Retired - Marie Antoinette's Necklace

PROJECT N191
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Beginner
An homage to her unfortunate ending, this choker-style necklace would be perfect to 'top off' (sorry, we just had to!) that Marie Antoinette costume this Halloween. Let them eat cake, indeed!
Instructions
  1. Begin by creating the "blood drips". For the first drip, thread a Swarovski drop bead onto a headpin and create a wrapped wire loop. Trim off excess wire. Onto an eyepin, thread a 6mm Swarovski round bead. Create a wrapped wire loop and trim off excess wire. Open the loop on the eyepin drop the same way you would open a jump ring. Thread the loop through the wrapped loop at the top of the drop bead, then close it once more.
  2. For the second blood drip, simply thread a Swarovski drop bead onto a headpin and create a wrapped wire loop. Trim off excess wire.
  3. For the third blood drip, thread a Swarovski drop bead onto a headpin and create a simple wire loop. Trim off excess wire. Thread a 4mm Swarovski round bead onto an eyepin and create a simple loop. Trim off excess wire. Thread a 3mm Swarovski round bead onto another eyepin and create a wrapped loop. Trim off excess wire. Open the loop on the 3mm bead and thread it through the loop at one end of the 4mm bead before closing it again. Open the loop at the top of the drop bead and thread it through the loop on the other end of the 4mm bead before closing it again.
  4. For the fourth blood drip, thread a Swarovski drop bead onto a headpin and create a simple wire loop. Trim off excess wire. Thread a 4mm Swarovski round bead onto an eyepin and create a simple loop. Trim off excess wire. Thread a Swarovski drop bead onto an eyepin and create a wrapped wire loop. Trim off excess wire. Open the loops at both ends of the 4mm bead. Thread one through the simple loop at the bottom of one drop bead, thread the other through the loop at the top of the drop bead on the headpin. Close both loops again.
  5. For the fifth blood drip, simply thread a Swarovski drop bead onto a headpin and create a wrapped wire loop. Trim off excess wire.
  6. Create one more drop by threading a 6mm bead onto a headpin, creating a wrapped loop, and trimming off excess wire. This is the drop that will go on the end of your extender chain.
  7. Cut a piece of beading wire that is about a foot and a half in length. Secure one end with a Bead Stopper.
  8. Onto the beading wire, thread the following:
  9. five 6/0 seed beads
  10. two 11/0 seed beads
  11. one 6/0 seed bead
  12. one 3mm Swarovski round
  13. four 11/0 seed beads
  14. one 6/0 seed bead
  15. one 11/0 seed bead
  16. one 3mm Swarovski round
  17. nine 11/0 seed beads
  18. one 6/0 seed bead
  19. two 11/0 seed beads
  20. one 3mm Swarovski round
  21. one 11/0 seed bead
  22. one 4mm Swarovski round
  23. six 11/0 seed beads
  24. one 6/0 seed bead
  25. one 6mm Swarovski round
  26. one 6/0 seed bead
  27. three 11/0 seed beads
  28. one 4mm Swarovski round
  29. the first blood drip
  30. one 6/0 seed bead
  31. five 11/0 seed beads
  32. one 3mm Swarovski round
  33. two 11/0 seed beads
  34. one 3mm Swarovski round
  35. one 6mm Swarovski round
  36. one 4mm Swarovski round
  37. one 11/0 seed bead
  38. one 6/0 seed bead
  39. the second blood drip
  40. one 6/0 seed bead
  41. two 11/0 seed beads
  42. one 3mm Swarovski round
  43. two 11/0 seed beads
  44. one 6mm Swarovski round
  45. the third blood drip
  46. one 4mm Swarovski round
  47. three 11/0 seed beads
  48. one 6/0 seed bead
  49. seven 11/0 seed beads
  50. one 3mm Swarovski round
  51. two 11/0 seed beads
  52. one 4mm Swarovski round
  53. one 11/0 seed bead
  54. one 6/0 seed bead
  55. one 6mm Swarovski round
  56. one 6/0 seed bead
  57. four 11/0 seed beads
  58. one 3mm Swarovski round
  59. the fourth blood drip
  60. one 3mm Swarovski round
  61. six 11/0 seed beads
  62. one 6/0 seed bead
  63. one 11/0 seed bead
  64. one 3mm Swarovski round
  65. two 11/0 seed beads
  66. one 6mm Swarovski round
  67. one 11/0 seed bead
  68. one 6/0 seed bead
  69. the second blood drip
  70. one 6/0 seed bead
  71. four 11/0 seed beads
  72. one 3mm Swarovski round
  73. three 11/0 seed beads
  74. one 6mm Swarovski round
  75. one 6/0 seed bead
  76. eight 11/0 seed beads
  77. one 3mm Swarovski round
  78. one 6/0 seed bead
  79. one 3mm Swarovski round
  80. five 11/0 seed beads
  81. one 3mm Swarovski round
  82. three 11/0 seed beads
  83. one 6/0 seed bead
  84. two 11/0 seed beads
  85. one 4mm Swarovski round
  86. three 11/0 seed beads
  87. one 3mm Swarovski round
  88. five 6/0 seed beads
  89. Onto the end of the strand thread a crimp tube, but do not crimp it yet. Thread the wire through a closed jump ring and back through the crimp tube and several consecutive beads. Pull the wire snug, and crimp the tube. Trim off excess wire.
  90. Remove the Bead Stopper from the opposite end of the necklace and repeat the previous step.
  91. Use a 6mm open jump ring to attach the lobster clasp to one end of the necklace.
  92. Use another 6mm open jump ring to attach the extender chain to the other end of the necklace.
  93. Remove the round gold drop from the end of the extender chain and replace it with the 6mm Swarovski round headpin drop.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-69593 - Beadalon Beading Wire Gold Color 19 Strand .015 Inch / 15 Feet
    Project uses 2 feet. 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-1071 - 22K Gold Plated Stardust Sparkle Crimp Bead Covers 4mm (144)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-4025 - 22K Gold Plated Closed Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5260 - 22K Gold Plated 6mm 19 Gauge Open Jump Rings (100)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2514 - Beautiful Gold Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 10mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • AXC-2728 - 22K Gold Plated Chain Necklace Extender - 3 Inch (x10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0251 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 5C 'Transparent Ruby' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-6409 - Czech Seed Beads 6/0 Translucent Garnet Red (1 Ounce)
    Project uses 5 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5220 - 22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 21 Gauge - 2 Inches (50)
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6220 - 22K Gold Plated Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inches (x50)
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-0386 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 3mm, 20 Pieces, Siam Red
    Project uses 16 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-0486 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 4mm, 12 Pieces, Siam
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-0686 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 6mm, 10 Pieces, Siam
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-3986 - Swarovski Crystal, 5500 Drop Beads 9mm, 4 Pieces, Siam
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

