Retired - Serafina Necklace

PROJECT N3104
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Intermediate
Luxe and glamorous, the Serafina necklace combines amethyst and peridot gemstone beads in a vintage-inspired tassel design. This timeless accessory is sure to add elegance to your jewelry
Instructions
The beaded portion of this necklace measures 30" long and the hanging tassel focal measures 5" long. To make your necklace shorter, simply adjust the beaded portion length.
  1. Begin by cutting 36" of beading wire with your flush cutters. I have already added 3" onto each side to allow for crimping.
  2. Take your wire length, string on a 1.3mm crimp bead and slide it through the loop on your gold plated lobster clasp. Take the wire back through the crimp tube. Pull snug and crimp with your crimping pliers. Snip off any excess wire using your flush cutters.
  3. Begin stringing on two 5mm peridot gemstone beads, followed by a 2.5mm gold plated metal bead. Repeat this sequence 65 more times. Remember to use a bead stopper at any point while you are beading.
  4. Add on another crimp bead, slide it through a closed jump ring and back through the crimp bead. Pull snug and crimp using your crimping pliers. Snip off any excess wire using your flush cutter & close your clasp. The necklace portion of your project is done.
  5. You will now start creating your tassel. Cut seven 5" lengths of beading wire with your flush cutters.
  6. Take a wire length and crimp a crimp bead using your crimping pliers at one end. These crimps will act as bead stoppers at the end of each length of wire. Snip off any excess wire after the crimp bead.
  7. String on twenty 4mm beads followed by a crimp bead. Crimp the crimp bead and keep the long wire tail on for now. Set aside.
  8. Repeat this 6 more times, creating a total of 7 beaded wire lengths for your tassel.
  9. Once all the bead lengths are completed, take all of the wire ends and thread them through a gold plated wide filigree cone bead.
  10. Slide on a 2.5mm x 2.5mm gold plated crimp tube followed by a 8mm closed jump ring. Take the wire back through the crimp tube. Pull snug and crimp your crimp tube using your crimping pliers. Now snip off any excess wire using your flush cutters.
  11. Next, onto a gold plated 1" eye pin, slide on a Purple Velvet Swarovski bicone bead. Create a simple wire loop with your round nose pliers and snip off the excess wire using your flush cutters.
  12. Repeat this step with an amethyst nugget bead.
  13. Find the center point of your necklace. Open the simple wire loop at the top of your Swarovski bicone bead and attach it onto the wire at the center of your necklace and close. Open the top simple loop of your amethyst nugget bead and attach it to the simple loop at the bottom of your Swarovski bicone bead and close.
  14. Open the bottom simple loop of your amethyst nugget bead and attach it onto the closed jump ring at the top of your beaded tassel and close.
  15. Next, slide a Velvet Purple bicone onto a gold plated ball head pin and create a simple wire loop with your round nose pliers. Snip off any excess wire with your flush cutters. Repeat 3 more times. Set aside.
  16. Onto a gold plated eye pin slide on 1 gold plated flower bead cap (facing forward) followed by a 5mm peridot gemstone bead and another gold plated flower bead cap. Create a simple wire loop using your round nose pliers and snip off any excess wire using your flush cutters. See photo.
  17. Repeat this process 23 more times, creating a total of 24 bead dangles.
  18. By opening and closing the simple loops, create four lengths of 6 bead dangles each. Attach the 6 bead dangles together followed by a Swarovski bicone dangle at each end. See photo.
  19. Take your first bead dangle length, open the top simple loop and attach it onto the corner opening on your filigree bead cap and close. See photo. Add another to the opposite side of the bead cap and add two more on either back side and close.
  20. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-67293 - Beadalon Wire Gold Color 7 Strand .012 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 71 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-6837 - 22K Gold Plated Beaded Six Petal Flower Bead Caps - 6mm (50)
    Project uses 48 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1719 - BeadSmith Crimp Tubes, 2.5x2.5mm, 100 Pieces, Gold Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SPPE-05 - Bright Green Peridot Round Gemstone Beads 5mm/14 Inch Strand
    Project uses 156 pieces. You will need 4 packages.

  • SPPE-04 - Green Peridot Gems Round 4mm/14 Inch Strand
    Project uses 140 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

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

  • FJR-4072 - 22K Gold Plated Closed Jump Rings 7mm 18 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-3028 - 22K Gold Plated Ball Head Pins 22 Gauge 2 Inch (x20)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6256 - 22K Gold Plated Open Eye Pins 22 Gauge 1 Inch (x50)
    Project uses 26 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-5061 - 22K Gold Plated 2.5mm Round Metal Beads (100)
    Project uses 67 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBB-1694 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 6mm, 20 Pieces, Purple Velvet
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SPAM-08004 - Amethyst Gemstone Beads, Smooth Nuggets 10-17mm, 6 Pieces, Purple
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-1906 - 22K Gold Plated Wide Filigree Cone Beads 16mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1200 - Beadalon Gold Plated Crimp Beads 1.3mm (85 Beads)
    Project uses 7 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
Additional Information
Ingredients XCR-67293, BMB-6837, FCR-1719, SPPE-05, SPPE-04, FCL-2573, FJR-4072, FHP-3028, FHP-6256, BMB-5061, SWBB-1694, SPAM-08004, BMB-1906, FCR-1200,

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 Gold Color 7 Strand .012 Inch / 30Ft
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.55 / Package | SKU: XCR-67293
BeadSmith Crimp Tubes, 2.5x2.5mm, 100 Pieces, Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.15 / Package | SKU: FCR-1719
Green Peridot Gems Round 4mm/ 14 Inch Strand
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$5.92 / Package | SKU: SPPE-04
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
22K Gold Plated Closed Jump Rings 7mm 18 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.16 / Package | SKU: FJR-4072
22K Gold Plated Ball Head Pins 22 Gauge 2 Inch (x20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$4.09 / Package | SKU: FHP-3028
22K Gold Plated Open Eye Pins 22 Gauge 1 Inch (x50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.09 / Package | SKU: FHP-6256
22K Gold Plated 2.5mm Round Metal Beads (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.95 / Package | SKU: BMB-5061
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 6mm, 20 Pieces, Purple Velvet
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: SWBB-1694
22K Gold Plated Wide Filigree Cone Beads 16mm (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$5.49 / Package | SKU: BMB-1906
Beadalon Gold Plated Crimp Beads 1.3mm (85 Beads)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 85 Pieces.
$2.59 / Package | SKU: FCR-1200
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material

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