Retired - My Valentine Necklace

PROJECT N3033
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Beginner
This feminine three-strand Valentine's Day necklace showcases Czech glass beads in a variety of shapes and shades of pink and purple. This is a great project if you love to string beads.
Instructions
  1. Cut 3 lengths of beading wire: 22", 24" and 31". (I have already added 3 inches of additional wire to each side of the necklace, to allow for crimping.)
  2. Next, separate your clasp. Take your 22" length wire, add a crimp tube and string it through the top loop of one side of your clasp set then string your wire back through your crimp tube. (you want a short tail of about 3 inches of wire). Pull snug so that you have a small loop. Crimp the crimp tube. (Do not trim off your short tail quite yet)
  3. Next, begin stringing on your beads in a random assortment onto 16" of beading wire. Use a bead stopper at any point to keep your beads from falling off if you put your project down for a bit. Tuck the short end of your beading wire tail into a few adjacent beads next to the clasp to make your necklace more secure. Trim the short tail with flush cutters.
  4. Once you've strung on all your beads, take the end of your wire, add a crimp tube, and then string it onto the top loop of the other side of your clasp. (Remember to make sure you are using the top loop on both sides). Loop the wire back around and through the crimp bead going in the opposite direction. Feed the wire into a few of the adjacent beads near the clasp to keep your necklace secure, pull snug. (Remember to make sure you are using the top loop on both sides).
  5. Using your crimp pliers, crimp your crimp tube. Snip off any excess beading wire off of the short tail.
  6. Repeat the same stringing process used above for the second row of your necklace. Bead for 18 inches of your wire. Repeat the same crimping process as well, remembering to crimp your beading wire to the second loop on both sides of your clasp set.
  7. Again, repeat the same stringing process used above for the third row of your clasp. Bead for 25 inches of your wire. Repeat the same crimping process as well, remembering to crimp your beading wire to the third loop on both sides of your clasp set.
  8. You are now done with the stringing portion of this project.
  9. As an accent, gather all three strands of your necklace with your pink ribbon and make a simple bow. I added mine on the left hand side. See photo.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-69513 - Beadalon Wire Standard Bright 19 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 77 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1215 - Beadalon Silver Plated Crimp Tubes 2x1.8mm 1.3mm ID (75 Beads)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-9935 - Czech Glass Bead Mix Lot Assorted Shapes Pink (2 oz.)
    Project uses 1 mix. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-5502 - Silver Plated Tube Clasp 22mm Three Rings Strands (2)
    Project uses 1 set. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-48084 - Silk Fabric Flat Silky Ribbon, 2cm Wide, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Pastel Pale Pink
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BCZ-5680 - Preciosa Czech Crystal Beads 6mm Bicone 'Light Rose' Pink (20)
    Project uses 17 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCZ-5684 - Preciosa Czech Crystal Beads 6mm Bicone 'Fuchsia' Pink (20)
    Project uses 20 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCZ-5692 - Preciosa Czech Crystal Beads 6mm Bicone 'Light Amethyst' Purple (20)
    Project uses 20 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCZ-5600 - Preciosa Czech Crystal Beads 6mm Bicone 'Crystal' Clear (20)
    Project uses 20 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCZ-5691 -
    Project uses 17 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCZ-5683 - Preciosa Czech Crystal Beads 6mm Bicone Pink 'Rose AB' (20)
    Project uses 17 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCZ-5492 - Preciosa Czech Crystal 4mm Bicone Beads 'Light Amethyst' (50)
    Project uses 20 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCZ-5481 - Preciosa Czech Crystal 4mm Bicone Beads Light Rose AB (50)
    Project uses 24 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)
Additional Information
Theme Valentine's Day
Ingredients XCR-69513, FCR-1215, BCP-9935, FCL-5502, XCR-48084, BCZ-5680, BCZ-5684, BCZ-5692, BCZ-5600, BCZ-5691, BCZ-5683, BCZ-5492, BCZ-5481,

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 Wire Standard Bright 19 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$9.59 / Package | SKU: XCR-69513
Beadalon Silver Plated Crimp Tubes 2x1.8mm 1.3mm ID (75 Beads)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 75 Pieces.
$2.79 / Package | SKU: FCR-1215
Czech Glass Bead Mix Lot Assorted Shapes Pink (2 oz.)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 oz..
$6.59 / Package | SKU: BCP-9935
Silver Plated Tube Clasp 22mm Three Rings Strands (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.89 / Package | SKU: FCL-5502
Silk Fabric Flat Silky Ribbon, 2cm Wide, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Pastel Pale Pink
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$3.30 / Package | SKU: XCR-48084
Preciosa Czech Crystal Beads 6mm Bicone 'Light Rose' Pink (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: BCZ-5680
Preciosa Czech Crystal Beads 6mm Bicone 'Fuchsia' Pink (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: BCZ-5684
Preciosa Czech Crystal Beads 6mm Bicone 'Crystal' Clear (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$1.85 / Package | SKU: BCZ-5600
Preciosa Czech Crystal 4mm Bicone Beads 'Light Amethyst' (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.29 / Package | SKU: BCZ-5492
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material

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