2mm bead. Repeat this pattern 8 more times.
  14. Then string 1 Swarovski pearl, and 1 Czech glass 2mm bead. Repeat this pattern 7 more times.
  15. String 1 silver crimp tube. Also string the loop of half of your box clasp. Take the wire back through the crimp tube and pull snug. Crimp the crimp tube with crimping pliers. Cut off the excess wire with flush cutters.
  16. Add a crimp cover over the crimp tube and gently squeeze it closed with flat nose pliers.
  17. Repeat steps 12-16 to finish the other side of the necklace. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCO-209 - Eternity Design Bead Frame, Rounded Square with Holes for Wrapping 24x19mm, 1 Piece, Silver Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-00195 - True2 Czech Fire Polished Glass, Faceted Round Beads 2mm, 50 Pieces, Crystal Blue Rainbow
    Project uses 132 pieces. You will need 3 packages.

  • SWP-3001 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 3mm, 50 Pieces, White
    Project uses 54 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWC-54548 - Swarovski Crystal, 5040 Rondelle Beads 4mm, 12 Pieces, Crystal Paradise Shine
    Project uses 23 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • BCZ-718 - Preciosa Rose Montee Beads, Czech VIVA12 Rhinestones in Cup Settings SS20, 24 Pieces, Crystal on Silver Plating
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-67823 - Beadalon Beading Wire Silver Color 7 Strand .018 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 30 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4821 - Rhodium Plated Box Clasp - Bow Design With 3 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 17x8mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1215 - Beadalon Silver Plated Crimp Tubes 2x1.8mm 1.3mm ID (75 Beads)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1093 - Silver Plated Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5230 - Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
Additional Information
Theme Winter, Special Occasion, Bridal
Ingredients FCO-209, BCP-00195, SWP-3001, SWC-54548, BCZ-718, XCR-67823, FCL-4821, FCR-1215, FCR-1093,
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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.
True2 Czech Fire Polished Glass, Faceted Round Beads 2mm, 50 Pieces, Crystal Blue Rainbow
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: BCP-00195
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 3mm, 50 Pieces, White
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.85 / Package | SKU: SWP-3001
Preciosa Rose Montee Beads, Czech Rhinestones in Cup Settings SS20, 24 Pc, Crystal on Silver Plating
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$4.29 / Package | SKU: BCZ-718
Beadalon Beading Wire Silver Color 7 Strand .018 Inch / 30Ft
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$8.75 / Package | SKU: XCR-67823
Rhodium Plated Box Clasp - Bow With Swarovski Crystals
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$6.22 / Package | SKU: FCL-4821
Beadalon Silver Plated Crimp Tubes 2x1.8mm 1.3mm ID (75 Beads)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 75 Pieces.
$2.54 / Package | SKU: FCR-1215
Silver Plated Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: FCR-1093
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps

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