Retired - The Nevermore Raven Necklace

PROJECT N6003
Designer: Suki Song
Skill Level: Advanced
This is a funky bohemian bead-embroidered bib necklace, with Edgar Allan Poe's muse, the Raven as the focal centerpiece. Perfect for a casual, earthy toned look.
Instructions
For this project, you will be making all of the cabochon embroidered pieces separately and then sewing them together.
  1. Using E6000, glue the raven cabochon onto Lacy's Stiff Stuff. For instruction, please watch our video: How to Glue a Cabochon onto Lacy's Stiff Stuff for Bead Embroidery. Cut around the cabochon so that you have a workable surface all around. Snip off the corners to avoid your thread getting caught.
  2. Cut off about 6 feet of dark blue thread, then embroider two beads at a time, alternating between the 11/0 Permanent Finished Galvanized Saffron bead and the 11/0 Galvanized Starlight bead. Please watch the video: How to Backstitch in Bead Embroidery.
  3. Create a second back stitched row, but alternate between the 11/0 Transparent Frosted Cobalt bead and the 11/0 Galvanized Starlight bead. Note: You may end with two of the same color next to each other. This is fine. Tie in your thread.
  4. Next, cut around your beadwork and attach an ultra-suede backing. You can see how to do this in the video:How to Trim the Foundation and Attach the Backing.
  5. Cut off about 4 feet of dark blue thread, then use the 11/0 Transparent Frosted Cobalt beads to make a bead embroidered basic edge as shown in the video:How to Bead Embroider a Basic Beaded Edge. Tie in your thread, and set aside this completed cabochon.
  6. Take one round turquoise cabochon, and repeat step one.
  7. Cut off about 6 feet of dark blue thread, then create a backstitch row of orange beads around the turquoise cabochon. Next to the orange beads, create a second backstitch row of one 11/0 Galvanized Starlight bead, one 11/0 Transparent Frosted Cobalt bead, and one 11/0 Higher Metallic June Bug bead. Alternate between these three colors until you complete your row.
  8. You will now need to create abezel row. Start a new thread and use 15/0 Opaque Pine Green beads to go completely around your turquoise cabochon.
  9. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to trim the foundation, attach the ultra suede, and make the beaded edge.
  10. Create a second one of these embroidered turquoise cabochons - repeating steps 6 - 9.
  11. Take one blue oval cabochon, and repeat step one.
  12. Repeat step 2 but alternate between the 11/0 Permanent Finished Galvanized Saffron bead and 11/0 Higher Metallic June Bug bead
  13. Repeat step 3, but alternate between the 11/0 Transparent Frosted Cobalt bead and the 11/0 Galvanized Starlight bead.
  14. Create a bezel row of 15/0 Silver Lined Ruby beads.
  15. Repeat steps 4 and 5.
  16. Create a second one of these embroidered blue oval cabochons - repeating steps 11 - 15.
  17. Take one oval amber cabochon, and repeat step one.
  18. Repeat step 2, but alternate between the 11/0 Transparent Frosted Cobalt and 11/0 Higher Metallic June Bug beads.
  19. Repeat step 3, but alternate between the 11/0 Galvanized Starlight bead and 11/0 Permanent Finished Galvanized Saffron beads.
  20. Create a bezel row of 15/0 Opaque Pine Green beads.
  21. Repeat steps 4 and 5.
  22. Create a second one of these embroidered amber oval cabochons - repeating steps 17 - 21
  23. Once you have completed all of your cabochons, lay them out how you would like it in the final piece. You can refer to the photo for placement of your piece, or you can create your own design. It is important to lay them out in front of you before you begin the next step.
  24. Flip all of the completed cabochons over. Refer to the photo to connect the cabochons together. Stitch on two closed 5mm gold jump rings on each cabochon, except the cabochons on the very end. Do this by taking your needle and tying a knot at the end of your needle, going from the backside of your finished piece to the front. For reference, please watch this video. Here, you will attach the larger gold jump rings. You will then attach one open jump ring to each, excluding the raven- here you will attach two open jump rings on each side.
  25. After all of your pieces are connected, you will need to attach a length of Antique Gold ribbon onto each large jump ring. I cut two 14 inch pieces. Note: You can make this ribbon longer or shorter- it all depends on what size you'd like and how adjustable you want to make it.
  26. Tie on one side of the ribbon as demonstrated in this video: How to Attach a Ribbon to a Jump Ring. For security, place a dab of E6000 inside the knot.
  27. Repeat the previous step for the other side of your necklace.
  28. When you are read to wear it, tie the ribbon into a secure bow at your chosen length.
  29. You are all done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • JSK-0110 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 506 'Higher Metallic June Bug' 8g
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0357 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 PF562 - Permanent Finish Galvanized Saffron (8g)
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0277 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 PF557 'Galvanized Starlight' 8g
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSO-0204 - Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 25C 'Silver Lined Ruby' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0322 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 8DF Transparent Frosted Cobalt 8g
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSO-0359 - Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 47H - Opaque Pine Green (8 Grams)
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-49001 - Gorgeous Necklace Grosgrain Ribbon 3/8 Inch Antique Gold (5 Yards)
    Project uses 24 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-4012 - 22K Gold Plated Closed Jump Rings 5mm 19 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5501 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 19 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-4030 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8909 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads - Dark Purple 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 1 spool. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8906 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads Dark Blue 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 1 spool. You will need 1 package.

