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Siren's Song Necklace

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Siren's Song Necklace
Designed by Artbeads

Like a siren's seductive song this alluring necklace will draw others into your style. Its ocean reef colors expressed through elegant kumihimo-style braids and intricate seed bead embellishments is sure to catch everyone's eye.

Step one:
Use precious metal liquid jewelry cleaner and a polishing cloth to buff the Hill Tribe Silver large starfish pendant and the Hill Tribe Silver starfish S clasp to give them a richer shine. Set both aside.

Step two:
Cut the 6x8mm silver-plated shell chain into two 6-inch strands. Attach each end of both strands to one 1.27x5.0mm sterling silver open jump ring. Note that the shells on this chain are all facing one direction. Be sure to keep both lengths of chain facing the same way. Watch our Handy Tip video to learn how to open and close a jump ring if you need help. Connect one jump ring from each chain to the S clasp.

Step three:
Create a kumihimo braid. We chose to create an 8 warp basic round braid using 6 strands of super-lon bead cord strung with 8/0 TOHO bead rounds in yellow-lined aqua and one hand-dyed silk ribbon that we cut in half for the last two strands. Read our kumihimo Handy Tip if you need help.

Step four:
To make the coral embellishments, read our seed bead coraling handy tip in the Learning Center. We made twenty different pieces using an assortment of 8/0 TOHO bead rounds in yellow-lined aqua, trans-rainbow teal, transparent light plum, frosted transparent orchid and trans-rainbow emerald. Make as many as you like. Make each one approximately 3 ½ inches long.

Step five:
Sew each coral branch to the kumihimo braid using crystal fireline thread and a #11 short beading needle. Use fireline to attach the starfish pendant to the center of the kumihimo braid as well. Use a thread burner to remove any excess thread.

Step six:
Glue each end of the kumihimo braid to one JBB silver-plated brass leaves swivel end cap using 1-hour two-part epoxy. Read our Handy Tip on how to use an end cap if you need more help. Allow the glue to dry.

Step seven:
Attach each end cap to the remaining jump rings from Step two.
Approximate size: 20 inches
Estimated time: 24 hours
Difficulty level: Intermediate

