Bead Gallery® Katarina Necklace
Chain, ribbon and strung beads create a myriad of textures and a sophisticated intricacy. Mix crystals, pearls, semi-precious stones and wooden beads for a complex look that has depth and distinction. This necklace uses wire work, stringing and fibers for a challenge that intermediate beaders will love!
Designed by Molly Schaller
- Rounds (2), 3mm – Copper
- Rounds (2), 4mm – Copper
- Iris Glass Faceted Bicones (18), 6mm – Copper
- Iris Glass Faceted Rounds (8), 7mm – Bronze
- Glass Faceted Drops (4), 10x14mm – Amber
- Glass Faceted Drops (4), 10x14mm – Champagne
- Wood Rounds (2), 25mm
- Top Drilled Agate Crackle Rectangles (8), 18x30mm
- Glass Faceted Teardrop Pendant, 22x38mm – Smoky
- Iris Glass Faceted Rondelles (5), 9x12mm – Brown
- Plain Plated Plastic Rings (12), 10mm – Copper
- Luster Glass Lentils (8), 10mm – Silver
- Faceted Pearls (9), 8mm – Bronze
- Beadalon® 49-strand .018" Flexible Beading Wire, 14"
- Lobster Clasp – Brass
- Textured Link Chain + 2 Single Links, 8" – Copper
- Headpins (25) – Brass
- Eyepins (11) – Brass
- Jump Ring, 9mm – Brass
- Jump Ring, 6mm – Brass
- Crimp Tubes (2) – Brass
- Silk Cording, ¾", 1 yard – Black
- Wire Cutters
- Crimping Pliers
- Round Nose Pliers
- Chain Nose Pliers
- Wide-eye Needle
Onto a headpin slide one 10mm silver luster glass lentil. Make a simple loop. Repeat for remaining silver luster glass lentils as well as 8mm bronze faceted pearls.
Open the loop of one faceted pearl drop and attach it to the center loop of the copper textured link chain. Work your way out from this drop, attaching alternating drops (silver luster glass lentil drop then a faceted pearl drop) every other link of the chain.
Open the final link of the chain using chain-nose pliers and close it over a 10mm copper plated plastic ring. Repeat this step, attaching the first link of the chain to a second 10mm copper plated plastic ring.
Onto an eyepin slide one 7mm bronze iris glass faceted round. Make a simple loop. Repeat five more times for a total of six bronze iris glass links.
Onto an eyepin slide one 9x12mm brown iris glass faceted rondelles. Make a simple loop. Repeat four more times for a total of five brown iris glass links.
Open the loops of the links created in Steps 4 and 5. To each loop attach one 10mm copper plated plastic ring, alternating bronze iris glass link, copper ring, brown iris glass link, copper ring, etc.
Use a single link of the copper textured link to attach each end of this strand to the 10mm copper plated plastic rings in Step 3.
Slide a 10x14mm amber glass faceted drop onto a headpin. Make a wrapped loop. Repeat for remaining 10x14mm glass faceted drops, both amber and champagne colored.
Remove the polished silver bail from the 22x38mm smoky glass faceted teardrop pendant. replace it with a 9mm brass jump ring.
Onto the beading wire string one crimp tube and one of the 10mm copper plated plastic rings from Step 3. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube and flatten.
String one 3mm copper round and one 4mm copper round,
String one 6mm copper iris glass faceted bicone; one amber teardrop, one 6mm copper iris glass faceted bicone; one top drilled agate crackle rectangle; one 6mm copper iris glass faceted bicone; one champagne teardrop; one 6mm copper iris glass faceted bicone; and one top drilled agate crackle rectangle. Repeat this step one more time.
String one 6mm copper iris glass faceted bicone and one 7mm bronze iris glass faceted round.
String the 22x38mm smoky glass faceted teardrop pendant's jump ring and repeat Steps 11 through 13 in reverse order.
String a crimp tube and pass the wire through the other 10mm copper plated plastic ring from Step 3.
Thread the silk cording through the wide-eye needle. Pass the needle through one 25mm wooden round, one of the 10mm copper plated plastic rings from Step 3 and back through the 25mm wooden round.
Work the wooden bead to the center of the cord so that the two ends of the cord meet and the cord is doubled. Make a knot directly above the 25mm wooden round to hold the cord in place.
Open the 6mm brass jump ring and add to it the lobster clasp. Close the jump ring.
Thread both ends of the cord through a wide-eye needle. Pass them through the second 25mm wooden round, the 6mm brass jump ring with the lobster clasp and back through the 25mm wooden round. Make an overhand knot to secure the bead and ribbon in place.