Retired - Little Willow Necklace

PROJECT N164
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Beginner
This piece is a delightfully unique accessory. The porcelain focal bead features a hand-painted little tree, serenely silhouetted against a fresh spring green backdrop.
Instructions
  1. Cut five one foot pieces of the super fine Soft Touch beading wire. Secure one end of each with a Bead Stopper.
  2. Onto each strand, thread nine inches of the 11/0 olive green seed beads (BCS-1644), punctuated randomly every inch or half inch with a 2mm round black jasper bead (SPJA-115). Once you have strung all five strands, secure the end of each and set aside.
  3. Cut two one foot pieces of the heavy Soft Touch beading wire. Secure one end of each with a Bead Stopper.
  4. Onto one of the strands, thread twenty 8mm round black agate beads with a Czech leaf bead in between each.
  5. Onto the other strand, thread fourteen 8mm round black agate beads with a Czech leaf bead in between each, and at either end of the strand. Secure the ends of both strands and set them aside.
  6. Thread the porcelain focal bead onto a headpin, and create the first part of a wrapped loop but do not wrap it yet. Thread the loop through the loop at the bottom of the slider bail, and finish wrapping the headpin.
  7. Gather one end of all five of the seed bead strands and string them through a bead cone. Add a crimp tube to all five strands, thread them through a closed jump ring and back through the crimp tube. Crimp down, and trim off excess wire on that side.
  8. Slide the five strands through the slider bail, and repeat the previous step for the other end of the five strands.
  9. Insert each end of the shorter black agate and leaf strand into either of the two bead cones. Add a crimp tube to either end and thread each end through the same closed jump ring s that the five seed bead strands are attached to. Thread each end back through each crimp tube and crimp them down. Trim off excess wire.
  10. Onto either end of the longer black agate/leaf strand, add a crimp tube, but do not crimp it yet. Thread each end through two separate closed jump rings, back through the tubes, and crimp them down. Trim off excess wire.
  11. To each one of the four closed jump rings, add an open jump ring. Thread the open jump ring at one end of the longer black agate through one of the holes in the 12mm hammered square connector (BMB-3551). Close this jump ring again. Thread the open jump ring at one end of the multi-strand length through the other hole in the 12mm hammered square connector.nClose this jump ring.
  12. To the open jump ring at the other end of the long black agate/leaf strand, add the "loop" end of the toggle clasp. To the last open jump ring, add the "bar" part of the toggle clasp. Close both jump rings.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCS-1644 - Czech Seed Beads Size 11/0 Olive Green Opaque (1 Hank)
    Project uses 40 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • SPJA-115 -
    Project uses 70 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-9120 - Czech Glass Beads 10mm Twisted Olivine Leaf Leaves (50)
    Project uses 34 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BWC-130 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3551 - TierraCast Rhodium Plated Pewter 12mm Hammered Square Connectors (4)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-2677 - TierraCast Rhodium Plated Pewter Hammertone Tall Cone Strand Reducer Beads 12.8mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7008 - TierraCast Rhodium Plated Pewter Hammertone Square Toggle Clasp 23mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-3126 - TierraCast Rhodium Plated Pewter Large 6x9.5mm Hole Hammertone Slider Bails (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SPAG-128 - Black Agate Gemstone 8mm Round Beads /15 Inch Strand
    Project uses 34 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-5423 - Soft Flex, Soft Touch 49 Strand Heavy Beading Wire .024 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-5413 - Soft Flex, Soft Touch 7 Strand Very Fine Beading Wire .010 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
    Project uses 5 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-4005 - Silver Plated Closed Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5150 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1216 - Beadalon Silver Plated Crimp Tubes 1.5mm (68 Beads)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-05326 - Silver Plated Head Pins - 21 Gauge 3 Inches (25)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

Additional Information
Theme Summer, Spring, Boho
Ingredients BCS-1644, SPJA-115, BCP-9120, BWC-130, BMB-3551, BMB-2677, FCL-7008, FCO-3126, SPAG-128, XCR-5423, XCR-5413, FJR-4005, FJR-5150, FCR-1216, FHP-05326,

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.
Dakota Stones Gemstone Beads, Mixed Impression Jasper, Round 6mm, 8 Inch Strand
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$5.89 / Package | SKU: SPJA-115
Czech Glass Beads 10mm Twisted Olivine Leaf Leaves (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$7.40 / Package | SKU: BCP-9120
TierraCast Rhodium Plated Pewter 12mm Hammered Square Connectors (4)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: BMB-3551
TierraCast Rhodium Plated Pewter Hammertone Tall Cone Strand Reducer Beads 12.8mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.85 / Package | SKU: BMB-2677
TierraCast Rhodium Plated Pewter Hammertone Square Toggle Clasp 23mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$3.45 / Package | SKU: FCL-7008
TierraCast Rhodium Plated Pewter Large 6x9.5mm Hole Hammertone Slider Bails (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$3.69 / Package | SKU: FCO-3126
Soft Flex, Soft Touch 49 Strand Heavy Beading Wire .024 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$17.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-5423
Soft Flex, Soft Touch 7 Strand Very Fine Beading Wire .010 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$9.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-5413
Silver Plated Closed Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$7.09 / Package | SKU: FJR-4005
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.79 / Package | SKU: FJR-5150
Silver Plated Head Pins - 21 Gauge 3 Inches (25)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: FHP-05326
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