Ebony Necklace
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Ebony Necklace

Make a statement necklace with black crystal sliders.

Designed by Molly Schaller.

Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Faceted Rounds, 4mm – Jet (52)
  • Square Spacers, 3x6mm – Silver-plated (26)
  • ½ Iris Bicones, 8mm – Silver (50)
  • Faceted Rounds, 8mm – Jet (49)
  • Faceted Rondelles, 4x6mm – Shiny Jet (28)
  • 2-hole Sliders – Black/Crystal (5)
  • Glass Rounds, 6mm – Jet (40)
  • Iris Faceted Rondelles, 8x12mm – Silver (10)
  • Faceted Rounds, 10mm – Hematite (45)
  • Bali-style Spacers, 6mm – Daisy (44)
  • Fresh Water Pearls, 4x6mm (84)
  • Faceted Rectangles, 12x17mm – Jet (25)
  • Saucer Spacers, 3/8mm – Silver-plated (24)
  • Bali Dotted 4-strand Clasp – Silver-plated
  • 4 6mm Jump Rings, 6mm – Silver (4)
  • Ellipse Chain, Silver/Brass (7 Links)
  • Link Chain – Silver (12"-14")
  • Beadalon® 49-strand Flexible Beading Wire, .018" (129")
  • Crimp Tubes, #2 – Silver (12)
  • Crimping Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Chain Nose Pliers
 

Project Instructions

Step 1 Cut the beading wire into the following lengths: one 18", one 19", one 20", one 22", one 24", and one 26".

Step 2 Onto the 18" piece of wire string one crimp tube and pass the wire through the first loop of the four-loop clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp.

Step 3 String one 4mm jet faceted round, one 3x6 silver-plated square spacer, one 4mm jet faceted round, and one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone.

Step 4 String 49 8mm jet faceted rounds, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 4mm jet faceted round, one 3x6 silver-plated square spacer, one 4mm jet faceted round, and one crimp tube.

Step 5 Pass the wire through the corresponding loop of the second half of the clasp and pass back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube, ensuring you leave enough slack for the strand to hang gracefully. Trim excess wire.

Step 6 Onto the 19" piece of wire string one crimp tube and pass the wire through the first loop of the four-loop clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp.

Step 7 String one 4mm jet faceted round, one 3x6 silver-plated square spacer, one 4mm jet faceted round, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 4x6mm shiny glass faceted rondelle, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 4mm jet faceted round, the first loop of a black and crystal two-hole slider, four 6mm jet glass rounds, and the second loop of the same black and crystal two-hole slider.

Step 8 String one 4mm jet faceted round, one 3x6 silver-plated square spacer, one 4mm jet faceted round, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 4x6mm shiny jet glass faceted rondelle, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 8x12mm silver iris faceted rondelle, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 4x6mm shiny jet faceted rondelle, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 4mm jet faceted round, one 3x6mm silver-plated square spacer, one 4mm jet faceted round, the first loop of a black and crystal two-hole slider, four 6mm jet glass rounds, and the second loop of the same black and crystal two-hole slider.

Step 9 String one 4mm jet faceted round, one 3x6mm silver-plated square spacer, one 4mm jet faceted round, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 8x12mm silver iris faceted rondelle, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 4mm jet faceted round, one 3x6mm silver-plated square spacer, one 4mm jet faceted round, the first loop of a black and crystal two-hole slider, four 6mm jet glass rounds, and the second loop of the same black and crystal two-hole slider. Repeat one more time.

Step 10 String one 4mm jet faceted round, one 3x6mm silver-plated square spacer, one 4mm jet faceted round, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 4x6mm shiny jet glass faceted rondelle, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 8x12mm silver iris faceted rondelle, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 4x6mm shiny jet faceted rondelle, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 4mm jet faceted round, one 3x6mm silver-plated square spacer, one 4mm jet faceted round, the first loop of a black and crystal two-hole slider, four 6mm jet glass rounds, and the second loop of the same black and crystal two-hole slider.

Step 11 String one 4mm jet faceted round, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 4x6mm shiny glass faceted rondelle, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 4mm jet faceted round, one 3x6mm silver-plated square spacer, one 4mm jet faceted round and a crimp tube.

