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Peacock Dance Necklace

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Peacock Dance Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

With a fabulous peacock Czech glass button as inspiration, Cynthia created a bead embroidered masterpiece! This necklace boasts all the colors of a proud peacock thanks to bright silk ribbon, an Artbeads Designer Blend featuring Swarovski Crystals in the perfect hues, seed beads, and even lovely bead caps from Gardanne Beads. With step-by-step instructions, you can easily create this piece and add a Peacock Dance to your style.

Creating the Bead Embroidered Focal


Step one:
Use Gem-Tac permanent adhesive to glue the Czech glass 33mm round peacock blue, aqua, and green with gold paint button to a piece of bead backing and allow to dry.

Step two:
Using Swarovski 4mm round pearls in Petrol and pearls from the Swarovski 4mm Crystal Mix Fuchsia Forest Designer Blend, create a two-seed-bead backstitch around the button, making sure your Petrol pearls line up with the blue in the button and the green pearls from the Blend line up with the green in the button.

Step three:
Create another row of two-seed-bead-backstitch around this row using Swarovski 4mm XILION bicones in Graphite AB2x and green bicones from the Blend, following the same switch from blue to green as the first row.

Step four:
Create a third and final row of two-seed-bead backstitch using TOHO 8/0 bead rounds in permanent finish galvanized starlight.

Step five:
Trim the backing, making sure not to cut any of the threads sewn into the piece. Then cut a piece of black Ultrasuede to match your focal. Attach the backing with a row of TOHO seed beads using the brick stitch technique.

Step six:
Add a picot edge to your beaded focal using Miyuki 11/0 round seed beads in Duracoat galvanized dusty orchid. For help with a picot edge, please see these instructions.

Step seven:
Stitch the Angel Findings antique pewter small filigree bail onto the back top of your focal.

Creating the Dangle For Below the Focal


Step one:
Add two beads from the Blend onto a 3/4-inch 24 gauge sterling silver eye pin and make a simple loop at the top of the beads. Attach a Swarovski 13x6.5mm briolette pendant in Chrysolite Opal to one end using a sterling silver 3.80mm open jump ring. Add a TOHO, two beads from the blend, and another TOHO to an eye pin and make a simple loop at the end of the beads. Attach this link to the other end of the first link you made. Repeat this step two times for a total of three dangles. Feel free to switch up the pattern or number of beads used to create the look desired.

Step two:
Add these dangles to the loop of another eye pin. Then, slide two TOHO seed beads onto the eye pin, followed by the Gardanne Beads peacock blue enameled brass small tulip bead cap and the Gardanne Beads peacock blue enameled brass small bellflower bead cap. Add another TOHO to the eye pin and attach to the Swarovski rhodium-plated posy filigree with Fuchsia and Rose crystals by making a wrapped loop.

Step three:
Link two 3.80mm jump rings together (if you need help opening and closing jump rings, see this video) and then stitch the top jump ring onto the back bottom of your beaded focal.

Creating the Necklace Strands


Step one:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 23 inches long. Slide a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube onto the wire, followed by a 925/10 silver-filled 6mm 18 gauge open jump ring attached to half of the sterling silver 16mm round with flower toggle clasp. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place.

Step two:
Add one TOHO and 1-7 beads from the Blend to the jewelry wire strand. Repeat for a ten-inch beaded section. Add four TOHOs to the strand, then slide the bail of your beaded focal over these seed beads. Repeat your bead pattern on the other side of the focal. Add a crimp tube and a 6mm jump ring attached to the other half of the clasp. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place.

Step three:
Slide a 4x4mm sterling silver crimp tube onto one end of a hand-dyed high tide turquoise, lime, and light mocha silk ribbon with dark turquoise edges and then loop the end of the ribbon around the 6mm jump ring at one end of your necklace and back through the crimp tube. Secure the crimp tube around the ribbon by pinching shut with chain nose pliers.

