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Forest Frost Necklace

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Forest Frost Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

The bead embroidered focal of this necklace tells the story of a winter wonderland. CzechMates triangle beads and Swarovski Lochrose crystal sequins create a forested look around an edelweiss flatback, which looks like an icy pond. Wintery green and cranberry red seed beads from an Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend create the perfect color palette for this frosty display. Learn how to make this necklace and add Forest Frost to your style.

Step one:
Glue the Swarovski 14mm edelweiss flatback in Crystal AB onto a piece of The BeadSmith 4.25x5.5-inch white bead backing. Allow to dry. Frame the flatback with Miyuki 15/0 round seed beads in silver-lined gold using the two-seed-bead backstitch.

Step two:
Position a CzechMates glass 6mm metallic light green suede two-hole triangle bead between two points of the edelweiss flower, just above the gold Miyuki seed beads. Bring your needle through the first stringing hole of the triangle. Add a gold seed bead to the thread, then bring your needle back down through the stringing hole and through the bead backing. Come up through the next stringing hole in the triangle, add a gold bead and then go back down through the stringing hole and the bead backing. Repeat this step so that there is a triangle between all of the petals (a total of six triangle beads).

Step three:
Bring your needle up through the bead backing between two of the triangles, just above a point of a petal on the edelweiss flower. Add a Swarovski 4mm XIRIUS Lochrose crystal sequin in Crystal Iridescent Green to the thread, followed by a red seed bead from the Artbeads Cranberry Bog Designer Blend. Bring your needle back down through the sequin and bead backing. Repeat this step at each point of the flower, for a total of six sequins.

Step four:
Frame the top of each triangle bead with pale green seed beads from the Designer Seed Bead Blend using the two-seed-bead backstitch. Frame the top of each crystal sequin with the greenish-yellow seed beads from the blend using the two-seed-bead backstitch.

Step five:
Trim your bead backing. Cut a piece of Lillypilly Designs 4x8.5-inch plain sand Ultrasuede to the same size, and attach it to the bead backing. You can achieve this by finishing the edges of your embroidered piece with pale green seed beads from the Designer Blend using the brick stitch technique. Glue it to the top of the Kabela Design antique silver-plated brass Andrea embellishment using 5-minute two-part epoxy and allow to dry.

Step six:
Create a tubular herringbone stitch rope approximately two inches long using the Cranberry Bog Designer Blend. Bring the JBB antique sterling silver flower and leaves pinch bail over the middle, and then attach your bead embroidered focal to the pinch bail by squeezing it shut around one of the cut-outs on the Kabela embellishment. Use chain nose pliers to pinch the bail shut tight around the embellishment. The two prongs of the bail should be crossing each other.

Step seven:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately six inches long. Thread the tubular herringbone rope onto the wire. Add a sterling silver heart cut out end cap to each end so that they come over the ends of the seed bead rope. Then, add a Swarovski 6mm XILION bicone in Crystal Paradise Shine and a red seed bead from the Designer Blend to each end of the wire.

