Mayan Breastplate Necklace
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Mayan Breastplate Necklace

Earth-tone beads and stones add elements of nature to this multi-layered necklace.

Designed by Molly Schaller

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Rounds (46), 4mm – Silver
  • Ceramic Rounds (30), 6mm – Blue
  • Faceted Opaque Green Rondelles (10), 6x8mm – Green
  • Spacers (22), 6mm – Daisy
  • Wire Swirl Bead Caps (20), 8mm
  • Bali Spacers (2), 8mm
  • Fire Agate Round, 14mm
  • Bali Round, 15mm – Polka Dot
  • Bali Lentil, 20mm – Spotted
  • Painted Oval, 20x30mm – Carnelian
  • Shell Ovals (17) – Amber
  • Bali Rope Spacers (2), 6mm
  • Ceramic Rounds (48), 6mm – Orange
  • Bali Double Spacers (20), 6x4mm – Daisy
  • Bali Tubes (3), 10x5mm
  • Beadalon® 49-strand .018" Flexible Beading Wire, 60"
  • Slice Pendant, Large – Aqua
  • Smooth Toggle, Large
  • #4 Beadalon® Crimp Tubes (2) – Silver
  • Wire Cutters
  • Chain Nose Pliers
  • Bead Stoppers
 

Project Instructions

Cut the beading wire into three 20" pieces.

Holding all three wires as one, pass all three beading wires through a crimp tube and the loop of the toggle clasp. Pass the wires back through the crimp tube, flatten and trim excess tails.  

Onto one of the wires string one silver round, one daisy spacer, three blue ceramic rounds, one daisy spacer, one silver round, one wire swirl bead cap, one faceted opaque green rondelle and one wire swirl bead cap.  

Repeat Step 3, three more times.  

String one silver round, one daisy spacer, one Bali spacer, one fire agate round, one Bali spacer, one daisy spacer, one silver round, one wire swirl bead cap, one faceted opaque green rondelle and one wire swirl bead cap.  

Repeat Step 3, five more times.  

String one silver round, one daisy spacer, three blue ceramic rounds, one daisy spacer, one silver round and the bead stopper.  

Onto the second wire string one silver round and one amber shell oval.  

Repeat Step 8, eight times.  

String one silver round, one Bali spotted lentil, one silver round, one Bali rope spacer, the pendant, one Bali rope spacer, one silver round, one painted carnelian oval, one silver round and one Bali polka dot round.  

Repeat Step 8, eight more times. String one silver round and place the end of the wire in the bead stopper with previous strand.  

Onto the third wire string one silver round, two orange ceramic rounds and one double daisy spacer.  

String three orange ceramic rounds and one double daisy spacer. Repeat 3, more times.  

String one Bali tube and one double daisy spacer.  

Repeat Steps 13 and 14, two more times.  

Repeat Step 13.  

String two orange ceramic rounds and a silver round.  

Remove the bead stopper. Holding all three strands as one, pass the strands through a crimp tube and the loop of the second half of the toggle clasp. Pass back through the crimp, three remove slack and flatten the crimp tube. Trim excess wire tails.

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