Design Inspiration Supplies

Design Instructions

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Supplies needed

  • 1    Rope Magnetic Clasp Set    (94-6240-26)
  • 1    Cut Spindle Pendant    (94-2556-26)

  • 2    Shell Bead Cap    (94-5841-26)

  • 24    Disk 3mm Spacer    (93-0439-25)

  • 2    Crimp Bead 2x2mm    (01-0030-25)

  • 2    Crimp Cover 3mm    (01-0031-25)

  • 7    Round Jump Ring 20 Gauge 4mm ID    (01-0024-09)

  • 8    8mm faceted rondelle gemstone beads

  • 6    8mm pearl beads

  • 12    Size 8 seed beads

  • 206    3mm wooden heishi beads 

  • Beading wire

     

Tools

  • Wire cutters
  • Chain and/or flat nose pliers (2)
  • Crimping pliers

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: Approx. 20”

Designer: Denise Varville

Download the Spindle & Pearl Necklace PDF

Watch our technique videos on the TierraCast Blog (look for Jump Rings and Crimping).

Tip: Wooden heishi beads vary in thickness. Each wooden heishi section should be about 1 1/2" long. Adjust number of beads if necessary.

Steps

  1. Attach one jump ring to pendant. Close jump ring. Set aside.
  2. Close two jump rings. Set aside.
  3. Cut one 22" piece of beading wire.
  4. String one crimp bead onto beading wire followed by one closed jump ring.
  5. Thread end of wire back through crimp bead and adjust bead up close to jump ring leaving a short tail. Secure with crimping pliers.
  6. Covering tail, *string on one disk spacer, one seed bead, one disk spacer, and 25 wooden heishi beads. Repeat 3 times*.
  7. String one disk, one seed bead, one disk, 3 wooden heishi, one disk, one seed bead, and one disk.
  8. String one bead cap, one gemstone, one pearl, one gemstone, one pearl, one gemstone, one pearl, and one gemstone.
  9. String on pendant.
  10. Repeat Step 8 in reverse order.
  11. String one disk, one seed bead, one disk, and 3 wooden heishi.
  12. Repeat * through *. 
  13. String one disk, one seed bead, and one disk.
  14. Repeat Step 4-5, adjusting all beads to take up slack in wire before securing with crimping pliers. Trim excess wire.
  15. Open one jump ring and attach to one clasp component. Close jump ring. Repeat with second jump ring and clasp component.
  16. Use one jump ring to attach one clasp component to jump ring at one side of necklace. Close jump ring. Repeat with second clasp component.

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