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Grace Lampwork Parrot Bead Colorful Necklace
designed by Cynthia Kimura
Skill LevelBeginner
TechniqueSimple Stringing
Time1-3 hours
Approximate Size26 Inches

I love lampwork beads, birds, and my home island of New Caledonia. This necklace combines all three of those loves! The Grace Lampwork parrot bead definitely makes me think of home.

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Grace Lampwork Beads makes some amazing focal pieces that stand out in jewelry designs. The parrot bead at the center of this design inspired the rest of the colors used in the necklace. Dakota Stones gemstone spacers add a splash of blue, Czech glass brings more blue, with hints of orange and green, and Swarovski crystal beads add just a touch of yellow. Cynthia created this necklace on the spot for a Facebook Live design challenge. Watch Cynthia make this necklace and more 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!
Grace Lampwork Red Parrot Lentil Focal Bead
Code BEAD-4419
Material Glass Brand Grace Lampwork Beads Dimensions 25 x 25mm Hole Size 2.6mm Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1 $22.99
Dakota Stones 4mm Blue Apatite Rondelle Bead Strand
Code R1427
Material Apatite Brand Dakota Stones Dimensions 4mm Hole Size 0.8mm Strand Length Approx 8" Sold by the Strand
1 $15.77
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Crystal AB (100pc Pack)
Code FPS-CRYAB4
Material Glass Hole Size 0.8mm Sold in 100pc Bags Place Of Origin Czech Republic More Measurements Diameter 4mm, Length 4mm
1 $2.89
3 $2.57
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Yellow Opal
Code 5000-YOP4
Material Crystal Brand Swarovski Dimensions 4mm Sold Individually Place Of Origin Austria
1 $0.34
20 $0.29
Czech Glass 2mm Hyacinth Flash Pearl Fire-Polished Bead Strand
Code CFP-FPHYA2
Material Glass Dimensions 2mm Hole Size 0.6mm Strand Length Approx 5" Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin Czech Republic
1 $1.69
4 $1.49
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Capri Blue Luster (50pc Pack)
Code FPS-LS-CBL6
Material Glass Hole Size 1.0mm Sold in 50pc Bags Place Of Origin Czech Republic
1 $2.89
3 $2.57
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
Czech Glass 8 x 6mm Olivine AB Bell Flower Bead Strand
Code BEADS5488
Material Glass Finish AB Dimensions 8 x 6mm Hole Size 1.0mm Strand Length Approx 5" Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin Czech Republic
1 $1.09
6 $0.95
Silver-Plated 6x5mm, 22 Gauge Cable Chain by the Foot
Code SPCH24
Material Silver-Plated Longest Link 6.0 - 6.9mm Link Style Closed Links Sold by the Foot
1 $1.66
4 $1.46
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
Sterling Silver 22 Gauge 3-Inch Bead Cap Eye Pin
Code FIND-0548
Material Sterling Silver .925 Thickness 22 Gauge Sold Individually
1 $2.12
3 $1.88
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code SS-HP2X
Material Sterling Silver .925 Thickness 22 Gauge Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.39
20 $0.33
JBB Sterling Silver 16mm Spiral Toggle Clasp
Code ISCL-0048
Material Sterling Silver .925 Brand JBB Sold by the Set Place Of Origin Israel
1 $8.48
3 $7.73
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm)
Code SS-OJR40-E
Material Sterling Silver .925 Dimensions 6.1 x 1.0mm Outside Diameter 6.2mm Aspect Ratio 4.3x Thickness 18 Gauge Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.49
10 $0.42
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube Bead
Code SS-CRM2
Material Sterling Silver .925 Dimensions 2.0 x 2.0mm Features Crimpable Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA More Measurements Inside diameter 1.4mm
1 $0.12
50 $0.10
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Code SS-CCOV01
Material Sterling Silver .925 Features Crimpable Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.26
20 $0.22
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
Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-125
Features Ergonomic Place Of Origin Pakistan
1 $7.99
Lindstrom RX7590 Round Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-0259
1 $69.99
Bead Crimper Tool
Code TOOL-100
1 $13.99
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