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Miriam Necklace

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Miriam Necklace Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

Named for the famous jewelry designer Miriam Haskell, this necklace is a nod to mid-century modern fashion. With a hint at holiday colors, it's the perfect dress-up accessory for office parties, holiday or formal outings to the theater during the Christmas season and beyond.

Filigree Embellishments

Step one:
String the crystal Fireline onto a #11 short beading needle and secure it to one Kabela Design antique brass snowflake filigree by tying a knot to the underside. Thread the string up and over for a better hold.

Step two:
Place one Swarovski 12mm Antique Brass round pearl in the center of the filigree. Thread the needle up through the bottom of the filigree and through the 12mm pearl's stringing hole, then back down through the filigree on the other side of the pearl. Thread it through the pearl two more times so it stays in place.

Step three:
Lay ten Swarovski 4mm round pearls in Maroon around the 12mm pearl and stitch them to the filigree using the same process from Step two. Then, attach one Swarovski 4mm Dark Green round pearl to each point on the snowflake shape with the same technique.

Repeat this for the two remaining snowflake filigrees using the following color combinations:

  • One 12mm Swarovski Maroon round pearl, ten Swarovski 4mm Dark Green round pearls and five Swarovski 4mm Antique Brass round pearls.
  • One 12mm Swarovski Light Green round pearl, ten Swarovski 4mm Antique Brass round pearls and five Swarovski 4mm Maroon round pearls.


Tassel

Step one:
Cut the antique brass-plated 3+1 small round and oval link chain into eighteen 2-inch long pieces. Gather nine of the chains together and attach them all to a 2-inch antique brass-plated 20 gauge eye pin. Attach the nine remaining chains to a second eye pin.

Step two:
Thread both eye pins through a JBB antique brass-plated basket weave cone and then through a Swarovski 14mm Antique Brass round pearl. Use round nose pliers to coil the straight end of one eye pin around the other, and then thread the remaining pin end through a JBB antique brass-plated pewter knotwork bead cap.

Step three:
With the pin, create a wrapped loop and attach it to two TierraCast® medium oval brass oxide pewter open jump rings. See our Handy Tip for help with jump rings.

The Rest of the Necklace

Step one:
Attach the tassel to the snowflake filigree with the 12mm Antique Brass pearl by connecting the tassel's jump rings to the inside loop of the bottom two points on the snowflake.

Step two:
Connect the filigree with the 12mm Light Green pearl to the right of the first filigree by attaching one jump ring to the first filigree's top right points and connect them to the second filigree's bottom left points. Connect the remaining filigree to the left of the first filigree using the same technique. You should now have a triangle shape made up of the three snowflake filigrees.

Step three:
Cut approximately 1 inch of antique brass-plated textured oval link chain using a nipper tool. You should only have three textured oval links in the chain. Attach a jump ring to one end and set aside.

Step four:
String one 4mm Dark Green pearl, one 12mm Maroon pearl and one more 4mm Dark Green pearl onto an eye pin. Create a simple loop with the straight end. Repeat this with two more eye pins using the following color combinations:

  • Two 4mm Antique Brass pearls and one 12mm Light Green pearl
  • Two 4mm Maroon pearls and one 12mm Antique Brass pearl

Link the pearl pins together - the large maroon pearl on the left end, the Light Green in the middle and the Antique Brass on the right end - by connecting the simple loops you made. Attach the textured oval link chain to the Maroon pearl's open eye pin. Attach the open end of the Antique Brass pearl to the top left point of the left snowflake filigree. Repeat this for the top right point of the right snowflake filigree.

Step five:
Cut a 5-inch long piece of textured oval link chain and attach a jump ring to each end. Connect one end to the bottom left point of the left snowflake filigree. Repeat this for the bottom right point of the right snowflake filigree.

