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New Victoria Necklace

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New Victoria Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Add something blue to your wedding with this "New Victoria" necklace, which uses pastel freshwater pearls and a delicate rose cameo for a delightfully soft and feminine appearance. The necklace was inspired by our Spring/Summer 2011 Wedding trend and would work well for both brides and bridesmaids.

Creating the Pendant

Step one:
Cut out a 2-inch by 3-inch rectangular piece of Lacy's Stiff Stuff. Glue the 18x25mm resin flowers cameo in black and ivory to the center of the Stiff Stuff using E6000 glue. Allow to dry.

Step two:
To start your beaded border, thread a needle and tie a knot. Poke the needle through the Stiff Stuff close to the edge of the cameo, pulling the knot tight against the back of the design. String four opaque pearl pastel yellow delicas onto the thread and insert your needle back down through the Stiff Stuff close to the edge of the cameo, creating a line of delicas against the cameo. Bring your needle up through the middle of the four delicas, so that two delicas are on each side. Slip your needle through two of the delicas a second time.

Step three:
String two more delicas onto the thread and insert your needle down through the stiff stuff, lining the beads against the cameo. Bring your needle up through the Stiff Stuff behind the two delicas, and then slip your needle through the two delicas a second time, creating a backstitch. Repeat this backstitch until you have completely outlined the cameo with delicas. Tie off your thread.

Step four:
Use the same technique described in steps one and two to create the second border of TOHO™ 11/0 Ceylon smoke round beads.

Step five:
Cut off the extra stiff stuff around the pendant so that it is flush with the beaded boarder that you just created. Place the pendant facedown. Attach the silver-plated pewter 3-strand multi-strand endpiece to the top of the pendant using E6000 glue. Let dry. Glue the Stiff Stuff on the back of the pendant to a 2-inch by 3-inch piece of black felt. Let dry.

Step six:
Cut the black felt flush with the Stiff Stuff so that it forms a nice oval back for the pendant. Use a black permanent marker to darken the Stiff Stuff along the edges of the pendant to match the felt.

Stringing the Necklace

Step one:
Attach a sterling silver open jump ring to the loop piece of the silver-plated pewter star-shaped flower toggle. Attach a jump ring to the bar piece of the toggle.

Step two:
Cut 21 1/2-inches of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire. Attach the wire to the jump ring on the loop piece of the toggle using a sterling 2x2mm crimp tube. For instructions on how to use a crimp tube, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step three:
Thread a Ceylon smoke bead and a 5 to 5.5mm light blue rice pearl onto the wire. Repeat this pattern 24 more times. String the following seed beads: a Ceylon smoke bead, three yellow delicas, a Ceylon smoke bead, three yellow delicas, two Ceylon smoke beads, three yellow delicas, a Ceylon smoke bead, three yellow delicas and a Ceylon smoke bead.

Step four:
Add a jump ring to the loop on the pendant and string the pendant over the seed beads. Make a pattern of pearls on the right side of the necklace that mirrors the pattern on the left side. Attach the bar piece of the toggle to the wire using a crimp tube.
Approximate size: 19 ½ inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour (plus dry time)
Difficulty level: Intermediate

Tools and Supplies Used:
Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
E6000 glue 1oz tube - medium/clear (E6000-01)
#11 short beading needles 12-pack (NEED-10)
Knotting tweezers (TOOL-112)
Large loop scissors (TOOL-123)
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
Lacy's Stiff Stuff 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch single sheet (LSS-001)
Nymo D Bobbin Black (NYD-BLK)
List of Components:
18x25mm Resin Flowers Cameo - Black and Ivory (RESCAM10, qty 1)
5 - 5.5mm Light Blue Rice Pearl Strand (P-BLULT1, qty 1)
8g Opaque Pearl Pastel Yellow Delicas (DB0232, qty 1)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Ceylon Smoke (TBRD11-150, qty 1)
Silver-Plated Pewter Star-Shaped Flower Toggle (PS-TOG014, qty 1)
Silver-Plated Pewter 3-Strand Multi-Strand Endpiece (PS-MSEND011, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.90 x 4.60mm) (SS-OJR35-C, qty 3)
Sterling 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.14$0.13
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-C
Diameter 4.6mm, 19 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.32$0.29$0.26
Qty>
JBB Silver-Plated Pewter 3-Strand Multi-Strand Endpiece
Code: PS-MSEND011
Length 19mm, Width 13mm 
Price: $0.82
Qty>
JBB Silver-Plated Pewter Star-Shaped Flower Toggle Clasp
Code: PS-TOG014
Loop 26.5x22.5mm, Bar 29mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.51$2.32$2.15
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Ceylon Smoke
Code: TBRD11-150
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.25$1.15$1.06
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque Pearl Pastel Yellow Delicas
Code: DB0232
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$3.58$3.32$3.08
Qty>
5 - 5.5mm Light Blue Rice Pearl Strand
Code: P-BLULT1
16 inch strand, 5-5.5mm beads 
Price: $10.59
Qty>
18x25mm Resin Flowers Cameo - Black and Ivory
Code: RESCAM10
Width 18mm, Height 25mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.62$0.57$0.52
Qty>

Alternate Components

JBB Silver-Plated Pewter Leaves Toggle Clasp
Code: PS-TOG007
Loop 20.5x20.5mm, Bar 30mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.51$2.32$2.15
Qty>
Silver-Plated Brass Tulip Toggle Clasp
Code: SP-TOG04
Loop 24mm x 22mm, Bar 30mm 
1-34-78+
$5.64$5.25$4.88
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Silver-Grey Satin Delicas
Code: DB0677
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-34-78+
$6.04$5.62$5.23
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque Pearl AB Whipped Butter Delicas
Code: DB1501
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$3.92$3.64$3.38
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.43
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $8.04
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
Qty>
E6000 Glue 1oz Tube - Medium/Clear
Code: E6000-01
1oz 
Price: $2.99
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>
Knotting Tweezers
Code: TOOL-112
4.5 Inches 
Price: $4.28
Qty>
Large Loop Scissors
Code: TOOL-123
Length 4-inches 
Price: $5.14
Qty>
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>
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>
Nymo D Bobbin Black
Code: NYD-BLK
Size D (64 yards) 
Price: $1.84
Qty>



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