Mirabelle Necklace Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
It's so much fun to get inspired by the perfect color combinations found in Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends. Cynthia used the soft pink and blue colors in our Chambray Blush Designer Blend along with Swarovski crystal pearls in Rose Gold and Crystal Iridescent Light Blue for a look that's coordinated to perfection. Discover more inspiration for using Artbeads Designer Blends in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Step one: Create a tubular herringbone stitch approximately five inches long using the Artbeads Chambray Blush Designer Blend. Each row will have eight beads in it. For help with creating this stitch, please see our Tutorial Video.
Step two: Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 20 inches long. Slide a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube onto the end of the wire, followed by a 925/10 silver-filled 6mm 20 gauge open jump ring attached to half of the TierraCast 5/8-inch antique silver-plated pewter Anna's toggle clasp set. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see this tutorial video. Bring the wire back through the jump ring and crimp in place. Use a sterling silver 3mm crimp cover to hide the crimp.
Step three: Add the following bead pattern to the strand:
One Swarovski 5mm round pearl in Crystal Iridescent Light Blue
Three TierraCast 4mm silver-plated pewter plain heishi spacers
Five Swarovski 6mm round pearls in Rose Gold
Repeat this pattern two times, and then add a Swarovski 6mm round pearl in Crystal Iridescent Light Blue to the strand.
Step four: Add a TierraCast 8mm rhodium-plated brass capitol cord end cap to the wire, followed by your tubular herringbone rope, making sure to slide the end of the rope into the end cap. Add another end cap to the other end of the rope. Make a mirror image of the bead pattern on the other side of the rope.
Step five: 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. Hide the crimp with a crimp cover.
Step six: Slide the TierraCast rhodium-plated pewter raised hammertone pinch bail over the center of the tubular herringbone rope. Slide the Swarovski 39mm spike pendant in Crystal AB into the prongs of the pinch bail and squeeze them in place to secure the pendant to the bail.
Tools & Supplies: KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - White (STRNG-0099) Tulip Bead Embroidery (Sharp) Needle No 10 Short (4 pack) (NEED-19) Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-125) Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100) Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components: Artbeads Chambray Blush Designer Blend, TOHO 11/0 Round Seed Beads (ADB0459, qty 1) TierraCast Rhodium-Plated Pewter Raised Hammertone Pinch Bail (RB-5783, qty 1) Swarovski 6480 39mm Spike Pendant Crystal AB (6480-CAB39, qty 1) TierraCast 8mm Rhodium-Plated Brass Capitol Cord End Cap (RB-0231, qty 2) Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Rose Gold (5810-ROG6, qty 30) Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Crystal Iridescent Light Blue (5810-CILB6, qty 2) Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Crystal Iridescent Light Blue (5810-CILB5, qty 6) TierraCast 5/8-Inch Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Anna's Toggle and Clasp 21x15.5mm (SA-6157, qty 1) TierraCast 4mm Silver-Plated Pewter Plain Heishi Spacer (S-0440, qty 36) Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2) Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover (SS-CCOV01, qty 2) 925/10 Silver-Filled 6mm Open Jump Ring, 20 Gauge (FIND-0704, qty 2)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: Swarovski 6480 39mm Spike Pendant Crystal Gold Patina (6480-CGP39) TierraCast Gold-Plated Pewter Raised Hammertone Pinch Bail (G-5783) TierraCast 8mm Gold-Plated Brass Capitol Cord End Cap (G-0231) Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Powder Rose (5810-PRO6) Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Light Blue (5810-BLULT6) Swarovski 5810 Crystal Pearl 6mm Pastel Rose (5810-PAR6) Swarovski 5810 Crystal Pearl 6mm Pastel Blue (5810-PAB6) Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Light Blue (5810-BLULT5) Swarovski 5810 Crystal Pearl 5mm Pastel Blue (5810-PAB5) TierraCast 4mm Gold-Plated Pewter Plain Heishi Spacer (G-0440)