Step eight:
Cut a length of the antique silver-plated textured oval link chain approximately 8 1/2 inches long. Add a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube to your jewelry wire and bring the end of the through the link on the end of the chain and back through your crimp tube. Pull the wire through so that it forms a tight loop around the chain. Crimp the crimp tube in place. Repeat this step for the other end of the jewelry wire. Attach half of the antique silver-plated brass sun design magnetic clasp to each end of the necklace using a 5mm 18 gauge antique silver-plated open jump ring. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see our Handy Tip Video.
Approximate Size: 24 Inches
Estimated Time: 5 Hours
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
ZambaPro Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Ivory (STRNG-0102)
The BeadSmith Crystal Fireline - 50 Yards (4LB Test) (FL04CR50)
5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges (EPOXY-5)
The BeadSmith 12 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack (NEED-11)
Large Loop Scissors (TOOL-123)
Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Flat Nose Pliers (TOOL-107)
German Side Cutter (TOOL-503)
List of Components:
Artbeads Cranberry Bog Designer Blend, 11/0 Miyuki Delica Seed Beads (ADB0288, qty 1)
Swarovski 2753 14mm Edelweiss Flatback Crystal AB (2753-CAB14, qty 1)
Miyuki 15/0 Round Seed Beads - Silver-Lined Gold 22g Vial (MR15-0003, qty 1)
CzechMates Glass 6mm Metallic Light Green Suede Two-Hole Triangle Bead Pack (50pc Pack) (BEADS-0166, qty 1)
Swarovski 3188 4mm XIRIUS Lochrose Crystal Sequin Crystal Iridescent Green (3188-CIG4, qty 6)
Sterling Silver Heart Cut Out End Cap (FIND-0667, qty 2)
JBB Antique Sterling Silver Flower and Leaves Pinch bail (SSA-BAIL12, qty 1)
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Crystal Paradise Shine (5328-CPS6, qty 2)
Kabela Design Antique Silver-Plated Brass Andrea Embellishment (EMBMT-0622, qty 1)
Antique Silver-Plated Textured Oval Link Chain (SPACH15, qty 2)
Antique Silver-Plated Brass Sun Design Magnetic Clasp (CLASP-0123, qty 1)
5mm Antique Silver-Plated Open Jump Ring - 18 Gauge (FIND-0463, qty 2)
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
The BeadSmith 4.25x5.5-Inch White Bead Backing (EMB-0022, qty 1)
Lillypilly Designs 4x8.5-inch Plain Sand Ultrasuede Sheet (EMBMT-0636, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Artbeads Starry Sky Designer Blend, 11/0 Miyuki Delica Seed Beads (ADB0299)
CzechMates Glass 6mm Metallic Blue Suede Two-Hole Triangle Bead Pack (50pc Pack) (BEADS-0172)
JBB Antique Sterling Silver Four Petal Flower Pinch Bail (SSA-BAIL14)
Antique Silver-Plated Brass Small Viking Knitting End cap with Wave Design (FIND-0202)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Artbeads Cranberry Bog Designer Blend, 11/0 Miyuki Delica Seed Beads
Code: ADB0288
Sale Price: $11.04
Price: $12.99
Qty>
Swarovski 2753 14mm Edelweiss Flatback Crystal AB
Code: 2753-CAB14
Diameter 14mm 
1-45-910+
$3.58 $2.79$3.38 $2.63$3.20 $2.49
Qty>
Miyuki 15/0 Round Seed Beads - Silver-Lined Gold 22g Vial
Code: MR15-0003
Volume Approx. 22 gram 
Sale Price: $4.07
Price: $4.53
Qty>
CzechMates Glass 6mm Metallic Light Green Suede Two-Hole Triangle Bead Pack (50pc Pack)
Code: BEADS-0166
Volume 50pc Pack, Hole Size .81mm/20 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.68 $2.30$2.53 $2.17$2.38 $2.04
Qty>
Swarovski 3188 4mm XIRIUS Lochrose Crystal Sequin Crystal Iridescent Green
Code: 3188-CIG4
Diameter 4mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.22 $0.19$0.20 $0.17$0.19 $0.16
Qty>
B&B Benbassat Sterling Silver Heart Cut Out End Cap
Code: FIND-0667
Length 7.5mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-34-78+
$4.89 $3.76$4.62 $3.55$4.37 $3.36
Qty>
JBB Antique Sterling Silver Flower and Leaves Pinch bail
Code: SSA-BAIL12
Height 18mm, Width 8mm 
1-34-78+
$4.96 $3.96$4.69 $3.75$4.44 $3.55
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Crystal Paradise Shine
Code: 5328-CPS6
Diameter 6mm, Length 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.28 $0.25$0.26 $0.23$0.24 $0.21
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Silver-Plated Brass Andrea Embellishment
Code: EMBMT-0622
Diameter 37mm, Opening Diameter 17.5mm 
1-23-56+
$8.57 $7.37$8.14 $7.00$7.73 $6.64
Qty>
Antique Silver-Plated Textured Oval Link Chain by the Foot
Code: SPACH15
Link 9mm x 6mm, Gauge 20 
1-56-1112+
$2.61 $2.24$2.46 $2.11$2.31 $1.98
Qty>
B&B Benbassat Antique Silver-Plated Brass Sun Design Magnetic Clasp
Code: CLASP-0123
Length with Bail/Loop 24mm, Width 14.5mm, Hole Size 2mm 
1-23-56+
$15.08 $12.96$14.32 $12.31$13.59 $11.68
Qty>
5mm Antique Silver-Plated Open Jump Ring - 18 Gauge
Code: FIND-0463
Diameter 5mm, Opening Diameter 3mm, Wire Gauge 1mm/18 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.16 $0.14$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12
Qty>
The Beadsmith 4.25 x 5.5-Inch White Bead Backing
Code: EMB-0022
Length 5.5 Inch, Width 4.25 Inch 
1-78-1516+
$2.13 $1.57$2.01 $1.48$1.89 $1.39
Qty>
Lillypilly Designs 4 x 8.5-Inch Plain Sand Ultrasuede Sheet
Code: EMBMT-0636
Length 8.5 Inch, Width 4 Inch 
1-34-78+
$5.17 $4.54$4.90 $4.31$4.64 $4.08
Qty>

Alternate Components

Artbeads Starry Sky Designer Blend, 11/0 Miyuki Delica Seed Beads
Code: ADB0299
Sale Price: $9.47
Price: $11.99
Qty>
CzechMates Glass 6mm Metallic Blue Suede Two-Hole Triangle Bead Pack (50pc Pack)
Code: BEADS-0172
Volume 50pc Pack, Hole Size .81mm/20 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.68 $2.22$2.53 $2.09$2.38 $1.97
Qty>
JBB Antique Sterling Silver Four Petal Flower Pinch Bail
Code: SSA-BAIL14
Height 16.5mm, Width 10.5mm 
1-45-910+
$3.79 $3.03$3.58 $2.86$3.38 $2.70
Qty>
B&B Benbassat Antique Silver-Plated Brass Small Viking Knitting Endcap with Wave Design
Code: FIND-0202
Length 8-8.5mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 2.05mm/12 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.51 $1.93$2.37 $1.82$2.24 $1.72
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $11.69
Price: $12.99
Qty>
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Ivory
Code: STRNG-0102
Length Approx. 55 yds 
1-34-78+
$4.49 $3.99$4.17 $3.71$3.79 $3.37
Qty>
The Beadsmith Crystal FireLine - 50 Yards (4LB Test)
Code: FL04CR50
Diameter .006 inches, 50 yards 
Sale Price: $8.36
Price: $9.29
Qty>
5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 30ml Dual Cartridges
Code: EPOXY-5
28ml 
Sale Price: $5.73
Price: $6.99
Qty>
The Beadsmith 12 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack
Code: NEED-11
Length 1 inch, Size 12 
1-56-1112+
$2.45 $2.08$2.32 $1.97$2.18 $1.85
Qty>
Large Loop Scissors
Code: TOOL-123
Length 4-inches 
Sale Price: $4.62
Price: $5.50
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.31
Price: $13.99
Qty>
Flat Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-107
Sale Price: $6.82
Price: $7.67
Qty>
German Side Cutter
Code: TOOL-503
4.5 Inches 
Sale Price: $24.29
Price: $26.99
Qty>



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