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Magical Meadow Necklace

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Magical Meadow Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Delightful meadow colors shimmer and shine in this multi-strand creation. TOHO Demi round seed beads provide a rich background for an enchanting medley of Czech glass beads, Miyuki cotton pearl beads, and beautiful pearls and bicones from an Artbeads Designer Blend. The colors of the Designer Blend inspired Cynthia's whole creation! You can see more ideas for using Artbeads Designer Blends in your jewelry-making projects in this Artbeads Cafe episode.

Step one:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 22 inches long. Slide a TierraCast 2x2mm brass oxide brass crimp tube onto the wire, followed by a 6mm antique brass-plated open jump ring attached to half of the JBB antique brass-plated pewter flowers round toggle clasp set. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place.

Step two:
Add about 8 1/4 inches of TOHO Demi round 11/0 beads in gold-lustered dark chocolate bronze. Then, add a pearl from the Swarovski 4mm Crystal Mix Sunshine Forest Designer Blend, followed by a TierraCast brass oxide pewter 3mm faceted heishi spacer, two bicones from the Blend, a spacer, a bicone, a spacer, two bicones, a spacer, and a pearl. Then, add another 8 1/4-inch section of TOHO Demi round seed beads. Slide a crimp tube onto the wire, followed by a jump ring attached to the other half of the clasp. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. This will be your shortest strand and you will attach the rest of your strands to the jump rings on the ends of this one.

Step three:
For your second strand, attach a 5-inch piece of antique brass-plated cable chain to the jump ring on one end of your first strand. For help opening and closing the jump ring, please see this video. Complete this strand with the following:
  • Add a spacer onto a 1.5-inch 23 gauge antique brass-plated eye pin, followed by a bicone, a spacer, a bicone, and a spacer. Make a simple loop at the end of the beads and attach it to the end of your second strand.
  • Add a pearl onto an eye pin, followed by a spacer, a bicone, a spacer, and a pearl. Make a simple loop and attach to the strand.
  • Attach four links of chain to the strand.
  • Add two bicones to an eye pin, followed by a spacer and two bicones. Make a simple loop and attach to the strand.
  • Attach five links of chain to the strand.
  • Add a pearl, a bicone, and a pearl to an eye pin and make a simple loop. Attach to the strand.
  • Attach a 4 1/2-inch section of chain to the strand. Attach the large brass scalloped filigree spiral embellishment to the center link of this section using a jump ring.
  • Add a bicone to an eye pin, followed by a spacer, a bicone, a spacer, and a bicone. Make a simple loop and attach to the strand.
  • Attach eight links of chain to the strand.
  • Add a pearl and a bicone to an eye pin, followed by a spacer, a bicone, a spacer, a bicone, and a pearl. Make a simple loop and attach to the strand.
  • Attach four links of chain to the strand.
  • Add three bicones to an eye pin and make a simple loop. Attach to the strand.
  • Attach a 5-inch section of chain to the strand. Attach the end of this chain to the jump ring on the other end of your first strand.


