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Café au Lait Necklace

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Café au Lait Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Beaded beads can turn your jewelry designs into stunning custom creations everyone will love! This necklace features beaded beads made with the peyote stitch and seed beads from an Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend. Flat chain is an outstanding backdrop for the beaded focal point of this necklace. Wow everyone by learning how to make this necklace today!

Step one:
Start by making three beaded beads with seed beads from the Artbeads Geode Designer Blend. We created these beaded beads with the even-count peyote stitch. Two of the beaded beads are eight beads wide and the center beaded bead is 12 beads wide. Each bead includes seven rows of peyote stitch. To make them tubular, stitch the ends of the peyote stitch together. The ends should interlock, making it easy to weave together. You can see this technique in action in this Artbeads Cafe episode.

Step two:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately six inches long. Add a TierraCast antique copper 2x2mm crimp to the end, followed by a TierraCast medium oval copper open jump ring. Bring the end of the wire back through the crimp, forming a small loop around the jump ring. Crimp in place. Then, add the following beads to the wire:
  • One Swarovski 6mm faceted round in Crystal Copper
  • One TierraCast antique copper 5mm coiled heishi spacer
  • One short beaded bead
  • A heishi spacer, a Crystal Copper round and another heishi spacer
  • One long beaded bead
  • A heishi spacer, a Crystal Copper Round and another heishi spacer
  • One short beaded bead
  • A heishi spacer and a Crystal Copper round
Add a crimp and a jump ring to the end of the strand, bring the wire back through the crimp and crimp in place.

Step three:
Cut two lengths of 4mm brown and gold two-tone flat braided chain approximately eight inches long each. Make sure when cutting the chain, that you leave a brown link intact on each end. This will give you an opening for attaching jump rings. This can be tricky, but there are other ways to finish the end of this type of chain. You can use ribbon ends alternatively. Attach your beaded strand to one end of chain using the jump ring attached to the beaded strand. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see our Handy Tip Video. Attach the other end of the beaded strand to the other piece of chain in the same manner. Attach the TierraCast 1/2-inch antique copper-plated pewter Anna's Toggle and Clasp to each end of the necklace, using a jump ring for each.
Approximate Size: 10 Inches
Estimated Time: One Hour
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Flat Nose Pliers Smooth Jaw with Ergonomic Handle (TOOL-611)
German Side Cutter (TOOL-503)
List of Components:
Artbeads Geode Designer Blend, 11/0 Miyuki Delica Seed Beads (ADB0312, qty 1)
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal Copper (5000-COP6, qty 4)
TierraCast Antique Copper 5mm Coiled Heishi Spacer (CA-5583, qty 6)
4mm Brown and Gold Two-Tone Flat Braided Chain by the Foot (BTF-0767, qty 2)
TierraCast 1/2-Inch Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Anna's Toggle and Clasp (CA-6154, qty 1)
TierraCast Antique Copper 2x2mm Crimp (C-0030, qty 2)
TierraCast Medium Oval Copper Open Jump Ring (C-0018, qty 4)
ZambaPro Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019, qty )

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Artbeads S'mores Designer Blend, 11/0 Miyuki Delica Seed Beads (ADB0308)
TierraCast Antique Copper 7mm Beaded (CA-5547)
JBB Sterling Silver U-Shape 4mm Ribbon End (ss-endcap01)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Artbeads Geode Designer Blend, 11/0 Miyuki Delica Seed Beads
Code: ADB0312
Sale Price: $11.52
Price: $12.99
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal Copper
Code: 5000-COP6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.52 $0.45$0.49 $0.43$0.45 $0.39
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Copper-Plated Pewter 5mm Coiled Heishi Spacer
Code: CA-5583
Length 3mm, Width 5mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.38 $0.33$0.36 $0.32$0.33 $0.29
Qty>
4mm Brown and Gold Two-Tone Flat Braided Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0767
Link 3mm, Wire Gauge 3.3mm/8 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$3.63 $3.04$3.43 $2.88$3.23 $2.71
Qty>
TierraCast 1/2-Inch Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Anna's Toggle and Clasp
Code: CA-6154
Loop Length 18mm, Loop Width 12.5mm, Bar Length 20.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.24 $1.97$2.11 $1.86$1.99 $1.75
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Copper 2 x 2mm Crimp
Code: C-0030
2x2mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.09 $0.08$0.08 $0.07$0.07 $0.06
Qty>
TierraCast Medium Oval Copper Open Jump Ring
Code: C-0018
Length 6mm, Width 4mm 
1-99100-199200+
$0.06 $0.05$0.05 $0.04$0.04 $0.03
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>

Alternate Components

Artbeads S'mores Designer Blend, 11/0 Miyuki Delica Seed Beads
Code: ADB0308
Sale Price: $10.14
Price: $11.99
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Copper-Plated Pewter 7mm Beaded
Code: CA-5547
Length 5mm, Width 5mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.77 $0.67$0.73 $0.63$0.68 $0.59
Qty>
JBB Sterling Silver U-Shape 4mm Ribbon End
Code: SS-ENDCAP01
Length 7.5mm, Width 4.5mm 
1-78-1516+
$1.90 $1.59$1.79 $1.50$1.68 $1.41
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.34
Price: $13.99
Qty>
Tronex Flat-Nose Pliers Smooth Jaw with Ergonomic Handle
Code: TOOL-611
Sale Price: $49.74
Price: $55.70
Qty>
German Side Cutter
Code: TOOL-503
4.5 Inches 
Sale Price: $23.92
Price: $26.99
Qty>



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