BEGINNER FRIENDLY DESIGN
First printed in Bead & Button Magazine back in 2013, this remains on of my most popular selling pieces and patterns. This is a beautiful jewelry set that works up quickly and creates a sophisticated and modern pearl set that looks great dressed up or down.
Experienced stringers will like this weaving hybrid design, and new beaders will enjoy the fun and different construction method to broaden your skill-set and create layered pieces.
The pattern file has many illustrations, photos, and written step by step instructions, and materials are easy to find online and at your local craft store. Take you jewelry making to the next level with a unique twist to the classic pearl necklace.
You will need:
@30 12mm Pearl or round beads
@30 6x9mm Crystal rondelles
@85 4mm pearl or round beads
2 yards (6 feet) Fireline – 8lb or comparable beading thread
4 – size 3 crimp tubes
2 yards (6 feet) tiger tail beading wire (.015 in diameter)
8 grams 11/o Seed beads (preferably Japanese)
Coordinating clasp (“S” style or hook/eye recommended)
BIG eye beading needle
Crimp, and flush cut/side cut pliers
With materials above, the necklace comes out to about 19 inches. Add more if you like a longer strand (for every 1 12mm bead, you will beed +1 crystal and +3 4mm beads)