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Tuscany Necklace

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Tuscany Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

This necklace perfectly captures the lush look of Tuscan olive groves and cypress trees glowing in the afternoon sun. Swarovski Bicones and Rizo beads provide the perfect shades of green, while TierraCast components bring artisan accents. You'll love the tubular herringbone rope at the center of this rich design.

Step one:
Start a tubular herringbone stitch rope with Miyuki 11/0 round seed beads in opaque metallic bronze. Each row will be eight beads around. For help with the tubular herringbone stitch, please see our video tutorial and PDF Diagram. After your first row, add 13 more rows for a total of 14 rows of Miyuki round seed beads.

Step two:
Continue the tubular herringbone stitch following this pattern:
  • Five rows of Rizo 2.5x6mm Czech glass beads in dark turquoise travertine
  • 14 rows of Miyuki round seed beads
Repeat twice to finish your tubular herringbone rope. If you need help starting or finishing your thread, please see this tutorial.

Step three:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 18 inches long. Slide a TierraCast 2x2mm brass oxide brass crimp tube onto the wire, followed by a TierraCast medium oval brass oxide pewter open jump ring attached to half of the TierraCast brass oxide pewter Flora toggle clasp set. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see this video. Slide the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place.

Step four:
Add a Miyuki seed bead to the wire and then add the following bead pattern to the jewelry wire:
  • One TierraCast brass oxide pewter 8mm round Jardin bead
  • One Miyuki seed bead
  • One Swarovski 6mm XILION Bicone in Olivine
  • One Miyuki seed bead
  • One Swarovski 6mm XILION Bicone in Crystal Luminous Green
  • One Miyuki seed bead
  • One Olivine Bicone
  • One Miyuki seed bead
  • One Jardin bead
  • Three TierraCast brass oxide pewter 7mm nugget heishi spacer beads
Repeat this pattern two times, leaving off the last two nugget spacer beads.

Step five:
Add a TierraCast 8mm brass oxide brass Capitol cord end cap to the wire, followed by your tubular herringbone rope. Push the end of the rope inside the end cap. Add another end cap to the end of your herringbone rope and then make a mirror image of the bead pattern on this side of the herringbone rope.

Step six:
Slide a crimp tube onto the end of the jewelry wire, followed by an oval jump ring attached to the other half of the clasp. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place.
Approximate Size: 16 Inches
Estimated Time: 4 Hours
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
The Beadsmith Black Fireline - 50 Yards (8LB Test) (STRNG-0431)
Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-125)
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
Rizo 2.5x6mm Czech Glass Bead 10g Bag - Dark Turquoise Travertine (RIZO0025, qty 1)
Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Opaque Metallic Bronze 22g Vial (MR11-0457, qty 1)
TierraCast 8mm Brass Oxide Brass Capitol Cord End Cap (BRO-0231, qty 2)
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter 7mm Nugget Heishi Spacer (BRO-0436, qty 14)
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter 8mm Round Jardin Bead (BRO-5810, qty 12)
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Olivine (5328-OL6, qty 12)
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Crystal Luminous Green (5328-CLU6, qty 6)
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Flora Toggle Clasp Set (BRO-6223, qty 1)
TierraCast 2x2mm Brass Oxide Brass Crimp Tube (BRO-0030, qty 2)
TierraCast Medium Oval Brass Oxide Pewter Open Jump Ring (BRO-0018, qty 2)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
TierraCast 7mm Brass Oxide Finish Pewter Nugget Spacer Bead with 2mm Hole (BRO-0450)
TierraCast 8mm Tin Oxide Brass Capitol Cord End Cap (TO-0231)
TierraCast Antique Pewter 7mm Nugget Heishi Spacer (PA-0436)
TierraCast Antique Pewter 8mm Round Jardin Bead (PA-5810)
TierraCast Antique Pewter Flora Toggle Clasp Set (PA-6223)
Rizo 2.5 x 6mm Czech Glass Bead 10g Bag - Pastel Olivine (BEADS-0632)
Rizo 2.5x6mm Czech Glass Bead 10g Bag - Lilac Vega Luster (RIZO0037)
Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Galvanized Gold 8g Bag (MR-1052)
Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Olive Silver-Lined 8g Bag (MR-0026)
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Light Colorado Topaz (5328-LCT6)
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Peridot (5328-PER6)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Rizo 2.5 x 6mm Czech Glass Bead 10g Bag - Dark Turquoise Travertine
Code: RIZO0025
Volume Approx. 10 grams 
1-45-910+
$3.47 $2.32$3.28 $2.19$3.10 $2.07
Qty>
Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Opaque Metallic Bronze 22g Vial
Code: MR11-0457
Volume Approx. 22 gram 
Sale Price: $6.08
Price: $6.92
Qty>
TierraCast 8mm Brass Oxide Brass Capitol Cord End Cap
Code: BRO-0231
Length 12.5mm, Diameter 12mm, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.63 $2.10$2.48 $1.98$2.34 $1.87
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter 7mm Nugget Heishi Spacer
Code: BRO-0436
Length 2.5mm, Width 7mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.27 $0.24$0.25 $0.22$0.23 $0.20
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter 8mm Round Jardin Bead
Code: BRO-5810
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1mm/18 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$1.07 $0.68$1.00 $0.64$0.94 $0.60
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Olivine
Code: 5328-OL6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.27 $0.20$0.25 $0.18$0.24 $0.18
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Crystal Luminous Green
Code: 5328-CLU6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.28 $0.21$0.26 $0.19$0.24 $0.18
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Flora Toggle Clasp Set
Code: BRO-6223
Loop Length 20mm, Bar Length 20.5mm, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.45 $1.56$2.31 $1.47$2.17 $1.38
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>
TierraCast Medium Oval Brass Oxide Brass Open Jump Ring
Code: BRO-0018
Length 6mm, Width 5mm, Gauge 19 
1-99100-199200+
$0.06 $0.05$0.05 $0.04$0.04 $0.03
Qty>

