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Meadow Sprite Necklace

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Meadow Sprite Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Step into spring with this colorful Meadow Sprite necklace! Beautiful beads full of purple, blue and green sparkle work together to create a magical necklace you'll love wearing.

Creating the Pendant


Step one:
Glue the Grace Lampwork blue dragonfly with purple flowers lentil bead to Lacy's Stiff Stuff or felt from a craft store. Allow to dry.

Step two:
Create one row of a two-seed-bead backstitch around the dragonfly bead using the TOHO bead rounds 11/0 in color-lined Capri/aqua.

Step three:
Create a peyote stitch bezel using the TOHO bead rounds 8/0 in color-lined light green/topaz on top of the first row of the two-seed-bead backstitch.

Step four:
Add another row of the two-seed-bead backstitch to the outside of the first row of backstitch with the Capri/aqua TOHOs. Trim the Lacy stiff stuff.

Step five:
Finish your beaded bezel by making a an edge using light green/topaz TOHOs. We chose a textured felt for the back of our piece.

Step six:
Add decorative fringe to the bottom of your pendant. For help with this, please see our How to Add Fringe to a Seed Bead Bezel Handy Tip. Follow this pattern for each dangle in the fringe:
  • Three TOHO bead rounds 11/0 in trans-rainbow green AB
  • One Miyuki 11/0 trans silver lined royal purple Delica
  • One Swarovski 4mm faceted round in Crystal AB
  • One purple Delica
  • One Swarovski 6mm mini round bead in Tanzanite
  • A purple Delica
  • One Crystal AB faceted round
  • One purple Delica
  • Three trans-rainbow green TOHOs
  • A loop of approximately five purple Delicas, then a Swarovski 14mm pure leaf pendant in Peridot and then five more purple Delicas
You will be creating three pieces of fringe, spaced out evenly at the bottom of your pendant.

Step seven:
Finish your pendant by creating a beaded bail with the light green/topaz TOHOs. See our Handy Tip on how to create a beaded bail on an embrodered bezel using the brick Stitch Technique for more detailed instruction.

Creating the Necklace


Step one:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 22 inches long. Attach one part of the antique sterling silver-plated brass flower design magnetic clasp to the end of the wire and crimp shut using a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube and a sterling silver 3mm crimp cover. For help with crimp tubes, see our Handy Tip. We also have a Handy Tip for how to use a crimp cover.

Step two: String on the following pattern:
  • One light green/topaz TOHO
  • A trans-rainbow green TOHO
  • One faceted round in Crystal AB
  • A trans-rainbow green TOHO
  • One light green/topaz TOHO
  • A mini round bead in Tanzanite
  • One light green/topaz TOHO
  • A trans-rainbow green TOHO
  • One faceted round in Crystal AB
  • A trans-rainbow green TOHO
  • One light green/topaz TOHO
  • One Swarovski 6mm mini round bead in Light Turquoise
Repeat this pattern five more times.

Step three:
String on the pattern from step two once more, omitting the last two TOHOs and the mini round bead in Light Turquoise. String on the pendant.

Step four:
Create a mirror image on the other side of the pendant and finish the necklace by attaching the other half of the magnetic clasp and crimping shut with a crimp tube and cover.
Approximate size: 19 ¼ inches
Estimated time: 2 hours
Difficulty level: Intermediate


