Woodland Sprite Necklace

PROJECT N7067
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Advanced
The breezy, pastel hues of Beadaholique's sol gel seed bead palette in Havana Summer pair nicely with rich wood beads for an earthy bead crochet necklace with boho charm. Perfect for making a sophisticated summer statement!
Instructions
These instructions will make a 21 inch necklace. For a longer or shorter necklace, adjust the length of your spiral bead crochet rope. Please be advised that 1 inch of crocheted rope requires about 5 inches of strung beads, so plan your length accordingly as you string your beads onto your thread.
  1. Please begin by watching our video on how to do circular beaded crochet for righties. (If you are left-handed, you can watch our video on how to do circular beaded crochet for lefties.) You will be making a 5-around rope instead of 4-around as shown in the video.
  2. Following the instructions in the video, start by loading all of your beads onto your micro s-lon thread, without cutting the thread from the spool. String the beads in the following pattern: 1 pink coral bead, 1 wheat beat, 1 jade green bead, 1 pacific blue bead, and 1 wood bead. Repeat this pattern for 40 inches.
  3. String 25 wood beads to make a cluster. Then string 5 repetitions of the rainbow pattern from step 2.
  4. String 40 wood beads to make a cluster. Then string 5 repetitions of the rainbow pattern from step 2.
  5. String 25 wood beads to make a cluster. Then go back to stringing the rainbow pattern from step 2 for another 40 inches. When you're done you should have about 100 inches of beads strung.
  6. Leaving an 8 inch tail on the free end of the thread, create a slipknot and chain stitch your first 5 beads. Then close the circle and begin to crochet your beads into a 5-around spiral rope. Keep crocheting all of your beads. Your crocheted rope should measure about 20 inches when you're done.
  7. Once you've crocheted all of your beads, cut the rope from the spool of s-lon, leaving another 8 inch thread tail on the end.
  8. Next, watch our video on how to finish beaded crochet rope ends with wire loops and attach a clasp. Following the instructions in the video, weave eye pins onto the ends of your crocheted rope, add Vintaj bead caps onto the eye pins and create simple wire loops on the ends. Then use jump rings to attach half of your Vintaj hook and eye clasp to each end of the necklace. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-4261 - BeadSmith Super-Lon (S-Lon) Micro Macrame Twisted Nylon Cord - Cocoa Brown / 287 Yard Spool
    Project uses 1 spool. You will need 1 package.

  • JK-0020 - Exclusive Beadaholique Sol Gel Seed Bead Palette, Round 6/0, 96 Grams, Havana Summer
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-0190 - Pukalet Wood Beads, Dyed Round 4x5mm, 100 Pieces, Robles Brown Lacquer
    Project uses 3 strands. You will need 3 packages.

  • BMB-7100 - Vintaj Natural Brass, Roman Leaf Bead Cap Cone 12mm, 2 Pieces
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5526 - Vintaj Natural Brass Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 1.5 Inches (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5352 - Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 5.25mm Open 18 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4640 - Vintaj Natural Brass Hook And Eye Clasps (2 Sets)
    Project uses 1 set. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3166 - BeadSmith Big Eye Beading Needles 2.125 Inches Long - Pack Of 4
  • XTL-3012 - Nickel Plated Steel Crochet Hook - Size 6 (1.60mm)
  • XTL-0109 - Beadsmith Extra-Fine Thread Snips - Cuts Textiles, Yarn, And More!
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-0021 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Round Nose Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme Yoga, Summer, Spring, Easter, Boho
Ingredients XCR-4261, JK-0020, BWD-0190, BMB-7100, FHP-5526, FJR-5352, FCL-4640,

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.
Super-Lon (S-Lon) Micro Macrame Twisted Nylon Cord - Cocoa Brown / 287 Yard Spool
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.05 / Package | SKU: XCR-4261
Exclusive Beadaholique Designer Palette, Sol Gel Seed Bead Mix, Round 6/0, 96 Grams, Havana Summer
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Tubes.
$9.75 / Package | SKU: JK-0020
Pukalet Wood Beads, Dyed Round 4x5mm, 100 Pieces, Robles Brown Lacquer
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.59 / Package | SKU: BWD-0190
Vintaj Natural Brass, Roman Leaf Bead Cap Cone 12mm, 2 Pieces
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$3.85 / Package | SKU: BMB-7100
Vintaj Natural Brass Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 1.5 Inches (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.39 / Package | SKU: FHP-5526
Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 5.25mm Open 18 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.20 / Package | SKU: FJR-5352
Vintaj Natural Brass Hook And Eye Clasps (2 Sets)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Sets.
$4.39 / Package | SKU: FCL-4640
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$22.95 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Round Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$22.95 / Package | SKU: XTL-0021

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