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Midnight Garden Dance Necklace

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Midnight Garden Dance Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Mysterious and captivating colors combine in this wondrous necklace design. Cynthia used Designer Blends from the Artbeads Designer Series to create the perfect bead embroidered backdrop for her Czech glass button focal. Silk ribbon in sultry nighttime colors complete this look, perfect for an evening out!

Step one:
Use 5-minute two-part epoxy to glue the Czech glass 32mm round triple heart leaf jet with platinum paint button to a piece of bead backing and allow to dry.

Step two:
Using Swarovski 4mm round pearls in Dark Grey, create a two-seed-bead backstitch around the button. Create another row of two-seed-bead-backstitch around the button using white pearls from the Swarovski 3mm Crystal Mix Black Tie Designer Blend. Create a third and final row of two-seed-bead backstitch using 8/0 seed beads from the Artbeads Graphite Gray Designer Blend.

Step three:
Trim the backing, making sure not to cut any of the threads sewn into the piece. Then, cut another piece of backing to match your focal. Attach the backing with a row of gunmetal seed beads using the brick stitch technique. Add a picot edge using bicones from the 3mm Black Tie Designer Blend. For help with a picot edge, please see these instructions.

Step four:
Glue the Angel Findings antique pewter elongated floral glue-on bail to the back of your focal using the epoxy and allow to dry.

Step five:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 23 inches long. Slide a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube onto one end, followed by a sterling silver 6.10mm open jump ring. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Hide the tube with a sterling silver 3mm crimp cover.

Step six:
String on a random pattern of seed beads, beads from the Swarovski 4mm Crystal Mix Black Tie Designer Blend, and TierraCast rhodium Kenyan heishi spacers. For reference, Cynthia added 9-15 seed beads together, followed by either a pattern of one 4mm bicone, a spacer, a 4mm pearl, a spacer, and a 4mm bicone, or a pattern of two 4mm bicones, a spacer, a 4mm pearl, a spacer, and two 4mm bicones. Continue until your strand is the desired length.

Step seven:
Slide a 4x4mm sterling silver crimp tube onto the end of a hand-dyed black, steel gray, and dove gray blend silk ribbon. Then, slide the ribbon end through the jump ring on one end of your beaded strand. Bring the ribbon end back through the crimp tube and flatten the crimp tube to secure the ribbon to the jump ring. Slide your pendant onto both strands. Add a 4mm crimp tube to the end of the ribbon, slide it through the jump ring on the other end of the beaded strand and then back through the crimp tube and flatten the tube to secure the ribbon on this end.