Additional Information
Theme Halloween
Ingredients XCR-69593, FCR-1206, FCR-1071, FJR-4025, FJR-5260, FCL-2514, AXC-2728, JSK-0251, BCS-6409, FHP-5220, FHP-6220, SWC-0386, SWC-0486, SWC-0686, SWC-3986,

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 Beading Wire Gold Color 19 Strand .015 Inch / 15 Feet
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$10.15 / Package | SKU: XCR-69593
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
Gold Plated Stardust Sparkle Crimp Bead Covers 4mm (144)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$8.99 / Package | SKU: FCR-1071
22K Gold Plated 6mm 19 Gauge Open Jump Rings (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$4.64 / Package | SKU: FJR-5260
Gold Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 12mm  (10 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$6.07 / Package | SKU: FCL-2514
22K Gold Plated Chain Necklace Extender - 3 Inch (x10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$14.99 / Package | SKU: AXC-2728
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 5C 'Transparent Ruby' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.59 / Package | SKU: JSK-0251
Czech Seed Beads 6/0 Translucent Garnet Red (1 Ounce)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 oz..
$2.49 / Package | SKU: BCS-6409
22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 21 Gauge - 2 Inches  (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.74 / Package | SKU: FHP-5220
22K Gold Plated Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inches (x50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.04 / Package | SKU: FHP-6220
Swarovski Crystal, #5000 Round Beads 3mm, 20 Pieces, Siam Red
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$5.15 / Package | SKU: SWC-0386
Swarovski Crystal, #5000 Round Beads 4mm, 12 Pieces, Siam
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$3.29 / Package | SKU: SWC-0486
Swarovski Crystal, #5000 Round Beads 6mm, 10 Pieces, Siam
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$4.25 / Package | SKU: SWC-0686
Swarovski Crystal, #5500 Drop Beads 9mm, 4 Pieces, Siam
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$3.05 / Package | SKU: SWC-3986

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