Retired - La Boheme Nuit

PROJECT N2105
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
Live the Bohemian night life with this artistic statement necklace featuring Vintage Beads.
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 Onyx 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 silver plated crimp tube followed by a closed silver 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 hematite seed beads. Then string 1 matte metallic Steel bead, 1 hematite seed bead, repeat this duo of beads 9 more times, followed by one more matte metallic Steel bead; 1 pewter heishe spacer bead, 1 turquoise acrylic round bead, repeat this duo of beads 4 more times, 1 white wafer bead, 1 grey wafer bead, 1 black wafer bead, 1 corrugated bead, 1 black wafer bead, 1 corrugated bead, 1 black wafer bead, 1 corrugated bead, 1 black wafer bead, 1 grey wafer bead, 1 white wafer bead; 1 pewter heishe bead, 1 turquoise acrylic bead, repeat this bead duo pattern 4 more times, 1 matte metallic Steel bead, 1 hematite seed bead, repeat this bead duo pattern 9 more times followed by another matte metallic Steel bead and 6 hematite seed beads. See photo for placement assistance.
  6. Once all your beads are on, slide on another crimp tube followed by the loop of a silver plated lobster clasp. Pull your wire back through the crimp tube and pull snug. Crimp your crimp tube using your crimping pliers. Thread the tail of the wire back through a few adjacent beads. Snip off any excess wire using your flush cutters.
  7. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BMB-9829 - TierraCast Antiqued Pewter Nugget Heishe Spacer Beads 7mm (12)
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-11311 - Czech Glass Beads, Round Top-Drilled Druks 8mm, 25 Pieces, Matte Metallic Steel
    Project uses 24 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-1148 - TierraCast Brass, Lobster Clasps 23x13mm, 1 Piece, Silver Plated
    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.

  • BPL-1095 - Vintage Plastic Beads, Flat Round Wafer Spacers 14mm, 12 Pieces, Matte Chalk White
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BPL-1096 - Vintage Plastic Beads, Flat Round Wafer Spacers 16mm, 12 Pieces, Matte Black
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BPL-1097 - Vintage Plastic Beads, Flat Round Wafer Spacers 16mm, 12 Pieces, Matte Grey
    Project uses 2 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.

  • JSF-0039 - Toho Round Seed Beads 6/0 81 'Metallic Hematite' 8g
    Project uses 34 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1216 - Beadalon Silver Plated Crimp Tubes 1.5mm (68 Beads)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-4103 - Silver Plated Closed Jump Rings 8mm 19 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1236 - BeadSmith Flex-Rite Beading Wire, 49 Strand .018 Thick, 10 Foot Spool, Pearl Silver
    Project uses 26 Inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9078 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Black Onyx - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. 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
Ingredients BMB-9829, BCP-11311, FCL-1148, BMB-8442, BPL-1095, BPL-1096, BPL-1097, BPL-4043, JSF-0039, FCR-1216, FJR-4103, XCR-1236, XTL-9078,

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.
TierraCast Antiqued Pewter Nugget Heishe Spacer Beads 7mm (12)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$2.65 / Package | SKU: BMB-9829
Toho Round Seed Beads 6/0 #81 'Metallic Hematite' 8g
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.75 / Package | SKU: JSF-0039
BeadSmith Flex-Rite Beading Wire, 49 Strand .018
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.49 / Package | SKU: XCR-1236
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Black Onyx - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$5.35 / Package | SKU: XTL-9078
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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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