Retired - The Birth of Venus Necklace

PROJECT N234
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Beginner
Inspired by Botticelli's iconic painting of the same name, this gorgeously long strand of golden pearls embodies the spirit of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, emerging from the sea riding upon a large
Instructions
  1. Use your flush cutters to cut a piece of wire that is four feet long. Secure one end with a Bead Stopper.
  2. Onto your wire, thread five top drilled gold oval pearls and twenty bronze gold nugget pearls. Repeat this stringing pattern eleven times, or more/less if you prefer a longer/shorter necklace.
  3. Onto the end of your strand, thread a crimp bead. Remove the bead stopper from the opposite end of your necklace and thread the end through the crimp bead, going the opposite direction, so the two ends criss-cross inside the crimp bead.
  4. Pull both ends tight, until your pearls on either end of the necklace touch.
  5. Crimp the crimp bead, and trim off excess wire. As an added security measure, feel free to put a tiny dab of E6000 on the wire ends and the crimp bead.
  6. Place a crimp bead cover over your crimp bead and gently squeeze it shut.
  7. Optional: Following these directions, your necklace will be just under four feet long. To shorten it temporarily, twist the necklace until just before it starts to curl up on itself, and join the two ends together using the gold plated necklace shortener, (FCO-9801) as shown in the second photo.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCO-9801 - 22K Gold Plated Necklace Shortener 26mm x 21mm (2 Pieces)
    Project uses 220 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1091 - 22K Gold Plated Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (x50)
    Project uses 55 pieces. You will need 1 package.

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

  • PEC-2017 - Bronze Gold Funky Nugget Cultured Pearls 5-6mm / 15.5 Inch Strand
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 3 packages.

  • PEC-4030 - Cultured Gold Oval Top Drilled Cultured Pearls 5-7mm - 15 Inch Strand
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-5143 - Soft Flex, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
    Project uses 4 feet. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5230 - Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
Additional Information
Theme Special Occasion, Bridal
Ingredients FCO-9801, FCR-1091, FCR-1200, PEC-2017, PEC-4030, XCR-5143,

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.
22K Gold Plated Necklace Shortener 26mm x 21mm (2 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$5.39 / Package | SKU: FCO-9801
22K Gold Plated Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (x50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.09 / Package | SKU: FCR-1091
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
Bronze Gold Funky Nugget Cultured Pearls 4-5mm / 15.5 Inch Strand
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$2.65 / Package | SKU: PEC-2017
Soft Flex, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$11.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-5143
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material

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