Retired - Daybreak Necklace

PROJECT N1045
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Advanced
This necklace gives the impression of sunrise, with lovely rose gold Swarovski pearls, framed by knotted silk ribbon. It's eye-catching, but with a subtle elegance.
Instructions
The clasp on this necklace is attached as soon as the main beads are strung because you may find it helpful to tie the ribbon on while the necklace is on a display bust so that it has the natural curve it will have when it hangs on the wearer's neck.
  1. Use a pair of flush cutters to cut one 18", two 2", two 1.75", two 1.5", two 1.25", and two 1" lengths of matte gold plated fine snake beading chain.
  2. Place a gold plated crimp tube with loop onto one end of each of the 10 shorter chains. Crimp the tubes, but don't crimp right next to the loop or the loop might come loose. Position your crimping pliers against the opposite edge of the tube to give the loop a little bit of room.
  3. Place a crimp tube with loop onto the other end of each of the 10 shorter chains, with the new loops sitting perpendicular to the first loops. Crimp the tubes.
  4. Onto your 18" chain, string five 10mm rose gold Swarovski pearls.
  5. Then string one 12mm rose gold pearl and then one of your 1" chains, one 12mm rose gold pearl and then one of your 1.25" chains, one 12mm rose gold pearl and then one of your 1.5" chains, and one 12mm rose gold pearl and then one of your 1.75" chains.
  6. String one 14mm rose gold pearl and then one of the 2" chains twice. Then string one 14mm rose gold pearl followed by the second 1.75" chain.
  7. Then string one 12mm rose gold pearl and then the second 1.5" chain, one 12mm rose gold pearl and then the second 1.25" chain, one 12mm rose gold pearl and then the second 1" chain, and then one 12mm rose gold pearl.
  8. String five 10mm rose gold pearls.
  9. Place a crimp tube with loop onto each end of the 18" chain and crimp.
  10. Use a 5mm jump ring to attach a matte gold plated lobster clasp to one of the chain ends. Attach a second jump ring to the other chain end. Close the clasp and hang the necklace on a necklace bust.
  11. Place one of the ivory Swarovski pearls onto a 22k gold plated ball head pin and create a simple wire loop after the pearl. Repeat with the other nine ivory pearls.
  12. Hang an ivory pearl dangle from each of the shorter chains that hang from the necklace, with the larger ivory pearls in the center and the smaller ones to the outside.
  13. Starting at the center of the silk ribbon, tie a half hitch knot onto the beading chain to the left of the center rose peach pearl on the necklace. Half hitch knots are demonstrated in this video. All of the half hitch knots to the left should be tied in the same direction, by bringing the ribbon down over the beads first.
  14. Work to the left, keeping your ribbon tension slightly loose, and tie a half hitch knot to the left of each successive rose gold pearl.
  15. Tie a half hitch knot after the last pearl on this side. Place a dab of E6000 in this last knot to keep it secure. After the glue dries, trim the end of the ribbon close to the knot and dab some more glue on the end to keep it from fraying.
  16. Then work to the right, keeping your ribbon tension slightly loose, and tie a half hitch knot to the right of each successive rose gold pearl. All of the half hitch knots to the right should be tied in the same direction by bringing the ribbon down under the beads first.
  17. Tie a half hitch knot after the last pearl on this side. Place a dab of E6000 in this last knot to keep it secure. After the glue dries, trim the end of the ribbon close to the knot and dab some more glue on the end to keep it from fraying.
  18. Allow your glue to dry thoroughly before wearing.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-48203 -
    Project uses 42 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-99911 - Matte Gold Plated Fine Snake Beading Chain 1mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 33 inches. You will need 3 packages.

  • SWP-2173 - Swarovski Crystal, 5811 Large Hole Round Faux Pearl Beads 10mm, 10 Pieces, Rose Gold
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-2273 - Swarovski Crystal, 5811 Large Hole Round Faux Pearl Beads 12mm, 4 Pieces, Rose Gold
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWP-2473 - SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Crystal Faux Pearls, 5811 Large Hole Round Beads, 14mm, 2 Pieces, Rose Gold
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWP-4045 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Ivory
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-5045 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 5mm, 50 Pieces, Ivory
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-6045 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 6mm, 50 Pieces, Ivory
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5250 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-3020 - 22K Gold Plated 2mm Ball Head Pins 21 Gauge 1.5 Inch (20)
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1321 - 22K Gold Plated Cord Ends / 2 x 3mm Crimp Beads W Loop (100)
    Project uses 22 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2539 - Matte Gold Plated Sleek Lobster Claw Clasps 12mm (6)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 tube. 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-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5230 - Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • ZDI-4100 - Black Velvet Necklace Easel Jewelry Display
Additional Information
Ingredients XCR-48203, CHA-99911, SWP-2173, SWP-2273, SWP-2473, SWP-4045, SWP-5045, SWP-6045, FJR-5250, FHP-3020, FCR-1321, FCL-2539, 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.
Matte Gold Plated Fine Snake Beading Chain, 1mm, by the Foot
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$1.59 / Package | SKU: CHA-99911
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Ivory
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.29 / Package | SKU: SWP-4045
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 6mm, 50 Pieces, Ivory
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: SWP-6045
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.14 / Package | SKU: FJR-5250
22K Gold Plated 2mm Ball Head Pins 21 Gauge 1.5 Inch (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.77 / Package | SKU: FHP-3020
22K Gold Plated Cord Ends / 2 x 3mm Crimp Beads W Loop (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$14.24 / Package | SKU: FCR-1321
Matte Gold Plated Sleek Lobster Claw Clasps 12mm (6)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$3.67 / Package | SKU: FCL-2539
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
Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Black Velvet Necklace Easel Jewelry Display
$4.99 / Package | SKU: ZDI-4100

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