Yellow Lab Necklace

PROJECT N7035
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Intermediate
Let this happy pooch brighten your day! Miyuki Delica beads enliven a cute brick stitch puppy face, dangling from a delicate chain that resembles tiny dog bones.
Instructions

Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF, if available, may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for current availability.

These instructions will make an 18 inch necklace. For a longer or shorter necklace, adjust the length of chain used.
  1. Begin by watching our video on how to do brick stitch bead weaving. You will be following the weaving pattern shown in the photo. Tip: It is easiest to start from the center row of the dog's face and complete half of the face at a time.
  2. Based on the technique shown in the video, cut a 5 foot length of Fireline thread and thread a size 12 beading needle. Start by weaving a ladder stitch base row, beginning with the center bead at the top of the dog's head and following the colors in the middle row of beads.
  3. Following the pattern in the photo, continue weaving upward toward the ear at the top. As you stitch the dog's face, you will need to make brick stitch increases and decreases according to the pattern.
  4. Once you finish the first half of the dog's face, weave back down through your beadwork so your needle is exiting the first bead in the middle row, at the top of the dog's forehead, and continue weaving to complete the second half of the dog's face.
  5. When you've finished your weaving, tie off and weave in your thread tails.
  6. Using flush cutters, cut two 8 1/2 inch lengths of silver chain.
  7. Open a jump ring and slide it through the highest beige Delica bead in the fifth row, at the top of one of the dog's ears. Also slide on the first link of one piece of chain. Close the jump ring.
  8. Repeat step 7 with another jump ring and the second piece of chain on the dog's other ear.
  9. Open another jump ring and slide on the loop of your clasp. Then slide on the last link of chain on one side of the necklace. Close the jump ring.
  10. Open another jump ring and slide on the last link of chain on the other side of the necklace. Close the jump ring.
  11. Enjoy your necklace!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • DB-204 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Ceylon Light Beige DB204
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-070 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Rose Pink Lined Crystal AB DB070
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-150 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Silver Lined Brown DB150
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-010 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Black Opaque DB010
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1280 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
    Project uses 5 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5454 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2528 - Lobster Clasps, Straight 9mm, 10 Pieces, Silver Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-0199 - Antiqued Silver Plated Fine Figure 8 Cable Chain, 3x1.8mm Links, by the Foot
    Project uses 17 inches. You will need 2 packages.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-0109 - The Beadsmith Extra-Fine Thread Snips - Cuts Textiles, Yarn, And More!
  • XTL-5511 - The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Additional Information
Theme Pets/Animals
Ingredients DB-204, DB-070, DB-150, DB-010, XCR-1280, FJR-5454, FCL-2528, CHA-0199,

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.
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, Ceylon Light Beige DB204 (2.5
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.89 / Package | SKU: DB-204
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, Rose Pink Lined Crystal AB DB070 (7.2 Grams)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$5.49 / Package | SKU: DB-070
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, Silver Lined Brown DB150 (2.5
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$4.50 / Package | SKU: DB-150
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, Black Opaque DB010 (2.5
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$5.49 / Package | SKU: DB-010
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, Crystal Clear (15 Yards)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.95 / Package | SKU: XCR-1280
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = .
/ Package | SKU: FJR-5454
Lobster Clasps, Straight 9mm, Silver Plated (10 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$5.29 / Package | SKU: FCL-2528
Antiqued Silver Plated Fine Figure 8 Cable Chain, 3x1.8mm Links, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$3.45 / Package | SKU: CHA-0199
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 pcs)
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$8.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire (1 Piece)

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