Persimmon Necklace
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Persimmon Necklace

Designed by Molly Schaller for Bead Gallery®.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • AB Faceted Rondelles, 3x4mm – Ocean Green (30)
  • Dyed Agate Rounds, 10mm – Pink (29)
  • Glass Rhinestone Slider, 12mm – Pink
  • Rounds, 8mm – Quartzite Dyed (30)
  • Glass Rhinestone Slider, 12mm – Aqua
  • Dyed Faceted Agate Rounds, 14mm -- Amethyst
  • Dyed Agate Ovals, 40x30mm – Amethyst (6)
  • Dyed Agate Faceted Ovals, 26x40 – Sapphire (3)
  • Dyed Agate Rounds, 10mm – Pink (2)
  • Dyed Agate Rounds, 14mm – Pink (2)
  • Flexible Beading 49-strand Wire – Satin Gold (77")
  • E Beads – Gold (69)
  • Seed Beads, 11/0 – Gold (122)
  • Crimp Tubes – Gold-tone (10)
  • Eye Pins – Brass (2)
  • Beadalon® Ball Pins – Gold-tone (21)
  • Head Pins – Gold-tone (21)
  • Lobster Clasp – Gold-tone
  • Jump Rings, 6mm – Gold-tone (2)
  • Chain – Gold-tone (28")
  • Wire Cutters
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Chain Nose Pliers
 

Project Instructions

Slide 13 E beads onto an eye pin. Make a simple loop, leaving a little bit of extra room to add the strands. Repeat to make a second eye pin.

Cut the beading wire into the following lengths: 12", 14", 15", 17", and 19".

Onto the 12" strand string one crimp tube. Pass the wire between the first and second E bead on an eye pin, then pass the wire back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube.

String one 11/0 gold seed bead and 1 3x4mm Ocean Green AB faceted rondelle. Repeat 59 more times. String one 11/0 gold seed bead and one crimp tube.

Pass the wire between the 12th and 13th E bead on the second eye pin and back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube and trim excess wire.

Onto the 14" strand string one crimp tube. Pass the wire between the 4th and 5th E bead the first eye pin, then pass the wire back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube.

String one 11/0 gold seed bead and one 10mm dyed pink agate round. Repeat eight more times. String one 11/0 gold seed bead, one pink glass rhinestone slider, and one 11/0 gold seed bead.

String one 10mm dyed pink agate round and 11/0 gold seed bead. Repeat 17 more times.

String one crimp tube.

Pass the wire between the 9th and 10th E bead on the second eye pin and back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube and trim excess wire.

Onto the 15" strand string one crimp tube. Pass the wire between the 6th and 7th E bead the first eye pin, then pass the wire back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube.

String one E bead and one 8mm quartzite dyed round. Repeat 12 more times.

String one E bead, one aqua glass rhinestone slider, and one E bead.

String one 8mm quartzite dyed round and one E bead. Repeat 16 more times.

String one crimp tube.

Pass the wire between the 7th and 8th E bead on the second eye pin and back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube and trim excess wire.

Onto the one 7" strand, string one crimp tube. Pass the wire between the 9th and 10th E bead on the first eye pin, then pass the wire back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube.

String one 11/0 gold seed bead and one 14mm amethyst dyed faceted agate round. Repeat 29 more times. String one 11/0 gold seed bead and one crimp tube.

Pass the wire between the 4th and 5th E bead on the second eye pin and back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube and trim excess wire.

Onto the 19" strand string one crimp tube. Pass the wire between the 12th and 13th E bead on the first eye pin, then pass the wire back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube.

String one 1/0 gold seed bead, one 10mm pink dyed agate round, one E bead, one 14mm pink dyed agate round, one E bead, one amethyst dyed agate oval, one E bead, one amethyst dyed agate oval, one E bead, one sapphire dyed agate faceted oval, one E bead, one amethyst dyed agate oval, one E bead, one sapphire dyed agate faceted oval, one E bead, one amethyst dyed agate oval, one E bead, one sapphire dyed agate faceted oval, one E bead, one amethyst dyed agate oval, one E bead, one amethyst dyed agate oval, one E bead, one 14mm pink dyed agate round, one E bead, and one 10mm pink dyed agate round.

String one 11/0 gold seed bead and one crimp tube.

Pass the wire between the first and second E beads on the second eye pin and back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube and trim excess wire.

Cut the chain into two 6" pieces and two 8" pieces. Open the outer loop of the eye pins and attach the ends of the 8" chain there. Open the inner loops of the eye pins and attach the ends of the 6" chain there.

Find the center link of each of the shorter and longer chains on one side of the necklace. Pass a jump ring through these links and close the jump ring.

Repeat for opposite side of necklace, adding a gold-tone lobster clasp to the jump ring before closing it.