Retired - Clear Blue Sky Necklace

PROJECT N227
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Beginner
In this lovely neck piece, graduated crystal clear Czech glass fire polish beads are strung and knotted with pale blue silk, then adorned at the back with a large baby blue grosgrain ribbon bow.
Instructions
  1. Please watch our instructional video on pearl knotting before proceeding. On a secure non-slip surface, such as a beading mat or a beading board, lay out your clear Czech beads with the three largest in the center, getting gradually smaller as you get to the back of the necklace. You may make the necklace as long or as short as you like by adding or omitting beads.
  2. Once you have your beads lain out in the manner that you like, you can begin knotting the beads onto your light blue Griffin silk. Make sure that every knot is tight and close together, and that there is a secure knot at either end of the necklace
  3. Trim your silk to about one inch long at the ends and fold them over. Apply a small amount of E6000 to each end of silk, and insert them into the crimp ends.
  4. Using a pair of chain nose pliers, squeeze the center of the crimp ends tightly.
  5. Cut two one foot pieces of light blue grosgrain ribbon.
  6. Thread two feet of K.O. onto a needle.
  7. Insert each piece of ribbon through each of the loops on the crimp ends, so that just about one inch protrudes.
  8. Fold the one inch end of the ribbon once, and then twice, and then press it against the longer part of itself. Sew along the edge of the folded piece until the ribbon is securely sewn around the crimp ends. Tie off the thread and trim excess. Repeat on the other end of the necklace.
  9. To wear the necklace, simply place around your neck and tie a bow in the back.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-3600 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 6mm Round 'Crystal Clear' (25)
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3700 -
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3800 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 8mm Round 'Crystal Clear' (25)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-31000 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 10mm Round Crystal (12)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-31200 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 12mm Round Crystal (10)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-31600 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 16mm Round Crystal (4)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-31800 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 18mm Round Crystal (4)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-9104 - Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 16 Lt Blue Turquoise
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-49003 - Gorgeous Necklace Grosgrain Ribbon 3/8 Inch Light Blue (5 Yards)
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-9704 - Japanese Nylon Beading K.O. Thread for Delica Beads - Light Blue 50 Meters
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 1 package.

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

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-4000 - Beadsmith Bead And Pearl Knotting Tweezers
Additional Information
Theme Special Occasion, Bridal
Ingredients BCP-3600, BCP-3700, BCP-3800, BCP-31000, BCP-31200, BCP-31600, BCP-31800, XCR-9104, XCR-49003, XCR-9704, XTL-3004, XTL-1054,

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 6mm Round 'Crystal Clear' (25)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: BCP-3600
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 8mm Round 'Crystal Clear' (25)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$2.15 / Package | SKU: BCP-3800
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 10mm Round Crystal (12)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$1.59 / Package | SKU: BCP-31000
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 12mm Round Crystal (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: BCP-31200
Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 16 Lt Blue Turquoise
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Card.
$2.55 / Package | SKU: XCR-9104
Japanese Nylon Beading K.O. Thread for Delica Beads - Light Blue 50 Meters
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.75 / Package | SKU: XCR-9704
English Beading Needles Assorted Variety Pack
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Pack.
$2.95 / Package | SKU: XTL-3004
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.42 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Bead And Pearl Knotting Tweezers
$2.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-4000

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