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Jardin de Glass Necklace

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Jardin de Glass Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

The way glass can tell a story is truly magical. Everything about this necklace, from the lampwork focal bead to the glass seed beads, celebrates the inspiring and beautiful style of glass artistry. Add in the wondrous colors of an Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend, and your stylish story is complete! This necklace will make you feel like you stepped into an enchanted glass garden.

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Step three
Creating the Focal: Glue the pink swirl floral disc bead onto bead backing and allow to dry. Use the iridescent purple beads from the Viola Designer Seed Bead Blend to make a peyote stitch bezel around the focal bead. For more instruction on creating peyote stitch bezels, see our Handy Tip. Using the two-seed-bead backstitch, create a row of Swarovski 4mm XILION bicones in Jonquil around the bezel. See our Handy Tip for more instruction on how to complete this stitch. Create a row of the matte purple and green seed beads from the Viola blend around the Jonquil bicones, again using the two-seed-bead backstitch. Finally, add a ring of Swarovski 4mm faceted rounds in Fuchsia AB Full Coat around the matte seed beads using the two-seed-bead backstitch. Trim your bead backing, glue a suede backing to the back of the beading, allow to dry and finish your focal by beading around the edge with the shining green beads from the Viola seed bead blend. Take a look at our Handy Tip for more instruction on this technique. Making the Kumihimo Cord: Create a seed bead cord using the shining green seed beads from the Viola blend and S-Lon bead cord. You will use the Kumihimo technique to make your cord. See our Kumihimo Braiding with Beads Handy Tip for more instruction. Make your cord approximately 9 1/2 inches long. Making the beaded bail: Find the top center of your beaded focal and bring your needle through the edge bead. Make sure to also bring your needle through some of the backing. String 17 shining green seed beads from the Viola blend, followed by a Swarovski 4mm XILION bicone in Amethyst AB 2x and another shining green seed bead. Bring your needle back through the first edge bead. Bring your thread through the whole loop again to make it stronger. See our Handy Tip for more help with creating your beaded bail.
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Go through the next edge bead and repeat the technique from step three until you have seven loops. Slide your newly created pendant onto the Kumihimo bead cord. Completing the Necklace: Finish one end of the kumihimo cord using a JBB gold-plated pewter end cap and a 2-inch 20 gauge satin Hamilton gold-plated eye pin. Take a look at our Handy Tip for help on how to attach an end cap to Kumihimo. String a Swarovski 8mm XILION bicone in Jonquil onto the end of the eye pin and create a wrapped loop. Our Wrapped Loop Handy Tip offers details instructions on how to do this. Cut a length of the satin Hamilton gold-plated big, medium and small oval link chain approximately 6 inches long. Attach one end to the wrapped loop using a 6mm 18 gauge satin Hamilton gold-plated open jump ring. Watch our Jump Ring Handy Tip Video for help opening and closing jump rings. Attach one half of the Nunn Design antique gold-plated pewter leaf toggle clasp to the end of the chain using another jump ring. Repeat this step for the other side of the necklace.
Approximate Size: 24 Inches
Estimated Time: Eight Hours
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Tools & Supplies:
Lime Green Suede Oval Inserts (Pack of 2) (EMBMT-0307)
Lacy's Stiff Stuff 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Inch Single Sheet (LSS-001)
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Dark Olive (STRNG-0109)
The BeadSmith S-Lon (Super-Lon) Bead Cord Peridot 77-Yard Spool (SLON0011)
The BeadSmith 1 7/8-Inch No Tangle Thread Bobbin with 3/8-Inch Hole (SUP-0051)
The Beadsmith Small Kumihimo Round Braiding Foam Disk (TOOL-0139)
Chain Nose Pliers Smooth Jaws with Ergonomic Handle (TOOL-613)
Round Nose Pliers with Ergonomic Handle (TOOL-612)
Large Loop Scissors (TOOL-123)
List of Components:
Viola seed bead blend (adb0014, qty 2)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Jonquil (5328-JON4, qty 27)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Fuchsia AB Full Coat (5000-FUSABC4, qty 38)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Amethyst AB 2x (5328-AMY2AB4, qty 7)
Swarovski 5328 8mm XILION Bicone Jonquil (5328-JON8, qty 2)
2-inch Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin (FIND-0450, qty 2)
6mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Open Jump Ring - 18 Gauge (FIND-0471, qty 4)
JBB Gold-Plated Pewter End Cap (PG-BD004, qty 2)
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Big, Medium, and Small Oval Link Chain (BTF-0067, qty 1)
Nunn Design Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Leaf Toggle Clasp (PGA-CL003, qty 1)
Pink Swirl Floral Disc Bead (LMP-0048, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Seabreeze Designer Seed Bead Blend (ADB0001)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Turquoise (5328-TQ4)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Chrysolite AB Full Coat (5000-CSLABC4)
Grace Lampwork Kiley's Blue Bouquet Lentil Focal Bead (BEAD-2461)
Gold-Plated Futurist Toggle Clasp (GP-TOG01)
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Small Oval Link Chain (BTF-0068)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Viola Designer Seed Bead Blend
Code: ADB0014
Sale Price: $4.49
Price: $4.99
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Jonquil
Code: 5328-JON4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15 $0.13$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Fuchsia AB Full Coat
Code: 5000-FUSABC4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.40 $0.35$0.36 $0.31$0.33 $0.29
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Amethyst AB 2x
Code: 5328-AMY2AB4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.19 $0.17$0.17 $0.15$0.15 $0.13
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 8mm XILION Bicone Jonquil
Code: 5328-JON8
Length 8mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.51 $0.44$0.46 $0.40$0.42 $0.36
Qty>
2-inch Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin
Code: FIND-0450
Length 52mm, Wire Gauge .8mm/20 gauge, Opening Diameter 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.19 $0.15$0.17 $0.13$0.15 $0.12
Qty>
6mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Open Jump Ring - 18 Gauge
Code: FIND-0471
Diameter 6mm, Opening Diameter 4mm, Wire Gauge 1mm/18 gauge 
1-99100-199200+
$0.06 $0.05$0.05 $0.04$0.04 $0.03
Qty>
JBB Gold-Plated Pewter End Cap
Code: PG-BD004
Length 8mm, Width 8 mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.24 $1.06$1.14 $0.98$1.05 $0.90
Qty>
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Big, Medium, and Small Oval Link Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0067
Long Link 11mm x 10mm, Short Link 6mm x 5mm, Wire Gauge 20 
1-45-910+
$4.19 $3.64$3.88 $3.37$3.60 $3.13
Qty>
Nunn Design Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Leaf Toggle Clasp
Code: PGA-CL003
Loop 19mm, Bar 20mm 
1-45-910+
$3.51 $2.38$3.25 $2.21$3.01 $2.04
Qty>
Pink Swirl Floral Disc Bead
Code: LMP-0048
Length 23mm, Width 24.5-25.5mm 
Sale Price: $13.29
Price: $15.11
Qty>

