Save 15% on ALL stringing materials and get a FREE gift with purchase. (Click for Details)

Phoenix Necklace

Print this Learning Center Idea


Phoenix Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Like a phoenix rising from ashes, this necklace will ignite your style. The fiery focal blazes beautifully against the gleaming black beads of the necklace and the dangling fringe looks like the red and gold feathers of the mythical bird. Every sparkle catches the eye and captures the imagination. Put this necklace at the heart of your ensemble and instantly light up your looks!

Step one:
Glue the Swarovski 30x20mm fancy pear in Crystal Astral Pink onto a piece of Lacy's Stiff Stuff and allow to dry. Create two rows of a peyote stitch bezel around the stone using Miyuki 8/0 transparent rainbow light amber hex cut seed beads. Read our Handy Tip for more information on how to make a peyote stitch bezel.

Step two:
Create a row of the two-seed-bead backstitch using Swarovski 4mm XILION bicones in Crystal Copper. Please see our Handy Tip for detailed instructions on how to make a two-seed-bead backstitch. Create another row using Swarovski 3mm faceted rounds in Crystal Silver Night and a third row using Swarovski 3mm faceted rounds in Hematite.

Step three:
Trim your Lacy's Stiff Stuff and add a beaded edge around your focal using the brick stitch technique with TOHO 8/0 bead rounds in opaque shiny jet black. Check out our Handy Tip for more information on how to create a beaded edge.

Step four:
At the top of your focal, create a beaded bail using 3mm faceted rounds in Hematite. Our Handy Tip can teach you more about how to create a beaded bail.

Step five:
Add a beaded fringe to the bottom of the focal. Start in the middle with the longest piece of fringe. Add a random pattern of TOHO bead mix in ambers, Swarovski 4mm XILION bicones in Crystal Astral Pink and 3mm faceted rounds in Hematite. At the end of the fringe, add a loop of five Miyuki transparent dark topaz silver-lined 3.4mm drop fringe seed beads, a small bronze anodized aluminum scale embellishment and then five more drop fringe seed beads. Take your thread back up through the beads. Please see our Handy Tip to finish the fringe, but remember that the design on this fringe is longer in the center and then gradually gets shorter on each side.

Step six:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 17 inches long. Attach one end to one half of the gunmetal-plated brass cut out circle toggle clasp using a 5mm gunmetal-plated 18 gauge open jump ring and crimp shut using TierraCast 2x2mm black finish brass crimp tube. For help using crimp tubes, please see our Handy Tip Video. For more help with jump rings, check out our jump ring Handy Tip Video.

Step seven:
String on three Swarovski 6mm XILION bicones in Jet, followed by a Dakota Stones golden obsidian 8mm faceted rondelle bead. Repeat this pattern six times and add a Swarovski 16mm cosmic bead in Jet. Add another golden obsidian rondelle bead, three more Jet bicones and another golden obsidian rondelle bead.

Step eight:
String on your focal and mirror the pattern from step seven on the other side of the necklace. Finish the necklace by adding the other half of the toggle clasp using a jump ring and a crimp tube.
Approximate Size: 16 Inches
Estimated Time: 5 Hours
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Tools & Supplies:
E6000 Glue 3.7 Fluid Ounces (E6000)
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
The BeadSmith 13 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack (NEED-06)
List of Components:
Swarovski 4327 30x20mm Fancy Pear Crystal Astral Pink (4327-API30, qty 1)
Miyuki 8g 8/0 Transparent Rainbow Light Amber Hex Cut Seed Beads (DBLH0100, qty 1)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Copper (5328-COP4, qty 29)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Crystal Silver Night (5000-CSN3, qty 42)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Hematite (5000-HEM3, qty 88)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Opaque Shiny Jet Black (TBRD8-49, qty 1)
TOHO Bead Mix Ambers 8g Bag (TBMX-3219, qty 1)
Small Bronze Anodized Aluminum Scale Embellishment (EMBMT-0267, qty 9)
Miyuki Transparent Dark Topaz Silver-Lined 3.4mm Drop Fringe Seed Bead 8g Bag (DP0005, qty 1)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Astral Pink (5328-API4, qty 13)
Dakota Stones Golden Obsidian 8mm Faceted Rondelle Bead Strand (R0217, qty 1)
Swarovski 5523 16mm Cosmic Jet (5523-JET16, qty 2)
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Jet (5328-JET6, qty 48)
Gunmetal-Plated Brass Cut Out Circle Toggle Clasp (CLASP-0010, qty 1)
5mm Gunmetal-Plated 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BGM-OJR04, qty 2)
TierraCast 2x2mm Black Finish Brass Crimp Tube (BKO-0030, qty 2)
Nymo D Bobbin Golden (NYD-GOLD, qty 1)
Nymo D Bobbin Black (NYD-BLK, qty 1)
Lacy's Stiff Stuff 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Inch Single Sheet (LSS-001, qty 1)
Black Suede Oval Inserts (Pack of 2) (EMBMT-0303, qty )
E6000 Glue 3.7 Fluid Ounces (E6000, qty )
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019, qty )
The BeadSmith 13 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack (NEED-06, qty )