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
The BeadSmith Super-Lon Bead Cord Winter Mix - 12 Spools, 77 yards ea. (SLON-MIX08)
The BeadSmith Crystal Fireline - 50 Yards (4LB Test) (FL04CR50)
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack (BEADSTPR)
Large Loop Scissors (TOOL-123)
1-Hour Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges (EPOXY-1)
The BeadSmith #11 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack (NEED-10)
The BeadSmith 5 Inch Big Eye Beading Needles 4-Pack (NEED-16)
Perfect End Thread Burner (BURN)
The BeadSmith Precious Metal Liquid Jewelry Cleaner 4 oz (CLEANER)
2x2 Inch Polishing Pads - 20 Pack (POL-04)
Kumihimo Round Braiding Foam Plate with Instructions (TOOL-616)
The BeadSmith 1 7/8-Inch No Tangle Thread Bobbin with 3/8-Inch Hole (SUP-0051)
Nymo D bobbin turquoise (NYD-TQ)
List of Components:
TOHO™ Bead Round 8/0 Yellow Lined Aqua (TBRD8-954, qty 3)
TOHO™ Bead Round 8/0 Trans-Rainbow Teal (TBRD8-167BD, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 8/0 Transparent Light Plum AB (TBRD8-166, qty 3)
TOHO™ Bead Round 8/0 Frosted Transparent Orchid (TBRD8-19F, qty 3)
TOHO™ Bead Round 8/0 Trans-Rainbow Green Emerald (TBRD8-179, qty 2)
Hand-Dyed Silk Vintage Mix (RBSILK-MVIN, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (1.27 x 5.0mm) (SS-OJR50-C, qty 4)
6x8mm Silver-Plated Shell Chain (BTF-0155, qty 1)
Hill Tribe Silver Starfish S Clasp (HTS313, qty 1)
Hill Tribe Silver Large Starfish Pendant (HTS303, qty 1)
JBB 5mm Silver-Plated Brass Leaves Swivel End Cap (FIND-0798, qty 2)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
The BeadSmith Super-Lon Bead Cord Light Mix - 4 Spools, 77 yards ea. (SLON-MIX03)
JBB 5mm Antique Silver-Plated Brass Leaves Swivel End Cap (FIND-0799)
Hill Tribe Silver Hill Tribes Silver Circular Fish Pendant (HTS187)
Sterling Fish Hook and Eye Clasp (ISCL-0045)
5.5mm Antique Silver-Plated Large Snake Chain (BTF-0161)
Hand-Dyed Silk Blue/Plum Blend (RBSILK-BLPLM)
TOHO™ Bead Round 8/0 Marbled Opaque Turquoise/Blue (TBRD8-1207)
TOHO™ Bead Round 8/0 Gold-Lustered Emerald (TBRD8-322)
TOHO™ Bead Round 8/0 Silver-Lined Lilac (TBRD8-39)
TOHO™ Bead Round 8/0 Purple Lined Blue (TBRD8-252)
TOHO™ Bead Round 8/0 Color-Lined Purple/Rosaline AB (TBRD8-928)
TOHO™ Bead Round 8/0 Color-Lined Capri/Aqua (TBRD8-932)
TOHO™ Bead Round 8/0 Color-Lined Light Green/Topaz (TBRD8-945)
TOHO™ Bead Round 8/0 Matte Raku Nickel Plate Plum/Teal Iris (TBRD8-515F)
TOHO™ Bead Round 8/0 Cranberry Gold Luster (TBRD8-332)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Yellow Lined Aqua
Code: TBRD8-954
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.28 $0.97$1.18 $0.89$1.09 $0.82
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Trans-Rainbow Teal
Code: TBRD8-167BD
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-1112-2324+
$1.14 $0.86$1.05 $0.79$0.97 $0.73
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Transparent Light Plum AB
Code: TBRD8-166
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-1112-2324+
$1.14 $0.86$1.05 $0.79$0.97 $0.73
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Frosted Transparent Orchid
Code: TBRD8-19F
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-1112-2324+
$1.14 $0.86$1.05 $0.79$0.97 $0.73
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Trans-Rainbow Green Emerald
Code: TBRD8-179
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-1112-2324+
$1.14 $0.86$1.05 $0.79$0.97 $0.73
Qty>
Hand-Dyed Silk Vintage Mix
Code: RBSILK-MVIN
Minimum 32 inches 
1-23-56+
$8.79 $7.64$8.19 $7.12$7.63 $6.63
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring 0.05 x .20 (1.27 x 5.0mm)
Code: SS-OJR50-C
1.27 x 5.0mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.60 $0.51$0.55 $0.46$0.50 $0.42
Qty>
6x8mm Silver-Plated Shell Chain
Code: BTF-0155
Link 5mm, Total Height 7mm, Width 6mm 
1-23-56+
$14.43 $12.55$13.45 $11.70$12.53 $10.90
Qty>
Hill Tribe Silver Starfish S Clasp
Code: HTS313
Length 20mm, Width 19mm 
1-23-56+
$15.05 $13.09$14.02 $12.19$13.07 $11.37
Qty>
Hill Tribe Silver Large Starfish Pendant
Code: HTS303
Height 50.5mm, Width 52.5mm 
1-12-34+
$46.56 $40.04$43.58 $37.47$40.79 $35.07
Qty>
JBB 5mm Silver-Plated Brass Leaves Swivel End Cap
Code: FIND-0798
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 2.6mm/10 gauge 
1-45-910+
$3.48 $2.78$3.22 $2.57$2.98 $2.38
Qty>

