Retired - Sparkling Summer Punch Necklace

PROJECT N2096
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
This beautiful necklace is a show stopper and with all of the Swarvoski Crystals it glitters in the hot summer sun. Have fun with the colors and braiding of this multi-strand necklace to make it your own.
Instructions
These instructions will give you a necklace that is 22 inches in length. To adjust the length, modify the number of beads knotted on each strand accordingly. Before beginning, please watch our video: How to Do Pearl Knotting.
  1. Remove all four strands of griffin silk off of the cards.
  2. Take two strands of silk and double knot the two ends together, leaving a two inch tail. Repeat for the next two strands.
  3. Begin knotting the beads on each strand. For the first few beads on each strand use the smaller beads, these are the ones that will be squished into the bead cone at the very end so you do not want to use large beads for this part. I find that is is best to knot a few on one strand and move to the second strand and knot a few and so on. Do not knot all the beads on one strand at one time.
  4. As you work you will want to space out the larger beads and space out the coloring. Also, you will begin to weave and braid the strands together as you work down.
  5. Note that when you come to adding the two hole square beads, which can be about every two inches, make sure to use different strands overtime and continue to weave them through and together. This will keep this multi-strand necklace looking like one piece.
  6. Continue knotting until you have reached your desired length. Be sure to finish with the smaller beads, similar to the beginning side.
  7. For the clasp, cut a 6 inch length of wire. Take both pieces of silk that are tied together and thread the wire through the bridge, combining all four strands. Take the wire and wrap it to secure all four strands. Trim any excess wire. Trim any excess silk cord.
  8. Add a small dab of glue into the base of the cone. Slide on the bead cone over the wire. Make a wrapped wire loop. Trim any excess wire.
  9. Repeat the last two steps for the other side of the wire. Tying the two ends together as you did on the first side at the beginning of the necklace.
  10. Open one jump ring and attach it to the wrapped wire loop. Close the jump ring.
  11. To the other side of the necklace, open one jump ring, attach it to the wrapped wire loop and to one lobster clasp. Close the jump ring.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWC-0884 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 8mm, 8 Pieces, Fuchsia
    Project uses 2 Packages. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWBI-1484 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Fuchsia
    Project uses 2 Packages. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWC-0463 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 4mm, 12 Pieces, Fire Opal
    Project uses 3 Packages. You will need 3 packages.

  • SWBB-13565 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 3mm, 25 Pieces, Yellow Opal
    Project uses 2 Packages. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWBB-16565 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 6mm, 20 Pieces, Yellow Opal
    Project uses 2 Packages. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWBB-15535 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 5mm, 20 Pieces, Dark Moss Green
    Project uses 3 Packages. You will need 3 packages.

  • SWC-06565 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 6mm, 10 Pieces, Yellow Opal
    Project uses 2 Packages. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWC-0384 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 3mm, 20 Pieces, Fuchsia
    Project uses 2 Packages. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWC-0863 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 8mm, 8 Pieces, Fire Opal
    Project uses 2 Packages. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWBB-1663 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 6mm, 20 Pieces, Fire Opal
    Project uses 2 Packages. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWC-08565 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 8mm, 8 Pieces, Yellow Opal
    Project uses 2 Packages. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWC-54535 - Swarovski Crystal, 5040 Rondelle Beads 4mm, 12 Pieces, Dark Moss Green
    Project uses 3 Packages. You will need 3 packages.

  • SWBB-5680 - Swarovski Crystal, 5625 2-Hole Stairway Square Beads 10mm, 2 Pieces, Dark Moss Green
    Project uses 9 pieces. You will need 5 packages.

  • XCR-9601 - Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 6 White
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 4 packages.

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

  • WCR-2233 - Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 22 Gauge Thick, 8 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Brass
    Project uses 12 Inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-2675 - TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Hammertone Tall Cone Strand Reducer Beads 12.8mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5457 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4721 - 22K Gold Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 12mm (6)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-4001 - Beadsmith Bent Fine Point Tweezers For Bead And Pearl Knotting
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme Summer
Ingredients SWC-0884, SWBI-1484, SWC-0463, SWBB-13565, SWBB-16565, SWBB-15535, SWC-06565, SWC-0384, SWC-0863, SWBB-1663, SWC-08565, SWC-54535, SWBB-5680, XCR-9601, XTL-1054, WCR-2233, BMB-2675, FJR-5457, FCL-4721,

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.
Swarovski Crystal, #5000 Round Beads 8mm, 8 Pieces, Fuchsia
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 8 Pieces.
$4.89 / Package | SKU: SWC-0884
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Fuchsia
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$2.63 / Package | SKU: SWBI-1484
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 3mm, 25 Pieces, Yellow Opal
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$2.35 / Package | SKU: SWBB-13565
Swarovski Crystal, #5000 Round Beads 6mm, 10 Pieces, Yellow Opal
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$3.68 / Package | SKU: SWC-06565
Swarovski Crystal, #5000 Round Beads 3mm, 20 Pieces, Fuchsia
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$4.19 / Package | SKU: SWC-0384
Swarovski Crystal, #5000 Round Beads 8mm, 8 Pieces, Fire Opal
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 8 Pieces.
$3.84 / Package | SKU: SWC-0863
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 6mm, 20 Pieces, Fire Opal
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$3.68 / Package | SKU: SWBB-1663
Swarovski Crystal, #5040 Rondelle Beads 4mm, 12 Pieces, Dark Moss Green
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$4.12 / Package | SKU: SWC-54535
Swarovski Crystal, #5625 2-Hole Stairway Square Beads 10mm, 2 Pieces, Dark Moss Green
You will need 5 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$3.68 / Package | SKU: SWBB-5680
Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 6 White
You will need 4 package(s).
1 package = 1 Card.
$1.95 / Package | SKU: XCR-9601
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.39 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 22 Gauge Thick, 8 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$2.58 / Package | SKU: WCR-2233
TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Hammertone Tall Cone Strand Reducer Beads 12.8mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.30 / Package | SKU: BMB-2675
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.30 / Package | SKU: FJR-5457
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$5.10 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$5.45 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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