Retired - Deep Blue Jewel Necklace

PROJECT N2173
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Advanced
This mesmerizing blue jewel is surrounded by silver lined crystal seed beads with a little fringe at the bottom to add movement to this design.
Instructions
This necklace measures approximately 17 inches. To modify the length, simply adjust the length of chain on both sides respectively.
  1. Begin by attaching the fancy stone setting to the beading foundation as seen in this video.
  2. Once you have the stone attached, I recommend you set the stone into the setting. You can do this by using a popsicle stick or the side of a nylon jaw pliers. Please watch our video here to see this easy technique.
  3. Now that your stone is set and sewn onto the beading foundation, you can begin adding the first row of beads around the stone. You will treat this stone as though it were a cabochon. Please watch our video, How to Backstitch in Bead Embroidery, to see how to create the first row of bead embroidery.
  4. Once your first row is completed, please watch our video, How to Create a Bezel Row in Bead Embroidery, to see how to form a bezel row on top of your first row.
  5. Next you will tie off your threads and you can see how to do this by watching our video here: How to Tie off Threads in Bead Embroidery.
  6. You will now need to trim the foundation with your scissors and attach the ultra suede backing. You can see how to do this step by watching our video: How to Trim the Foundation and Attach the Backing.
  7. Once you have your piece attached, you will trim the ultra suede and then add a beaded edge. Please watch our video: How to Bead Embroider a Basic Beaded Edge. As you work your way around the stone, you will add 7 closed jump rings on the thread bridges in between the bottom 8 beads. You will also add 2 closed jump rings to the top to attach the chain later. Please see photo for reference. Once you have worked your way around the edge, tie off and weave in your threads.
  8. Next, cut off two lengths of chain 8 inches each. Set aside. For the fringe at the bottom, it is easier to count the links instead of a length so you will need two lengths of the following: 5 links, 9 links, 13 links, and one lengths that is 17 links.
  9. Open one jump ring and attach one 8 inch length to one of the top closed jump rings. Close the jump ring. Move to the end of this chain and attach one jump ring to the last link. Close the jump ring. Repeat on the second top closed jump ring with the second length of chain. Move to the end of this chain and attach one jump ring and one lobster clasp.
  10. Open one jump ring and attach one 5 link chain length to the outer most closed jump ring on the fringe side of the pendant. Moving in attach the 9 link chain, then the 13 link chain, then the 17 length chain. The continue with the 13 link chain, 9 link chain and finally the 5 link chain.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWCR-4415 - Swarovski Crystal Upgraded Fancy Stone Setting, Fits 4120 18x13mm Oval, 2 Pieces, Rhodium Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SWCR-4120 - Swarovski Crystal, 4120 Oval Fancy Stones 18x13mm, 1 Piece, Montana F
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0011 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 21 'Silver Lined Crystal' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-0500 - Silver Plated Bulk Chain, Round Rolo 2mm, Sold By The Foot
    Project uses 20 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • FJR-5130 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 3mm (x100)
    Project uses 9 pieces. 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.

  • FJR-5480 - Silver Plated Closed Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 9 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4715 - Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 12mm (6)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4210 - Lacy's Stiff Stuff Beading Foundation for Cabochons 4.25 X 5.5 Inches
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4370 - Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x4.25 Inches - White
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8901 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads White 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1026 - Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Winter, Special Occasion
Ingredients SWCR-4415, SWCR-4120, JSK-0011, CHA-0500, FJR-5130, FJR-5150, FJR-5480, FCL-4715, XCR-4210, XCR-4370, XCR-8901, XTL-1026,
Useful Techniques & Learning Guides

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.
Swarovski Crystal Upgraded Fancy Stone Setting, Fits #4120 18x13mm Oval, 2 Pieces, Rhodium Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.65 / Package | SKU: SWCR-4415
Swarovski Crystal, #4120 Oval Fancy Stones 18x13mm, 1 Piece, Montana F
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$5.45 / Package | SKU: SWCR-4120
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 #21 'Silver Lined Crystal' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: JSK-0011
Silver Plated Rolo Chain, 2mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.95 / Package | SKU: CHA-0500
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 3mm (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$6.35 / Package | SKU: FJR-5130
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$5.35 / Package | SKU: FJR-5150
Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 12mm (6)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$3.55 / Package | SKU: FCL-4715
Lacy's Stiff Stuff Beading Foundation for Cabochons 4.25 X 5.5 Inches
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$3.05 / Package | SKU: XCR-4210
The Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x4.25 Inches - White
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$5.35 / Package | SKU: XCR-4370
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads White 64YD (58 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bobbin.
$2.55 / Package | SKU: XCR-8901
Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 oz..
$7.79 / Package | SKU: XTL-1026
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$7.15 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.75 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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