Step four:
For your third strand, cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 34 inches long. Slide a crimp tube onto the end and loop the end of the wire around the jump ring at one end of your first two strands and back through the crimp tube. Crimp in place to secure. Add the following bead pattern to the strand:
  • A 3 1/4-inch section of TOHO Demi round seed beads
  • One bicone, one pearl, and one bicone
  • A 1-inch section of TOHO Demi round seed beads
  • One brass cutie bead cap and a Miyuki 8mm bonze round cotton pearl bead
  • A 3/4-inch section of TOHO Demi round seed beads
  • One 4mm Czech glass opaque mustard orange faceted round bead, one bicone, one pearl, one bicone, and one mustard bead
  • A 1 1/2-inch section of TOHO Demi round seed beads
  • One pearl, one bicone, one 4mm Czech glass opaque turquoise green with Picasso finish faceted roundel bead, one bicone, one mustard bead, one pearl, one 11x9mm matte turquoise with Picasso oval, and one pearl
  • A 1/2-inch section of TOHO Demi round seed beads
  • One turquoise round, one bicone, and one turquoise round
  • A 1-inch section of TOHO Demi round seed beads
  • Two bicones, one pearl, and a bicone
  • A 1/2-inch section of TOHO Demi round seed beads
  • A bead cap and a Miyuki cotton pearl
  • A 3/4-inch section of TOHO Demi round seed beads
  • One mustard bead, one bicone, and one mustard bead
  • A 1/2-inch section of TOHO Demi round seed beads
  • One pearl, one oval bead, and one pearl
  • A 1-inch section of TOHO Demi round seed beads
  • One turquoise round, two bicones, a pearl, one oval bead, two bicones, a turquoise round, one bicone, a pearl, and a bicone bead
  • A 3/4-inch section of TOHO Demi round seed beads
  • Two bicones, a pearl, a bicone, a pearl, and a bicone bead
  • A 3/8-inch section of TOHO Demi round seed beads
  • One mustard bead, a pearl, and a mustard bead
  • A 1/2-inch section of TOHO Demi round seed beads
  • One bead cap and a Miyuki cotton pearl
  • A 1-inch section of TOHO Demi round seed beads
  • One bicone, a pearl, a bicone, and a turquoise round
  • A 1/4-inch section of TOHO Demi round seed beads
  • Three mustard beads
  • A 1-inch section of TOHO Demi round seed beads
  • One turquoise round, two bicones, and a pearl
  • A 1 1/4-inch section of TOHO Demi round seed beads
  • A bicone, a pearl, and a bicone
  • A 2 3/4-inch section of TOHO Demi round seed beads
Remember that these measurements are approximate. If you find your strand is shorter than you would like, add more TOHO Demi round seed beads to the end of your strand. Slide a crimp tube onto the end of the strand, and loop around the jump ring on the other end of your first two strands and back through the crimp tube. Crimp in place.
Approximate Size: 32 Inches
Estimated Time: 2 Hours
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .014 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-014)
Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-125)
Ergonomic Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-127)
Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
List of Components:
Swarovski 4mm Crystal Mix Sunshine Forest Designer Blend (ADB0433, qty 2)
Large Brass Scalloped Filigree Spiral Embellishment (EMBMT-0727, qty 1)
4mm Czech Glass Opaque Turquoise Green with Picasso Finish Faceted Round Bead Strand (BEADS-1484, qty 1)
4mm Czech Glass Opaque Mustard Orange Faceted Round Bead Strand (BEADS-1476, qty 1)
11x9mm Matte Turquoise w/ Picasso Oval (CR-OV017, qty 3)
Miyuki 8mm Bronze Round Cotton Pearl Bead (BEAD-4112, qty 3)
Brass Cutie Bead Cap (FIND-1994, qty 3)
TOHO Demi Round Bead 11/0 Gold-Lustered Dark Chocolate Bronze approx. 7.8g Tube (TBDMR11-422C, qty 1)
JBB Antique Brass-Plated Pewter Flowers Round Toggle Clasp Set (CLASP-0373, qty 1)
1.5-inch Antique Brass-Plated 23 Gauge Eye Pin (BBA-EP15-24, qty 7)
6mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR06, qty 3)
TierraCast 2x2mm Brass Oxide Brass Crimp Tube (BRO-0030, qty 4)
Antique Brass-Plated Cable Chain (BBACH07, qty 2)
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter 3mm Faceted Heishi Spacer (BRO-0422, qty 13)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 4mm Crystal Mix Fuchsia Forest Designer Blend (ADB0442)
Large Brass Scalloped Filigree Spiral Embellishment with Patina (EMBMT-0728)
