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Orange Czech Glass Flower Necklace with White Silk Ribbon
designed by Cheri Carlson
Skill LevelBeginner
TechniqueSimple Stringing
Time1-3 hours
Approximate SizeUp to 32 Inches

Silk ribbon makes a wonderful finish when you only have a few beads to work with. The ribbon complements the colors of the beads in this piece perfectly.

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It might be frustrating when you don't have enough beads for a full beaded design, but there are other options for finishing your project. Cheri demonstrates how silk ribbon can make a wonderful option for finishing looks in this necklace design. She paired ribbon with Dakota Stones gemstone beads and Czech glass flowers. You can see more ideas for how to finish jewelry when you don't have enough beads in this Artbeads Cafe episode.

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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!
Dakota Stones Matte Wood Opalite 6mm Rondelle Bead Strand
Code R1579
Material Opalite Finish Matte or Satin Brand Dakota Stones Dimensions 6 x 3.5mm Hole Size 0.7mm Strand Length Approx 8" Sold by the Strand
3 $10.08 $8.46
Czech Glass 13mm Orange Opaline with Dark Bronze Wash Sunflower Bead Strand by Raven's Journey
Code BEADS7214
Material Glass Brand Raven's Journey Dimensions 13 x 5mm Hole Size 1.0mm Strand Length Approx 6" Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin Czech Republic
3 $6.14 $5.34
TierraCast Gold Antique Small Turkish Heishi Bead Spacer
Code GA-0425
Material Gold-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand TierraCast Hole Size 1.2mm Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
20 $0.23 $0.21
Hand-Dyed Silk Ribbon White with Metallic Gold Edges (32-36 Inches)
Material Silk Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin USA
3 $10.00 $8.20
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code GF-CRM2
Material Gold-Filled Dimensions 2.0 x 2.0mm Features Crimpable Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA More Measurements Inside diameter 1.4mm
30 $0.18 $0.16
3mm Gold-Filled Crimp Cover
Code GF-CCOV01
Material Gold-Filled Dimensions 3mm when closed Features Crimpable Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
20 $0.30 $0.27
TierraCast Gold-Plated Brass Open Round Jump Ring
Code GF-0020
Material Gold-Plated Brand TierraCast Dimensions 7.6 x 1.3mm Outside Diameter 7.6mm Aspect Ratio 4.2x Thickness 16 Gauge Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
50 $0.10 $0.09
Artbeads Designer Wire - Yellow Gold Non-Tarnish 22 Gauge (24 ft. spool)
Code ADW0082
Material Colored Copper Brand Artbeads Thickness 24 Gauge Wire Type Round Sold on Spools Place Of Origin USA
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
The BeadSmith Casual Comfort Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-0289
Brand BeadSmith Features Ergonomic Place Of Origin Pakistan
Bead Crimper Tool
Code TOOL-100
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