Resplendent Roots Necklace Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Beautiful textures combine in this breathtaking necklace design. Cynthia created a textured foundation for the highly detailed Russian artist focal bead by sliding a seed bead Cellini spiral stitch rope over strands of rich leather. A Kabela Design filigree holds the focal in place magnificently. Accents like TierraCast findings and textured rings complete this look you'll love creating and wearing.
Step one: Use the Artbeads Jungle Queen Designer Blend and Miyuki 8/0 round seed beads in Duracoat galvanized yellow gold to create a Cellini spiral stitch rope. This stitch is actually tubular peyote that utilizes different sizes of beads to create the spiral effect. Watch this tutorial video to learn how to create the stitch. Sort your seed beads by color and size and follow the pattern Cynthia uses in the video. Keep stitching until your rope is approximately 4 5/8 inches long.
Step two: Cut three lengths of Leather Cord USA 3mm natural red brown round leather, metallic Tamba round leather, and metallic copper round leather approximately 19 inches long each.
Step three: Slide your Cellini spiral stitch rope onto the center of all three leather cords. Add five 15mm satin gold-plated pewter textured round links to one end of the leather strands and five round links to the other end of the leather strands.
Step four: Add adhesive to the inside of a TierraCast 6mm antique copper-plated brass Taj cord end cap and insert the ends of the leather cord. Allow to dry. Repeat on the other end of the necklace.
Step five: Curve the Kabela Design antique brass Lacy Dream filigree around the center of your necklace, so that it wraps around the Cellini spiral stitch rope. Curl one end of the filigree all the way around rope. Keep the other end of the filigree flat, so that it creates a pointed bail to attach your pendant to.
Step six: Cut a length of 4mm antique brass rolo chain approximately 13 links long. Attach one end to one of the openings at the pointed end of your filigree using a TierraCast medium oval brass oxide pewter open jump ring. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see this tutorial video. Attach the other end of the chain to the other opening using another oval jump ring.
Step seven: Slide the 41x30mm Tree of Live of black agate rectangle bead onto a 2-inch antique brass-plated 20 gauge head pin. Attach it to the center link of the rolo chain by creating a simple loop.
Step eight: Attach half of the TierraCast antique copper-plated pewter artisan toggle clasp set to each end of the necklace using a 6mm antique copper 20 gauge open jump ring for each end.
Tools & Supplies: Loctite Super Glue Ultra Gel Control .14oz (SUP-0542) Tulip Bead Embroidery (Sharp) Needle No 10 Short (4 pack) (NEED-19) KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Gold (STRNG-0108) Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-125)
List of Components: Artbeads Jungle Queen Designer Blend, TOHO 11/0 Round Seed Beads (ADB0458, qty 1) Miyuki 8/0 Round Seed Beads - Duracoat Galvanized Yellow Gold 22g Vial (MR8-4203, qty 1) Leather Cord USA 3mm Natural Red Brown Round Leather - By the Foot (BTF-0832, qty 2) Leather cord USA 3mm Metallic Tamba Round Leather - By the Foot (BTF-1015, qty 2) Leather Cord USA 3mm Metallic Copper Round Leather - By the Foot (BTF-1014, qty 2) 15mm Satin Gold-Plated Pewter Textured Round Link (FIND-1858, qty 10) Kabela Design Antique Brass Lacy Dream Filigree (BBA-LX45, qty 1) 41x30mm Tree of Life on Black Agate Rectangle Bead (BEAD-4161, qty 1) 4mm Antique Brass Rolo Chain By the Foot (BTF-0634, qty 1) TierraCast Medium Oval Brass Oxide Pewter Open Jump Ring (BRO-0018, qty 2) 2-inch Antique Brass-Plated 20 Gauge Head Pin (BBA-HP20-22, qty 1) TierraCast Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Artisan Toggle Clasp Set (CA-6214, qty 1) 6mm Antique Copper 20 Gauge Open Jump Ring (FIND-1047, qty 2) TierraCast 6mm Antique Copper-Plated Brass Taj Cord End Cap (CA-0211, qty 2)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: Miyuki 8/0 Round Seed Beads - Duracoat Galvanized Dusty Orchid 8g Bag (MR8-4218) Leather Cord USA 3mm Metallic Tota Round Leather - By the Foot (BTF-0830) Leather Cord USA 3mm Corida Red Round Leather - By the Foot (BTF-0891) Leather Cord USA 3mm Natural Light Brown Round Leather - By the Foot (BTF-0831) 15mm Matte Silver-Plated Pewter Textured Round Link (FIND-1857) TierraCast Rhodium-Plated Pewter Artisan Toggle Clasp Set (RB-6214) TierraCast 6mm Antique Pewter-Plated Brass Taj Cord End Cap (PA-0211)