Step six:
Cut a piece of 49.012 jewelry wire 8 inches long. Attach one end the bottom right point of the left snowflake filigree using a TierraCast® 2x2mm brass oxide brass crimp tube. See our Handy Tip on how to use a bead crimper tool if you need help. String the following beads onto the wire in this order:

  • Swarovski 3mm Dark Gren round pearl
  • 4mm Maroon pearl, 4mm Light Green pearl
  • Swarovski 3mm Antique Brass round pearl
  • 4mm Dark Green pearl, 4mm Maroon pearl
  • Swarovski 8mm Khaki Briolette bead
  • 4mm Maroon pearl, 4mm Dark Green pearl
  • 3mmAntique Brass pearl, 4mm Light Green pearl, 4mm Maroon pearl, 3mm Dark Green pearl
  • Swarovski 8mm Siam in Briolette
  • 3mm Dark Green pearl, 4mm Maroon pearl, 4mm Light Green pearl, 3mm Antique Brass pearl, 4mm Dark Green pearl, 4mm Maroon pearl
  • Swarovski 8mm Light Colorado Topaz Biolette
  • 4mm Maroon pearl, 4mm Dark Green pearl, 3mm Antique Brass pearl, 4mm Light Green pearl, 3mm Dark Green pearl
  • Siam briolette
  • 3mm Dark Green pearl, 4mm Maroon pearl, 4mm Light Green pearl, 3mm Antique Brass pearl, 4mm Dark Green pearl, 4mm Maroon pearl
  • Khaki Briolette
  • 4mm Maroon pearl, 4mm Dark Green pearl, 3mm Antique Brass pearl, 4mm Light Green pearl, 4mm Maroon pearl, 3mm Dark Green pearl

Finish the open end by attaching it to a jump ring using a crimp tube. Repeat this process for the bottom right point of the right snowflake filigree.

Step seven:
Cut a 7 1/4-inch piece of antique brass-plated 5+1 rollo and oval link chain and attach a jump ring to each end. Connect one end to the top left point of the center snowflake filigree. Repeat this for the top right point of the center snowflake filigree.

Step eight:
String three 12mm Maroon pearls, three Light Green pearls and three Antique Brass pearls onto their own eye pins. Connect one of each color together by creating a simple loop with the straight ends. You should have three separate links consisting of three pearls each. Connect the links together by attaching approximately 1 inch (three textured ovals) of textured oval link chain in between. Attach each open end of your newly-formed chain to a jump ring. Connect one jump ring to the bottom left point of the center snowflake filigree. Repeat this for the bottom right point of the center snowflake filigree.

Step nine:
Attach all of the open jump rings on the left side of the necklace to a TierraCast® brass oxide pewter large quatrefoil link. Loop two 1 1/2-inch strands of textured oval link chain through the quatrefoil link and attach the ends to two open jump rings. Attach these jump rings to the hook portion of the Kabela Design antique brass triangular floral filigree hook and eye clasp.

Step ten:
Repeat Step nine for the right side of the necklace, replacing the hook portion of the clasp with the eye portion.

