Black and Ruby Bling Necklace
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Black and Ruby Bling Necklace

Make this memorable piece with faceted glass and Cubic Zirconia beads. Designed by Molly Schaller for Bead Gallery®
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Bead Gallery® Easy Necklace Base
  • Bead Gallery® Strand Ruby Czech 6/0 E Bead Mix
  • Bead Gallery® 4x6mm Shiny Jet Glass Rondelles, 6
  • Bead Gallery® 6x8mm Shiny Jet Glass Rondelles, 6
  • Bead Gallery® 3x6mm Jet Glass Faceted Rondelles, 20
  • Bead Gallery® 10mm Jet Glass Step Faceted Rounds, 6
  • Bead Gallery® 9x12mm Jet Glass Faceted Rondelles, 6
  • Bead Gallery® 10mm Ruby Glass Step Faceted Rounds, 9
  • Bead Gallery® 10x15mm Jet Glass Faceted Oval, 9
  • Bead Gallery® 8x10mm Red Opaque Faceted Rondelle, 6
  • Bead Gallery® 10mm Jet Ornament Cut Faceted Lentil, 33
  • Bead Gallery® 10x25mm Jet Glass Sharp Oval, 18
  • Bead Gallery® 6mm Jet Faceted Rounds, 18
  • Bead Gallery® 28x14mm Black Cz Marquis, 3
  • Bead Gallery® 28x14 Dark Red Cz Marquis
  • Bead Gallery® 38x22mm Black Faceted Teardrop
  • Bead Gallery® 35x9mm Pink Cz Teardrops, 2
  • Bead Gallery® 8mm Pink Bicone, 13
  • Bead Gallery® 4mm Ruby Rainbow Diamond Cut Cubes, 20
  • Bead Gallery® 8mm Jet Faceted Rounds, 10
  • Bead Gallery® 8mm Ruby A/B V-Cuts, 10
  • Bead Gallery® 18x35 Black Wire-Wrapped Oval, 4
  • Bead Gallery® 2-inch Silver Headpins, 129
  • Bead Gallery® 2-inch Eyepins, 28
  • Bead Gallery® 6mm Silver Jumprings, 4
  • Bead Gallery® 1½-inch 5x6mm Silver-Plated Chain Links
  • Bead Gallery® Silver Lobster Clasp
  • Beadalon® #2 Silver Beadalon Crimp Tubes, 8
  • Beadalon® .010 Flexible Beading Wire, 40-inch
  • Wire Cutters
  • Chain-Nose Pliers
  • Round-Nose Pliers
  • Crimping Pliers
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Sharp Oval Drops


Step: 2

Pass a 2-inch eyepin through a jet glass sharp oval, leaving about ½-inch of space between the bead and the eye of the eyepin. Make a bend in the eyepin so that the wire conforms to the shape of the oval bead, with the eye of the eyepin near the pointed tip of the sharp oval.


Step: 3

Bend the eye so that it is aligned with the point of the bead. Wrap the tail end of the wire around the base of the eyepin, securing the bead on the wire. Trim wire ends.


Step: 4

Repeat for each jet glass sharp oval.


Step: 5

Wire Wrapped Ovals


Step: 6

Cut the beading wire into 4 10-inch pieces.


Step: 7

Slide a crimp tube onto a piece of wire. Pass wire through the loop of a wire wrapped oval and back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube.


Step: 8

Slide 1 bead from the 6/0 ruby E bead mix onto the wire. Pass the beading wire under the wire of the wire wrapped oval. Repeat this step, working your way down the wires along one side of the wire wrapped oval. When you get to the opposite end of the bead, slide a crimp tube onto the beading wire. Pass the beading wire through the loop at the opposite end of the bead and back through the crimp tube. Pull the wire to hold the ruby beads securely on the wire wrapped oval and crimp the tube. Trim excess beading wire.


Step: 9

Repeat for remaining three wire wrapped ovals.


