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Bohemian Rhapsody Necklace

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Bohemian Rhapsody Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Whether you live in real life or just fantasy, this beautiful silhouette of ancient fashion is just too elegant and easy to not create!

Step one:
Read our Handy Tip on how to do a two-seed-bead back stitch to embellish the Golem Design Studio stoneware brown with pink and tan flowers round cabochon. Add a second layer of Lacy's Stiff Stuff or use a piece of felt from a craft store to hide the stitching. Then, read our Handy Tip to learn how to create a beaded edge using the brick technique to finish the cabochon.

Step two:
Glue the TierraCast antique copper "heart bail" glue pad to the finished cabochon using 5-minute two-part epoxy. Allow the glue to dry.

Step three:
Cut three strands of jewelry wire approximately 21 inches long. Attach one end from each strand to its own 4mm copper-plated 18 gauge open jump ring using a 14K/20 gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tube. Read our Handy Tip on how to use a crimp tube if you need help.

Step four:
String a random pattern of 3mm dark brown Druk beads, 3mm copper-plated Druk beads, Swarovski 3mm XILION bicones in Indian Pink and Swarovski 4mm XILION bicones in Lime onto each wire. When you reach the center of the strands, thread the pendant bail onto all three strands. Finish the strands with more Druk beads and bicones in a random fashion. Use bead stoppers where needed to hold your beads in place as you work.

Step five:
Attach the finished wire strands to a second set of jump rings using crimp tubes.

Step six:
Connect all three strands together using one 8mm antique copper-plated open jump ring on each end. Watch our Handy Tip video to learn how to open and close a jump ring.

Step seven:
Attach the loop portion of the JBB antique copper-plated pewter flower toggle clasp to one 8mm jump ring from Step seven and the bar portion to the other 8mm jump ring.
Approximate size: 22 inches
Estimated time: Less than 2 1/2 hours
Difficulty level: Intermediate

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro® Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack (BEADSTPR)
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
Nymo D Bobbin White (NYD-WHT)
Lacy's Stiff Stuff 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Inch Single Sheet (LSS-001)
The BeadSmith #11 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack (NEED-10)
Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive (GEMTAC)
5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges (EPOXY-5)
List of Components:
Druk Bead 3mm Dark Brown (120pc Pack) (DRUKS-DBR3, qty 2)
Druk Bead 3mm Copper-Plated (120pc Pack) (DRUKS-COP3, qty 2)
JBB Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Flower Toggle Clasp (PCA-TOG003, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Cube 1.5mm Gold-Lustered Green Tea (TBCB1-457, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 8/0 Dark Copper (TBRD8-222, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Triangle 11/0 Matte Galvanized Gold Satin (TBTR11-557F, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round Hybrid 11/0 Metallic Copper Penny (TBRD11-Y750, qty 1)
Stoneware Brown with Pink and Tan Flowers Round Cabochon (CAB-0109, qty 1)
TierraCast Antique Copper "Heart Bail" Glue Pad (CA-5733, qty 1)
4mm Copper-Plated 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BC-OJR04, qty 6)
8mm Antique Copper-Plated Open Jump Ring (BCA-OJR08, qty 2)
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube (GF-CRM2, qty 6)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Indian Pink (5328-INP3, qty 103)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Lime (5328-LIME4, qty 92)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Druk Bead 3mm Dark Brown (120pc Pack)
Druk Bead 3mm Dark Brown (120pc Pack)
Code: DRUKS-DBR3
Length 3mm, Width 3mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.33 $1.77$2.16 $1.64$1.99 $1.51
Qty>
Druk Bead 3mm Copper-Plated (120pc Pack)
Druk Bead 3mm Copper-Plated (120pc Pack)
Code: DRUKS-COP3
Length 3mm, Width 3mm 
1-45-910+
$3.65 $2.92$3.38 $2.70$3.14 $2.51
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JBB Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Flower Toggle Clasp
JBB Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Flower Toggle Clasp
Code: PCA-TOG003
Loop 23x18mm, Bar 34mm 
Price: $2.34
Qty>
TOHO Bead Cube 1.5mm Gold-Lustered Green Tea
TOHO Bead Cube 1.5mm Gold-Lustered Green Tea
Code: TBCB1-457
Length 1.5mm, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$3.46 $2.62$3.20 $2.43$2.97 $2.25
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Dark Copper
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Dark Copper
Code: TBRD8-222
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-56-1112+
$2.70 $2.21$2.50 $2.05$2.31 $1.89
Qty>
TOHO Bead Triangle 11/0 Matte Galvanized Gold Satin
TOHO Bead Triangle 11/0 Matte Galvanized Gold Satin
Code: TBTR11-557F
Size 11/0, 8 gram bag 
1-78-1516+
$1.85 $1.40$1.71 $1.29$1.58 $1.20
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round Hybrid 11/0 Metallic Copper Penny
TOHO Bead Round Hybrid 11/0 Metallic Copper Penny
Code: TBRD11-Y750
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-23-56+
$9.29$8.59$7.99
Qty>
Golem Design Studio Stoneware Brown with Pink and Tan Flowers Round Cabochon
Golem Design Studio Stoneware Brown with Pink and Tan Flowers Round Cabochon
Code: CAB-0109
Diameter 39-39.5mm, Depth 8mm 
Price: $20.43
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Copper Heart Bail Glue Pad
TierraCast Antique Copper Heart Bail Glue Pad
Code: CA-5733
Height 19.5mm, Width 10mm 
Sale Price: $0.72
Price: $1.03
Qty>
4mm Copper-Plated 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring
4mm Copper-Plated 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BC-OJR04
Length 5mm, Width 5mm, 18 gauge 
1-7475-149150+
$0.04$0.03$0.02
Qty>
8mm Antique Copper-Plated Open Jump Ring
8mm Antique Copper-Plated Open Jump Ring
Code: BCA-OJR08
Length 8mm, Width 8mm, 18 gauge 
1-99100-199200+
$0.06$0.05$0.04
Qty>
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube
Code: GF-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.18$0.16$0.15
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Indian Pink
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Indian Pink
Code: 5328-INP3
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Lime
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Lime
Code: 5328-LIME4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.09$0.08$0.07
Qty>

