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Hand-Painted Focal Necklace with Raven's Journey Czech Glass Accents and Matching Earrings
designed by Cynthia Kimura
Skill LevelBeginner
TechniqueSimple Stringing
Time1-3 hours
Approximate Size26 Inches

Hand-painted focal beads are some of the prettiest I've seen. I love how the colors of the Czech glass work so well with the focal in this necklace.

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Raven's Journey Czech glass beads are available in so many amazing shapes and colors. Cynthia had fun using several different styles in these pieces to accentuate a gorgeous hand-painted Russian artist bead. Since the Czech glass beads are available by the strand, it's easy to create even more jewelry to match. Becky challenged Cynthia on Facebook Live with these components to make a piece of jewelry and Cynthia created all of these pieces. You can watch Cynthia make these jewelry designs here.

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Add all available items to your cart at once or edit the quantities below. Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!
Hand-Painted Feather by Mucha on Black Agate Rectangle Bead
Code BEAD-4423
Material Agate Finish Hand-Painted Dimensions 35 x 25mm Hole Size 1.2mm Sold Individually Place Of Origin Russia
1
$76.97
$61.57
Gold-Filled 2-Inch Head Pin with Ball End, 24 Gauge
Code FIND-0904
Material Gold-Filled Thickness 24 Gauge Sold Individually
1
$1.00
$0.88
10 $0.87 $0.76
TierraCast Antique Gold 4mm Teke Heishi Spacer Bead
Code GA-0414
Material Gold-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand TierraCast Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1
$0.18
$0.12
30 $0.15 $0.10
Gold-Filled 025 2-Inch Eye Pin
Code GF-EP200-025
Material Gold-Filled Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1
$1.18
$0.97
10 $1.03 $0.85
Czech Glass 8 x 10mm Sapphire Blue with Antiqued Bronze Finish Saturn Bead Strand by Raven's Journey
Code BEADS-3235
Material Glass Brand Raven's Journey Strand Length Approx 3.5" Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin Czech Republic More Measurements Length 7.5-8mm, Width 10mm
1
$3.86
$2.62
3 $3.46 $2.35
Czech Glass Opaque Amber Picasso Finish Faceted Roundel Bead Strand by Raven's Journey
Code BS-0341
Material Glass Finish Picasso Brand Raven's Journey Hole Size 0.7mm Strand Length Approx 6" Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin Czech Republic More Measurements Diameter 8.5mm, Length 6mm
1
$8.04
$6.35
3 $7.33 $5.79
Artbeads Prosperity Designer Blend, 6mm Round Gemstone Beads
Code ADB0506
Material Various Gemstones Brand Artbeads Dimensions 6mm Hole Size 1.0mm Sold in Tubes
1
$24.99
$21.74
14K/20 Gold-Filled Dapper Bar Chain by the Foot
Code GFCH03
Material Gold-Filled Longest Link 8.0 - 8.9mm Link Style Closed Links Sold by the Foot Place Of Origin USA
1
$13.40
$10.05
3 $12.34 $9.25
Tierracast Antique Gold-Plated Classic S Hook Clasp
Code GA-6147
Material Gold-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand TierraCast Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1
$1.82
$1.27
3 $1.61 $1.12
Gold-Filled 14K Open Jump Ring 0.030 x .230 inches (0.75 x 5.85mm)
Code GF-OJR30-G
Material Gold-Filled Dimensions 5.8 x 0.7mm Outside Diameter 5.8mm Aspect Ratio 6.0x Thickness 21 Gauge Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1
$0.49
$0.36
10 $0.42 $0.31
Czech Glass 25x10mm Goddess Tanzanite Purple with Golden Patina Bead Strand by Raven's Journey
Code BEADS-4765
Material Glass Brand Raven's Journey Dimensions 25 x 10mm Hole Size 0.7mm Strand Length Approx 6" Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin Czech Republic
1
$3.75
$1.95
3 $3.36 $1.74
Gold-Plated 7mm Dotted Bead Cap
Code GP-CAP02
Material Gold-Plated Sold Individually
1
$0.07
$0.06
90 $0.06 $0.05
Gold-Plated Earwire with Coil and Beaded Disk (Pair)
Code EAR-0085
Material Gold-Plated Sold by the Pair
1
$0.84
$0.60
7 $0.73 $0.52
Czech Glass Jet Amber Owl Bead Strand
Code BEADS-4323
Material Glass Dimensions 14.3 x 6.7mm Hole Size 0.5mm Strand Length Approx 5.5" Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin Czech Republic
1
$2.34
$1.59
3 $2.07 $1.40
Czech Glass Ivory with Rainbow Finish Laser-Etched Dagger Snake Skin Design Bead Strand by Raven's Journey
Code BEADS-4354
Material Glass Finish Laser-Etched Brand Raven's Journey Dimensions 16.0 x 5.5mm Hole Size 0.7mm Strand Length Approx 2" Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin Czech Republic
1
$7.79
$6.23
3 $6.99 $5.59
Gold-Filled 027 Earwires (Flat, Ball, Coil) (Pair)
Code GF-EAR02
Material Gold-Filled Sold by the Pair Place Of Origin USA
1
$2.43
$2.06
3 $2.15 $1.82
4mm Gold Vermeil Daisy Spacer
Code INDSY4-V
Material Gold Vermeil Sold Individually Place Of Origin India
1
$0.29
$0.26
Beadalon Gold Color Crimp Tube Variety Pack (600 pcs)
Code FIND-2525
Material Gold-Plated Brand Beadalon Features Crimpable Sold by the Pack
1
$8.99
$6.20
3 $8.19 $5.65
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code ZP49-30F-019
Material Stainless Steel Brand Artbeads Thickness 0.019 Inches Wire Type 49-Strand Sold on Spools Place Of Origin Japan More Measurements Length 30 feet
1
$12.99
$11.69
The BeadSmith Casual Comfort Long Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-0293
Brand BeadSmith Features Ergonomic Place Of Origin Pakistan
1
$9.49
$8.35
German Round Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-502
Place Of Origin Germany
1
$21.99
$17.15
Bead Crimper Tool
Code TOOL-100
1
$13.99
$12.31
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