Tropical Paradise Necklace

PROJECT N2237
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
This summer statement necklace is fun and fresh with it's Aqua, Pink and Midnight Purple color palette. Carrier beads in a beautiful matte gold are the feature of this design. The duo of sizes makes for a lovely dynamic design.
Instructions
This necklace measures approximately 20 inches. To modify the length, simply adjust the length of chain on both sides respectively. You will also need a toothpick or scrap of wire for this project.
  1. If you are unfamiliar with Peyote, please watch our videos for Odd and Even Count Peyote.
  2. Using what you learned in the videos. Follow along with the pattern to create each strip of Odd Count Peyote.
  3. Once you have the strips you will zip them up. To see how to do this, please watch our video: How to Cover a Carrier Bead in Bead Weaving. You will then add a little dab of E6000 to secure these into place. Please see the photo for reference to see how to place the bead weaving onto the carrier beads. I've included one extra pattern for fun. Choose your favorite four patterns for your four large Carrier beads.
  4. Next move on to making the little rings of peyote that will go around the small carrier beads. These are going to be Even Count Peyote of 4 beads wide by 16 beads in length. Make 3 Aqua and 2 Pink. Once you have the strips you will zip them up. Then add a little bit E6000 to secure them in place around the center of the carrier bead, with both holes exposed.
  5. Let your beads dry for a few minutes while you prepare your chain and beading wire.
  6. Cut your chain into two equal lengths of 6 inches. Set aside.
  7. Cut two lengths of beading wire, 12 inches each.
  8. Place a bead stopper capturing both wires.
  9. Onto both wires string one 8mm bead. Then separate wires.
  10. On to the top wire, string one aqua seed bead, one purple seed bead, one 4mm bead, one purple seed bead, one aqua seed bead, then one small carrier bead with the aqua beading. String on one aqua seed bead, one purple seed bead, one 8mm bead, one purple seed bead, one aqua seed bead, then one large carrier bead.
  11. Continue to string in the following order: String one aqua seed bead, one purple seed bead, one 4mm bead, one purple seed bead, one aqua seed bead, then one small carrier bead with the pink beading. String one aqua seed bead, one purple seed bead, one 4mm bead, one purple seed bead, one aqua seed bead, then one larger carrier bead. String one aqua seed bead, one purple seed bead, one 4mm bead, one purple seed bead, one aqua seed bead, then one small carrier bead with the aqua bead weaving. String one aqua seed bead, one purple seed bead, one 4mm bead, one purple seed bead, one aqua seed bead, then one large carrier bead. String one aqua seed bead, one purple seed bead, one 4mm bead, one purple seed bead, one aqua seed bead, then one small carrier bead with he pink bead weaving. String one aqua seed bead, one purple seed bead, one 4mm bead, one purple seed bead, one aqua seed bead, then one large carrier bead. String one aqua seed bead, one purple seed bead, one 8mm bead, one purple seed bead, one aqua seed bead, then one small carrier bead with the aqua bead weaving. String one aqua seed bead, one purple seed bead, one 4mm bead, one purple seed bead, one aqua seed bead, then one 8mm bead.
  12. Repeat the above stringing, but string on the 8mm beads instead of the 4mm beads to create the curve. For the final 8mm bead, simply string the second wire through the same bead that is already strung.
  13. On to both wires string on one crimp tube. String one link of the chain. Thread the beading wire back through the crimp tube and pull snug. Crimp the crimp tube. Trim any excess wire. Add a crimp cover. Move to the beginning side of the necklace and remove the bead stopper. Repeat the above step on this side of the necklace.
  14. Open one jump ring and attach it to the last link in the chain and to one lobster clasp. Close the jump ring.
  15. Move to the other side of the necklace and attach one open jump ring to the last link in this side of the chain and you're all done.
For additional design tips please watch our video: How to Use Carrier Beads in Jewelry Designs.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-146 - Czech Glass Carrier Beads, 2-Hole Rectangle 9x17mm, 15 Beads, Pale Gold
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-167 - Czech Glass Carrier Beads, 2-Hole Rectangle 11x22mm, 12 Pieces, Bronze Pale Gold
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-435 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Galvanized Pink Blush DB435
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-427 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Galvanized Dark Aqua DB427
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-135 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Metallic Midnight Purple DB135
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3408 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Apollo (Gold) (50)
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3808 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 8mm Round 'Apollo Gold' (25)
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-69593 - Beadalon Beading Wire Gold Color 19 Strand .015 Inch / 15 Feet
    Project uses 24 Inches. You will need 1 package.

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

  • XCR-0125 - BeadSmith NanoFil Uni-Filament Beading Thread, 0.005 Inch Thick, 50 Yards, Clear Mist
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2514 - Gold Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 12mm (10 Pieces)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-98969 - 22K Gold Plated Round Rolo Chain - 5.7mm Diameter - Sold By The Foot
    Project uses 1 Foot. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1719 - BeadSmith Crimp Tubes, 2.5x2.5mm, 100 Pieces, Gold Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1058 - Bright Gold Tone Crimp Bead Covers 5mm (x144)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5250 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-0373 - Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
  • XTL-5608 - Xuron 4 In 1 Crimping Pliers - Works On 1, 2 And 3mm Crimps!
  • PL5510 - Tronex Tools, Smooth Bent Nose Pliers with Standard Handle and Tip Protector 5 Inches Long, 1 Piece
  • PL5222 - Tronex Tools, Flush Cutter Pliers with Standard Handle and Tip Protector 5 Inches Long, 1 Piece
  • PL5130 - Tronex Tools, Short Chain Nose Pliers with Standard Handle and Tip Protector 5 Inches Long, 1 Piece
Additional Information
Theme Summer
Ingredients BCP-146, BCP-167, DB-435, DB-427, DB-135, BCP-3408, BCP-3808, XCR-69593, XTL-1054, XCR-0125, FCL-2514, CHA-98969, FCR-1719, FCR-1058, FJR-5250,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Czech Glass Carrier Beads, 2-Hole Rectangle 9x17mm, 15 Beads, Pale Gold
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 15 Pieces.
$4.79 / Package | SKU: BCP-146
Czech Glass Carrier Beads, 2-Hole Rectangle 11x22mm, 12 Pieces, Bronze Pale Gold
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$5.29 / Package | SKU: BCP-167
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Galvanized Pink Blush DB435
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$8.65 / Package | SKU: DB-435
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Galvanized Dark Aqua DB427
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$7.29 / Package | SKU: DB-427
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Metallic Midnight Purple DB135
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$6.29 / Package | SKU: DB-135
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Apollo (Gold) (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: BCP-3408
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 8mm Round 'Apollo Gold' (25)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: BCP-3808
Beadalon Beading Wire Gold Color 19 Strand .015 Inch / 15 Feet
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$10.15 / Package | SKU: XCR-69593
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
BeadSmith NanoFil Uni-Filament Beading Thread, 0.005 Inch Thick, 50 Yards, Clear Mist
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$15.19 / Package | SKU: XCR-0125
Gold Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 12mm  (10 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$8.09 / Package | SKU: FCL-2514
22K Gold Plated Rolo Chain, 5.7mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$3.79 / Package | SKU: CHA-98969
BeadSmith Crimp Tubes, 2.5x2.5mm, 100 Pieces, Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.15 / Package | SKU: FCR-1719
Bright Gold Tone Crimp Bead Covers 5mm (x144)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$13.39 / Package | SKU: FCR-1058
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$5.85 / Package | SKU: FJR-5250
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
$29.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0373
Xuron 4 In 1 Crimping Pliers - Works On 1, 2 And 3mm Crimps!
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