Retired - Declaration of Love Necklace

PROJECT N1001
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
Bead-woven pennants hang like a little banner around your neck in this adorable necklace. Wear it for romantic occasions, or on any day you feel love in the air!
Instructions
  1. Begin by cutting a 3' length of .006" white Wildfire and threading it through a size 12 beading needle.
  2. With size 11/0 opaque white chalk Delica beads, make the first row of the pennant shape by completing 11 rows of ladder stitch with two beads per row.
  3. Continue to weave the pennant with white beads by working multiple drop brick stitch using two beads per stitch. Do not make any increases, letting the rows decrease by one stitch each row.
  4. Work 10 rows of brick stitch, ending with a row of two stitches. Tie off and weave in your thread ends.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 to make 4 more pennants.
  6. To stitch the letters onto the pennants, cut a 2' length of Wildfire and thread it through the needle. With the size 11/0 silver lined red Delica beads, bead embroider the letters on top of the pennant with a backstitch. Don't begin with a knot in the end of your thread. Just leave a tail to finish off later.
  7. Your letters may look wobbly at first. When you've embroidered the whole letter, bring your thread back up to the red beads at the start of the letter and bring it through all of the beads in the letter to pull them smooth. Then bring your thread through to the back of the pennant and tie off and weave in the ends.
  8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to stitch the rest of the letters and the heart onto the pennants.
  9. Cut an 18" length of red satin Rattail cord.
  10. Cut a 2' length of Wildfire and thread it through the needle. Bring the needle up through the two beads all the way to one side of the top of the pennant.
  11. Pick up 6 white beads, and bring the needle back down through the two beads that you started from. Before you pull this loop tight, thread the end of your satin cord through the loop. Then pull the thread tight. Tie off and weave in both ends of the thread.
  12. Repeat steps 10 and 11 on the other end of the top of the pennant, and on both ends of each of the remaining pennants. As you attach the pennants to the cord, make sure you put the letters in the correct order for the word you are spelling.
  13. Attach a silver plated 2 mm fancy crimp bead to each end of the satin cord.
  14. Use a 5 mm 18 gauge silver plated jump ring to attach one end of the 14 mm silver plated pewter scroll heart toggle clasp to each of the crimp bead loops.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • DB-200 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Opaque Chalk White DB200 6.6 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-602 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Silver Lined Red DB602 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7018 - TierraCast Silver Plated Pewter Scroll Heart Toggle Clasp 14mm (1)
    Project uses 35 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5159 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 18 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-3015 - Beadsmith Satin Rattail Braiding Cord 1mm Red 6 Yards - For Kumihimo
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8933 - Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .006 Inch - White- 50 Yd
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-0106 - BeadSmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
Additional Information
Ingredients DB-200, DB-602, FCL-7018, FJR-5159, XCR-3015, XCR-8933,

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.
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 6.6 Grams, Opaque Chalk White DB200
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6.6 gms Tube.
$4.65 / Package | SKU: DB-200
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Silver Lined Red DB602
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$6.79 / Package | SKU: DB-602
TierraCast Silver Plated Pewter Scroll Heart Toggle Clasp 14mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: FCL-7018
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 18 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.69 / Package | SKU: FJR-5159
Beadsmith Satin Rattail Braiding Cord 1mm Red 6 Yards - For Kumihimo
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 yards.
$3.19 / Package | SKU: XCR-3015
Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .006 Inch - Frost / White- 50 Yd
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$10.59 / Package | SKU: XCR-8933
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
BeadSmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool
$13.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0106
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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