Retired - Stormy Night Necklace

PROJECT N605
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
Evening shades of grey, blue, black, and silver blend together beautifully in this necklace that is perfect for day or night. You can make this entire necklace for under $20 and for just another $1.99 you can make a
Instructions
  1. Begin by cutting 4 lengths of beading wire, 32 inches long each. Take 1 length of wire and place a bead stopper on one end, leaving a tail of approximately 3 inches. String onto the wire one of your crimp tubes (do not crimp) and then string a random pattern of seed beads, oval Czech fire polished and round Czech fire polished beads. I chose to string 2 - 4 inches of seed beads and then put one, two, or three of the larger Czech beads and repeated that until I had 25 inches strung. The sequence is completely up to you, one thing to keep in mind is that once you have strung 12 inches, you will want to have a space of seed beads for the next inch so that when you place your pendant on later, it will be at a narrower span you are attaching it to.
  2. Once you have strung 25 inches of beads, string another crimp tube, again not crimping yet. Now thread one end of your wire through the loop on one section of your toggle clasp. Thread the wire back through your crimp tube and a couple of the beads next to it. Pull snug and crimp the crimp tube. Cut off excess beading wire.
  3. Remove the bead stopper at the other end of your strand and repeat the above step to secure the other half of your toggle clasp.
  4. Repeat all of the above steps another 2 times so that you have 3 strands of beads all attached to your toggle clasp halves. For the 4th strand, bead it the same way as above, attach it to one of your toggle clasp halves with a crimp tube but before removing the bead stopper on the other end, twist this strand around the other already secured strands. You might need to add a few more beads at the end if your beaded strand ends up being too short from the twisting. When you are happy with how it looks, remove the bead stopper and secure the strand to the other half of the toggle clasp using a crimp tube.
  5. Open a jump ring and attach it to your Vintaj Arte Metal pendant. Find the half way point of your necklace and place the jump ring so that all 4 strands are going through the ring. Close the jump ring.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCL-7708 - TierraCast Black Finish Lead-Free Pewter 1/2 Inch Anna's Toggle Clasp (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1255 - Beadsmith Black Ox / Gunmetal Crimp Tube Beads 2x2mm (100)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-67553 - Beadalon Wire Black 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 128 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-1291 - Czech Seed Beads 11/0 Mix Lot Witches Brew Black Iris
    Project uses 1 hank. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-5605 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Two Toned Beads 7 x 5mm Oval Gray Crystal (25)
    Project uses 16 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-6001 - TierraCast Black Finish Brass Open Jump Rings 7.7mm 16 Gauge (25)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7323 - Vintaj Arte Metal Open Pea Pod Pendant 38mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3590 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 5mm Round Jet Black (50)
    Project uses 42 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Ingredients FCL-7708, FCR-1255, XCR-67553, BCS-1291, BCP-5605, FJR-6001, PND-7323, BCP-3590,

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.
TierraCast Black Finish Lead-Free Pewter 1/2 Inch Anna's Toggle Clasp (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$1.54 / Package | SKU: FCL-7708
Beadsmith Black Ox / Gunmetal Crimp Tube Beads 2x2mm (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$1.19 / Package | SKU: FCR-1255
Beadalon Wire Black 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.00 / Package | SKU: XCR-67553
Czech Seed Beads 11/0 Mix Lot Witches Brew Black Iris
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Hank.
$6.35 / Package | SKU: BCS-1291
TierraCast Black Finish Brass Open Jump Rings 7.7mm 16 Gauge (25)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$2.09 / Package | SKU: FJR-6001
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 5mm Round Jet Black (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.75 / Package | SKU: BCP-3590

Tools and Other Supplies:

Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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