Alternate Components

Golem Design Studio Stoneware Round Pendant - Black and White Butterfly
Golem Design Studio Stoneware Round Pendant - Black and White Butterfly
Code: SW-PEND067
Height 39-39.5mm, Width 39mm 
1-23-56+
$25.29$22.79$20.79
Qty>
Druk Bead 3mm Bronze (120pc Pack)
Druk Bead 3mm Bronze (120pc Pack)
Code: DRUKS-BRZ3
Length 3mm, Width 3mm 
1-45-910+
$3.17 $2.53$2.93 $2.34$2.72 $2.17
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Metallic Bronze
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Metallic Bronze
Code: TBRD11-221
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-56-1112+
$2.62 $2.22$2.43 $2.06$2.25 $1.91
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Luminous Color-Lined Orange/Crystal
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Luminous Color-Lined Orange/Crystal
Code: TBRD8-802
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.35 $1.02$1.24 $0.94$1.14 $0.86
Qty>
TOHO Bead Triangle 11/0 Opaque-Lustered Ivory
TOHO Bead Triangle 11/0 Opaque-Lustered Ivory
Code: TBTR11-122
Size 11/0, 8 gram bag 
1-1415-2930+
$1.37$1.23$1.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Hyacinth
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Hyacinth
Code: 5328-HY3
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Air Blue Opal
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Air Blue Opal
Code: 5328-ABO4
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>
Tierra cast Brass Oxide Pewter Heart Bail Glue Pad
Tierra cast Brass Oxide Pewter Heart Bail Glue Pad
Code: BRO-5733
Length with Bail/Loop 20mm, Width 10mm, Hole Size 3.5mm 
1-1112-2324+
$1.03$0.95$0.87
Qty>
JBB Antique Brass Flower and Circles Toggle Clasp
JBB Antique Brass Flower and Circles Toggle Clasp
Code: BBA-TOG08
Loop 23x18mm, Bar 30mm 
Price: $4.04
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $11.68
Price: $13.43
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $8.04
Qty>
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack
Code: BEADSTPR
1-34-78+
$4.32 $3.67$4.01 $3.40$3.72 $3.16
Qty>
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
1-23-56+
$12.01$11.19$10.43
Qty>
Nymo D Bobbin White
Nymo D Bobbin White
Code: NYD-WHT
Size D (64 yards) 
Price: $1.78
Qty>
Lacy's Stiff Stuff 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Inch Single Sheet
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$2.24$2.07
Qty>
The BeadSmith 11 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack
The BeadSmith 11 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack
Code: NEED-10
Length 1 inch, Size 11 
1-56-1112+
$2.39$2.21$2.04
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Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive
Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive
Code: GEMTAC
3.7 fl oz 
1-23-56+
$14.35$13.37$12.46
Qty>
5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges
5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges
Code: EPOXY-5
28ml 
Price: $5.62
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