Retired - World Traveler Necklace

PROJECT N3065
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Intermediate
With bright boho flair, this statement necklace featuring a curated collection of beads and faux leather is great to wear with a casual dress or a comfy t-shirt and jeans. Dress it up or down!
Instructions
This necklaces measures 16" long. To make your necklace longer or shorter, simply adjust the length of faux leather.
  1. Begin by cutting two 11" lengths of brown faux leather cord with your flush cutters. Set aside.
  2. Next, cut three lengths of wire: 14", 15" and 17". (I have already included 3" of beading wire on each side of your lengths of wire to allow for crimping.)
  3. Take one length of faux leather, and onto both ends, attach a gold plated ribbon pinch crimp ends using your chain nose pliers. You can see a video on how to do this here.
  4. Open a gold plated 5mm jump ring (using your chain nose pliers) and slide it onto one of the ribbon crimp ends on one end of one length of faux leather. Before closing, slide on the loop from one half of your gold plated metallic clasp and close. Close the jump ring.
  5. Open a 8mm gold plated jump ring with your chain nose pliers and slide it onto the loop on the ribbon crimp end on the other side of that faux leather cord length. Close the jump ring.
  6. Take your 14" length of beading wire and string it through the jump ring. Also slide on a gold plated crimp tube. String your wire back through crimp tube (you want a short tail of about 3 inches of wire).
  7. Pull snug so that you have a small loop.
  8. Using your crimping pliers, crimp crimp the crimp tube. Do not trim off the short tail because you will be adding beads onto it for added security.
  9. Onto this 14" length of wire, string on: 20 gold seed beads, 1 cathedral bead, 1 gold seed bead, 1 cathedral bead, 1 seed bead, 1 cathedral bead, 1 seed bead, 1 TierraCast coil edge spacer bead, 1 turquoise rondelle bead, 1 spacer bead, 1 rondelle bead, 1 spacer bead, 1 rondelle bead, 1 spacer, 1 rondelle, spacer, rondelle, 1 spacer, 1 rondelle, 1 spacer, 1 gold seed bead, 1 cathedral bead, 1 gold seed bead, 1 cathedral bead, 1 seed bead, 1 cathedral bead, 1 seed bead, 1 cathedral bead and another 20 gold seed beads. Also add on 1 crimp tube. Attach your bead stopper and set down.
  10. Open a gold plated 5mm jump ring (using your chain nose pliers) and slide it onto a ribbon crimp end on the second length of faux leather. Before closing, slide on the loop from one half of your gold plated metallic clasp and close. Close the jump ring.
  11. Take your wire length and string it through another 8mm gold plated jump ring. Bring it back through the crimp tube, pull snug and crimp the crimp tube. Snip off any excess wire using your flush cutters.
  12. Onto the ribbon crimp end on the other side of that same length of faux leather, open and attach another 5mm jump ring and the second half of your metallic clasp and close.
  13. Next, take your 15" length of wire and repeat the previous crimping process. Add onto this wire one 1 crimp tube and 38 gold seed beads. Then add 1 coral bead, 1 gold bead, 1 turquoise bead, and 1 gold bead. Repeat this sequence 5 more times. Attach the end of the wire onto the jump ring in the same manner as before.
  14. Attach your last length of 17" wire like how you did before. Onto this length of wire add 1 crimp tube, 25 matubo beads, 1 hexagon rondelle, and 1 matubo bead, Repeat this sequence 8 more times, ending with a hexagon bead. Next, add 10 red Pastella beads, followed by 9 more sets of hexagon and matubo beads. Lastly, add on 25 more matubo beads and a crimp tube.
  15. Slide the wire through the jump ring and finish off the same way as before. Your three lengths of beaded wire should be attached. See photo for comparison.
  16. Close your magnetic clasp and you're done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-8003 - Flat Faux Leather Cord 10x1.3mm - Camel Brown - Pack of 1 Meter
    Project uses 22 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-67113 - Beadalon Wire Standard Bright 7 Strand .010 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 46 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3835 - TierraCast Fine Gold Plated Pewter Twisted Spacer Beads 6mm (10)
    Project uses 7 pieces. You will need 10 packages.

  • FCR-1421 - 22K Gold Plated Ribbon Pinch Crimps Cord Ends 10mm or 3/8 IN. (20)
    Project uses 2 sets. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5457 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5477 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 8mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1200 - Beadalon Gold Plated Crimp Beads 1.3mm (85 Beads)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-7009 - Czech Glass Matubo, 7/0 Seed Beads, 7.5 Gram Tube, Jet Bronze Luster
    Project uses 68 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-6682 - 22K Gold Plated Magnetic Clasps 6mm x 8mm (3)
    Project uses 1 set. 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.

  • BMB-3501 - TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Coil Edge Spacer Beads 5mm (10)
    Project uses 7 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3593 - TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Hexagon Rondelle Beads 5mm (10)
    Project uses 20 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • BCP-1602 - Czech Glass Pastella Collection, Smooth Round Druk Beads 6mm, 1 Strand, Red Fatale
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3866 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 8mm Round Green Turquoise (25)
    Project uses 7 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-1195 - Czech Fire Polished Glass - Donut Rondelle Beads 6.5x4.5mm 'Turquoise' (25)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3429 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Red Coral (50)
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-39221 - Czech Glass Fluted Cathedral Beads 9mm Crystal/Topaz Luster (12 Beads)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
Additional Information
Theme Boho
Ingredients XCR-8003, XCR-67113, BMB-3835, FCR-1421, FJR-5457, FJR-5477, FCR-1200, BCS-7009, FCL-6682, JSK-0277, BMB-3501, BMB-3593, BCP-1602, BCP-3866, BCP-1195, BCP-3429, BCP-39221,

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.
Beadalon Wire Standard Bright 7 Strand .010 Inch / 30Ft
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$2.85 / Package | SKU: XCR-67113
TierraCast Fine Gold Plated Pewter Twisted Spacer Beads 6mm (10)
You will need 10 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$5.59 / Package | SKU: BMB-3835
22K Gold Plated Ribbon Pinch Crimps Cord Ends 10mm or 3/8 IN. (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$3.29 / Package | SKU: FCR-1421
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.72 / Package | SKU: FJR-5457
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 8mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.62 / Package | SKU: FJR-5477
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
22K Gold Plated Magnetic Clasps 6mm x 8mm (3)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 3 Sets.
$5.77 / Package | SKU: FCL-6682
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
TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Coil Edge Spacer Beads 5mm (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$3.45 / Package | SKU: BMB-3501
TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Hexagon Rondelle Beads 5mm (10)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$2.15 / Package | SKU: BMB-3593
Czech Glass Pastella Collection, Smooth Round Druk Beads 6mm, 1 Strand, Red Fatale
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$2.05 / Package | SKU: BCP-1602
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Red Coral (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.09 / Package | SKU: BCP-3429

Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material

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