Retired - Lucy Necklace

PROJECT N725
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
Reminiscent of the necklaces popular in the 1950's, this baroque pearl and crystal necklace is simply stunning. The irregularity of the baroque pearls contrasts nicely against the uniformness of the crystal round mini beads.
Instructions
This design makes a 16 inch necklace. To make a longer necklace add additional SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 10mm grey baroque pearls to the back of the necklace.
  1. Cut a 24 inch length of beading wire and place a bead stopper 4 inches from one end.
  2. String onto your beading wire 1 crimp tube.
  3. Next string 1 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 10mm grey baroque pearl and 1 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 6mm round mini bead in crystal bronze shade. Repeat this step 2 more times.
  4. Next string 1 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 12mm platinum baroque pearl and 1 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 6mm round mini bead in crystal bronze shade. Repeat this step 3 more times but substitute 12mm grey pearls instead of the platinum.
  5. Next string 1 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 14mm platinum baroque pearl and 1 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 6mm round mini bead in crystal bronze shade. Repeat this step 2 more times but substitute 14mm grey pearls instead of the platinum.
  6. String 1 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 14mm platinum baroque pearl. This is the middle point of your necklace, now string your remaining beads so that the second half of your necklace is a mirror image of the first. See the photo for help.
  7. Take your beading wire and thread it through the loop on one side of your clasp. Bring the wire back around and down through the crimp bead and several beads adjacent to it. Crimp the crimp bead and snip off excess wire with flush cutters. Take a crimp bead cover and place it over the top of the crimp bead. Secure into place with chain nose pliers.
  8. Go to the other side of your necklace, remove the bead stopper, and repeat the previous step.
  9. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWBB-7506 - Swarovski Crystal, 5052 Round Mini Beads 6mm, 4 Pieces, Crystal Bronze Shade
    Project uses 20 pieces. You will need 5 packages.

  • SWP-5450 - SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Crystal Faux Pearls, 5840 Baroque Beads, 14mm, 4 Pieces, Platinum
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-5460 - SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Crystal Faux Pearls, 5840 Baroque Beads, 14mm, 4 Pieces, Grey
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-5250 - SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Crystal Faux Pearls, 5840 Baroque Beads, 12mm, 6 Pieces, Platinum
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-5160 -
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-5260 - SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Crystal Faux Pearls, 5840 Baroque Beads, 12mm, 6 Pieces, Grey
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4948 - Rhodium Plated Oval Box Clasp With Assorted SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 24x15.5mm
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-67543 - Beadalon Wire Satin Gold 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 24 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1215 - Beadalon Silver Plated Crimp Tubes 2x1.8mm 1.3mm ID (75 Beads)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1053 - Shiny Silver Tone Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (x144)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Special Occasion
Ingredients SWBB-7506, SWP-5450, SWP-5460, SWP-5250, SWP-5160, SWP-5260, FCL-4948, XCR-67543, FCR-1215, FCR-1053,

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 Wire Satin Gold 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.05 / Package | SKU: XCR-67543
Beadalon Silver Plated Crimp Tubes 2x1.8mm 1.3mm ID (75 Beads)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 75 Pieces.
$2.79 / Package | SKU: FCR-1215
Shiny Silver Tone Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (x144)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$4.09 / Package | SKU: FCR-1053
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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