Step four:
Slide your ribbon through the bail on your beaded focal. Add a crimp tube to the end of the ribbon and loop around the jump ring on this end of the necklace. Bring the ribbon back through the crimp tube and pinch the crimp tube shut.
Approximate Size: 30 Inches
Estimated Time: 4 Hours
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
The BeadSmith 4.25x5.5-Inch Black Bead Backing (EMB-0016)
Lillypilly Designs 4 x 8.5-Inch Plain Black Ultrasuede Sheet (EMBMT-0638)
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Black (STRNG-0116)
The BeadSmith 12 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack (NEED-05)
Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive 2 fl oz. (GEMTAC02)
The Beadsmith Ultra Thread Zap Thread Burner (TOOL-0211)
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
List of Components:
Czech Glass 33mm Round Peacock Blue, Aqua, and Green with Gold Painted Detail Glass Button (BTN-601, qty 1)
Swarovski 4mm Crystal Mix Fuchsia Forest Designer Blend (ADB0442, qty 2)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Permanent Finish Galvanized Starlight (TBRD8-PF557, qty 1)
Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Duracoat Galvanized Dusty Orchid 8g Bag (MR-4218, qty 1)
Swarovski Rhodium-Plated Posy Filigree with Fuchsia and Rose Crystals (60860-RFUSROS, qty 1)
Gardanne Beads Peacock Blue Enameled Brass Small Bellflower Bead Cap (FIND-2042, qty 1)
Gardanne Beads Peacock Blue Enameled Brass Small Tulip Bead Cap (FIND-2022, qty 1)
Swarovski 6010 13x6.5mm Briolette Pendant Chrysolite Opal (6010-CHO13, qty 3)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Petrol (5810-PET4, qty 12)
Swarovski 5328 4mm Xilion Bicone Graphite AB2X (5328-GPH2AB4, qty 15)
2-inch Silver-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin (SP-EP20-22, qty 1)
3/4-inch Eye Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-EP43, qty 6)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.025 x .150 inches (0.65 x 3.80mm) (SS-OJR25-E, qty 5)
Angel Findings Antique Pewter Small Filigree Bail (FIND-1828, qty 1)
Hand-Dyed High Tide Turquoise, Lime, and Light Mocha Silk Ribbon with Dark Turquoise Edges (SILK0015, qty 1)
Sterling Silver 16mm Round with Flower Toggle Clasp (SS-TOG44, qty 1)
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
4x4mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tube (SS-CRM12, qty 2)
925/10 Silver-Filled 6mm Open Jump Ring, 18 Gauge (FIND-0705, qty 2)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Czech Glass 33mm Round Peacock Purple with Blue Finish Glass Button (BTN-602)
Czech Glass 33mm Round Peacock Purple and Blue with Gold Detail Glass Button (BTN-603)
Swarovski 4mm Crystal Mix Sunshine Forest Designer Blend (ADB0433)
Swarovski 4mm Crystal Mix Vintage Violet Designer Blend (ADB0441)
3-Foot Hand-Dyed Silk Hydrangea Blend (RBSILK-HYD)
Gardanne Beads Clover Pink Enameled Brass Small Bellflower Bead Cap (FIND-2036)
Gardanne Beads Clover Pink Enameled Brass Small Tulip Bead Cap (FIND-2024)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Czech Glass 33mm Round Peacock Blue, Aqua, and Green with Gold Painted Detail Glass Button
Code: BTN-601
Diameter 33mm, Total Height 12mm, Hole Size 2mm/12 gauge 
1-23-56+
$10.51$9.98$9.47
Qty>
Swarovski 4mm Crystal Mix Fuchsia Forest Designer Blend
Code: ADB0442
Price: $14.99
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Permanent Finish Galvanized Starlight
Code: TBRD8-PF557
Volume Approx. 8 gram 
1-78-1516+
$2.27$2.14$2.01
Qty>
Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Duracoat Galvanized Dusty Orchid 8g Bag
Code: MR-4218
Volume Approx. 8 gram Pack 
1-56-1112+
$3.02$2.85$2.69
Qty>
Swarovski Rhodium-Plated Posy Filigree with Fuchsia and Rose Crystals
Code: 60860-RFUSROS
Diameter 13mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.91$2.75$2.59
Qty>
Gardanne Beads Peacock Blue Enameled Brass Small Bellflower Bead Cap
Code: FIND-2042
Length 9mm, Diameter 14.5mm, Hole Size 2.6mm/10 gauge 
Price: $4.99
Qty>
Gardanne Beads Peacock Blue Enameled Brass Small Tulip Bead Cap
Code: FIND-2022
Length 10.5mm, Diameter 10mm, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
Price: $4.99
Qty>
Swarovski 6010 13 x 6.5mm Briolette Pendant Chrysolite Opal
Code: 6010-CHO13
Length 13mm, Width 6.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.29$2.16$2.04
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Petrol
Code: 5810-PET4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
Price: $0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm Xilion Bicone Graphite AB2X
Code: 5328-GPH2AB4
Diameter 4mm, Length 4.5mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.19$0.17$0.16
Qty>
2-inch Silver-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin
Code: SP-EP20-22
Length 2 inches, 20 gauge 
1-7475-149150+
$0.12$0.11$0.10
Qty>
3/4-inch Eye Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-EP43
Length .75 inches, 24 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.19$0.16$0.13
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.025 x .150 inches (0.65 x 3.80mm)
Code: SS-OJR25-E
Diameter 3.8mm, 22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.16$0.15$0.14
Qty>
Angel Findings Antique Pewter Small Filigree Bail
Code: FIND-1828
Length 19.5mm, Width 14mm, Hole Size 1.6mm/14 gauge 
1-45-910+
$4.50$4.26$4.02
Qty>
Hand-Dyed High Tide Turquoise, Lime, and Light Mocha Silk Ribbon with Dark Turquoise Edges
Code: SILK0015
Length 34 Inch 
1-23-56+
$11.21$10.64$10.10
Qty>
Sterling Silver 16mm Round with Flower Toggle Clasp
Code: SS-TOG44
Hoop 16mm, Bar 27mm 
1-23-56+
$17.08$16.22$15.40
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.16$0.15$0.14
Qty>
4 x 4mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM12
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.69$0.64$0.60
Qty>
925/10 Silver-Filled 6mm Open Jump Ring, 18 Gauge
Code: FIND-0705
DIA 6mm, OD 4mm, WG 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.40$0.37$0.35
Qty>

