Luminous Layers Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Let colorful layers spice up your style! This necklace design features Miyuki Luminous Delica seed beads full of neon color. Dark blue Lapis pearls add just the right amount of contrast. Wear this multi-strand necklace with black to make it pop or brighten it up with even more neon colors. Everyone is sure to spot your style when you wear this piece!
Step one: Cut eight lengths of thread approximately 26 inches long each.
Step two: Add the Miyuki 11/0 Luminous Delica seed bead delightfully citrus mix into the Beadalon Spin-N-Bead Jr Bead loader. Add one of your lengths of thread to your needle and use the Spin-N-Bead Jr bead loader to quickly and easily add seed beads to your thread. Watch this video to see how to use the bead loader. You are going to add seed beads and Swarovski 6mm round pearls in Lapis to your thread in a random pattern. The pearls can be added to the thread by hand in between spins of the bead loader. Do this for all eight lengths of thread.
Step three: Take the ends of all the threads and twist them together. Slide a clam shell bead tip with 2 rings over the twisted ends and make a knot. Make another knot to make sure it is secure. Add glue for extra security and cut the excess thread. Close the bead tip. You can also put some glue in the bead tip if you want even more security. See our Handy Tip for help using bead tips. Attach one half of the TierraCast 5/8-inch antique silver-plated pewter Anna's toggle and clasp to the bead tip using a sterling silver 5.95mm jump ring. See our Handy Tip Video for help with opening and closing jump rings. Repeat this step for the other end of the necklace.
Approximate Size: 25 1/2 Inches Estimated Time:30 Mm Difficulty Level:Beginner
Tools & Supplies: The BeadSmith Crystal Fireline - 50 Yards (6LB Test) (FL06CR50) GS Hypo Cement (GS-HYPO) German Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-500) Beadalon Spin-N-Bead Jr Bead Loader (SUP-0054)
List of Components: Miyuki 11/0 Luminous Delica Seed Bead - Delightfully Citrus Mix (DB2066, qty 2) Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Lapis (5810-LAP6, qty 43) Clam Shell Bead Tip with 2 Rings (SS-BDTIP3, qty 2) TierraCast 5/8-Inch Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Anna's Toggle and Clasp 21x15.5mm (SA-6157, qty 1) Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .235 inches (0.90 x 5.95mm) (SS-OJR35-D, qty 2)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Lapis (5810-LAP5) Miyuki 11/0 Luminous Delica Seed Bead - River and Pebble Mix (DB2068)