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Seed Beads and Swirls Necklace

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Seed Beads and Swirls Necklace Instructions
Designed by Tracy Gonzales for TierraCast

Seed beads make a swirling complement to the Swarovski pendant at the center of this necklace. The loopy design looks complicated, but is easy to achieve. Follow the step-by-step instructions below to make this necklace for yourself! See more of this necklace in this Artbeads Cafe episode.

Step one:
To create the first layer of seed beads, string 42 frosty white seed beads from the Gray Flannel 11/0 Designer Seed Bead Blend onto a 12-inch strand of beading wire and position them at the center. Thread the two ends of the wire from opposite directions through an end hole of a TierraCast rhodium-plated pewter 3 hole spacer bar to create Ring 1. For Ring 2, string 15 beads on each end of the wire and thread the ends through an end hole on a new 3 hole spacer bar. String the same amount for the Ring 3 and thread the ends through an end hole on a new 3 hole spacer bar. For Ring 4, string 16 beads per side and thread the ends of the wire through a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube. Adjust so that all of the rings are snug and secure the crimp with crimping pliers. For help with crimping, please see our Handy Tip.

Step two:
Repeat step one for the next layer of seed beads. This time, use hematite seed beads. Make sure to thread the wires through the middle hole of the same 3 hole bars used in the previous step. Ring 1 will have 44 beads, Rings 2 and 3 will have 18 beads per side and Ring 4 will have 13 beads per side. Finish with a crimp tube.

Step three:
Repeat step one for the third layer of seed beads. This time, use dark gray seed beads. Make sure to thread the wires through the last hole of the same 3 hole bars used in the previous steps. Ring 1 will have 50 beads, Rings 2 and 3 will have 21 beads per side and Ring 4 will have 10 beads per side. Finish with a crimp tube. Repeat steps one through three to create another set of seed bead loops.

Step four:
Cut two feet of stainless steel oval cable chain into four equal 6-inch pieces. Thread one TierraCast antique silver-plated pewter large spiral pinch bail through the crimped ends of one of the loopy seed bead strands. Attach the end links of two chain segments to the bail, then pinch it close securely. You can overlap the prongs of the bail if desired. Attach the two ends of the chain to half of the TierraCast antique silver-plated spiral toggle clasp using a sterling silver 6.4x9.6mm 16 gauge oval jump ring. For help with jump rings, please see our Handy Tip Video. Repeat this step with the other loopy seed bead strand and the two remaining chain segments.

Step five:
Position the two halves of the necklace so that the center loops overlap, alternating the rings on each side. Thread the last pinch bail through the stack of rings. Position the Swarovski 28mm graphic pendant in Denim Blue between the prongs of the bail and pinch closed.
Approximate Size: 22 Inches
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
ZambaPro Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Mighty Crimper (TOOL-118)
List of Components:
Gray Flannel 11/0 Designer Seed Bead Blend (ADB0221, qty 1)
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Large Spiral Pinch Bail (SA-5785, qty 3)
TierraCast Rhodium-Plated Pewter 3 Hole Spacer Bar (RB-3146, qty 6)
Swarovski 6685 28mm Graphic Pendant Denim Blue (6685-DEB28, qty 1)
Tierracast Antique Silver-Plated Spiral Toggle Clasp (SA-6142, qty 1)
Stainless Steel Oval Cable Chain By the Foot (BTF-0652, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Oval Jump Ring 6.4x9.6mm, 16 gauge (SS-OJR-OV6, qty 2)
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 6)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Far Far Away 11/0 Designer Seed Bead Blend (ADB0231)
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Large Spiral Pinch Bail (BRO-5785)
TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter 3 Hole Granulated Spacer Bar (GA-3147)
Swarovski 6685 28mm Graphic Pendant Crystal Lilac Shadow (6685-CLS28)
TierraCast 3/4-Inch Brass Oxide Pewter Anna's Toggle and Clasp 26x18.5mm (BRO-6160)
Antique Brass-Plated Cable Chain (BBACH24)
TierraCast Brass Oxide Brass Small Oval Open Jump Ring (BRO-0016)
TierraCast 2x2mm Brass Oxide Brass Crimp Tube (BRO-0030)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Artbeads Gray Flannel Designer Blend, 11/0 TOHO Round Seed Beads
Code: ADB0221
Sale Price: $4.30
Price: $4.99
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Large Spiral Pinch Bail
Code: SA-5785
Length 16.5mm, Width 9-9.5mm, Depth 13mm 
1-78-1516+
$1.66 $1.46$1.56 $1.37$1.47 $1.29
Qty>
TierraCast Rhodium-Plated Pewter 3 Hole Spacer Bar
Code: RB-3146
Length 2.5mm, Width 11.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.77 $0.67$0.73 $0.64$0.68 $0.59
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Tierracast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter-Plated Spiral Toggle Clasp
Code: SA-6142
Loop 20x16mm, Bar 25mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.49 $2.19$2.35 $2.07$2.22 $1.95
Qty>
Stainless Steel Oval Cable Chain By the Foot
Code: BTF-0652
Link 9mm x 7mm, Wire Gauge 1.6mm/14 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$3.35 $2.82$3.16 $2.66$2.98 $2.51
Qty>
Sterling Silver Oval Open Jump Ring 6.4 x 9.6mm, 16 gauge
Code: SS-OJR-OV6
.252x.378 (6.4x9.6mm), 16 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.20 $1.03$1.12 $0.96$1.05 $0.90
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.16 $0.14$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12
Qty>

Alternate Components

Artbeads Far Far Away Designer Blend, 11/0 TOHO Round Seed Beads
Code: ADB0231
Sale Price: $4.20
Price: $4.99
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Large Spiral Pinch Bail
Code: BRO-5785
Length 16.5mm, Width 9mm, Depth 14mm 
1-78-1516+
$1.66 $1.43$1.56 $1.34$1.47 $1.27
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter 3 Hole Granulated Spacer Bar
Code: GA-3147
Length 3mm, Width 10mm, Hole Size 1mm/18 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.88 $0.73$0.83 $0.69$0.77 $0.64
Qty>
TierraCast 3/4-Inch Brass Oxide Pewter Anna's Toggle and Clasp 26 x 18.5mm
Code: BRO-6160
Loop Length 26mm, Loop Width 18.5mm, Bar Length 31.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.78 $2.40$2.62 $2.26$2.47 $2.13
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated 8 x 7mm, 15 Gauge Cable Chain by the Foot
Code: BBACH24
Link 8mm x 7mm, Gauge 15 
1-45-910+
$4.01 $3.46$3.78 $3.26$3.57 $3.08
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Brass Small Oval Open Jump Ring
Code: BRO-0016
Length 4.5mm, Width 4mm, Wire Gauge .81mm/20 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>
TierraCast 2 x 2mm Brass Oxide Brass Crimp Tube
Code: BRO-0030
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.09 $0.08$0.08 $0.07$0.07 $0.06
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

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>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.78
Price: $7.67
Qty>
Mighty Crimper
Code: TOOL-118
Sale Price: $13.76
Price: $15.67
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