Retired - Maricopa Necklace

PROJECT N7018
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Beginner
Jasper beads in shades of ochre, azure and violet evoke the desert at dusk, while beads of different shapes lend texture to this strung necklace.
Instructions
These instructions will make a 21 inch necklace. For a longer or shorter necklace, adjust the length of beading wire and number of jasper beads accordingly.
  1. Using your flush cutters, cut a 24 inch length of Beadalon beading wire.
  2. String one crimp tube, followed by the loop of your silver toggle clasp bar. Take your wire back through the crimp tube and pull snug. Crimp the crimp tube using your crimping pliers. Snip off the excess wire with flush cutters.
  3. Add a crimp cover over your crimp tube.
  4. Begin stringing your beads in the following order: 15 desert jasper barrel beads, 1 silver bead, 11 jasper cube beads, 3 silver beads, 9 blue jasper beads. Then string 1 purple jasper bead and 1 blue jasper bead, and repeat that pattern four times. Then string 8 blue jasper beads, 3 silver beads, 11 jasper cube beads, 1 silver bead and 15 desert jasper barrel beads.
  5. Once all of your beads are on, string another crimp tube, followed by the loop of your toggle clasp ring. Take your wire back through the crimp tube and pull snug. Crimp the crimp tube using your crimping pliers. Snip off the excess wire with flush cutters.
  6. Add a crimp cover over your crimp tube.
  7. Enjoy your necklace!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SPJA-16 - Desert Jasper Tapered Tube Barrel Beads 4 x 6mm /16 Inch
    Project uses 30 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SPJA-43 - Leopard Jasper 4mm Cube Beads 15.5 inch Strand/Yellow Brown
    Project uses 22 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SPJA-805 - Ocean Jasper Gemstone Beads, Round 6mm, 15.5 Inch Strand, Aqua Blue
    Project uses 22 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SPJA-619 - Purple Impression Jasper (Dyed) Round Gemstone Beads 12mm (6 Beads)
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-5140 - Silver Plated Round Metal Beads 4mm (100)
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-01003 - Nunn Design Toggle Bar Finding, 4x26mm Hammered Bar, 1 Piece, Bright Silver
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7508 - Nunn Design Silver Plated Pewter Round Toggle Clasp Ring 18.5mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-67823 - Beadalon Beading Wire Silver Color 7 Strand .018 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 24 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1093 - Silver Plated Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1715 - BeadSmith Crimp Tubes, 2x2mm, 100 Pieces, Silver Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)
Additional Information
Ingredients SPJA-16, SPJA-43, SPJA-805, SPJA-619, BMB-5140, FCL-01003, FCL-7508, XCR-67823, FCR-1093, FCR-1715,

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.
Ocean Jasper Gemstone Beads, Round 6mm, 15.5 Inch Strand, Aqua Blue
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$3.82 / Package | SKU: SPJA-805
Silver Plated Round Metal Beads 4mm (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$4.76 / Package | SKU: BMB-5140
Beadalon Beading Wire Silver Color 7 Strand .018 Inch / 30Ft
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.32 / Package | SKU: XCR-67823
Silver Plated Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.27 / Package | SKU: FCR-1093
BeadSmith Crimp Tubes, 2x2mm, 100 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$1.19 / Package | SKU: FCR-1715
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece

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