Tools and Supplies Used:
Nymo D Bobbin Brown (NYD-BRWN)
Nymo D Bobbin White (NYD-WHT)
ZambaPro® Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
Jewel Bond Glue 4oz (JEWELBOND)
The BeadSmith 11 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack (NEED-10)
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
Lacy's Stiff Stuff 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Inch Single Sheet (LSS-001)
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
List of Components:
Grace Lampwork Blue Dragonfly with Purple Flowers Lentil Bead (BEAD-0769, qty 1)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Color-Lined Capri/Aqua (TBRD8-932, qty 1)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Trans-Rainbow Green AB (TBRD11-167, qty 1)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Color-Lined Light Green/Topaz (TBRD8-945, qty 1)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Trans Silver Lined Royal Purple Delicas (DB0609, qty 1)
Swarovski 5052 6mm Mini Round Bead Tanzanite (5052-TAN6, qty 17)
Swarovski 5052 6mm Mini Round Bead Light Turquoise (5052-LTU6, qty 12)
Swarovski 6734 14mm Pure Leaf Pendant Peridot (6734-PER14, qty 3)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal AB (5000-CRYSAB4, qty 34)
Antique Silver-Plated Brass Flower Design Magnetic Clasp (CLASP-0117, qty 1)
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover (SS-CCOV01, qty 2)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Art Bead Scene of Dragonflies and Flowers by Grace Lampwork (BEAD-0768)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Blue-Lined Light Sapphire (TBRD8-309)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Transparent Lemon Lime (TBRD11-4)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Dyed Pale Amethyst AB (TBRD8-477)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 AB Moonlit Purple (DB0135)
Swarovski 5052 6mm Mini Round Bead Indicolite (5052-IND6)
Swarovski 5052 6mm Mini Round Bead Amethyst (5052-AMY6)
Swarovski 6734 14mm Pure Leaf Pendant Fern Green (6734-FGN14)
Sterling Silver Spiral Design Small Magnetic Clasp (CLASP-0113)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Grace Lampwork Blue Dragonfly with Purple Flowers Lentil Bead
Code: BEAD-0769
Length 25mm, Diameter 25mm, Hole Size 2.05mm/12 gauge 
Price: $17.94
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Color-Lined Capri/Aqua
Code: TBRD8-932
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.28$1.18$1.09
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Trans-Rainbow Green AB
Code: TBRD11-167
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
Sale Price: $0.83
Price: $1.19
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Color-Lined Light Green/Topaz
Code: TBRD8-945
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.28$1.18$1.09
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Trans Silver Lined Royal Purple Delicas
Code: DB0609
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-34-78+
$4.71$4.38$4.07
Qty>
Swarovski 5052 6mm Mini Round Bead Tanzanite
Code: 5052-TAN6
Diameter 6mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.66$0.61$0.56
Qty>
Swarovski 5052 6mm Mini Round Bead Light Turquoise
Code: 5052-LTU6
Diameter 6mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.66$0.61$0.56
Qty>
Swarovski 6734 14mm Pure Leaf Pendant Peridot
Code: 6734-PER14
Length 14mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.19$2.02$1.87
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal AB
Code: 5000-CRYSAB4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.34$0.31$0.28
Qty>
Antique Silver-Plated Brass Flower Design Magnetic Clasp
Code: CLASP-0117
Width 14mm, Hole Size 2.6mm/10 gauge 
1-23-56+
$8.18$7.62$7.10
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.14$0.13
Qty>
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Code: SS-CCOV01
Length 3mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.25$0.22$0.20
Qty>

Alternate Components

Scene of Dragonflies and Flowers by Grace Lampwork
Code: BEAD-0768
Length 25mm, Diameter 25mm, Hole Size 2.05mm/12 gauge 
Price: $17.94
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Blue-Lined Light Sapphire
Code: TBRD8-309
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.28$1.18$1.09
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Transparent Lemon Lime
Code: TBRD11-4
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-1112-2324+
$1.06$0.98$0.90
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Dyed Pale Amethyst AB
Code: TBRD8-477
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.19$1.09$1.00
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 AB Moonlit Purple
Code: DB0135
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-34-78+
$6.10$5.67$5.27
Qty>
Swarovski 5052 6mm Mini Round Bead Indicolite
Code: 5052-IND6
Diameter 6mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.66$0.61$0.56
Qty>
Swarovski 5052 6mm Mini Round Bead Amethyst
Code: 5052-AMY6
Diameter 6mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.66$0.61$0.56
Qty>
Swarovski 6734 14mm Pure Leaf Pendant Fern Green
Code: 6734-FGN14
Length 14mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.19$2.02$1.87
Qty>
Sterling Silver Spiral Design Small Magnetic Clasp
Code: CLASP-0113
Length with Bail/Loop 18.5mm, Width 9.5mm, Hole Size 1mm 
1-23-56+
$14.34$13.36$12.45
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Nymo D Bobbin Brown
Code: NYD-BRWN
Size D (64 yards) 
Sale Price: $1.56
Price: $1.84
Qty>
Nymo D Bobbin White
Code: NYD-WHT
Size D (64 yards) 
Sale Price: $1.51
Price: $1.78
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.43
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $8.04
Qty>
Jewel Bond Glue 4oz
Code: JEWELBOND
4 fl oz (118ml) 
1-34-78+
$4.21$3.91$3.63
Qty>
The BeadSmith 11 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack
Code: NEED-10
Length 1 inch, Size 11 
1-56-1112+
$2.39$2.21$2.04
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>
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>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
Qty>



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