Bead Gallery® Collector’s Necklace
Add to Favorites Print

Bead Gallery® Collector’s Necklace

Mix and match components to give this necklace a “found object” appeal. Sea foam iris faceted glass rounds shimmer with translucent elegance. Warm, weathered findings create the look of laid-back luxury.

Designed by Molly Schaller

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
Get exclusive offers about this product and more!
 
 

Material List

  • Iris Faceted Glass Rounds (84), 6mm – Sea Foam
  • Pyrite Oval, 13x18mm
  • Glass Pearl, 14mm
  • Glass Faceted Oval, 18x25mm – Black
  • Square Bead Cap (2), 7mm – Brass
  • Rounds (3), 3mm – Brass
  • Glass Faceted Teardrop, 10x14mm – Champagne
  • Crystalloid Agate Rectangle, 46x22mm – Aqua and Black
  • Beadalon 49-strand .018" Flexible Beading Wire, 22"
  • Matte Toho Seed Beads (109) – Bronze
  • Ball Chain, 22" – Copper
  • Ball Chain Ends (2) – Copper
  • Matte Spring Ring Clasp with Ring – Copper
  • Eyepins (6) – Brass
  • Headpins (3) – Brass
  • Matte Jump Ring, Large – Brass
  • Matte Jump Rings, Small (2) – Brass
  • Matte Crimp Tubes (2) – Brass
  • Chain Nose Pliers
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
 

Project Instructions

Onto the beading wire string one crimp tube, 14 matte brass seed beads and the loop of the spring ring. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp tube and flatten the tube using chain-nose pliers.  

String one seed bead and one iris sea foam faceted glass round. Repeat this step 80 more times. String one seed bead.  

String one crimp tube, 14 matte brass seed beads and the ring of the spring ring. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp tube and flatten the tube using chain-nose pliers. Trim excess beading wire.  

Onto an eyepin slide one iris sea foam faceted glass round. Make a simple loop. Repeat this step two more times for a total of three sea foam links.  

Onto an eyepin slide one pyrite oval. Make a simple loop.  

Onto an eyepin slide 13x18mm black glass faceted oval. Make a simple loop.  

Onto an eyepin slide one 3mm brass round, two brass square bead caps large end to large end and one 3mm brass round. Make a simple loop.  

Onto a headpin slide one glass pearl. Make a wrapped loop.  

Onto a headpin slide one champagne faceted drop. Make a wrapped loop.

Onto a headpin slide one 3mm brass round and one aqua and black crystalloid agate rectangle. Make a wrapped loop.  

Assemble the following dangles: black glass faceted oval link, sea foam link, glass pearl drop; sea foam link, pyrite oval link, aqua and black crystalloid agate rectangle drop; brass square bead cap link, sea foam link, champagne faceted teardrop 

Open the large brass jump ring and slide onto it the loops of the topmost links and the spring ring. Close the jump ring.

Close a copper ball end cap over the end of the final ball of the copper ball chain. Repeat on first ball of copper ball chain.

Open a small brass jump ring and pass it through the hole in the end cap as well as the lop of the clasp. Close the jump ring. Repeat for opposite end of necklace.

Tips

Refer to photo for project details.