Retired - La Boheme Necklace

PROJECT N3094
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Intermediate
Bold and bright, this statement necklace with a fun curated collection of vintage beads is sure to add some global bohemian vibes to your look.
Instructions
This necklace measures 20 inches. For a necklace that is shorter or longer, simply adjust the beading wire and beads.
  1. Using a paintbrush, gently make a few small dabs of Turquoise patina onto 3 vintage corrugated beads. Try not to fully cover the beads with patina. See photo for reference. Once your beads are painted, set aside to dry.
  2. Once dry, use the side of a Vintaj relief block to gently raise the corrugated design on your beads by removing some of the patina.
  3. Next, cut a 26" length of beading wire using your flush cutters. (I have already included 3" on each side to allow for crimping).
  4. String on a gold plated crimp tube followed by an antiqued brass jump ring. Take your wire back through the crimp tube and pull snug. Crimp the crimp tube using your crimping pliers.
  5. Begin threading on your beads, remembering to also thread your beads onto the second short tail of wire for added security. Add your beads on in this order: 6 silver lined frosted teal beads, 1 matte metallic Olivine bead, 1 silver lined frosted teal bead, repeat this duo of beads 9 more times, followed by another matte metallic Olivine bead, 1 brass oxide heishe spacer bead, 1 turquoise acrylic round bead, repeat this duo of beads 4 more times, 1 teal wafer bead, 1 matte plum wafer bead, 1 matte pink wafer bead, 1 corrugated bead, 1 matte pink wafer bead, 1 corrugated bead, 1 matte pink wafer bead, 1 corrugated bead, 1 matte pink wafer bead, 1 matte plum wafer bead, 1 teal wafer bead, 1 brass oxide heishe bead, 1 turquoise acrylic bead, repeat this bead duo pattern 4 more times, 1 matte metallic Olivine bead, 1 silver lined frosted teal bead, repeat this bead duo pattern 9 more times followed by another matte metallic Olvine bead and 6 silver lined frosted teal beads. See photo for placement assistance.
  6. Once all your beads are on, slide on another crimp tube followed by the loop of an antiqued brass lobster clasp. Pull your wire back through the crimp tube and pull snug. Crimp your crimp tube using your crimping pliers. Snip off any excess wire using your flush cutters.
  7. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-67563 - Beadalon Beading Wire Bronze 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 26 Inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BPL-1099 - Vintage Plastic Beads, Flat Round Wafer Spacers 16mm, 12 Pieces, Matte Pink
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BPL-1098 - Vintage Plastic Beads, Flat Round Wafer Spacers 16mm, 12 Pieces, Matte Plum
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BPL-1093 - Vintage Plastic Beads, Flat Round Wafer Spacers 14mm, 12 Pieces, Matte Dark Turquoise
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9073 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Verdigris Teal - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-8442 - Vintage Metal Beads, Corrugated Rondelles 22x13mm, 6 Pieces, Antiqued Brass
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSF-0144 - Toho Round Seed Beads 6/0 990 'Gold Lined Aqua' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 34 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-11304 - Czech Glass Beads, Round Top-Drilled Druks 8mm, 25 Pieces, Matte Metallic Olivine
    Project uses 24 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BPL-4043 - Acrylic Beads, 13.5mm Smooth Round, 10 Pieces, Turquoise and Black
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-1151 - TierraCast Brass, Lobster Clasps 23x13mm, 1 Piece, Brass Oxide Finish
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-4071 - Antiqued Brass Closed Jump Rings 7mm 18 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-9828 - TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Pewter Nugget Heishe Spacer Beads 7mm (12)
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1206 - Beadalon Gold Plated Crimp Tubes 1.5mm (65 Beads)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5450 - Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5608 - Xuron 4 In 1 Crimping Pliers - Works On 1, 2 And 3mm Crimps!
  • XTL-880 - ICE Resin, Angled Brushes for ICED Enamels & Paper Sealant, 6 Pack
  • XTL-2222 - Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look, Boho, As Seen In
Ingredients XCR-67563, BPL-1099, BPL-1098, BPL-1093, XTL-9073, BMB-8442, JSF-0144, BCP-11304, BPL-4043, FCL-1151, FJR-4071, BMB-9828, FCR-1206,

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.
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
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Verdigris Teal - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$5.35 / Package | SKU: XTL-9073
Toho Round Seed Beads 6/0 990 'Gold Lined Aqua' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: JSF-0144
Antiqued Brass Closed Jump Rings 7mm 18 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$4.15 / Package | SKU: FJR-4071
TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Pewter Nugget Heishe Spacer Beads 7mm (12)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$2.89 / Package | SKU: BMB-9828
Beadalon Gold Plated Crimp Tubes 1.5mm (65 Beads)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 65 Pieces.
$2.59 / Package | SKU: FCR-1206
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
$25.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5450
Xuron 4 In 1 Crimping Pliers - Works On 1, 2 And 3mm Crimps!
Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding

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