Retired - The Empress Necklace

PROJECT N187
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Intermediate
Josephine never wore but one jewel at a time, although she loved them and had so many that they would not all get into the large jewel cab i net which belonged to Marie Antoinette.'
Instructions
  1. Begin by connecting the three antiqued silver plated filigree stampings. To do this, lay out your stampings so that the half circle with eleven loops is in the center with the two paisley stampings on either side of it. At the widest part of the paisley stampings there is a swirl. These should be facing away from the half circle stamping.
  2. Open four oval jump rings and use them to connect the two loops at the top of either side of the half circle stamping to the widest part of the the paisley stampings, opposite the swirls (see photos for details). Close all four jump rings.
  3. Cut six strands of Soft Touch beading wire; two strands at two inches long, two strands at three inches long, and two strands at four inches long. Secure one end of each strand with a Bead Stopper (XTL-3001).
  4. Onto the two shortest strands, thread the following: three 13/0 purple iris charlotte seed beads, a 2mm howlite round bead, a 3mm hematite Czech fire polish bead, a 2mm howlite round bead, and three 13/0 purple iris charlotte seed beads.
  5. Remove the bead stopper and thread (but do not crimp yet) a crimp bead on either end of both strands. Thread one end of one of the strands through the third loop down from the top of the right side of the half circle stamping. Thread the strand back through the crimp bead, pull snugly and crimp the bead. Thread the other end of the strand through the nearest opening in the paisley filigree stamping, back through the crimp bead, pull snug and crimp.
  6. You are going to repeat this process of connecting the remaining four strands between the filigree stampings. The two medium length strands will be strung with the following:
  7. seven 13/0 purple iris charlotte seed beads
  8. a 2mm howlite round bead
  9. a 3mm hematite Czech fire polish bead
  10. a 4mm antiqued silver plated round bead
  11. a 3mm hematite Czech fire polish bead
  12. a 2mm howlite round bead
  13. seven 13/0 purple iris charlotte seed beads
  14. Onto the two remaining strands, the longest of the six, thread the following:
  15. one inch of 13/0 purple iris charlotte seed beads
  16. a 2mm howlite round bead
  17. a 3mm hematite Czech fire polish bead
  18. a 4mm antiqued silver plated round bead
  19. a 3mm hematite Czech fire polish bead
  20. a 2mm howlite round bead
  21. three quarters of an inch more of 13/0 purple iris charlotte seed beads
  22. Connect the longest strands to the filigree with the wider sections of seed beads on the inside, as pictured.
  23. Once you have the draping strands in the center of the necklace completed and connected to the filigree, it is time to move on to stringing the back of the necklace. Cut two pieces of Soft Touch beading wire at eight inches long each. Secure one end of each with a bead stopper and string the following:
  24. four-one inch segments of 13/0 purple iris charlotte seed beads with a section between each segment which contains a 2mm howlite round bead
  25. a 3mm hematite Czech fire polish bead
  26. a 4mm antiqued silver plated round bead
  27. a 3mm hematite Czech fire polish bead
  28. a 2mm howlite round bead
  29. At each end of both strands thread an additional howlite bead
  30. hematite fire polish bead
  31. and silver plated round bead
  32. .
  33. Remove the bead stoppers and thread a crimp bead onto each end of both strands. Thread each end through a 4mm closed jump ring, back through the crimp bead, pull the strand snug, and crimp the bead. Trim off excess wire.
  34. Open four of the smaller oval jump rings and use them to attach both finished strands to the loops at the top on either side of the filigree centerpiece. Use the remaining two jump rings to connect the toggle clasp to the ends of the strands. Close all jump rings once more.
  35. Onto eight headpins, thread the following: a 3mm hematite fire polish bead, a 2mm howlite bead, and a single 13/0 seed bead. Create a simple wire loop on the top of each headpin and trim off excess wire.
  36. Open each of the loops at the top of these headpins and thread them through various spots in the filigree centerpiece, as shown in the photos. Close the loops after you have done this.
  37. Finally, onto one more headpin, thread a turquoise matrix jasper drop bead. Create simple wire loop on this headpin and trim off excess wire.
  38. Open the loop at the top of the headpin and thread it through the central loop on the middle filigree stamping. Close the loop once more.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCL-7039 - TierraCast Silver Plated Pewter Bali Detail Toggle Clasp 16.5mm
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SPJA-185 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-2250 - Czech Charlotte Seed Beads 13/0 Purple Iris 1/2 Hank
    Project uses 19 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3385 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 3mm Round Hematite (50)
    Project uses 34 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SPHO-12 -
    Project uses 36 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-5173 - Antiqued Silver Plated Diamond Cut Out 4mm Round Beads (100)
    Project uses 14 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-4004 - Silver Plated Closed Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5401 - TierraCast Rhodium Plated Brass Oval Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5405 - TierraCast Rhodium Plated Brass Open Oval Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-5411 - Soft Flex, Soft Touch 7 Strand Very Fine Beading Wire .010 Inch Thick, 100 Feet, Satin Silver
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1210 - Beadalon Silver Plated Crimp Beads 1.3mm (95 Beads)
    Project uses 20 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5315 - Silver Plated Head Pins 1.5 Inches Long 22 Gauge Thick (50 Pieces)
    Project uses 9 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5745 - Antiqued Silver Plated Stamping Filigree Paisley Pendant Right 57mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5736 - Antiqued Silver Plated Stamping Filigree Paisley Pendant Left 57mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5722 - Antiqued Silver Plated Half Circle Looped Filigree Stamping 30x50mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

Additional Information
Theme Boho
Ingredients FCL-7039, SPJA-185, BCS-2250, BCP-3385, SPHO-12, BMB-5173, FJR-4004, FJR-5401, FJR-5405, XCR-5411, FCR-1210, FHP-5315, PND-5745, PND-5736, PND-5722,

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 Silver Plated Pewter Bali Detail Toggle Clasp 16.5mm
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$2.29 / Package | SKU: FCL-7039
Czech Charlotte Seed Beads 13/0 Purple Iris 1/2 Hank
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1/2 Hank.
$2.92 / Package | SKU: BCS-2250
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 3mm Round Hematite (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.79 / Package | SKU: BCP-3385
Antiqued Silver Plated Diamond Cut Out 4mm Round Beads (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$5.25 / Package | SKU: BMB-5173
TierraCast Rhodium Plated Brass Oval Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.39 / Package | SKU: FJR-5401
TierraCast Rhodium Plated Brass Open Oval Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: FJR-5405
Soft Flex, Soft Touch 7 Strand Very Fine Beading Wire .010 Inch Thick, 100 Feet, Satin Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$27.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-5411
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 Head Pins 1.5 Inches Long 22 Gauge Thick (50 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: FHP-5315
Antiqued Silver Plated Half Circle Looped Filigree Stamping 30x50mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.80 / Package | SKU: PND-5722
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