Czech Glass 4mm Opaque Green Luster Faceted Round Bead Strand (BEADS-1358)
4mm Czech Glass Tanzanite Purple Faceted Round Bead Strand (BEADS-1481)
TOHO Demi Round Bead 11/0 Frosted Bronze approx. 7.8g Tube (TBDMR11-221FC)
TOHO Demi Round Bead 11/0 Opaque-Pastel-Frosted Mudbrick approx. 7.8g Tube (TBDMR11-618C)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 4mm Crystal Mix Sunshine Forest Designer Blend
Code: ADB0433
Sale Price: $13.04
Price: $14.99
Qty>
Large Brass Scalloped Filigree Spiral Embellishment
Code: EMBMT-0727
Length 47.5mm, Width 40mm 
1-34-78+
$7.76 $6.90$7.35 $6.54$6.96 $6.19
Qty>
4mm Czech Glass Opaque Turquoise Green with Picasso Finish Faceted Round Bead Strand
Code: BEADS-1484
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .81mm/20 gauge 
1-45-910+
$4.00 $3.32$3.78 $3.13$3.56 $2.95
Qty>
4mm Czech Glass Opaque Mustard Orange Faceted Round Bead Strand
Code: BEADS-1476
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .81mm/20 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$3.77 $3.12$3.55 $2.94$3.35 $2.78
Qty>
11 x 9mm Matte Turquoise with Picasso Oval
Code: CR-OV017
Length 11mm, Width 9mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.51 $0.39$0.48 $0.37$0.44 $0.34
Qty>
Miyuki 8mm Bronze Round Cotton Pearl Bead
Code: BEAD-4112
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size .81mm/20 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.83
Price: $0.99
Qty>
Brass Cutie Bead Cap
Code: FIND-1994
Length 5mm, Diameter 10mm, Hole Size 1mm/18 gauge 
1-45-910+
$4.06 $3.61$3.83 $3.40$3.63 $3.23
Qty>
TOHO Demi Round Bead 11/0 Gold-Lustered Dark Chocolate Bronze approx. 7.8g Tube
Code: TBDMR11-422C
Volume Approx. 7.8 grams 
Sale Price: $2.92
Price: $3.29
Qty>
JBB Antique Brass-Plated Pewter Flowers Round Toggle Clasp Set
Code: CLASP-0373
Loop Length 28.5-29mm, Bar Length 24.5-25mm, Hole Size 1.6mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.58 $2.14$2.43 $2.01$2.29 $1.90
Qty>
1.5-inch Antique Brass-Plated 23 Gauge Eye Pin
Code: BBA-EP15-24
Length 1.5 inches, 23 gauge 
1-99100-199200+
$0.06 $0.05$0.05 $0.04$0.04 $0.03
Qty>
6mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR06
Length 6mm, Width 6mm, 18 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>
TierraCast 2 x 2mm Brass Oxide Brass Crimp Tube
Code: BRO-0030
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.09 $0.08$0.08 $0.07$0.07 $0.06
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated 6 x 5mm, 22 Gauge Cable Chain by the Foot
Code: BBACH07
Link 6x5mm, 22 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.83 $1.57$1.72 $1.47$1.62 $1.39
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter 3mm Faceted Heishi Spacer
Code: BRO-0422
Length 2mm, Width 3mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-5960-119120+
$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 4mm Crystal Mix Fuchsia Forest Designer Blend
Code: ADB0442
Sale Price: $13.19
Price: $14.99
Qty>
Large Brass Scalloped Filigree Spiral Embellishment with Patina
Code: EMBMT-0728
Length 47.5mm, Width 40mm 
1-34-78+
$7.76 $6.13$7.35 $5.80$6.96 $5.49
Qty>
Czech Glass 4mm Opaque Green Luster Faceted Round Bead Strand
Code: BEADS-1358
Strand Length 8 Inch, Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.77 $2.94$3.55 $2.76$3.35 $2.61
Qty>
4mm Czech Glass Tanzanite Purple Faceted Round Bead Strand
Code: BEADS-1481
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .81mm/20 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.94 $2.44$2.77 $2.29$2.61 $2.16
Qty>
TOHO Demi Round Bead 11/0 Frosted Bronze approx. 7.8g Tube
Code: TBDMR11-221FC
Volume Approx. 7.8 grams 
Sale Price: $5.21
Price: $5.99
Qty>
TOHO Demi Round Bead 11/0 Opaque-Pastel-Frosted Mudbrick approx. 7.8g Tube
Code: TBDMR11-618C
Volume Approx. 7.8 grams 
Sale Price: $5.21
Price: $5.99
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .014 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-014
Diameter .014 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $13.34
Price: $14.99
Qty>
Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-125
6 inches 
Sale Price: $7.19
Price: $7.99
Qty>
Ergonomic Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-127
6 inches 
Sale Price: $7.19
Price: $7.99
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.31
Price: $13.99
Qty>



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