Step: 10

Headpin Drops and Eyepin Links


Step: 11

Slide 1 10mm jet step faceted round onto a headpin. Make a simple loop. Repeat for remaining 10mm jet faceted rounds, all 9x12mm jet faceted rondelles, all 10mm ruby step faceted rounds, all 10x15mm jet faceted ovals, 5 8x10mm red opaque faceted rondelles, 20 10mm jet ornament cut lentils, all 6mm jet faceted rounds, all 8mm pink bicones, all 4mm ruby rainbow diamond cut cubes and all 8mm jet faceted rounds.


Step: 12

Slide 1 8mm ruby v-cut bead onto an eyepin,. Make a simple loop. Repeat for remaining 8mm ruby v-cut beads.


Step: 13

Open one loop of the ruby v-cut bead link and slide onto it a sharp oval drop. Close the loop. Repeat for remaining ruby v-cut links.


Step: 14

Assemble the necklace


Step: 15

String 3 of the 6/0 ruby E beads, 3 4x6mm jet faceted rondelles, 3 6x8mm jet faceted rondelles onto the wire. (Step: 13)


Step: 16

String 1 10mm jet step faceted round drop and 1 3x6mm jet faceted rondelle. Repeat 2 more times. (Step: 14)


Step: 17

String 1 9x12mm jet faceted rondelle drop, 1 10mm ruby step faceted round drop, 1 10x15mm jet faceted oval drop and 1 3x6mm faceted rondelle. Repeat 1 time. (Step: 15)


Step: 18

String 1 8x10mm red opaque faceted rondelle, 1 10x15mm jet faceted oval drop, 1 9x12mm faceted rondelle drop, 1 10mm jet ornament cut lentil drop and 1 10mm jet faceted ornamental cut lentil. (Step: 16)


Step: 19

String 1 sharp oval drop, 1 10mm jet ornament cut lentil drop, 1 10mm ruby step faceted drop, 1 6mm jet faceted round drop, 1 12x14mm black CZ marquis, 1 6mm jet faceted round drop, 1 8mm pink bicone drop, 1 10mm jet ornament cut lentil drop, 1 sharp oval drop and 1 10mm jet ornament cut lentil. Repeat this step 3 more times, replacing the black CZ marquis with a dark red CZ marquis in the first repeat, a black CZ marquis in the second repeat and the black faceted teardrop in the third repeat. (Step: 17)


Step: 20

String 1 4mm ruby rainbow diamond cut cube drop, 1 6mm jet faceted round drop, 1 10mm jet ornament faceted lentil drop, the top loop of a ruby v-cut link, 1 4mm ruby rainbow diamond cut cube drop, 1 8mm pink bicone drop, 1 8mm jet faceted round drop and 1 3x6mm jet faceted rondelle. (Step: 18)


Step: 21

String the loop of an embellished wire wrapped oval, ensuring that the wrapped portion is on the right side of the bead and repeat Step: 18 in reverse. (Step: 19)


Step: 22

String 1 10mm jet ornament cut lentil, 1 10x15mm jet faceted oval drop, 1 8x10mm red opaque faceted rondelle drop, 1 pink CZ teardrop, 1 8x10mm red opaque faceted rondelle drop, 1 10x15mm jet faceted oval drop and 1 10mm jet ornament cut lentil. (Step: 20)


Step: 23

Repeat steps 17, 18 and 19.


Step: 24

Repeat 17 and 18 two more times.


Step: 25

Repeat Step: 17 without the repeats.


Step: 26

Repeat 17 and 18 two more times.


Step: 27

Repeat Step: 17 without the repeats.


Step: 28

Repeat steps 12 through 15 in reverse order.


Step: 29

Screw ball into place to hold beads on necklace form. Open a jumpring and attach to it a 1-inch length of chain and a ½ inch length of chain. Open a second jumpring and attach it to the opposite end of the ½-inch length of chain as well as the easy necklace form near the ball.


Step: 30

Open a jumpring and attach it to the loop of the lobster clasp. Attach a second jumpring to the previous loop and the opposite side of the necklace form.


Step: 31

Attach remaining drops to the 1-inch length of chain for decorative dangles.


Tips


Refer to photo to complete project.

Follow manufacturer's directions for all products used.