Retired - Folk Art Eyeglass Holder Necklace

PROJECT N649
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
Olivine green, mustard yellow, and deep red combine to make a very folk art inspired necklace. Various shaped beads have been aranged to add interest and the focal pendant doubles as a discreet eyeglass
Instructions
NOTE: Before beginning this necklace, decide how long you want it to be. Since this necklace is meant to hold eyeglasses, you will most likely want it to be on the longer side (since glasses up near your neck might be uncomfortable). The necklace in this project is 30" long and would be good for a person who is around a size 4. I would suggest adding at least one to two inches per dress size.
  1. After you have decided how long you want your necklace to be, take that number and add 8 inches. So for the necklace pictured, you would take 30" + 8" and arrive at 38". Cut a 38" length of Beadalon bronze color beading wire.
  2. Place a bead stopper on one end of the wire, leaving a 4" tail.
  3. First string on a brass crimp bead.
  4. String your beads onto your beading wire in a pleasing manner. Have fun! Use the photo as reference, but also let your creativity flow.
  5. Here are a couple tips on how I strung mine:
  6. I strung half of the necklace and then made the second half a mirror image of the first.
  7. I chose to use a Vintaj brass gear flower spacer bead down near the brass eye glass holder flower to accent the metal. Then for the remaining spacers, I placed them at approximately 4 inch intervals throughout the necklace.
  8. The Czech glass cathedral beads are so pretty, I wanted them spread throughout the necklace. I placed them about every 3 inches along the necklace.
  9. For the Czech glass 3 petal flowers in mustard, I chose to sometimes have them facing forward, sometimes facing backwards. Whenever I had them facing forward with a red bead in the middle (see photo), I would bracket the red bead with a Toho seed bead on each side.
  10. When you have strung all the beads that you want for eyeglass holder necklace, make sure you end with a crimp bead.
  11. Now take the wire and thread it through one of the loops on the side of your eyeglass holder flower. Bring that wire back around and through the crimp bead and several beads adjacent to it.
  12. Crimp the crimp bead and cut off excess wire with flush cutters.
  13. Go to other side of your necklace, remove the bead stopper, and repeat the previous two steps. Make sure that you pull your beads snug before crimping the bead.
  14. All done! Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-1164 - Czech Pressed Glass - Round Melon Beads 5mm 'Opaque Olive/Marbled Gold' (50)
    Project uses 43 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3366 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 3mm Round Mustard Yellow (50)
    Project uses 30 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3629 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 6mm Round Red Coral (25)
    Project uses 21 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-92147 - Czech Glass Beads Three Petal Flower 12mm Opaque Mustard Yellow (12)
    Project uses 16 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCO-8684 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1252 - Economy Brass Crimp Beads 2mm x 1.5mm (x100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0123 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 762 'Opaque Pastel Frosted Egg Shell' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-67563 - Beadalon Beading Wire Bronze 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 38 inches. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)
Additional Information
Ingredients BCP-1164, BCP-3366, BCP-3629, BCP-92147, FCO-8684, FCR-1252, JSK-0123, XCR-67563,

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 Glass - Round Melon Beads 5mm 'Opaque Olive/Marbled Gold' (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.90 / Package | SKU: BCP-1164
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 3mm Round Mustard Yellow (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.65 / Package | SKU: BCP-3366
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 6mm Round Red Coral (25)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: BCP-3629
Czech Glass Beads Three Petal Flower 12mm Opaque Mustard Yellow (12)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$2.29 / Package | SKU: BCP-92147
Economy Barrel Crimp Beads 2x1.5mm Brass (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.39 / Package | SKU: FCR-1252
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 762 'Opaque Pastel Frosted Egg Shell' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.29 / Package | SKU: JSK-0123
Beadalon Beading Wire Bronze 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.15 / Package | SKU: XCR-67563
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece

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