Ebb and Flow Necklace Instructions Designed by Cheri Carlson
Add the sophistication of soutache to your style with this lovely necklace. The unique rayon braid is featured in the focal of this necklace. Silver and gray mingle with soothing tones of coral to create a piece full of easy elegance. You can add this necklace to your wardrobe for an instant hint of art deco appeal!
Step one: Refer to the Soutache Basics Part One Handy Tip to start creating your focal piece. You will start with The BeadSmith soutache ornamental rayon braid in metallic antique silver with The BeadSmith soutache ornamental rayon braid in saffron orange and The BeadSmith soutache ornamental rayon braid in smog gray stacked on top of it. These layers will be shaped around the Swarovski 12mm round pearl large hole in Coral. The ends of the soutache layers will come down around a Swarovski 6mm faceted round in Crystal Silver Night on each side.
Step two: Continue on to the Soutache Basics Part Two Handy Tip to finish your focal. This time you will start with the smog gray soutache with the saffron orange soutache and the metallic antique silver soutache stacked on top of it. Shape these layers on top of the first part of your focal, around ten Swarovski 4mm round pearls in Light Grey. Use a 6mm silver-plated closed jump ring at the top of your focal. Sew a 925/10 silver-filled 4mm 22 gauge closed jump ring to the back of the focal on the bottom. Add a backing using the 4.25x5.5-inch black bead backing from The BeadSmith.
Step three: Cut a length of silver-filled wire approximately 2 inches long. Add a Nunn Design antique silver-plated pewter faceted teardrop bead to the end by creating a wrap. Thread on a Light Grey 4mm round pearl and then attach the dangle to the jump ring sewn on to the bottom of the focal by creating a wrapped loop. For help making wrapped loops, see our Handy Tip.
Step four: Fold a 32-inch strand of the hand-dyed 50 shades of gray light to dark gray with metallic edges silk ribbon in half. Measure approximately 2 inches from the center on each side and cut. This will give you a 4-inch piece of ribbon and two longer strands. String the short length of ribbon through the jump ring at the top of the focal. Finish the ends of this ribbon with two JBB silver-plated pewter fancy crimp end caps with loop. For help working with end caps, please see our Handy Tip. Add an end cap to the cut end of each of the long lengths of ribbon, as well.
Step five: Cut a piece of wire approximately 3 inches. Attach it to the end cap on one end of the short length of ribbon by creating a wrapped loop. Thread on a Light Grey 4mm round pearl, followed by a Crystal Silver Night 6mm faceted round, a Nunn Design antique silver-plated pewter faceted roundel bead, a Swarovski 8mm round pearl in Coral, another silver-plated pewter roundel bead, a Crystal Silver Night 6mm faceted round and a Light Grey 4mm round pearl. Attach the end of this beaded link to the end cap on one of the long lengths of ribbon by creating a wrapped loop. Repeat this step for the other side of the necklace.
Tools & Supplies: The BeadSmith 12 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack (NEED-05) Nymo D Bobbin Black (NYD-BLK) Nymo D Bobbin Grey (NYD-GRY) 925/10 Silver-Filled Wire Round 22 Gauge Half Hard - Approx. 1 troy oz (36ft) (STRNG-0008) GS Hypo Fabric Cement (GS-HYPO-F) Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106) Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131) Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108) Nylon Jaw Pliers (TOOL-105) Large Loop Scissors (TOOL-123)
List of Components: The BeadSmith Soutache Ornamental Rayon Braid 3 yd - Metallic Antique Silver (EMB-0050, qty 1) The BeadSmith Soutache Ornamental Rayon Braid 3 yd - Smog Gray (EMB-0027, qty 1) The BeadSmith Soutache Ornamental Rayon Braid 3 yd - Saffron Orange (EMB-0052, qty 1) Swarovski 5811 12mm Round Pearl Large Hole Coral (5811-COR12, qty 1) Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal Silver Night (5000-CSN6, qty 6) Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Light Grey (5810-LTGRY4, qty 15) 6mm Silver-Plated Closed Jump Ring (SP-CJR06, qty 1) 925/10 Silver-Filled 4mm Closed Jump Ring, 22 Gauge (FIND-0965, qty 1) The BeadSmith 4.25x5.5-Inch Black Bead Backing (EMB-0016, qty 1) Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Faceted Teardrop Bead (BEAD-2007, qty 1) Hand-Dyed 50 Shades of Gray Light to Dark Gray with Metallic Edges Silk Ribbon (STRNG-0069, qty 1) JBB Silver-Plated Pewter Fancy Crimp End Cap with Loop (PS-CREND002, qty 4) Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Faceted Roundel Bead (BEAD-2003, qty 4) Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Coral (5810-COR8, qty 2)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: The BeadSmith Soutache Ornamental Rayon Braid 3 yd - Celery Green (EMB-0037) The BeadSmith Soutache Ornamental Rayon Braid 3 yd - Navy Blue (EMB-0032) The BeadSmith Soutache Ornamental Rayon Braid 3 yd - Beaver Brown (EMB-0026) Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Petrol (5810-PET12) Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Light Green (5810-GRLT4) Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Mocca (5000-MOC6) Swarovski 6026 13mm Cabochette Pendant Crystal Bronze Shade (6026-CBS13)