Retired - Southwest Scarab

PROJECT N606
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
This eye-catching necklace features an impressive scarab set upon a large turquoise jasper teardrop pendant. Aquamarine gemstone chips, turquoise dyed jasper beads and silver-plated hexagon beads
Instructions
  1. Begin this project by creating your pendant. Cut 12 inches of 24 gauge wire and thread it through the hole at the top of your turquoise teardrop pendant. Pull the wire through so that you have 8 inches on one side and 4 inches on the other. Create a briolette wrap using the longer end of the wire to wrap around the top of your teardrop pendant. Keep wrapping so that you cover about 1/8 inch of the teardrop peak. Finish off your wrapping. When you finish, you should have a loop at the top.
  2. Take a toothpick or small piece of wire and apply a generous amount of E6000 adhesive to the back side of your scarab. Try to get the glue into the hollow interior space of the scarab and along the flat portions but not in the areas which can be seen from the other side. Center your scarab onto of your teardrop pendant so that the head faces towards the loop you made in step 1. Press into place. If any glue seeps out around the edges, take a clean toothpick or piece of wire and gently scrape it off. Set aside to dry for several hours before handling.
  3. Cut a 25 inch length of beading wire. Place a bead stopper on one end (leaving a 3 inch tail) and string the following:
  4. a crimp bead
  5. 7 turquoise dyed jasper round beads
  6. 1 inch of aquamarine gemstone chips
  7. a turquoise dyed jasper round bead
  8. 1 inch of aquamarine gemstone chips
  9. a turquoise dyed jasper round bead
  10. a silver plated embossed hexagon bead
  11. a turquoise dyed jasper round bead
  12. 1/2 inch of aquamarine gemstone chips
  13. a turquoise dyed jasper round bead
  14. 1/2 inch of aquamarine gemstone chips
  15. a turquoise dyed jasper round bead
  16. a silver plated embossed hexagon bead
  17. a turquoise dyed jasper round bead
  18. 1 inch of aquamarine gemstone chips
  19. a turquoise dyed jasper round bead
  20. a silver plated embossed hexagon bead
  21. a turquoise dyed jasper round bead
  22. 3 aquamarine gemstone chips
  23. and the pendant you made in step 1
  24. Start beading the second half your necklace making it a mirror image of the first, ending in a crimp bead.
  25. Now thread one end of your beading wire through the ring that comes with your S-hook. Thread the wire back through your crimp bead and a couple of the beads next to it. Pull snug and crimp the crimp bead. Cut off excess beading wire. Apply a crimp cover on top of the crimped bead and squeeze gently into place.
  26. Remove the bead stopper at the other end and attach the S-hook the same way you attached the ring in the previous step.
  27. Enjoy your lovely new necklace!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-5701 - Silver Plated Scarab Pendant Connector Link 32mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SPJA-103 - Turquoise Jasper Large Pear Teardrop Focal Pendant 44mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SPTU-06 - Blue Turquoise Gem Round Beads 6mm Stabilized /15.5 Inch Strand
    Project uses 30 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SPAQ-03 -
    Project uses 1 strand. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-6785 -
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-67813 - Beadalon Wire Standard Bright 7 Strand .018 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 25 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • WNT-2430 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire 24 Gauge 30 Yards (27.4 Meters)
    Project uses 12 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1210 - Beadalon Silver Plated Crimp Beads 1.3mm (95 Beads)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1080 - Silver Plated Fluted Crimp Bead Covers 4mm (144)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1050 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (3.7 Oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
Additional Information
Theme Boho
Ingredients PND-5701, SPJA-103, SPTU-06, SPAQ-03, BMB-6785, XCR-67813, WNT-2430, FCR-1210, FCR-1080, XTL-1050,

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.
Silver Plated Scarab Pendant Connector Link 32mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.29 / Package | SKU: PND-5701
Blue Chalk Turquoise Gem Round Beads 6mm Stabilized /15.5 Inch Strand
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: SPTU-06
Beadalon Wire Standard Bright 7 Strand .018 Inch / 30Ft
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.59 / Package | SKU: XCR-67813
Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire 24 Gauge 30 Yards (27.4 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$11.29 / Package | SKU: WNT-2430
Beadalon Silver Plated Crimp Beads 1.3mm (95 Beads)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 95 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FCR-1210
Silver Plated Fluted Crimp Bead Covers 4mm (144)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$7.15 / Package | SKU: FCR-1080
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive  (3.7 Oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 3.7 oz..
$8.85 / Package | SKU: XTL-1050
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material

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