Retired - Maddie Necklace

PROJECT N1021
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
Vintage lucite beads and rose peach crystal faux pearls are accented with a pretty strand of peridot seed beads in this elegant necklace. Add a classy touch to your favorite look.
Instructions
  1. To begin, cut two lengths of white Soft Flex fine beading wire each four feet long.
  2. Place a bead stopper about 4" from the end of one piece of beading wire.
  3. Onto this piece of beading wire, string 19 vintage lucite plastic round faceted beads, then 8 12mm rose peach crystal faux pearls, and then 19 more lucite beads, with one 11/0 sparkling peridot lined seed bead between each bead and the next. Make sure you begin and end with a seed bead as well.
  4. Your seed beads may go through the hole of your lucite beads. Don't worry, you can always get them back to where you need them later. Just make sure that you keep alternating them when you string them so that you have the correct number at the end.
  5. Place a second bead stopper several inches from the last bead strung.
  6. Take off the first bead stopper, being careful not to let your beads fall off of your beading wire. Place your second wire along the first with the ends together, and bring your second wire through the first seed bead. Then place both wires back into a bead stopper, holding them together.
  7. String 12 seed beads onto the second wire and bring the wire through the seed bead between the 1st and 2nd lucite beads. Pull both wires tight, and make sure that you push this bead right up against the 1st lucite bead.
  8. Repeat the last step until you have strung seed beads along the whole first section of lucite beads. Bring the beads back and forth in an ess, or wave shape, as you go from bead to bead. See the photos for reference. As you work, you will use up some of the slack of the first wire. Move the end bead stopper as necessary.
  9. After you go through the last seed bead before the first pearl bead, string 15 seed beads to go around the first pearl bead. Continue as before, stringing 15 seed beads for each pearl bead. After the last pearl bead, go back to 12 seed beads and continue through the second set of lucite beads.
  10. After the last bead, make sure that your second wire exits through the last seed bead from the first wire.
  11. Taking the two wires together as one, bring them through a 1.5mm gold plated crimp tube, then through a .024" 22k gold plated wire & thread protector, and back through the crimp tube. Pull tight to the last bead, bending the wire protector loop closed. Crimp the crimp tube to secure, and trim the loose ends close to the tube.
  12. Repeat the last step on the other end of the necklace.
  13. Use a 4mm, 22 gauge 22k gold plated jump ring to connect each wire & thread protector to one half of a 23k gold plated box clasp.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCV-00 - Vintage Lucite Plastic Round Faceted Beads 9.5mm Crystal (25)
    Project uses 38 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • DB-903 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 'Sparkling Peridot Lined' DB903 7.2 GR
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4844 - 23K Gold Plated Box Clasp - Disk Shaped With SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 12mm Diameter (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. 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.

  • FCR-4166 - 22K Gold Plated Wire & Thread Protectors .024 Inch Loops (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3914 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge 22k Gold Plated (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-1292 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 12mm, 4 Pieces, Rose Peach
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • XCR-5145 - Soft Flex, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 100 Feet, White
    Project uses 8 feet. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5230 - Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
Additional Information
Ingredients BCV-00, DB-903, FCL-4844, FCR-1206, FCR-4166, FJR-3914, SWP-1292, XCR-5145,

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.
Vintage Lucite Plastic Round Faceted Beads 9.5mm Crystal (25)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$0.80 / Package | SKU: BCV-00
Gold Plated Box Clasp -Disk With Swarovski Crystals 12mm
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$7.49 / Package | SKU: FCL-4844
Beadalon Gold Plated Crimp Tubes 1.5mm (65 Beads)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 65 Pieces.
$1.94 / Package | SKU: FCR-1206
22K Gold Plated Wire & Thread Protectors .024 Inch Loops (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: FCR-4166
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge 22k Gold Plated (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: FJR-3914
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 12mm, 4 Pieces, Rose Peach
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: SWP-1292
Soft Flex, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, White
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$12.29 / Package | SKU: XCR-5145

Tools and Other Supplies:

Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material

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