Alternate Components

TierraCast 7mm Brass Oxide Pewter Nugget Spacer Bead with 2mm Hole
Code: BRO-0450
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 7mm, Hole Size 2.05mm/12 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.28 $0.23$0.26 $0.21$0.24 $0.19
Qty>
TierraCast 8mm Tin Oxide Brass Capitol Cord End Cap
Code: TO-0231
Length 12.5mm, Diameter 12mm, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.63 $1.84$2.48 $1.73$2.34 $1.63
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Pewter 7mm Nugget Heishi Spacer
Code: PA-0436
Length 2.5mm, Width 7mm, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.27 $0.24$0.25 $0.22$0.23 $0.20
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Pewter 8mm Round Jardin Bead
Code: PA-5810
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1mm/18 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$1.07 $0.68$1.00 $0.64$0.94 $0.60
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Pewter Flora Toggle Clasp Set
Code: PA-6223
Loop Length 20mm, Bar Length 20.5mm, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.45 $1.56$2.31 $1.47$2.17 $1.38
Qty>
Rizo 2.5 x 6mm Czech Glass Bead 10g Bag - Pastel Olivine
Code: BEADS-0632
Length 6mm, Width 2.5mm, Hole Size .5mm/24 gauge 
1-45-910+
$3.44 $2.71$3.25 $2.56$3.07 $2.42
Qty>
Rizo 2.5 x 6mm Czech Glass Bead 10g Bag - Lilac Vega Luster
Code: RIZO0037
Volume Approx. 10 grams 
1-56-1112+
$2.95 $2.03$2.79 $1.92$2.63 $1.81
Qty>
Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Galvanized Gold 8g Bag
Code: MR-1052
Volume Approx. 8 grams 
1-78-1516+
$1.84 $1.58$1.73 $1.48$1.62 $1.39
Qty>
Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Olive Silver-Lined 8g Bag
Code: MR-0026
Volume Approx. 8 grams 
1-910-1920+
$1.21 $0.73$1.13 $0.68$1.06 $0.64
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Light Colorado Topaz
Code: 5328-LCT6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.27 $0.20$0.25 $0.18$0.24 $0.18
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Peridot
Code: 5328-PER6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.27 $0.20$0.25 $0.18$0.24 $0.18
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

The Beadsmith Black Fireline - 50 Yards (8LB Test)
Code: STRNG-0431
Length 50 yds 
Sale Price: $10.55
Price: $11.99
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.03
Price: $13.99
Qty>
Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-125
6 inches 
Sale Price: $7.03
Price: $7.99
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: $11.56
Price: $12.99
Qty>



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