Step eight:
Attach half of the antique silver-plated pewter round floral design toggle clasp to each jump ring on the ends of the necklace. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see our video.
Approximate Size: 20.5 Inches
Estimated Time: 5 Hours
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
Hana Beading Thread - Black 109 Yards (SUP-0577)
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-504)
German Ergonomic Side Cutters (TOOl-507)
5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges (EPOXY-5)
Beadalon Stainless Steel Rigid Beading Needles Size 10 (12 Pack)
The Beadsmith 4.25x5.5-Inch Black Bead Backing (EMB-0016)
List of Components:
Swarovski 3mm Crystal Mix Black Tie Designer Blend (ADB0437, qty 2)
Swarovski 4mm Crystal Mix Black Tie Designer Blend (ADB0438, qty 1)
Artbeads Graphite Gray Designer Blend, TOHO 8/0 Round Seed Beads (ADB0395, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Dark Grey (5810-GRYDK4, qty 26)
TierraCast Rhodium Kenyan Heishi Spacer (RB-0405, qty 20)
Angel Findings Antique Pewter Elongated Floral Glue-On Bail (FIND-1829, qty 1)
Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Round Floral Design Toggle Clasp (CLASP-0131, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm) (SS-OJR40-E, qty 2)
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
4x4mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tube (SS-CRM12, qty 2)
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover (SS-CCOV01, qty 2)
Czech Glass 32mm Round Triple Heart Leaf Jet with Platinum Paint Button (BTN-543, qty 1)
Hand-Dyed Silk Black, Steel Gray and Dove Gray Blend (STRNG-0045, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Jade (5810-JAD4)
Angel Findings Antique Pewter Round Floral Glue-On Bail (FIND-1825)
Swarovski 3mm Crystal Mix Cleopatra Gold Designer Blend (ADB0434)
Czech Glass 27mm Gold with Turquoise and Gold Finish Round North Star Button (BTN-491)
Swarovski 4mm Crystal Mix Cleopatra Gold Designer Blend (ADB0435)
Hand-Dyed Silk Sky Blue/Green with Metallic Gold Edges (RBSILK-LBGR-PNK)
Artbeads Creme Brulee Designer Blend, 8/0 TOHO Seed Beads (ADB0343)
JBB Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Star-Shaped Flower Toggle Clasp (PSA-TOG014)
TierraCast Gold 4mm Hex Heishi Spacer (G-0411)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 3mm Crystal Mix Black Tie Designer Blend
Code: ADB0437
Sale Price: $12.87
Price: $14.99
Qty>
Swarovski 4mm Crystal Mix Black Tie Designer Blend
Code: ADB0438
Sale Price: $12.97
Price: $14.99
Qty>
Artbeads Graphite Gray Designer Blend, TOHO 8/0 Round Seed Beads
Code: ADB0395
Sale Price: $4.29
Price: $4.99
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Dark Grey
Code: 5810-GRYDK4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.08
Qty>
TierraCast Rhodium-Plated Pewter Kenyan Heishi Spacer
Code: RB-0405
Diameter 4mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
Angel Findings Antique Pewter Elongated Floral Glue-On Bail
Code: FIND-1829
Length 28.5mm, Width 12mm, Hole Size 7.5mm x 4.5mm 
1-34-78+
$5.15 $4.55$4.88 $4.31$4.63 $4.09
Qty>
B&B Benbassat Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Round Floral Design Toggle Clasp
Code: CLASP-0131
Loop Length 29.5-30mm, Bar Length 30mm, Hole Size 1.3mm 
1-34-78+
$5.31 $4.59$5.03 $4.35$4.77 $4.12
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm)
Code: SS-OJR40-E
Diameter 6.1mm, 18 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.55 $0.47$0.52 $0.44$0.48 $0.41
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.16 $0.14$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12
Qty>
4 x 4mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM12
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.69 $0.58$0.64 $0.54$0.60 $0.50
Qty>
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Code: SS-CCOV01
Length 3mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.26 $0.23$0.24 $0.21$0.22 $0.19
Qty>
Czech Glass 32mm Round Triple Heart Leaf Jet with Platinum Paint Button
Code: BTN-543
Diameter 31.5mm, Total Height 9mm, Hole Size 1mm/18 gauge 
1-23-56+
$9.34 $8.02$8.87 $7.61$8.42 $7.23
Qty>
Hand-Dyed Silk Black, Steel Gray and Dove Gray Blend
Code: STRNG-0045
Length 32 Inch 
1-23-56+
$9.23 $7.95$8.76 $7.54$8.32 $7.16
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Jade
Code: 5810-JAD4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.08
Qty>
Angel Findings Antique Pewter Round Floral Glue-On Bail
Code: FIND-1825
Length 30mm, Width 14mm, Hole Size 7.5mm x 5mm 
1-34-78+
$5.15 $4.41$4.88 $4.18$4.63 $3.96
Qty>
Swarovski 3mm Crystal Mix Cleopatra Gold Designer Blend
Code: ADB0434
Sale Price: $12.80
Price: $14.99
Qty>
Czech Glass 27mm Gold with Turquoise and Gold Finish Round North Star Button
Code: BTN-491
Diameter 27mm, Total Height 10mm, Hole Size 2mm/12 gauge 
1-34-78+
$7.95 $6.85$7.53 $6.49$7.14 $6.15
Qty>
Swarovski 4mm Crystal Mix Cleopatra Gold Designer Blend
Code: ADB0435
Sale Price: $12.90
Price: $14.99
Qty>
Hand-Dyed Silk Sky Blue/Green with Metallic Gold Edges
Code: RBSILK-LBGR-PNK
Minimum 32 inches 
1-23-56+
$10.21 $8.94$9.69 $8.48$9.20 $8.06
Qty>
Artbeads Creme Brulee Designer Blend, 8/0 TOHO Seed Beads
Code: ADB0343
Sale Price: $4.35
Price: $4.99
Qty>
JBB Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Star-Shaped Flower Toggle Clasp
Code: PSA-TOG014
Loop 27x22mm, Bar 29mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.74 $2.35$2.59 $2.22$2.44 $2.09
Qty>
TierraCast Gold-Plated Pewter 4mm Hex Heishi Spacer
Code: G-0411
Diameter 4mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.16 $0.14$0.14 $0.12$0.13 $0.11
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Hana Beading Thread - Black 109 Yards
Code: SUP-0577
Length 109 yards 
Sale Price: $7.57
Price: $8.49
Qty>
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $11.60
Price: $12.99
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.34
Price: $13.99
Qty>
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-504
4 3/4 inches 
Sale Price: $24.13
Price: $26.99
Qty>
German Ergonomic Side cutters
Code: TOOL-507
4 3/4 inches 
Sale Price: $29.53
Price: $32.99
Qty>
5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 30ml Dual Cartridges
Code: EPOXY-5
28ml 
Sale Price: $6.10
Price: $6.99
Qty>
Beadalon Stainless Steel Rigid Beading Needles Size 10 (12 Pack)
Code: SUP-0061
1-45-910+
$4.28 $3.71$4.04 $3.50$3.82 $3.31
Qty>
The Beadsmith 4.25 x 5.5-Inch Black Bead Backing
Code: EMB-0016
Length 5.5 Inch, Width 4.25 Inch 
1-78-1516+
$2.13 $1.83$2.01 $1.73$1.89 $1.62
Qty>



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