Approximate size: About nineteen inches
Estimated time: Less than four hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack (BEADSTPR)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
ZambaPro™ Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
ZambaPro™ Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro™ Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
The BeadSmith #11 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack (NEED-10)
The BeadSmith Crystal Fireline - 50 Yards (6LB Test) (FL06CR50)
ZambaPro™ 49 .012 30FT Jewelry Wire (ZP49-30F-012)
List of Components:
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Maroon (5810-MAR12, qty 3)
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Pearl Maroon (5810-MAR10, qty 6)
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Antique Brass (5810-ABP12, qty 3)
Swarovski 5811 14mm Round Pearl Large Hole Antique Brass (5811-ABP14, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Pearl Antique Brass (5810-ABP10, qty 6)
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Light Green (5810-GRLT12, qty 3)
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Pearl Light Green (5810-GRLT10, qty 6)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Light Green (5810-GRLT4, qty 12)
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Antique Brass (5810-ABP3, qty 12)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Antique Brass (5810-ABP4, qty 18)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Maroon (5810-MAR4, qty 43)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Dark Green (5810-DKGRN4, qty 27)
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Dark Green (5810-DKGRN3, qty 12)
Antique Brass-Plated 5+1 Rollo and Oval Link Chain (BBACH27, qty 3)
Antique Brass-Plated 3+1 Small Round and Oval Link Chain (BBACH19, qty 3)
Antique Brass-Plated Textured Oval Link Chain (BBACH14, qty 3)
2-inch Antique Brass-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin (BBA-EP20-22, qty 25)
TierraCast® Brass Oxide Pewter Large Quatrefoil Link 19x19mm (BRO-3141, qty 2)
TierraCast® Medium Oval Brass Oxide Pewter Open Jump Ring (BRO-0018, qty 26)
TierraCast® 2x2mm Brass Oxide Brass Crimp Tube (BRO-0030, qty 4)
JBB Antique Brass-Plated Brass Basket Weave Cone (FIND-0580, qty 1)
JBB Antique Vintage Brass-Plated Pewter Knotwork Bead Cap (PBA-CAP003, qty 1)
Kabela Design Antique Brass Snowflake Filigree (BBA-LX50, qty 3)
Kabela Design Antique Brass Triangular Floral Filigree Hook and Eye Clasp (BBA-CL15, qty 1)
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Siam (5040-SIA8, qty 4)
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Khaki (5040-KHA8, qty 4)
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Light Colorado Topaz (5040-LCT8, qty 2)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Kabela Design Antique Brass Trance Filigree (BBA-LX51)
Swarovski 5811 14mm Round Pearl Large Hole Light Grey (5811-LGR14)
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Light Grey (5810-LTGRY12)
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Mauve (5810-MAU12)
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Burgundy (5810-BURG12)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Light Grey (5810-LTGRY4)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Mauve (5810-MAU4)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Burgundy (5810-BURG4)
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Crystal Silver Night (5040-CSN8)
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Amethyst Blend (5040-AMB8)
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Provence Lavender (5040-PLV8)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Crystal Pearl Maroon
Code: 5810-MAR12
Length 12mm, Width 12mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.72 $0.54$0.66 $0.49$0.61 $0.45
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Crystal Pearl Maroon
Code: 5810-MAR10
Length 10mm, Width 10mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.39 $0.29$0.36 $0.27$0.33 $0.24
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Crystal Pearl Antique Brass
Code: 5810-ABP12
Length 12mm, Width 12mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.72 $0.54$0.66 $0.49$0.61 $0.45
Qty>
Swarovski 5811 14mm Round Crystal Pearl Large Hole Antique Brass
Code: 5811-ABP14
Length 14mm, Diameter 14mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$1.23 $0.92$1.13 $0.84$1.04 $0.78
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Crystal Pearl Antique Brass
Code: 5810-ABP10
Length 10mm, Width 10mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.39 $0.29$0.36 $0.27$0.33 $0.24
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Crystal Pearl Light Green
Code: 5810-GRLT12
Length 12mm, Width 12mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.72 $0.54$0.66 $0.49$0.61 $0.45
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Crystal Pearl Light Green
Code: 5810-GRLT10
Length 10mm, Width 10mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.39 $0.29$0.36 $0.27$0.33 $0.24
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Light Green
Code: 5810-GRLT4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10 $0.07$0.09 $0.06$0.08 $0.06
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Crystal Pearl Antique Brass
Code: 5810-ABP3
Length 3mm, Width 3mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.09 $0.06$0.08 $0.06$0.07 $0.05
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Antique Brass
Code: 5810-ABP4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10 $0.07$0.09 $0.06$0.08 $0.06
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Maroon
Code: 5810-MAR4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10 $0.07$0.09 $0.06$0.08 $0.06
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Dark Green
Code: 5810-DKGRN4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10 $0.07$0.09 $0.06$0.08 $0.06
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Crystal Pearl Dark Green
Code: 5810-DKGRN3
Length 3mm, Width 3mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.09 $0.06$0.08 $0.06$0.07 $0.05
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated 5+1 Rollo and Oval Link Chain
Code: BBACH27
Link 8.5mm x 3mm, 3mm x 3mm, Gauge 15 
1-45-910+
$5.10 $3.82$4.74 $3.55$4.39 $3.29
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated 3+1 Small Round and Oval Link Chain
Code: BBACH19
Link 4.5mm x 2.5mm, Link 2.5mm x 2mm, Gauge 25 
1-78-1516+
$1.89 $1.41$1.74 $1.30$1.61 $1.20
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Textured Oval Link Chain
Code: BBACH14
Link 9mm x 5.5mm, Gauge 20 
1-56-1112+
$2.50 $1.87$2.31 $1.73$2.14 $1.60
Qty>
2-inch Antique Brass-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin
Code: BBA-EP20-22
Length 2 inches, 20 gauge 
1-5960-119120+
$0.15$0.13$0.12
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Large Quatrefoil Link 19x19mm
Code: BRO-3141
Length 19mm, Width 19mm, Opening Length 13mm 
Price: $1.47
Qty>
TierraCast Medium Oval Brass Oxide Pewter Open Jump Ring
Code: BRO-0018
Length 6mm, Width 5mm, Gauge 19 
1-99100-199200+
$0.06$0.05$0.04
Qty>
TierraCast 2x2mm Brass Oxide Brass Crimp Tube
Code: BRO-0030
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.09$0.08$0.07
Qty>
JBB Antique Brass-Plated Brass Basket Weave Cone
Code: FIND-0580
Length 12mm, Diameter 10-10.5mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.43$1.32$1.21
Qty>
JBB Antique Vintage Brass-Plated Pewter Knotwork Bead Cap
Code: PBA-CAP003
Diameter 11.5mm, Depth 4.5mm 
Sale Price: $0.63
Price: $0.90
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Snowflake Filigree
Code: BBA-LX50
Length 33.5mm, Width 34mm 
1-45-910+
$3.37$3.13$2.90
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Triangular Floral Filigree Hook and Eye Clasp
Code: BBA-CL15
Total Length 66mm, Width 21.5mm 
1-23-56+
$15.49$13.89$12.69
Qty>
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Siam
Code: 5040-SIA8
Length 5.5mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.78$0.72$0.66
Qty>
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Khaki
Code: 5040-KHA8
Length 5.5mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.78$0.72$0.66
Qty>
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Light Colorado Topaz
Code: 5040-LCT8
Length 5.5mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.78$0.72$0.66
Qty>