Alternate Components

Seabreeze Designer Seed Bead Blend
Code: ADB0001
Sale Price: $4.49
Price: $4.99
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Turquoise
Code: 5328-TQ4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15 $0.13$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Chrysolite AB Full Coat
Code: 5000-CSLABC4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.40 $0.34$0.36 $0.30$0.33 $0.28
Qty>
Grace Lampwork Kiley's Blue Bouquet Lentil Focal Bead
Code: BEAD-2461
Length 24mm, Width 25.5mm, Hole Size 2.59mm/10 gauge 
Sale Price: $16.14
Price: $17.94
Qty>
Gold-Plated Futurist Toggle Clasp
Code: GP-TOG01
Loop 20x16mm, Bar 22mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.51 $1.26$1.39 $1.16$1.28 $1.07
Qty>
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Small Oval Link Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0068
Long Link 9mm x 6mm, Short Link 5mm x 4mm, Wire Gauge 22 
1-56-1112+
$2.50 $2.25$2.31 $2.07$2.14 $1.92
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Lime Green Suede Oval Embellishment (Pack of 2)
Code: EMBMT-0307
Length 3.5 Inch, Width 2.5 Inch 
1-34-78+
$4.03 $2.98$3.74 $2.76$3.47 $2.56
Qty>
Lacy's Stiff Stuff 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Inch Single Sheet
Code: LSS-001
Length 4.25 Inches, Width 5.5 Inches 
1-56-1112+
$2.42 $2.12$2.24 $1.97$2.07 $1.82
Qty>
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Dark Olive
Code: STRNG-0109
Length Approx. 55 yds 
1-34-78+
$4.49 $3.81$4.17 $3.54$3.79 $3.22
Qty>
The BeadSmith S-Lon (Super-Lon) Bead Cord Peridot 77-Yard Spool
Code: SLON0011
Approx. 77 yards, No. 18 
Sale Price: $3.96
Price: $4.66
Qty>
The BeadSmith 1 7/8-Inch No Tangle Thread Bobbin with 3/8-Inch Hole
Code: SUP-0051
Diameter 46mm, Hole Size 10mm 
Sale Price: $0.45
Price: $0.52
Qty>
The Beadsmith Small Kumihimo Round Braiding Foam Disk
Code: TOOL-0139
Diameter 4.5 Inch, Thickness 3/8 Inch 
1-56-1112+
$3.44 $2.99$3.18 $2.76$2.95 $2.56
Qty>
Tronex Chain-Nose Pliers Smooth Jaws with Ergonomic Handle
Code: TOOL-613
Sale Price: $46.64
Price: $51.83
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers with Ergonomic Handle
Code: TOOL-612
Sale Price: $46.64
Price: $51.83
Qty>
Large Loop Scissors
Code: TOOL-123
Length 4-inches 
Sale Price: $4.42
Price: $5.14
Qty>



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