Retired - Nantucket Necklace and Earring Set

PROJECT S2006
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
This summer statement necklace is lightweight and has a subtle shimmer peeking though the triple braided strands. Delicate drop earrings finish off the look.
Instructions
These instructions will give you a necklace that is 21 inches in length. To modify the length adjust the length of each beaded strand accordingly.
  1. For the earrings, take one head pin and string on one round 8mm round bead and one 2mm bead. Make a simple wire loop.
  2. Take one eye pin and string on one 2mm bead, one 6mm round bead and one 2mm bead. Make a simple wire loop.
  3. Now open the loop of the 8mm bead, same as you would a jump ring, and attach it to the loop of the 6mm bead. Move to the other side of the 6mm bead and attach the loop of the earring hook.
  4. To make the second earring follow the steps above.
  5. For the necklace begin by cutting three strands of beading wire, 24 inches long each.
  6. Take one strand and string on one crimp tube thread the wire up through one hammered triangle ring and back down through the crimp tube. Pull snug and leave a tail of about 1 inch. Crimp the crimp tube. Add a crimp cover.
  7. Repeat the above step for the other two lengths of beading wire.
  8. To the first strand, string on the beads in this order: one 6mm bead, followed by one 2mm bead. Repeat 65 times, and finish with one 6mm bead. Add a bead stopper to the end of this wire.
  9. To the second strand, string on the beads in this order: one marbled acrylic bead, one 2mm bead, one 8mm bead, followed by one 2mm bead. Repeat 14 times, and finish with one marbled acrylic bead. Add a bead stopper to the end of this wire.
  10. To the third strand, string on the beads in this order: one 8mm bead, followed by one 2mm bead. Repeat 50 times, and finish with one 8mm bead. Add a bead stopper to the end of this wire.
  11. Next braid the three strands gently to intertwine them together.
  12. When you come to the end of the braid, take one strand and remove the bead stopper. String on one crimp tube and thread the wire up through a second hammered triangle ring and back down through the crimp tube. Pull snug and crimp the crimp tube. Add a crimp cover. Trim the wire. You will repeat this step for the other two strands.
  13. Open one jump ring and attach it to one hammered triangle and to one lobster clasp. Close the jump ring. All done.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-69893 - Beadalon Beading Wire Gold Color 19 Strand .018 Inch / 30 Feet
    Project uses 6 Feet. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-10412 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 8mm Round Full Pearlized - Navy Blue (25)
    Project uses 69 pieces. You will need 3 packages.

  • BCP-10362 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 6mm Round Full Pearlized - Navy Blue (25)
    Project uses 69 pieces. You will need 3 packages.

  • BPL-4029 - Acrylic Beads, 16x22mm Faceted Trapezoid, 4 Pieces, White and Black
    Project uses 16 pieces. You will need 4 packages.

  • BCP-00137 - True2 Czech Fire Polished Glass, Faceted Round Beads 2mm, 50 Pieces, Gold Plated
    Project uses 124 pieces. You will need 3 packages.

  • FCL-2573 - Bright Gold Plated Lobster Clasps Extra Large 23mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1714 - BeadSmith Crimp Tubes, 2x2mm, 100 Pieces, Gold Plated
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1071 - 22K Gold Plated Stardust Sparkle Crimp Bead Covers 4mm (144)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-8559 - 22K Gold Plated Connector Link Brushed Triangle 11.5mm (4)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5250 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6250 - 22K Gold Plated Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 1 Inch (x50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6305 - 22K Gold Plated Head Pins 1 Inch Long/21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3030 - 22K Gold Plated Long Elegant Earring Hooks 25mm (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5608 - Xuron 4 In 1 Crimping Pliers - Works On 1, 2 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
Theme Summer, Nautical
Ingredients XCR-69893, BCP-10412, BCP-10362, BPL-4029, BCP-00137, FCL-2573, FCR-1714, FCR-1071, FCO-8559, FJR-5250, FHP-6250, FHP-6305, FEA-3030,
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.
Beadalon Beading Wire Gold Color 19 Strand .018 Inch / 30 Feet
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$19.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-69893
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 8mm Round Full Pearlized - Navy Blue (25)
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$4.19 / Package | SKU: BCP-10412
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 6mm Round Full Pearlized - Navy Blue (25)
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$3.39 / Package | SKU: BCP-10362
True2 Czech Fire Polished Glass, Faceted Round Beads 2mm, 50 Pieces, Gold Plated
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.29 / Package | SKU: BCP-00137
Bright Gold Plated Lobster Clasps Extra Large 23mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$3.39 / Package | SKU: FCL-2573
BeadSmith Crimp Tubes, 2x2mm, 100 Pieces, Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$1.39 / Package | SKU: FCR-1714
Gold Plated Stardust Sparkle Crimp Bead Covers 4mm (144)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$11.99 / Package | SKU: FCR-1071
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$4.19 / Package | SKU: FJR-5250
22K Gold Plated Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 1 Inch (x50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.35 / Package | SKU: FHP-6250
22K Gold Plated Head Pins 1 Inch Long/21 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.79 / Package | SKU: FHP-6305
22K Gold Plated Long Elegant Earring Hooks 25mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$9.79 / Package | SKU: FEA-3030
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Xuron 4 In 1 Crimping Pliers - Works On 1, 2 And 3mm Crimps!
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material

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