  • SPCB-2064 - Chinese Turquoise Dyed Howlite Gemstone Round Flat-Back Cabochons 25mm (1)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SPCB-2103 - Carnelian Gemstone Oval Flat-Back Cabochons 18x13mm (2 Pieces)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SPCB-2106 - Lapis Color Dyed Howlite Gemstone Oval Flat-Back Cabochons 18x13mm (2 Pieces)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SPCB-1920 - Tempered Glass Oval Cabochon Black Newsprint Crow 30x40mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4382 - Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x4.25 Inches - Violine
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4210 - Lacy's Stiff Stuff Beading Foundation for Cabochons 4.25 X 5.5 Inches
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

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

  • XTL-1026 - Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Boho
Ingredients JSK-0110, JSK-0357, JSK-0277, JSO-0204, JSK-0322, JSO-0359, XCR-49001, FJR-4012, FJR-5501, FJR-4030, XCR-8909, XCR-8906, SPCB-2064, SPCB-2103, SPCB-2106, SPCB-1920, XCR-4382, XCR-4210, XTL-1054, XTL-1026,

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.
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 #506 'Higher Metallic June Bug' 8g
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: JSK-0110
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 #PF562 - Permanent Finish Galvanized Saffron (8g)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.89 / Package | SKU: JSK-0357
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 #PF557 'Galvanized Starlight' 8g
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: JSK-0277
Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 25C 'Silver Lined Ruby' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.15 / Package | SKU: JSO-0204
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 #8DF Transparent Frosted Cobalt 8g
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.69 / Package | SKU: JSK-0322
Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 #47H - Opaque Pine Green (8 Grams)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: JSO-0359
Gorgeous Necklace Grosgrain Ribbon 3/8 Inch Antique Gold (5 Yards)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 5 Yards.
$1.79 / Package | SKU: XCR-49001
22K Gold Plated Closed Jump Rings 5mm 19 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FJR-4012
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 19 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: FJR-5501
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads - Dark Purple 64YD (58 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$2.05 / Package | SKU: XCR-8909
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads Dark Blue 64YD (58 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-8906
Chinese Turquoise Dyed Howlite Gemstone Round Flat-Back Cabochons 25mm (1)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.45 / Package | SKU: SPCB-2064
Carnelian Gemstone Oval Flat-Back Cabochons 18x13mm (2 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.29 / Package | SKU: SPCB-2103
Lapis Color Dyed Howlite Gemstone Oval Flat-Back Cabochons 18x13mm (2 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$1.75 / Package | SKU: SPCB-2106
Tempered Glass Oval Cabochon Black Newsprint Crow 30x40mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: SPCB-1920
Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x4.25 Inches - Violine
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-4382
Lacy's Stiff Stuff Beading Foundation for Cabochons 4.25 X 5.5 Inches
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: XCR-4210
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 oz..
$5.75 / Package | SKU: XTL-1026

Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Liquid error (product line 356): Exceeded maximum number of unique handles for all_products.
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Liquid error (product line 356): Exceeded maximum number of unique handles for all_products.
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5511

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