Retired - Vintage Seaside Necklace

PROJECT N601
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
Featuring a vintage-inspired color palette of coral, turquoise, and matte gold, this necklace brings back memories of summers spent at the beach collecting shells and enjoying picnics on the sand. Customize it
Instructions
NOTE: Seaside image not included in kit. Choose an image you like from an old magazine, notecard or even a photo.
  1. Start by finding an image that you want to make the centerpiece of your necklace. We found an old notecard but you can use a photo, art print, postcard, collage sheet, or any other paper source. If the image you want to use is too large, and if it is not copy-writed, you can take it to your local copy center and they can shrink it down for you and print you a fresh copy to work with that is smaller in scale. Once you have your image, take your oval paper punch and flip it over so that you can look into the actual area where you will be punching and center your image. Then punch.
  2. Using a small paint brush, apply a layer of Nunn Design permanent glue to the back side (blank side) of your image and place it into the oval bezel setting. Press into place with your fingers and smooth out so no air is trapped underneath. Let dry completely. Wash out your paintbrush with water and let dry.
  3. Using a small paint brush, apply a layer of Nunn Design sealant on top of your image. Make sure that you go all the way to the edges. Let dry completely and wash out your paint brush again using water.
  4. Using Ice Resin, fill your bezel with resin and wait 3 days for it to completely cure before handling to complete your necklace. Do not rush this process, wait for the resin to cure before going onto the next step.
  5. Once your pendant is ready to be handled, cut a 3 inch length of 24 gauge wire. Start making a wrapped wire loop and insert the top loop of your pendant into the loop you are making before you finish the wrapping. Complete your wrapped wire loop and then thread onto the wire a 4mm Swarovski faux pearl bead in coral. Make a wrapped wire loop at the top and cut off excess wire using your flush cutters. Set aside
  6. Take your matte gold shell charm chain and cut 4 or 5 links open with your flush cutters. Separate the cut links so that you remove all the small shell charms. You want to end up with 12 shell charms. Do not cut the charms themselves, only the links holding them in place.
  7. Cut 12 lengths of 24 gauge wire, 2 inches long each.
  8. Take one 2 inch length of wire and make a simple wire loop on one end. Open slightly that loop you just made and insert one shell charm, close the loop back up. Thread onto the wire a 4mm Swarovski faux pearl bead in coral and then make a wrapped wire loop. Cut off excess wire. Repeat this step 5 more times so that you end up with 6 identical coral/shell dangles. Set aside
  9. For this step, we are going to repeat the last step but add a couple Miyuki beads: take one 2 inch length of wire and make a simple wire loop on one end. Open slightly that loop you just made and insert one shell charm, close the loop back up. Thread onto the wire a Miyuki delica seed bead in opaque pearl, 4mm Swarovski faux pearl bead in coral, and a Miyuki delica seed bead in opaque pearl. Make a wrapped wire loop after the last bead and cut off excess wire. Repeat this step 5 more times so that you end up with 6 identical dangles which are just slightly longer then the ones you made in the last step. Set aside
  10. Cut 25 inches of your gold bead stringing wire. Place one end of the stringing wire into a bead stopper leaving a tail of approximately 4 inches.
  11. Start stringing your necklace now in the following order:
  12. 1 gold crimp bead
  13. 1 gilded marble turquoise Toho seed bead
  14. 1 opaque pearl Miyuki delica seed bead
  15. 1 gilded marble turquoise Toho seed bead
  16. 1 crystal celsian Czech fire polished 4mm bead
  17. 1 matte metallic gold Czech fired polished 4mm bead
  18. 1 crystal celsian Czech fire polished 4mm bead
  19. 1 turquoise Czech glass table cut window teardrop bead (with the wider part of the bead placed on the stringing wire first)
  20. 1 crystal celsian Czech fire polished 4mm bead
  21. 1 matte metallic gold Czech fired polished 4mm bead
  22. 1 gilded marble turquoise Toho seed bead
  23. 1 coral Swarovski faux pearl
  24. 1 gilded marble turquoise Toho seed bead
  25. 1 matte metallic gold Czech fired polished 4mm bead
  26. 1 crystal celsian Czech fire polished 4mm bead
  27. 1 turquoise Czech glass table cut window teardrop bead
  28. String the following pattern 2 times:
  29. 1 crystal celsian Czech fire polished 4mm bead
  30. 1 matte metallic gold Czech fired polished 4mm bead
  31. 1 gilded marble turquoise Toho seed bead
  32. 1 of the longer shell dangles you made in previous steps (make sure your shell charms all face the same direction when you put them on the string)
  33. 1 gilded marble turquoise Toho seed bead
  34. 1 matte metallic gold Czech fired polished 4mm bead
  35. 1 crystal celsian Czech fire polished 4mm bead
  36. 1 turquoise Czech glass table cut window teardrop bead
  37. String:
  38. 1 crystal celsian Czech fire polished 4mm bead
  39. 1 gilded marble turquoise Toho seed bead
  40. 1 of your longer shell dangles
