Retired - Mila Necklace

PROJECT N2139
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Beginner
A colorful splash of strung Czech Glass Pastel Finish beads pop with white leather tassels in this funky boho design.
Instructions
These instructions will give you an 18 inch necklace. To modify the length simply adjust the number of beads strung. Please note that for a longer necklace you may need to purchase additional beads. You will also need a scrap of wire or toothpick to complete this project.
  1. Begin by making the five tassels. To see this technique, please watch our video: How to Make a Tassel with Round Leather Cord. From what you learned in the video you will use a variation of the technique. Cut your white leather cord into two inch pieces. For each tassel you will need 6 pieces. Once all of your cord is cut, gather 6 pieces and add glue to the end cap. Then place the cord ends into the end cap. Repeat for all five tassels.
  2. Cut off 24 Inches of beading wire with your flush cutters. Place a bead stopper about 4 inches from one end.
  3. String on your beads in this order: one O bead, one blue 6mm bead, one O bead, one pink 6mm bead, one O bead, and one gold 8mm bead. Repeat this 6 more times.
  4. Then string: one O bead, one blue 6mm bead, one O bead, one bead cap tassel, one O bead, one pink 6mm bead, one O bead, and one gold 8mm bead. Repeat this 4 more times.
  5. Next string: one O bead, one blue 6mm bead, one O bead, one pink 6mm bead, one O bead, and one gold 8mm bead. Repeat this 6 more times.
  6. Finally string: one O bead, one blue 6mm bead, one O bead, one pink 6mm bead, and one O bead.
  7. String on one crimp tube, thread the wire through the closed jump ring and back down through the crimp tube. Pull snug. Crimp the crimp tube. Thread the wire down through a few adjacent beads, then trim the wire. Add a crimp cover to the crimp bead.
  8. Move to the other side and remove the bead stopper. String on one crimp tube, thread the wire through the loop of the lobster clasp and back down through the crimp tube. Pull snug. Crimp the crimp tube. Thread the wire down through a few adjacent beads, then trim the wire. Add a crimp cover to the crimp bead.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-02119 - Czech Fire Polished Glass, Faceted Round Beads 8mm, 19 Pieces, Pastel Amber
    Project uses 18 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-02108 - Czech Fire Polished Glass, Faceted Round Beads 6mm, 25 Pieces, Pastel Burgundy
    Project uses 19 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-02104 - Czech Fire Polished Glass, Faceted Round Beads 6mm, 25 Pieces, Pastel Turquoise
    Project uses 19 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCO-003 - Czech Glass Flattened O Beads, 3.8x1mm, 8 Gram Tube, Crystal Sliperit
    Project uses 62 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1607 - Beadsmith Silver Plated Barrel Cord Ends With Ring 12mm Long - Fits Up To 6.5mm Cords (4)
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCL-1140 - TierraCast Brass, Lobster Clasps 12x7mm, 4 Pieces, Silver Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHY-2004 - Genuine Leather Cord, Round 2mm, By the Yard, White
    Project uses 5 Feet. You will need 2 packages.

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

  • FCR-1216 - Beadalon Silver Plated Crimp Tubes 1.5mm (68 Beads)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

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

  • FJR-5418 - Silver Plated Closed Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
  • XTL-5608 - Xuron 4 In 1 Crimping Pliers - Works On 1, 2 And 3mm Crimps!
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme Spring, Boho
Ingredients BCP-02119, BCP-02108, BCP-02104, BCO-003, FCR-1607, FCL-1140, CHY-2004, XCR-67823, FCR-1216, FCR-1093, FJR-5418, XTL-1054,
Useful Techniques & Learning Guides

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.
The Beadsmith Cord Ends, Barrel with Ring 12mm, Fits 6.5mm Cord, 4 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$2.79 / Package | SKU: FCR-1607
TierraCast Brass, Lobster Clasps 12x7mm, 4 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: FCL-1140
Genuine Leather Cord, Round 2mm,  By the Yard, White
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Yard.
$2.35 / Package | SKU: CHY-2004
Beadalon Beading Wire Silver Color 7 Strand .018 Inch / 30Ft
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XCR-67823
Silver Plated Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: FCR-1093
Silver Plated Closed Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$3.29 / Package | SKU: FJR-5418
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Xuron 4 In 1 Crimping Pliers - Works On 1, 2 And 3mm Crimps!

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