Nefertiti Necklace
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Nefertiti Necklace

Show off your love for eye-catching jewelry with this bold necklace made out of Bead Gallery® and Beadalon® materials.

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Bead Gallery® Barrels, 6x6mm – Gold (8)
  • Bead Gallery® Square Spacers, 5x5mm – Gold (44)
  • Bead Gallery® Faceted Oval Link, 24x14mm – Blue
  • Bead Gallery® Dyed Howlite Rounds (60)
  • Bead Gallery® Dyed Howlite Rondelles, 3x6mm – Turquoise (30)
  • Bead Gallery® Dyed Howlite Faceted Rounds, 8mm – Turquoise
  • Bead Gallery® Rounds, 4mm – Gold (48)
  • Bead Gallery® Faceted Glass Rondelles,14x10mm – Dark Blue (2)
  • Bead Gallery® Cut Glass Rectangles, 15x10mm – Light Blue (2) and Turquoise (2)
  • Bead Gallery® Faceted Glass Rounds, 6mm – Dark Blue (2) and Light Blue (11)
  • Bead Gallery® Faceted Glass Cubes, 5mm – Turquoise (6) and Blue (6)
  • Beadalon® Flexible Beading Wire, .018" – Satin Gold (8")
  • Beadalon® Crimp Tubes, #2 – Gold (2)
  • Eye Pins, 2" – Gold (75)
  • Ball Pins, 2" – Gold (2)
  • Jump Rings, 6mm – Gold (25)
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Chain Nose Pliers (2)
  • Wire Cutters
  • Crimping Tool
  • Bead Stopper
 

Project Instructions

Step 1 Place the bead stopper at the end of the piece of flexible beading wire.

Step 2 String 15 4mm turquoise dyed howlite rounds, one square gold spacer, one turquoise dyed faceted round, one square gold spacer, and 15 4mm turquoise dyed howlite rounds.

Step 3 Bring both ends of the wire together as one and remove the bead stopper. Onto both wires, string one turquoise dyed howlite rondelle, one gold barrel, one turquoise dyed howlite rondelle and a crimp tube.

Step 4 Pass both wires through a jump ring and back through the crimp tube, pulling to remove any slack in the wires. Crimp or flatten the tube and trim excess wire.

Step 5
Cut the eye off of one eye pin. Make a 90-degree bend in the wire 1/8" from the end of the wire. Pass the wire from top to bottom through the turquoise dyed howlite rondelle, gold barrel, and second rondelle so that it emerges in the center of the teardrop.

Step 6 Make a simple loop, ensuring that it is large enough to accommodate the blue faceted oval link’s loop.

Step 7 Open the simple loop and slide the blue faceted oval link onto it.

Step 8 Slide one turquoise dyed howlite rondelle onto the ball pin. Make a simple loop. Attach the dangle to the bottom loop of the blue faceted oval link. Set pendant aside.

Step 9 Make the following links:

a. One 4mm gold round, one 3x6mm turquoise rondelle, one 5x5mm gold square spacer, one 14x10mm dark blue faceted rondelle, one 5x5mm gold square spacer, one 3x6mm turquoise rondelle, one 4mm gold round (2)

b. One 4mm gold round, one 5x5mm gold square spacer, one 15x10mm light blue cut glass rectangle, one 5x5mm gold square spacer, one 4mm gold round(2)

c. One 4mm gold round, one 3x6mm turquoise rondelle, one 5x5mm gold square spacer, one 6mm dark blue faceted round, one 5x5mm gold square spacer, one 3x6mm turquoise rondelle, one 4mm gold round (2)

d. One 4mm gold round, one 5x5mm gold square spacer, one 15x10mm turquoise cut glass rectangle, one 5x5mm gold square spacer, one 4mm gold round (2)

e. One 4mm gold round, one 3x6mm turquoise rondelle, one 6x6mm gold barrel, one 3x6mm turquoise rondelle, one 4mm gold round (4)

f. One 4mm gold round, one 5x5mm gold square spacer, one 5x5 turquoise faceted cube, one 5x5mm gold square spacer, one 4mm gold round (4)

g. One 4mm gold round, one 5x5mm gold square spacer, one 5x5 blue faceted cube, one 5x5mm gold square spacer, one 4mm gold round (4)

h. One 4mm gold round, one 3x6mm turquoise rondelle, one 5x5mm gold square spacer, one 5x5mm turquoise faceted cube, one 5x5mm gold square spacer, one 3x6mm turquoise rondelle, one 4mm gold round (2)

i. One 6x6 light blue faceted round (11)

Step 10 Assemble the i links to make an 11 link chain.

Step 11 Attach the following links to the pendant using jump rings between the links: a, b, c, d, e, f, g, e, h, g, e, f, g.

Step 12 Repeat, attaching second length of links to the jump ring of the pendant.

Step 13 Attach the chain of i links to the end of each length of links.

Tips

Make the loop on the eye pin larger than you normally would to accommodate the depth of the link so that the blue faceted oval link hangs freely. Otherwise, it might not hang straight.