Tyrian Twist Necklace

PROJECT N8003
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Advanced
This necklace weaves together the Egyptian purple Tyrian hue with accents of coral, beige and charcoal. Each side of the cellini spiral centerpiece nestles into a swirly bead cap, transitioning to a bright gold plated rolo chain and complimentary spiral toggle clasp.
Instructions
This necklace measures 32 inches total. To modify the size, adjust the number of beads woven or adjust the length of chain on each side respectively.
  1. Please watch the video: How to Do A Cellini Spiral in Bead Weaving. Using what you have learned in the video, begin by cutting 4 feet of beading thread, or as much as you feel comfortable working with.
  2. Pick up your first row of beads with your needle in this order: Four 15/0 Beige, Two 11/0 Purple, Two 11/0 Orange, Two 11/0 Brass, Two 8/0 Dark Grey, Two 11/0 Brass, Two 11/0 Orange, Two 11/0 Purple. Pull the beads down your thread, leaving a 12 inch tail. Bring the two sides of the thread together and tie a double overhand knot. Trim your thread.
  3. Take your needle, and go through two of your beige 15/0 beads. You are now ready to begin your bead weaving as seen in the video. As you work, you will need to tie off and add more thread. Weave until you have a 7 inch long cellini spiral.
  4. Now watch the video: How to Make a Necklace With a Cellini Spiral Focal. Apply the techniques shown in this video, weave 4 additional rows of 15/0 beads to taper each end of your bead weaving into a tube shape. Tie off, cut, and weave in your thread. Using the 12 inch tail of thread, repeat this step on the other side of your cellini spiral.
  5. To assemble your necklace, begin by using flush cutters to cut two 12 inch lengths of 3.7mm chain. Set aside.
  6. Then cut 7 inches of 2mm rolo chain and attach the loop of one eye pin onto the end of the chain by opening the loop as you would a jump ring.
  7. Now string one 8/0 seed bead, one cap, and another 8/0 seed bead onto your eye pin, and create a wrapped wire loop (as shown in the video) onto one 6 inch length of 3.7mm chain.
  8. Next, slide the 2mm chain through the center of your beaded focal, eye pin first, as shown in the video. Then repeat the above step to assemble the other side of your necklace, also shown in the video.
  9. To attach your clasp, open a jump ring. Slide it through the last link on one side of the chain, and also slide on the loop of your clasp. Close the jump ring. Open another jump ring. Slide on the last link of chain on the other side of the necklace. Close the jump ring.
  10. Enjoy your necklace!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-99985 - Bright 22K Gold Plated Round Rolo Chain 3.7mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 24 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • CHA-99958 - 22K Gold Plated Slim Rolo Chain 2mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 8 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-8543 - 22K Gold Plated Cone Bead Caps Spiral 12.5mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0134 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 928 'Rainbow Rosaline/Opaque Purple Lined' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0303 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 223 'Antique Bronze' 8g
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0423 - Toho Seed Beads, Round 11/0 Semi Glazed, 8 Gram Tube, Rainbow Orange
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • JSH-0112 - Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 611 'Matte Opaque Gray' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • JSO-0168 - Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 123D 'Opaque Lustered Dark Beige' 8g
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1265 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 50 Yards, Smoke Gray
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6250 - 22K Gold Plated Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 1 Inch (x50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-1759 - TierraCast Maker's Collection, Renaissance Toggle Clasp Set, 22K Gold Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5252 - Gold Tone Brass Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0109 - Beadsmith Extra-Fine Thread Snips - Cuts Textiles, Yarn, And More!
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Autumn
Ingredients CHA-99985, CHA-99958, BMB-8543, JSK-0134, JSK-0303, JSK-0423, JSH-0112, JSO-0168, XCR-1265, FHP-6250, FCL-1759, FJR-5252,

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.
22K Gold Plated Rolo Chain, 3.7mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: CHA-99985
22K Gold Plated Fine Rolo Chain, 2mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: CHA-99958
22K Gold Plated Cone Bead Caps Spiral 12.5mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$6.25 / Package | SKU: BMB-8543
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 928 'Rainbow Rosaline/Opaque Purple Lined' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.50 / Package | SKU: JSK-0134
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 #223 'Antique Bronze' 8g
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: JSK-0303
Toho Seed Beads, Round 11/0 Semi Glazed, 8 Gram Tube, Rainbow Orange
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.72 / Package | SKU: JSK-0423
Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 611 'Matte Opaque Gray' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.72 / Package | SKU: JSH-0112
Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 #123D 'Opaque Lustered Dark Beige' 8g
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.69 / Package | SKU: JSO-0168
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 50 Yards, Smoke Gray
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$13.09 / Package | SKU: XCR-1265
22K Gold Plated Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 1 Inch (x50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.35 / Package | SKU: FHP-6250
TierraCast Maker's Collection, Renaissance Toggle Clasp Set, 22K Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$3.15 / Package | SKU: FCL-1759
Gold Tone Brass Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.85 / Package | SKU: FJR-5252
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Tools and Other Supplies:

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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