Retired - Bohemian Beauty Necklace

PROJECT N3058
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Intermediate
With its harmonious collection of turquoise, coral and pyrite beads, this bohemian-inspired Vintaj necklace is sure to add some boho chic vibes to your look.
Instructions
You will be using all 24 inches of chain for this necklace. To make your necklace shorter, simply adjust your chain length.
  1. Begin by cutting two lengths of 12" chain with your flush cutters.
  2. With your chain nose pliers, open a jump ring and slide it onto the last link from one side of one length of chain. Before closing the jump ring, slide it onto the top left hole on your Vintaj natural brass creative hoop and close. Open up another jump ring and slide it onto the last link from that same length of chain and close.
  3. Open up another jump ring and slide it onto the last link from one end of your second length of chain. Before closing, slide your jump ring onto the hole on the right side of your Vintaj natural brass creative hoop and close. Open up another jump ring and slide it onto the last link on that same length of chain and also add on the loop from your lobster clasp and close.
  4. Next, onto a headpin slide on one red coral bead and create a simple wire loop with your round nose pliers. Snip off any excess wire with your flush cutters.
  5. Repeat this process 5 more times, making a total of 6 bead dangles.
  6. Take your first bead dangle and open the loop (how you would a jump ring) and slide it onto the 6th link on the chain on the right side of your creative hoop. Close the loop. Repeat this step and add on your bead dangles onto the 12th, and the 19th link.
  7. Go to your other chain length and repeat this process again, adding beads onto the 6th, 12th and 19th links. You are done with the chain portion of your project.
  8. Open up another jump ring and slide it onto the jump ring at the base of the chain on the left side of your creative hoop. Onto that jump ring, slide the hole from your Vintaj arrow charm and close. See photo for placement assistance.
  9. Cut a 3� length of wire with your flush cutters.
  10. Wrap the wire 3 times around the base of the arrow tip portion of your charm and wrap the other end a few times onto the creative hoop. See photo for placement assistance.
  11. Cut 8 lengths of 4� wire with your flush cutters.
  12. You will now begin wire-wrapping beads onto your Vintaj natural brass creative hoop. For the rest of these instructions, please refer to the photo often to match my exact design. Watch the video on How to Wire Wrap Rows of Beads onto a Form. This will give you a general idea of how you will be wire-wrapping beads onto the form.
  13. Following what you learned in the video, begin wrapping your first length of wire on the creative hoop. I will beginning describing each wire length starting at the top of the creative hoop near where the top loop is on the right side. Wrap the following lengths a few times around the form, go diagonally across the hoop, and tightly wire wrap a few times onto the other side of the hoop, securing your beads. If you need help tightening your coils, use your chain nose pliers to neatly bring the wire coils together.
  14. Onto your first wire length, add 15 pyrite rondelle beads and wrap the end of the wire diagonally on the hoop. Tightly wrap it around 5 times, keeping it as neat as possible. You will add each row of beaded wire separately onto the hoop. See photo.
  15. Next up, onto your wire length add on 2 coral beads, 6 metallic seed beads, 3 coral beads, 6 metallic beads, 3 coral beads and 3 metallic beads. Wrap the wire around a few times snipping off any excess wire with your flush cutters.
  16. Next, add on 14 hematite fire polish beads and wrap around around a few times, snipping off excess wire with your flush cutters.
  17. Add on 2 metallic seed beads, 2 coral beads, 9 metallic seed beads, and 10 turquoise beads.
  18. Add on 5 turquoise beads, 1 black bugle bead, 1 hematite fire polish bead, 1 turquoise bead, 1 bugle bead, 1 turquoise bead, 1 bugle bead and 1 turquoise bead.
  19. Next, wire-wrap on 1 coral bead, 9 hematite druk beads and 3 coral beads.
  20. Flip your hoop over and grab another length of wire. Wrap it around a few times on the top right side and add on 3 hematite druk beads, 1 turquoise bead, 4 metallic seed beads, 1 bugle bead, 1 metallic seed bead, 1 bugle bead, 1 metallic seed, 1 bugle bead, 1 metallic seed and 2 turquoise beads.
  21. Add on another wire length with 3 turquoise beads, 2 coral beads, 1 hematite druk bead, 14 metallic seed beads, 3 turquoise beads and 1 coral bead.
  22. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-99892 - Vintaj Natural Brass 3x4mm Oval Cable Chain - Sold By The Foot
    Project uses 24 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • WCR-4348 - Vintaj Brass Bronze Colored Copper Wire 24 Gauge 90 Feet (1 Spool)
    Project uses 35 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-4600 - Vintaj Natural Brass Creative Hoop For Earrings / Bangle Bracelet 67mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SPPY-30 - Pyrite Fool's Gold Faceted Rondelle Beads 4x6mm (20 Beads)
    Project uses 15 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3485 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round 'Hematite' (50)
    Project uses 14 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-9008 - Czech Tri-Cut Seed Beads 10/0 'Terra Metallic Steel' (1 Strand/360 Beads)
    Project uses 48 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5521 - Vintaj Natural Brass Head Pins 21 Gauge 1 Inch (20)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5471 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSB-2032 - Toho Bugle Tube Beads Size 3 2x9mm Opaque Jet 10 Grams
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-7485 - Czech Glass Druk 4mm Round 'Hematite' (100)
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-9048 - Vintaj Natural Brass Classic Lobster Clasp - 15mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SPTU-30 - Turquoise Gemstone Round Beads 3mm - 16 Inch Strand
    Project uses 27 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3429 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Red Coral (50)
    Project uses 23 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7585 - Vintaj Natural Brass Straight Arrow Stamping Pendant 48x8mm (1)
    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
Theme Boho
Ingredients CHA-99892, WCR-4348, FCO-4600, SPPY-30, BCP-3485, BCS-9008, FHP-5521, FJR-5471, JSB-2032, BCP-7485, FCL-9048, SPTU-30, BCP-3429, PND-7585,

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.
Vintaj Natural Brass Cable Chain, 3mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$3.65 / Package | SKU: CHA-99892
Vintaj Brass Bronze Colored Copper Wire 24 Gauge 90 Feet (1 Spool)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$9.49 / Package | SKU: WCR-4348
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round 'Hematite' (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.59 / Package | SKU: BCP-3485
Czech Tri-Cut Seed Beads 10/0 'Terra Metallic Steel' (1 Strand/360 Beads)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$1.79 / Package | SKU: BCS-9008
Vintaj Natural Brass Head Pins 21 Gauge 1 Inch (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$1.79 / Package | SKU: FHP-5521
Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.75 / Package | SKU: FJR-5471
Toho Bugle Tube Beads Size #3 2x9mm Opaque Jet 10 Grams
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Grams.
$1.59 / Package | SKU: JSB-2032
Czech Glass Druk 4mm Round 'Hematite' (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: BCP-7485
Vintaj Natural Brass Classic Lobster Clasp - 15mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$3.25 / Package | SKU: FCL-9048
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Red Coral (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.09 / Package | SKU: BCP-3429
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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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