Retired - Lucy Necklace Bridal Edition

PROJECT N2002
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

Instructions
Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for up-to-date information.
This design makes a 16 inch necklace. To make a longer necklace add additional Austrian crystal 10mm white 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 Austrian crystal 10mm white baroque pearl and 1 Austrian crystal 6mm round mini bead in crystal golden shadow. Repeat this step 2 more times.
  4. Next string 1 Austrian crystal 12mm white baroque pearl and 1 Austrian crystal 6mm round mini bead in crystal golden shadow. Repeat this step 3 more times.
  5. Next string 1 Austrian crystal 14mm white baroque pearl and 1 Austrian crystal 6mm round mini bead in crystal golden shadow. Repeat this step 2 more times.
  6. String 1 Austrian crystal 14mm white 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-7507 - Austrian Crystal, 5052 Round Mini Beads 6mm, 4 Pieces, Crystal Golden Shadow
    Project uses 20 pieces. You will need 5 packages.

  • SWP-5401 - Austrian crystal Faux Pearls, 5840 Baroque Beads, 14mm, 4 Pieces, White
    Project uses 7 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWP-5201 -
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWP-5101 -
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

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

  • XCR-5145 - Soft Flex, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 100 Feet, White
    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, Bridal
Ingredients SWBB-7507, SWP-5401, SWP-5201, SWP-5101, FCL-4948, XCR-5145, 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.
Soft Flex, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, White (30 Feet)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$14.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-5145
Beadalon Crimp Beads, Tube 2x1.8mm, Silver Plated (75 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 75 Pieces.
$3.75 / Package | SKU: FCR-1215
Crimp Bead Covers, 3mm, Silver Tone (144 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$5.59 / Package | SKU: FCR-1053
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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