Alternate Components

The BeadSmith S-Lon (Super-Lon) Bead Cord Light Mix - 4 Spools, 77 yards ea.
Code: SLON-MIX03
Approx. 77 yards 
Sale Price: $12.61
Price: $14.50
Qty>
JBB 5mm Antique Silver-Plated Brass Leaves Swivel End Cap
Code: FIND-0799
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 2.6mm/10 gauge 
1-45-910+
$3.48 $2.78$3.22 $2.57$2.98 $2.38
Qty>
Hill Tribe Silver Hill Tribes Silver Circular Fish Pendant
Code: HTS187
Approx. Height 51mm, Width 47.5mm 
1-12-34+
$44.17 $38.42$41.34 $35.96$38.69 $33.66
Qty>
Sterling Fish Hook and Eye Clasp
Code: ISCL-0045
Total Length 26.5mm 
1-23-56+
$10.97 $9.87$10.22 $9.19$9.53 $8.57
Qty>
5.5mm Antique Silver-Plated Large Snake Chain
Code: BTF-0161
Link 8mm x 5.5mm, Wire Gauge 2.3mm/11 gauge 
1-34-78+
$7.44 $6.47$6.92 $6.02$6.44 $5.60
Qty>
Hand-Dyed Silk Blue/Plum Blend
Code: RBSILK-BLPLM
Minimum 32 inches 
1-23-56+
$8.79 $7.03$8.19 $6.55$7.63 $6.10
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Marbled Opaque Turquoise/Blue
Code: TBRD8-1207
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-56-1112+
$2.70 $2.21$2.50 $2.05$2.31 $1.89
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Gold-Lustered Emerald
Code: TBRD8-322
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-78-1516+
$2.13 $1.61$1.96 $1.48$1.81 $1.37
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Silver-Lined Lilac
Code: TBRD8-39
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.19 $0.90$1.09 $0.82$1.00 $0.76
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Purple Lined Blue
Code: TBRD8-252
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.28 $1.02$1.18 $0.94$1.09 $0.87
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Color-Lined Purple/Rosaline AB
Code: TBRD8-928
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.28 $1.04$1.18 $0.96$1.09 $0.89
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Color-Lined Capri/Aqua
Code: TBRD8-932
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.28 $0.97$1.18 $0.89$1.09 $0.82
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Color-Lined Light Green/Topaz
Code: TBRD8-945
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.28 $1.08$1.18 $1.00$1.09 $0.92
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Matte Raku Nickel Plate Plum/Teal Iris
Code: TBRD8-515F
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$3.42 $2.59$3.16 $2.40$2.93 $2.22
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Cranberry Gold Luster
Code: TBRD8-332
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-78-1516+
$2.17 $1.77$2.01 $1.64$1.86 $1.52
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.21
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $9.34
Price: $10.74
Qty>
The BeadSmith S-Lon (Super-Lon) Bead Cord Winter Mix - 12 Spools, 77 yards ea.
Code: SLON-MIX08
Approx. 77 yards 
Sale Price: $26.52
Price: $30.49
Qty>
The BeadSmith Crystal Fireline - 50 Yards (4LB Test)
Code: FL04CR50
Diameter .006 inches, 50 yards 
Sale Price: $8.08
Price: $9.29
Qty>
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack
Code: BEADSTPR
1-34-78+
$4.32 $3.67$4.01 $3.40$3.72 $3.16
Qty>
Large Loop Scissors
Code: TOOL-123
Length 4-inches 
Sale Price: $3.90
Price: $5.14
Qty>
1-Hour Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges
Code: EPOXY-1
28ml 
Sale Price: $4.27
Price: $5.62
Qty>
The BeadSmith 11 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack
Code: NEED-10
Length 1 inch, Size 11 
1-56-1112+
$2.39 $1.72$2.21 $1.59$2.04 $1.46
Qty>
The BeadSmith 5-Inch Big Eye Beading Needles 4-Pack
Code: NEED-16
Length 5 inches 
1-56-1112+
$2.52 $2.01$2.33 $1.86$2.16 $1.72
Qty>
Perfect End Thread Burner
Code: BURN
Sale Price: $20.00
Price: $22.99
Qty>
The BeadSmith Precious Metal Liquid Jewelry Cleaner 4 oz
Code: CLEANER
4 oz. 
1-34-78+
$6.94 $6.03$6.45 $5.61$6.00 $5.22
Qty>
2x2 Inch Polishing Pads - 20 Pack
Code: POL-04
Length 2 inches, Width 2 inches 
Sale Price: $6.60
Price: $7.59
Qty>
The Beadsmith Kumihimo Round Braiding Foam Disk with Instructions
Code: TOOL-616
Diameter 6 Inches, Thickness 3/8 Inch 
1-45-910+
$5.55 $4.71$5.15 $4.37$4.78 $4.06
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: $0.44
Price: $0.52
Qty>
Nymo D Bobbin Turquoise
Code: NYD-TQ
Size D (64 yards) 
Sale Price: $1.47
Price: $1.84
Qty>



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