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The Golden Bloom Necklace

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The Golden Bloom Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

A blossom of green and gold takes center stage in this breathtaking design. The beautiful golden Miyuki seed beads complement the gold sheen of the Iridescent Green Swarovski pearls perfectly. You'll love the fun bead embroidery techniques used to dress up the focal!

Step one:
Glue the brass scalloped star embellishment onto a piece of Lillypilly Designs 4x8.5-inch plain brownstone Ulstrasuede. Allow to dry. Sew a ring of five Swarovski 4mm Vintage Gold round pearls around the center hole of the embellishment. Fill the empty center space by sewing on. another 4mm Vintage Gold pearl.

Step two:
Sew Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat galvanized gold round seed beads around the edge of the embellishment using the two-seed-bead backstitch. For help with this technique, please see our Handy Tip. Sew Miyuki 8/0 matte metallic green AB round seed beads around the previous row of seed beads using the same technique.

Step three:
Trim the backing, making sure not to cut any of the threads sewn into the piece. Then, cut another piece of Ultrasuede to match your focal. Attach the backing with a row of 11/0 gold Miyukis using the brick stitch technique. Add a picot edge using more gold Miyuki beads. For help with the picot edge, please see our Handy Tip.

Step four:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 12 inches long. Slide a 14K/20 gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tube onto the end, followed by a 14K/20 gold-filled 9mm open jump ring. Slide the wire back through the crimp tube, to form a loop around the jump ring. Crimp the tube in place.

Step five:
Add five gold Miyukis to the wire, then create the following bead pattern:
  • Three green Miyuki beads
  • One gold Miyuki bead
  • One 4mm Vintage Gold pearl
  • One Swarovski 6mm Iridescent Green crystal pearl
  • One gold Miyuki bead
  • One Iridescent Green pearl
  • One gold Miyuki bead
  • One Iridescent Green pearl
  • One gold Miyuki bead
  • One Iridescent Green pearl
  • One gold Miyuki bead
  • One Iridescent Green pearl
  • One Vintage Gold pearl
  • One gold Miyuki bead
Repeat this pattern three times, then add three green Miyuki beads and five gold Miyuki beads to the strand. Slide a crimp tube onto the wire, followed by the loop of one half of the TierraCast gold-plated pewter artisan toggle set. Bring the end of the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Cover the crimp tube with a 3mm gold-filled crimp cover. Learn how to use crimp covers here.

Step six:
Repeat steps four and five to create the other side of the necklace. Sew the jump rings on each end of the strands to the beaded focal so that the focal dangles between the two strands nicely.
Approximate Size: 21 Inches
Estimated Time: 3 To 5 Hours
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Black (STRNG-0116)
The BeadSmith 12 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack (NEED-05)
ZambaPro Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
The BeadSmith Ultra Thread Zap Thread Burner (TOOL-0211)
Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
List of Components:
Brass Scalloped Star Embellishment (EMBMT-0675, qty 1)
Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Duracoat Galvanized Gold 22g Vial (MR11-4202, qty 1)
Miyuki 8/0 Round Seed Beads - Matte Metallic Green AB 22g Vial (MR8-2008, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Vintage Gold (5810-VGD4, qty 22)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Iridescent Green (5810-CIG6, qty 40)
Lillypilly Designs 4x8.5-Inch Plain Brownstone Ultrasuede Sheet (EMBMT-0634, qty 1)
TierraCast Gold-Plated Pewter Artisan Toggle Set (G-6214, qty 1)
14K/20 Gold-Filled Open Jump Ring 0.040 x .350 Inches (1.0 x 9.0mm) (GF-OJR40-B, qty 2)
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube (GF-CRM2, qty 4)
3mm Gold-Filled Crimp Cover (GF-CCOV01, qty 2)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Opaque Purple Iris 22g Vial (MR11-0454)
Miyuki 8/0 Round Seed Beads - Duracoat Galvanized Sea Green 8g Bag (MR8-4215)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Tahitian-Look (5810-TAHI4)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Iridescent Purple (5810-IRP6)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Brass Scalloped Filigree Star Embellishment
Code: EMBMT-0675
Length 39.5mm, Width 42.5mm 
1-23-56+
$11.11 $7.88$10.55 $7.49$10.01 $7.10
Qty>
Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Duracoat Galvanized Gold 22g Vial
Code: MR11-4202
Volume Approx. 22 gram 
Sale Price: $5.55
Price: $6.31
Qty>
Miyuki 8/0 Round Seed Beads - Matte Metallic Green AB 22g Vial
Code: MR8-2008
Volume Approx. 22 gram 
Sale Price: $6.18
Price: $7.45
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Vintage Gold
Code: 5810-VGD4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.11 $0.08$0.10 $0.07$0.09 $0.06
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Iridescent Green
Code: 5810-CIG6
Diameter 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.16 $0.12$0.15 $0.11$0.14 $0.10
Qty>
Lillypilly Designs 4 x 8.5-Inch Plain Brownstone Ultrasuede Sheet
Code: EMBMT-0634
Length 8.5 Inch, Width 4 Inch 
1-34-78+
$5.17 $4.39$4.90 $4.16$4.64 $3.94
Qty>
TierraCast Gold-Plated Pewter Artisan Toggle Clasp Set
Code: G-6214
Loop Length 30.5mm, Loop Width 26.5mm, Hole Size 2mm/12 gauge 
1-45-910+
$4.52 $3.84$4.27 $3.62$4.04 $3.43
Qty>
14K/20 Gold-Filled Open Jump Ring 0.040 x .350 inches (1.0 x 9.0mm)
Code: GF-OJR40-B
Diameter 9mm, 18 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.12 $0.90$1.05 $0.85$0.99 $0.80
Qty>
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: GF-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.19 $0.16$0.18 $0.16$0.16 $0.14
Qty>
3mm Gold-Filled Crimp Cover
Code: GF-CCOV01
3mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.34 $0.29$0.32 $0.27$0.30 $0.26
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Black
Code: STRNG-0116
Length 55 yds 
1-34-78+
$4.49 $3.81$4.17 $3.54$3.79 $3.22
Qty>
The Beadsmith 12 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack
Code: NEED-05
Length 2 inches, Size 12 
1-56-1112+
$2.20 $1.95$2.07 $1.84$1.95 $1.73
Qty>
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $11.56
Price: $12.99
Qty>

Alternate Components

Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Opaque Purple Iris 22g Vial
Code: MR11-0454
Volume Approx. 22 gram 
Sale Price: $2.78
Price: $3.28
Qty>
Miyuki 8/0 Round Seed Beads - Duracoat Galvanized Sea Green 8g Bag
Code: MR8-4215
Volume Approx. 8 gram 
1-56-1112+
$2.98 $2.44$2.81 $2.30$2.65 $2.17
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Tahitian-Look
Code: 5810-TAHI4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
Price: $0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Iridescent Purple
Code: 5810-IRP6
Diameter 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.16 $0.12$0.15 $0.11$0.14 $0.10
Qty>
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Black
Code: STRNG-0116
Length 55 yds 
1-34-78+
$4.49 $3.81$4.17 $3.54$3.79 $3.22
Qty>
The Beadsmith 12 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack
Code: NEED-05
Length 2 inches, Size 12 
1-56-1112+
$2.20 $1.95$2.07 $1.84$1.95 $1.73
Qty>
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $11.56
Price: $12.99
Qty>
The Beadsmith Ultra Thread Zap Thread Burner
Code: TOOL-0211
Sale Price: $11.56
Price: $12.99
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.03
Price: $13.99
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Qty>



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