Alternate Components

Czech Glass 33mm Round Peacock Purple with Blue Finish Glass Button
Code: BTN-602
Diameter 33mm, Total Height 12mm, Hole Size 2mm/12 gauge 
1-23-56+
$10.51$9.98$9.47
Qty>
Czech Glass 33mm Round Peacock Purple and Blue with Gold Detail Glass Button
Code: BTN-603
Diameter 33mm, Total Height 12mm, Hole Size 2mm/12 gauge 
1-23-56+
$10.51$9.98$9.47
Qty>
Swarovski 4mm Crystal Mix Sunshine Forest Designer Blend
Code: ADB0433
Price: $14.99
Qty>
Swarovski 4mm Crystal Mix Vintage Violet Designer Blend
Code: ADB0441
Price: $14.99
Qty>
3-Foot Hand-Dyed Silk Hydrangea Blend
Code: RBSILK-HYD
36 inches 
1-23-56+
$9.23$8.76$8.32
Qty>
Gardanne Beads Clover Pink Enameled Brass Small Bellflower Bead Cap
Code: FIND-2036
Length 9.5mm, Diameter 14mm, Hole Size 2.6mm/10 gauge 
Price: $4.99
Qty>
Gardanne Beads Clover Pink Enameled Brass Small Tulip Bead Cap
Code: FIND-2024
Length 10.5mm, Diameter 10mm, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
Price: $4.99
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

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$2.01$1.89
Qty>
Lillypilly Designs 4 x 8.5-Inch Plain Black Ultrasuede Sheet
Code: EMBMT-0638
Length 8.5 Inch, Width 4 Inch 
1-34-78+
$5.17$4.90$4.64
Qty>
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Black
Code: STRNG-0116
Length 55 yds 
1-34-78+
$4.49$4.17$3.79
Qty>
The Beadsmith 12 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack
Code: NEED-05
Length 2 inches, Size 12 
1-56-1112+
$2.20$2.07$1.95
Qty>
Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive 2 fl oz.
Code: GEMTAC02
Volume 2 fl. Oz. 
Price: $6.49
Qty>
The Beadsmith Ultra Thread Zap Thread Burner
Code: TOOL-0211
Price: $12.99
Qty>
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Price: $12.99
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.67
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.67
Qty>



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