Alternate Components

Kabela Design Antique Brass Trance Filigree
Code: BBA-LX51
Diameter 44mm 
1-34-78+
$4.82$4.48$4.17
Qty>
Swarovski 5811 14mm Round Crystal Pearl Large Hole Light Grey
Code: 5811-LGR14
Length 14mm, Diameter 14mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$1.23 $0.92$1.13 $0.84$1.04 $0.78
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Crystal Pearl Light Grey
Code: 5810-LTGRY12
Length 12mm, Width 12mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.72 $0.54$0.66 $0.49$0.61 $0.45
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Crystal Pearl Mauve
Code: 5810-MAU12
Length 12mm, Width 12mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.72 $0.54$0.66 $0.49$0.61 $0.45
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Crystal Pearl Burgundy
Code: 5810-BURG12
Length 12mm, Width 12mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.72 $0.54$0.66 $0.49$0.61 $0.45
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Light Grey
Code: 5810-LTGRY4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10 $0.07$0.09 $0.06$0.08 $0.06
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Mauve
Code: 5810-MAU4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10 $0.07$0.09 $0.06$0.08 $0.06
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Burgundy
Code: 5810-BURG4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10 $0.07$0.09 $0.06$0.08 $0.06
Qty>
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Crystal Silver Night
Code: 5040-CSN8
Length 5.5mm, Width 8mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.80$0.74$0.68
Qty>
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Amethyst Blend
Code: 5040-AMB8
Length 5.5mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.78$0.72$0.66
Qty>
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Provence Lavender
Code: 5040-PLV8
Length 5.5mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.78$0.72$0.66
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack
Code: BEADSTPR
1-34-78+
$4.32$4.01$3.72
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $8.04
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.43
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.14
Qty>
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
Qty>
The BeadSmith Crystal Fireline - 50 Yards (6LB Test)
Code: FL06CR50
Diameter .008 inches, 50 yards 
Price: $9.29
Qty>
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .012 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-012
Diameter .012 inches, Length 30 feet 
1-12-34+
$18.59$17.40$16.29
Qty>



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