  41. 1 gilded marble turquoise Toho seed bead
  42. 1 crystal celsian Czech fire polished 4mm bead
  43. 1 turquoise Czech glass table cut window teardrop bead
  44. String the following pattern 3 times:
  45. 1 matte metallic gold Czech fired polished 4mm bead
  46. 1 gilded marble turquoise Toho seed bead
  47. 1of your shorter shell dangles
  48. 1 gilded marble turquoise Toho seed bead
  49. 1 matte metallic gold Czech fired polished 4mm bead
  50. 1 turquoise Czech glass table cut window teardrop bead
  51. String:
  52. 1 crystal celsian Czech fire polished 4mm bead
  53. 1 matte metallic gold Czech fired polished 4mm bead
  54. 1 gilded marble turquoise Toho seed bead
  55. your oval pendant hanging from the wrapped wire loop at the top of the coral bead (make sure the shells and pendant are all facing in the same direction)
  56. You have now just completed one side of your necklace. Continue stringing the other side making it a mirror image of the side you just completed. When you finish stringing, you should end up with a crimp bead as the last bead you string.
  57. Take the eye part of your clasp and string it onto your beading wire through the loop at the bottom. Feed the beading wire tail back through your crimp bead and several of the beads next to it, pull snug, and using your crimping pliers, crimp into place. Cut off the excess beading wire.
  58. Go to the other end of your necklace which has the bead stopper holding it in place and remove the bead stopper but don't let your beads fall off. Place the hook part of your clasp onto your beading wire through the loop at the bottom. Feed the beading wire tail back through your crimp bead and several of the beads next to it, pull snug. Before crimping, gently feel your necklace, examine the beads and make sure you have a tension you like. If you have a large gap, pull the beading wire tighter, if all the beads are too stiff, then loosen your beading wire a little bit giving the beads room to breath. Once you are happy with the tension, use your crimping pliers and crimp your crimp bead into place. Cut off the excess beading wire.
  59. Enjoy making many wonderful memories while wearing this necklace.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • WNT-2433 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Gold Color Copper Wire 24 Gauge 30 Yards (27.4 Meters)
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-67593 - Beadalon Wire Gold Color 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 25 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-6556 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7016 - TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Vine Hook And Eye Clasp 7mm (1 Set)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0159 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 1703 'Gilded Marble Turquoise' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-1131 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Opaque Pear DB1131 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 34 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-4014 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Coral
    Project uses 15 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-34107 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Crystal Celsian (50)
    Project uses 22 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-34201 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Matte Metallic Gold (50)
    Project uses 28 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1200 - Beadalon Gold Plated Crimp Beads 1.3mm (85 Beads)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)
Additional Information
Theme Nautical
Ingredients WNT-2433, XCR-67593, PND-6556, FCL-7016, JSK-0159, DB-1131, SWP-4014, BCP-34107, BCP-34201, FCR-1200,

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.
Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Gold Color Copper Wire 24 Gauge 30 Yards (27.4 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.85 / Package | SKU: WNT-2433
Beadalon Wire Gold Color 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-67593
TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Vine Hook And Eye Clasp 7mm (1 Set)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$1.72 / Package | SKU: FCL-7016
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 1703 'Gilded Marble Turquoise' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$6.75 / Package | SKU: JSK-0159
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Opaque Pear DB1131
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: DB-1131
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Coral
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.09 / Package | SKU: SWP-4014
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Crystal Celsian (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.80 / Package | SKU: BCP-34107
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Matte Metallic Gold (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.39 / Package | SKU: BCP-34201
Beadalon Gold Plated Crimp Beads 1.3mm (85 Beads)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 85 Pieces.
$1.94 / Package | SKU: FCR-1200

Tools and Other Supplies:

Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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