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 4327 30mm Fancy Pear Crystal Red Magma (4327-RMM30)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Transparent Light Topaz (TBRD8-2)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Black Diamond (5000-BKD3)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Jet (5000-JET3)
TOHO Takumi Large-Hole Round 11/0 Bead - Opaque Jet (TTR11-49)
The BeadSmith Flower Box Seed Bead Mix Assorted Topaz (BP-0177)
Gold Anodized Aluminum Scale Embellishment (EMBMT-0269)
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Jet (5328-JET6)
Dakota Stones Golden Obsidian 6mm Rondelle Bead Strand (R0216)
Gunmetal-Plated Dotted Oval Lightweight Toggle Clasp (CLASP-0302)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 4327 30x20mm Fancy Pear Crystal Astral Pink
Code: 4327-API30
Length 30mm, Width 20mm, Total Height 7.5mm 
1-23-56+
$9.19$8.57$7.99
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 8/0 Transparent Rainbow Light Amber Hex Cut Seed Beads
Code: DBLH0100
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$3.21$2.97$2.75
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Copper
Code: 5328-COP4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.14$0.12
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Crystal Silver Night
Code: 5000-CSN3
Length 3mm, Width 3mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.30$0.28$0.25
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Hematite
Code: 5000-HEM3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.31$0.29$0.26
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Opaque Shiny Jet Black
Code: TBRD8-49
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-1112-2324+
$1.02$0.93$0.86
Qty>
TOHO Bead Mix Ambers 8g Bag
Code: TBMX-3219
1-910-1920+
$1.19$1.09$1.01
Qty>
Small Bronze Anodized Aluminum Scale Embellishment
Code: EMBMT-0267
Length 22.5mm, Width 14mm, Hole Size 5.5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13$0.12$0.11
Qty>
Miyuki Transparent Dark Topaz Silver-Lined 3.4mm Drop Fringe Seed Bead 8g Bag
Code: DP0005
Volume Approx. 8 grams 
1-910-1920+
$1.77$1.63$1.51
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Astral Pink
Code: 5328-API4
Length 3.5mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.14$0.12
Qty>
Dakota Stones Golden Obsidian 8mm Faceted Rondelle Bead Strand
Code: R0217
Strand Length 8 inches, Length 5mm, Width 8mm 
1-23-56+
$12.25$11.41$10.64
Qty>
Swarovski 5523 16mm Cosmic Jet
Code: 5523-JET16
Length 16mm, Width 14mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-45-910+
$2.98$2.76$2.56
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Jet
Code: 5328-JET6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.26$0.24$0.22
Qty>
Gunmetal-Plated Brass Cut Out Circle Toggle Clasp
Code: CLASP-0010
Loop Length 21.5-22mm, Bar Length 23mm, Hole Size 1mm 
1-23-56+
$8.12$7.55$7.03
Qty>
5mm Gunmetal-Plated 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BGM-OJR04
Length 5mm, Width 5mm, 18 gauge 
Price: $0.05
Qty>
TierraCast 2x2mm Black Finish Brass Crimp Tube
Code: BKO-0030
Length 2mm, Width 2mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-7475-149150+
$0.09$0.08$0.07
Qty>
Nymo D Bobbin Golden
Code: NYD-GOLD
Size D (64 yards) 
Sale Price: $1.56
Price: $1.84
Qty>
Nymo D Bobbin Black
Code: NYD-BLK
Size D (64 yards) 
Sale Price: $1.56
Price: $1.84
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>
Black Suede Oval Embellishment (Pack of 2)
Code: EMBMT-0303
Length 3.5 Inch, Width 2.5 Inch 
1-34-78+
$4.03$3.74$3.47
Qty>
Swarovski 4327 30mm Fancy Pear Crystal Red Magma
Code: 4327-RMM30
Length 30mm, Width 20mm, Total Height 7mm 
1-23-56+
$9.19$8.57$7.99
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Transparent Light Topaz
Code: TBRD8-2
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-1920-3940+
$0.99$0.89$0.81
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Black Diamond
Code: 5000-BKD3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29$0.27$0.24
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Jet
Code: 5000-JET3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29$0.27$0.24
Qty>
TOHO Takumi Large-Hole Round 11/0 Bead - Opaque Jet
Code: TTR11-49
Volume Approx.8 grams 
1-910-1920+
$1.23$1.13$1.04
Qty>
The BeadSmith Flower Box Seed Bead Mix Assorted Topaz
Code: BP-0177
Price: $8.29
Qty>
Small Gold Anodized Aluminum Scale Embellishment
Code: EMBMT-0269
Length 22.5mm, Width 14mm, Hole Size 5.5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13$0.12$0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Jet
Code: 5328-JET6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.26$0.24$0.22
Qty>
Dakota Stones Golden Obsidian 6mm Rondelle Bead Strand
Code: R0216
Strand Length 8 inches, Length 3.5mm, Width 6mm 
1-34-78+
$8.23$7.66$7.12
Qty>
Gunmetal-Plated Dotted Oval Lightweight Toggle Clasp
Code: CLASP-0302
Loop Length 20mm, Bar Length 26mm, Hole Size 2.05mm/12 gauge 
Price: $3.29
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

E6000 Glue 3.7 Fluid Ounces
Code: E6000
Price: $5.49
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 $10.20$11.19 $9.51$10.43 $8.86
Qty>
The BeadSmith 13 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack
Code: NEED-06
Length 1.75 inches, Size 13 
1-56-1112+
$2.47$2.29$2.12
Qty>



Secure Shopping     PayPal Acceptance Mark   Artbeads.com, Beads, Gig Harbor, WA      
Beads & Jewelry Supplies : Artbeads.com, Swarovski Beads, Glass Beads, Swarovski Crystals, Jewelry Supplies, Charms, Alphabet Beads, Seed Beads, Findings
Live chat by BoldChat