Retired - Teal Twirl Necklace

PROJECT N8002
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Advanced
This cellini spiral necklace features a rich rotation of teal, nickel, and silver lined amethyst seed beads. The bead woven centerpiece is neatly capped and wire wrapped onto sturdy rolo chain, and finished off with a unifying spiral toggle clasp.
Instructions
This necklace measures 17.5 inches total. To modify the size, adjust the length of the bead woven section and/or adjust the length of chain on both sides respectively.
  1. Please watch the video: How to Do A Cellini Spiral in Bead Weaving. Using what you have learned in the video, begin by cutting 4 feet of beading thread, or as much as you feel comfortable working with.
  2. Pick up your first row of beads with your needle in this order: Four 15/0 Purple, Two 11/0 Teal, Two 11/0 Silver, Two 8/0 Teal, Two 11/0 Silver, and Two 11/0 Teal. Pull the beads down your thread, leaving a 12 inch tail. Bring the two sides of the thread together and tie a double overhand knot. Trim your thread.
  3. Take your needle, and go through two of your purple 15/0 beads. You are now ready to begin your bead weaving as seen in the video. As you work, you will need to tie off and add more thread. Weave until you have a 5 inch long cellini spiral.
  4. Now watch the video: How to Make a Necklace With a Cellini Spiral Focal. Applying the technique shown in this video, weave 4 additional rows of 15/0 beads to taper the end of your bead weaving into a tube shape. Tie off, cut, and weave in your thread. Using the 12 inch tail of thread, repeat this step on the other side of your cellini spiral.
  5. To assemble your necklace, begin by using flush cutters to cut two 6 inch lengths of 3mm chain. Set aside.
  6. Then cut 5 inches of 2mm rolo chain and attach the loop of one eye pin onto the end of the chain by opening the loop as you would a jump ring.
  7. Now string one 8/0 seed bead, one cap, and another 8/0 seed bead onto your eye pin, and create a wrapped wire loop (as shown in the video) onto one 6 inch length of 3mm chain.
  8. Next, slide the 2mm chain through the center of your beaded focal, eye pin first, as shown in the video. Then repeat the above step to assemble the other side of your necklace, also shown in the video.
  9. To attach your clasp, open a jump ring. Slide it through the last link on one side of the chain, and also slide on the loop of your clasp. Close the jump ring. Open another jump ring. Slide on the last link of chain on the other side of the necklace. Close the jump ring.
  10. Enjoy your necklace!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-9705 - Antiqued Silver Plated Round Rolo Chain 2mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 5 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9967 - Antiqued Silver Plated Round Rolo Chain 3mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 12 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-8540 - Silver Plated Cone Bead Caps Spiral 12.5mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0343 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 711 - Nickel (8 Grams)
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0210 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 27BD 'Silver Lined Teal' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSH-0211 - Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 27BDF 'Silver Lined Frosted Teal' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSO-0206 - Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 26C 'Silver Lined Amethyst' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1265 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 50 Yards, Smoke Gray
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6259 - Silver Plated Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 1 Inch (x50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7418 - Antiqued Silver Plated Toggle Clasp Spiral Design 18.5mm (1 Set)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5454 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0109 - Beadsmith Extra-Fine Thread Snips - Cuts Textiles, Yarn, And More!
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Winter
Ingredients CHA-9705, CHA-9967, BMB-8540, JSK-0343, JSK-0210, JSH-0211, JSO-0206, XCR-1265, FHP-6259, FCL-7418, FJR-5454,

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.
Antiqued Silver Plated Rolo Chain, 2mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.45 / Package | SKU: CHA-9705
Antiqued Silver Plated Rolo Chain, 3mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: CHA-9967
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 #711 - Nickel (8 Grams)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$4.04 / Package | SKU: JSK-0343
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 27BD 'Silver Lined Teal' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.72 / Package | SKU: JSK-0210
Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 27BDF 'Silver Lined Frosted Teal' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.72 / Package | SKU: JSH-0211
Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 26C 'Silver Lined Amethyst' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.72 / Package | SKU: JSO-0206
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 50 Yards, Smoke Gray
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$13.09 / Package | SKU: XCR-1265
Silver Plated Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 1 Inch (x50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.29 / Package | SKU: FHP-6259
Toggle Clasp Spiral Design, 18.5mm, 1 Set, Antiqued Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: FCL-7418
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.59 / Package | SKU: FJR-5454
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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