Retired - Twisted Amethyst Necklace

PROJECT N2070
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
Get twisted in this Russian Spiral Necklace featuring light and dark amethyst bugle beads. This design uses larger and smaller bugle beads to create a tapered look to lay comfortably at the neck.
Instructions
This completed necklace is 21 inches. To adjust the length, add or subtract the amount of bead weaving to each section respectively. Please watch our video: How to do a Russian Spiral Stitch in Bead Weaving.
  1. From what you learned in the video, cut off a length of beading thread. You will need to add more thread as you weave, so only use a length that you are comfortable working with.
  2. Follow the instructions in the video to complete the Russian Spiral Weave. You will begin using the 11/0 seed beads and the dark amethyst size 2 beads bugle beads. Leave a tail of about 7 inches.
  3. You will weave a spiral in this pattern: 1.5" Dark Amethyst Size 2, 1.5" Light Amethyst Size 2, 2.5" Dark Amethyst Size 3, 2.5" Light Amethyst Size 3, 3" Dark Amethyst Size 3, 2.5" Light Amethyst Size 3, 2.5" Dark Amethyst Size 3, 1.5" Light Amethyst Size 2, and 1.5" Dark Amethyst Size 2. For a total of 19 inches of bead weaving.
  4. When you have come to the round of the spiral, pick up one closed jump ring and weave the thread back through the last round of bead weaving. Tie off and weave in your thread.
  5. Take one eye pin and open the loop, same as you would a jump ring, and attach it to this closed jump ring. Close the loop.
  6. String on one cord end to hide the jump ring. Make a wrapped wire loop.
  7. Open one jump ring and attach it to the loop you just made and to one end of the magnetic clasp.
  8. Repeat this for the other side of the necklace.
  9. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • JSK-0066 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 150 'Ceylon Smoke' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-01017 - Czech Glass Bugle Beads, Cylinder Size 3 '7mm', 24 Gram Tube, Dk Amethyst S/L
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-01016 - Czech Glass Bugle Beads, Cylinder Size 2 '4.5mm', 24 Gram Tube, Dk Amethyst S/L
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-01014 - Czech Glass Bugle Beads, Cylinder Size 2 '4.5mm', 24 Gram Tube, Lt Amethyst S/L
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-01015 - Czech Glass Bugle Beads, Cylinder Size 3 '7mm', 24 Gram Tube, Lt Amethyst S/L
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

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

  • FJR-5500 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 19 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-2154 - TierraCast Maker's Collection, Cupola Cord Ends Fits 10mm, 2 Pieces, Silver Tone
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-6680 - Silver Plated Magnetic Clasps 6mm x 8mm (3)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6267 - Silver Plated Open Eye Pins 22 Gauge 2 Inch (x50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-4005 - Silver Plated Closed Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • 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
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Ingredients JSK-0066, BCP-01017, BCP-01016, BCP-01014, BCP-01015, XCR-1280, FJR-5500, FCR-2154, FCL-6680, FHP-6267, FJR-4005,

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 11/0 150 'Ceylon Smoke' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.50 / Package | SKU: JSK-0066
Czech Glass Bugle Beads, Cylinder Size 3 '7mm', 24 Gram Tube, Dk Amethyst S/L
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.84 / Package | SKU: BCP-01017
Czech Glass Bugle Beads, Cylinder Size 2 '4.5mm', 24 Gram Tube, Lt Amethyst S/L
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.62 / Package | SKU: BCP-01014
Czech Glass Bugle Beads, Cylinder Size 3 '7mm', 24 Gram Tube, Lt Amethyst S/L
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.11 / Package | SKU: BCP-01015
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.97 / Package | SKU: XCR-1280
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 19 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.09 / Package | SKU: FJR-5500
TierraCast Maker's Collection, Cupola Cord Ends Fits 10mm, 2 Pieces, Silver Tone
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: FCR-2154
Silver Plated Magnetic Clasps 6mm x 8mm (3)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 3 Sets.
$7.69 / Package | SKU: FCL-6680
Silver Plated Open Eye Pins 22 Gauge 2 Inch (x50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.89 / Package | SKU: FHP-6267
Silver Plated Closed Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$7.09 / Package | SKU: FJR-4005
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
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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