Step 12 Pass the wire through the corresponding loop of the second half of the clasp and pass back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube, ensuring you leave enough slack for the strand to hang gracefully. Trim excess wire.

Step 13 Onto the 20" piece of wire string one crimp tube and pass the wire through the second loop of the four-loop clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp.

Step 14 String one 4mm jet faceted round, one 3x6mm silver-plated square spacer, one 4mm jet faceted round, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 4x6mm shiny glass faceted rondelle, one 8x one 2mm silver iris faceted rondelle, one 4x6mm shiny glass faceted rondelle, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 4mm jet faceted round, the other loop of the black and crystal two-hole slider, four 6mm jet glass rounds, and the second loop of the same black and crystal two-hole slider.

Step 15 String one 4mm jet faceted round, one 3x6mm silver-plated square spacer, one 4mm jet faceted round, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 4x6mm shiny jet glass faceted rondelle, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 8x12mm silver iris faceted rondelle, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 4mm jet faceted round, one 3x6 silver-plated square spacer, one 4mm jet faceted round, the loop of the black and crystal two-hole slider, four 6mm jet glass rounds, and the second loop of the same black and crystal two-hole slider. Repeat three more times.

Step 16 String one 4mm jet faceted round, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 4x6mm shiny glass faceted rondelle, one 8x12mm silver iris faceted rondelle, one 4x6mm shiny jet faceted rondelle, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 4mm jet faceted round, one 3x6mm silver-plated square spacer, one 4mm jet faceted round and a crimp tube.

Step 17 Pass the wire through the corresponding loop of the second half of the clasp and pass back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube, ensuring you leave enough slack for the strand to hang gracefully. Trim excess wire.

Step 18 Onto the 22" piece of wire string one crimp tube and pass the wire through the third loop of the four-loop clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp.

Step 19 String one 4mm jet faceted round, one 3x6mm silver-plated square spacer, one 4mm jet faceted round, and one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone.

Step 20 String one 10mm faceted hematite round and one daisy spacer. Repeat 43 more times. String one 10mm faceted hematite round, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 4mm jet faceted round, one 3x6mm silver-plated square spacer, one 4mm jet faceted round, and one crimp tube.

Step 21 Pass the wire through the corresponding loop of the second half of the clasp and pass back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube, ensuring you leave enough slack for the strand to hang gracefully. Trim excess wire.

Step 22 Onto the 24" piece of wire string one crimp tube and pass the wire through the fourth loop of the 4-loop clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp.

Step 23 String one 4mm jet faceted round, one 3x6 silver-plated square spacer, one 4mm jet faceted round, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, 84 4x6mm freshwater pearls, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 4mm jet faceted round, one 3x6mm silver-plated square spacer, one 4mm jet faceted round, and one crimp tube.

Step 24 Pass the wire through the corresponding loop of the second half of the clasp and pass back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube, ensuring you leave enough slack for the strand to hang gracefully. Trim excess wire.

Step 25 Onto the 26-inch piece of wire, string one crimp tube and pass the wire through the fourth loop of the four-loop clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp.

Step 26 String one 4mm jet faceted round, one 3x6mm silver-plated square spacer, one 4mm jet faceted round, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 4x6mm shiny jet faceted rondelle, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 4x6mm shiny jet faceted rondelle, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 4x6mm shiny jet faceted rondelle, and one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone.

Step 27 String one 3x8mm silver-plated saucer spacer and one 12x17mm jet faceted rectangle. Repeat 24 more times.

Step 28 String one 3x8mm silver-plated saucer spacer, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 4x6mm shiny jet faceted rondelle, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 4x6mm shiny jet faceted rondelle, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 4x6mm shiny jet faceted rondelle, one 8mm ½ iris silver bicone, one 4mm jet faceted round, one 3x6mm silver-plated square spacer, one 4mm jet faceted round and one crimp tube.

Step 29 Pass the wire through the corresponding loop of the second half of the clasp and pass back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube, ensuring you leave enough slack for the strand to hang gracefully. Trim excess wire.

Step 30 Cut small silver chain in half. Use one jump ring to attach one half to the large ellipse chain, and another jump ring to attach the second half of the small silver chain to the opposite end of the ellipse chain.

Step 31 Use jump rings to attach the two ends of small chain to the third loop on each half of the four-loop clasp. Adjust length of chain if necessary.