Whirlpool Necklace

PROJECT N8007
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
This ocean-inspired necklace features a cellini spiral focal, woven in our Tide Pool designer palette using Toho seed beads. The sea themed design incorporates bubbly open circle chain and complementary bead caps.
Instructions
This necklace measures 20 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. Also string on your size 12 needle.
  2. Pick up your first row of beads with your needle in this order: Four 15/0 hematite, Two 11/0 green, Two 11/0 white, Two 8/0 blue, Two 11/0 white, Two 11/0 green. 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 15/0 hematite 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 new 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. Using the techniques shown in this video, weave 4 additional rows of 15/0 beads to taper the 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 6 inch lengths of bubble chain. Set aside.
  6. Then cut 6.5 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, and close the loop over the chain link.
  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 onto one 6 inch length of bubble 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.
  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.
  10. Open another jump ring. Slide on the last link of chain on the other side of the necklace. Close the jump ring. Enjoy your necklace!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-1285 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
    Project uses 15 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • JK-00009 - Exclusive Beadaholique Toho Seed Bead Palette, Round Mix, 32 Grams, Tide Pool
    Project uses 1 palette. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-99954 - Antiqued Silver Plated Slim Rolo Chain 2mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 7 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9987 - Antiqued Silver Plated Bubble Circle Chain 4.3mm - Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 12 inches. 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.

  • BMB-3635 - TierraCast Fine Silver Plated Pewter Bell Flower Bead Caps 11.5mm (x 2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2540 - Antiqued Silver Plated Sleek Lobster Claw Clasps 15mm (6)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3094 - Antiqued Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 18 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • 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
  • XTL-0109 - Beadsmith Extra-Fine Thread Snips - Cuts Textiles, Yarn, And More!
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Spring, Nautical
Ingredients XCR-1285, JK-00009, CHA-99954, CHA-9987, FHP-6267, BMB-3635, FCL-2540, FJR-3094,

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.
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-1285
Exclusive Beadaholique Designer Palette, Toho Seed Bead Mix, Round Assorteds, 32 Grams, Tide Pool
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Tubes.
$7.70 / Package | SKU: JK-00009
Antiqued Silver Plated Rolo Chain, 2mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.29 / Package | SKU: CHA-99954
Antiqued Silver Plated Bubble Circle Chain, 4.3mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$4.89 / Package | SKU: CHA-9987
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
TierraCast Fine Silver Plated Pewter Bell Flower Bead Caps 11.5mm (x 2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: BMB-3635
Antiqued Silver Plated Sleek Lobster Claw Clasps 15mm (6)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$5.05 / Package | SKU: FCL-2540
Antiqued Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 18 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: FJR-3094
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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
Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)

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