Retired - Colette's Choker

PROJECT N6001
Designer: Suki Song
Skill Level: Intermediate
This elegant and enchanting choker is perfect for a fun Halloween night. Delicate white flowers serve as a feminine backdrop for the bewitching Lolita Skeleton.
Instructions
  1. Before you begin, watch the video: How to do Flat Even Count Peyote Stitch. This video will demonstrate the stitch you will use to make this necklace.
  2. When you begin your first row, leave an extra long tail so that it will be easier to attach the strand reducers later. A tail of about 2 feet should be plenty.
  3. Using size 11/0 Delica seed beads in Matte Black Opaque, and Matte Opaque Cream, follow the pattern in the chart to complete the 24 bead wide floral design. You will notice that it is a repeating pattern, so the illustration included in this project only shows you one inch. Just keep repeating the pattern over and over, until you make your desired length. Please note that there are a couple extra rows of black beads that start the necklace and do not repeat. I did 10 1/4 inches of beadwork. The strand reducers and the lobster clasp added an inch and a half, and then I added a 4 inch chain length, so this necklace can be anywhere from 12 inches, to 16 inches in length.
  4. To attach the strand reducers, start at the beginning of your beadwork, using the tail that you left at the beginning.
  5. Taking your thread, weave back through the first 3 black beads on the very edge of your beadwork (they will look staggered) and catch the first ring of the strand reducer.
  6. Weave down through the next 5 black beads (again, just following that outer edge), come up and catch the second loop, weave back through the next 4 black beads.
  7. Come up and catch the third loop, and go back through the next 5 black beads.
  8. Come up and catch the fourth loop, and back through the next 5 black beads.
  9. Come up and catch the final fifth loop, and back through the final 2 black beads.
  10. Now you will turn around your thread, and weave back through the process, all the way back to the first loop to reinforce your strand reducer. Tie off your thread. By the end, you should have two threads through each loop.
  11. To attach the other strand reducer to the other side of the necklace, simply repeat this process. Make sure to keep the strand reducer placement even. You will want to keep a good tension on the thread to keep the clasp secure.
  12. Tie off and weave in all of your thread tails.
  13. After the strand reducers are secure, you'll want to add the chain. Open a jump ring, attach it to one of the strand reducers and the lobster clasp.
  14. I cut 4 inches of chain for this project, but you can use your discretion. Open a jump ring, and attach it to the other strand reducer and the chain.
  15. Take your Lolita Skeleton lucite, and place a drop of E6000 glue onto the flat back. Place it in the Bezel Cup Pendant, and apply pressure.
  16. Afterwards, center the lucite along with the pendant onto your peyote stitch, and add a drop of E6000 glue to attach. Apply even pressure and hold for at least one minute.
  17. Let it dry overnight!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCO-1532 - Silver Plated Ornate Five Bead Strand Reducer Connector (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-99962 - Bright Silver Plated Curb Chain 5mm x 6mm 20 Gauge Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 4 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2513 - Beautiful Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 10mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5150 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-310 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 'Matte Black Opaque' DB310 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 2 tubes. You will need 2 packages.

  • DB-762 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 'Matte Opaque Cream' DB762 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-6762 - Nunn Design Antiqued Silver Plated Oval Bezel Cup Pendant Lace Edge 25x18mm x2
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SPCB-4031 - Lucite Oval Cameo Black With Cream Lolita Skeleton 18x 25mm (2 Pieces)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1285 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
    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-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
Additional Information
Theme Halloween
Ingredients FCO-1532, CHA-99962, FCL-2513, FJR-5150, DB-310, DB-762, PND-6762, SPCB-4031, XCR-1285, 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.
Silver Plated Ornate Five Bead Strand Reducer Connector (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.32 / Package | SKU: FCO-1532
Silver Plated Steel Curb Chain, 5mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.29 / Package | SKU: CHA-99962
Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 12.5mm  (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$4.24 / Package | SKU: FCL-2513
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.09 / Package | SKU: FJR-5150
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Matte Black Opaque DB310
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$4.59 / Package | SKU: DB-310
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 6.5 Grams, Matte Opaque Cream DB762
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6.5 gms tube.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: DB-762
Lucite Oval Cameo Black With Cream Lolita Skeleton 18x 25mm (2 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Piece.
$2.15 / Package | SKU: SPCB-4031
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-1285
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054

Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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