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Foxtrot Necklace

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Foxtrot Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

With a swish of movement and a pop of peachy color, this necklace will swing into your style effortlessly. The seed bead bib jazzes up the long, simple black chain and begs to be worn for a night out dancing. You may not know every step of the foxtrot, but we're here to show you every step that goes into making this necklace!

Step one:
Cut a length of 3.5mm matte black-plated rolo chain approximately 2 inches long. This chain will have 21 links. We will call it Chain Row 1. Add a TOHO 6/0 bead round in opaque shiny jet black to a TierraCast 2-inch 20 gauge black finish pewter head pin. Add three TOHO 6/0 bead rounds in gilt-lined peach to the head pin, as well. Attach the head pin to the first link in Chain Row 1 by creating a simple loop. For help with simple loops, please see our Handy Tip.

Step two:
Add a black TOHO to a head pin, followed by a peach TOHO, a black TOHO and a peach TOHO. Attach this dangle to the right of the last one by making a simple loop. Add a black TOHO to a head pin, followed by three peach TOHOs. Add this dangle to the right of the last one. Repeat this bead pattern for the next dangle. Add a black TOHO and four peach TOHOs to a head pin and add it to the right of the last dangle. Add one black TOHO to a head pin, followed by two TOHO 6/0 bead rounds in gilt-lined sunset orange, one peach TOHO, one black TOHO and one peach TOHO. Attach this dangle to the right of the last one. It should be in the center of your chain. Make a mirror image of this pattern on the other side of the center dangle.

Step three:
Cut the head off of 22 head pins and set them aside. You will be using them as eye pins for the rest of the dangles. Cut another two-inch length of chain and place it above Chain Row 1. We will call this Chain Row 2. You should have a 32-inch length of chain left. Find the center 21 links of this chain and place them directly above Chain Row 2. This will be called Chain Row 3.

Step four:
Add nine peach TOHOs to an eye pin. Attach the bottom end to Chain Row 1 by creating a simple loop. Attach the top to Chain Row 2. Add eight peach TOHOs and one black TOHO to an eye pin. Attach the bottom to Chain Row 2 and the top to Chain Row 3. Add two peach TOHOs, one black TOHO, two peach TOHOs, one black TOHO, two peach TOHOs and one sunset orange TOHO to an eye pin. Attach it between Chain Row 1 and Chain row 2, to the right of the first dangle. Add seven sunset orange TOHOs and two black TOHOs to an eye pin and attach it between Chain Row 2 and Chain Row 3, above the last dangle added.

Step five:
Add nine peach TOHOs to an eye pin and attach it between Chain Row 1 and Chain Row 2. Add eight peach TOHOs and one black TOHO to an eye pin and attach it between Chain Row 2 and Chain Row 3. Repeat this pattern for the next set of dangles added between chain rows.

Step six:
Add one peach TOHO, one black TOHO, two peach TOHOs, one black TOHO, two peach TOHOs, one black TOHO and one peach TOHO to an eye pin and attach it between Chain Row 1 and Chain Row 2. Add six peach TOHOs, one black TOHO, one peach TOHO and one black TOHO to an eye pin and attach it between Chain Row 2 and Chain Row 3.

Step seven:
Add one black TOHO, one sunset orange TOHO, one peach TOHO, one black TOHO, one sunset orange TOHO, one peach TOHO, one black TOHO and two sunset orange TOHOs to an eye pin and attach it between Chain Row 1 and Chain Row 2. Add five sunset orange TOHOs, one black TOHO, two sunset orange TOHOs and one black TOHO to an eye pin and attach it between Chain Row 2 and Chain Row 3. These should be in the center of your seed bead bib. Make a mirror image of the bib pattern on the other side of the center dangles, using the techniques laid out in these steps.

Step eight:
Use a TierraCast medium oval black finish pewter open jump ring to connect the ends of your necklace. If you need help opening and closing jump rings, please see our Handy Tip Video.
Approximate Size: 32 1/2 Inches
Estimated Time: Three Hours
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
German Ergonomic Side cutters (TOOL-507)
German Ergonomic Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-506)
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-504)
List of Components:
3.5mm Matte Black-Plated Rolo Chain by the Foot (BTF-0538, qty 3)
TOHO Bead Round 6/0 Gilt-Lined Peach 8g Bag (TBRD6-2111, qty 1)
TOHO Bead Round 6/0 Gilt-Lined Sunset Orange 8g Bag (TBRD6-2112, qty 1)
TOHO Bead Round 6/0 Opaque Shiny Jet Black 8g Bag (TBRD6-49, qty 1)
TierraCast 2-Inch 20 Gauge Black Finish Pewter Head Pin (BKO-0028, qty 33)
TierraCast Medium Oval Black Finish Pewter Open Jump Ring (BKO-0018, qty 1)



Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Gunmetal-Plated Rollo Chain (BGMCH24)
Silver-Plated Rollo Chain (SPCH35)
TOHO Bead Round 6/0 Gilt-Lined Light Peridot Opal (TBRD6-2118)
TOHO Bead Round 6/0 Gilt-Lined Dark Mint Opal (TBRD6-2119)
TOHO Bead Round 6/0 Metallic Hematite 8g Bag (TBRD6-81)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

3.5mm Matte Black-Plated Rolo Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0538
Link 3.5mm, Wire Gauge 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.69$2.49$2.30
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 6/0 Gilt-Lined Peach 8g Bag
Code: TBRD6-2111
Size 6/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.45$1.33$1.22
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 6/0 Gilt-Lined Sunset Orange 8g Bag
Code: TBRD6-2112
Size 6/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.45$1.33$1.22
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 6/0 Opaque Shiny Jet Black 8g Bag
Code: TBRD6-49
Size 6/0, 8g bag 
1-1112-2324+
$1.07$0.98$0.90
Qty>
TierraCast 2-Inch 20 Gauge Black Finish Pewter Head Pin
Code: BKO-0028
Length 2 inches, Gauge 20 
1-5960-119120+
$0.12$0.11$0.10
Qty>
TierraCast Medium Oval Black Finish Pewter Open Jump Ring
Code: BKO-0018
Length 6mm, Width 5mm, Gauge 19 
1-99100-199200+
$0.06$0.05$0.04
Qty>

Alternate Components

Gunmetal-Plated Rollo Chain
Code: BGMCH24
Link 3.5mm x 3.5mm, Gauge 16 
1-78-1516+
$2.25$2.08$1.92
Qty>
Silver-Plated Rollo Chain
Code: SPCH35
Link 3.5mm x 3.5mm, Gauge 16 
1-78-1516+
$2.25$2.08$1.92
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 6/0 Gilt-Lined Light Peridot Opal
Code: TBRD6-2118
Size 6/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.45$1.33$1.22
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 6/0 Gilt-Lined Dark Mint Opal
Code: TBRD6-2119
Size 6/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.45$1.33$1.22
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 6/0 Metallic Hematite 8g Bag
Code: TBRD6-81
Size 6/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.26$1.16$1.07
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

German Ergonomic Side cutters
Code: TOOL-507
4 3/4 inches 
Price: $31.91
Qty>
German Ergonomic Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-506
4 3/4 inches 
Price: $25.17
Qty>
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-504
4 3/4 inches 
Price: $25.17
Qty>



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