Retired - The Tillie Necklace

PROJECT N1068
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
Delicate and luxurious, this necklace features SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystal bicones woven into beaded beads and strung from an elegant length of sterling silver Soft Flex Extreme beading wire.
Instructions
  1. Before you begin, watch the instructional videos on How to Make a Beaded Bead and How to Make an Ornate Beaded Bead. These videos will teach you how to make the two versions of beaded beads used in this project.
  2. Using 4mm crystal bicone beads, create two beaded beads. Repeat with 4mm rose alabaster bicone beads.
  3. Using crystal bicone beads and gilt lined white delica beads, create two ornate beaded beads. Then create one ornate beaded bead using rose alabaster bicone beads and transparent crystal delica beads.
  4. Cut a 16" length of sterling silver .019" SoftFlex beading wire.
  5. Place a sterling silver crimp tube with loop onto one end of the beading wire; crimp.
  6. String the beaded beads onto the beading wire by going through holes directly across from each other in the following order: crystal beaded bead, rose beaded bead, crystal ornate beaded bead, rose ornate beaded bead, crystal ornate beaded bead, rose beaded bead, crystal beaded bead.
  7. Place another crimp onto the free end of the wire; crimp.
  8. Open the loop on a sterling silver spring ring clasp and place it onto one of the crimp tubes with loops; close the loop.
  9. Fasten the clasp onto the loop of the other crimp tube to close.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCL-01050 - Sterling Silver Spring Ring Round Clasps Open Ring 5mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-2319 - Sterling Silver Cord Ends / Crimp Beads With Loop 1.7mm x 2mm - 1mm Hole(10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBI-14065 -
    Project uses 90 pieces. You will need 4 packages.

  • SWBI-1400 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Crystal
    Project uses 120 pieces. You will need 5 packages.

  • XCR-1280 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
    Project uses 21 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-5293 - Soft Flex, Extreme Flex 19 Strand Medium Beading Wire .019 Inch, 30 Feet, Sterling Silver Plated
    Project uses 16 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-141 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Transparent Crystal DB141 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 60 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-221 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Gilt Lined White Opal DB221 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 120 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-5230 - Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
  • XTL-0106 - BeadSmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Ingredients FCL-01050, FCR-2319, SWBI-14065, SWBI-1400, XCR-1280, XCR-5293, DB-141, DB-221,

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.
Sterling Silver Spring Ring Round Clasps Open Ring 5mm (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$4.39 / Package | SKU: FCL-01050
Sterling Silver Cord Ends / Crimp Beads With Loop 1.7mm x 2mm - 1mm Hole(10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: FCR-2319
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Crystal
You will need 5 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$2.65 / Package | SKU: SWBI-1400
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.29 / Package | SKU: XCR-1280
Soft Flex, Extreme Flex 19 Strand Medium Beading Wire .019 Inch, 30 Feet, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$24.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-5293
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Transparent Crystal DB141
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: DB-141
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Gilt Lined White Opal DB221
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$4.19 / Package | SKU: DB-221
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
BeadSmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool
$13.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0106
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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