Picante Necklace
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Picante Necklace

Spice up your look with colorful beads!

Designed by Molly Schaller.

Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Metal Cubes, 4mm – Silver-plated (12)
  • Daisy Spacers, 6mm – Silver-plated (37)
  • Rounds, 3mm – Turquoise-dyed Howlite (62)
  • Rondelles, 3x4mm – Multi-color (245)
  • Rounds, 10mm – Light Multi-color (10)
  • Rounds, 12mm – Light Multi-color (10)
  • Rounds, 14mm – Light Multi-color (8)
  • Antique Carved Loops, 6mm – Silver-plated (17)
  • Rectangle Turquoise Rounds, 10mm – Multi-color (8)
  • Rectangle Turquoise Rounds, 12mm – Multi-color (10)
  • Rectangle Turquoise Rounds, 16mm – Multi-color (8)
  • 4-strand Clasp, 20mm – Bali Spotted
  • Beadalon® Crimp Tubes, #2 – Silver (8)
  • Beadalon® 49-strand Flexible Beading Wire, .018" (90")
  • Wire Cutters
  • Crimping Pliers
  • Bead Stoppers
 

Project Instructions

Step 1 Cut the beading wire into the following lengths: two 24" pieces, one 20" and one 24".

Step 2 String one crimp tube onto the 20" piece of beading wire. Pass the wire through the second loop of Bali 4-strand clasp and back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube.

Step 3 String one 4mm silver plated metal cube and one 10mm light multi-color Howlite round. Repeat this step four more times.

Step 4 String one 6mm silver-plated antique carved loop and one 12mm light multi-color Howlite round. Repeat four more times.

Step 5 String one 6mm silver-plated antique carved loop and one 14mm light multi-color Howlite round. Repeat seven more times.

Step 6 Repeat Step 4. String one 6mm silver-plated antique carved loop.

Step 7 String one 10mm light multi-color Howlite round and one 4mm silver-plated metal cube. Repeat four more times.

Step 8 String one crimp tube. Pass the wire through the corresponding loop of the second half of the clasp and back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube and trim excess wire.

Step 9 String one crimp tube onto the 22" piece of beading wire. Pass the wire through the third loop of Bali four-strand clasp and back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube.

Step 10 String one 4mm silver-plated metal cube.

Step 11 String one silver-plated daisy spacer and one 10mm multi-color rectangle turquoise round. Repeat this step seven more times.

Step 12 String one daisy spacer and one 12mm multi-color rectangle turquoise round. Repeat five more times.

Step 13 String one daisy spacer and one 16mm multi-color rectangle turquoise round. Repeat seven more times.

Step 14 Repeat Step 12, then repeat Step 11.

Step 15 String one daisy spacer, one 4mm silver-plated metal cube, and one crimp tube. Pass the wire through the corresponding loop of the second half of the clasp and back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube and trim excess wire.

Step 16 String one crimp tube onto the 24" piece of beading wire. Pass the wire through the outer loop of Bali 4-strand clasp and back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube.

Step 17 String (62) 3mm turquoise dyed Howlite rounds. Place a bead stopper on the end of the wire.

Step 18 String one crimp tube onto the second 24" piece of beading wire. Pass the wire through the inner loop of Bali 4-strand clasp and back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube.

Step 19 String (245) 3x4mm multi-color Howlite rondelles (or an amount that gives you a length equivalent to the 3mm turquoise dyed Howlite strand). Place a bead stopper on the end of the wire.

Step 20 Weave the two 24" strands over and under the two strands you have already finished so that they each end at the corresponding loop of the clasp.

Step 21 String one crimp tube on the 3mm turquoise dyed Howlite strand. Pass the wire through the outer loop of Bali four-strand clasp and back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube.

Step 22 String one crimp tube on the 3x4mm multi-color Howlite rondelle strand. Pass the wire through the inner loop of Bali four-strand clasp and back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube.