The wonderful thing about designing with a restricted color palette is that subtle textures and design elements get the chance to take center stage. With the help of a one-step looping tool, this lovely necklace is a fast and easy project.
One-step looping tool
Beads From Your Box:
Bird Beads (2)
Grey Beads (7)
White Stone Beads (18)
Bead Cap (1)
Hook-Style Clasp (Simpson studios.etsy.com)
Silver Plated Wire: 20 Gauge
Silver Plated Jump Rings: 4mm (22) and 8mm (1)
Small Piece Of Scrap Lace
Twisted Silver Plated Jump Rings (4) (yadanabeads.etsy.com)
1. To make the back chain section, use 20 gauge wire and a one-step looping tool to turn 18 white stone beads into connectors. Use (17) 4mm jump rings to connect them all together. Fig 1
2. Attach the hook clasp to one end of the chain, using a large twisted jump ring. Fig 2
3. Use the looper tool to make the connector beads. Each one should have one grey bead and one bird bead, with the grey bead at the top. Fig 3
4. Use (2) twisted jump rings to attach the bird connectors to the chain.
5. Use grey beads to make 4 more connectors. Attach them together in pairs, two for each side of the necklace.
6. Use a small jump ring to attach one pair of grey beads to the bottom of each bird.
7. Turn the heart into a connector, using a bead cap at the bottom and a grey bead at the top.
8. Attach the top of the heart to the bottom of the chain with a large twisted jump ring.
9. Put a smooth 8mm jump ring through the hole in the top of the magnetite spike and attach it to the heart with the remaining 4mm jump ring.
10. Tie a small piece of scrap lace around the top of the heart. Fig 4
Your necklace is finished!
Make this striking monochrome bracelet (which an optional splash of colour) using the contents of your Monochrome bead box.
First, gather your supplies (the supplies listed make a 6 inch bracelet):
Blueberry Cove Bead Box supplies:
1 black lava stone heart bead
7 black glass cylinder beads
3 black rose flower beads
8 howlite 6mm beads
black beading thread or polyester thread
sewing needle that easily fits through
the hole in the rose flower beads
12 inch strand black waxed linen cord
adhesive such as Super New Glue
Optional: 2 red coral heishi beads 3x8mm
1. I wanted the black lava stone heart to be shiny so I varnished it! I did this the day before stringing it onto the linen cord. Varnish one side and let it dry for at least 8 hours before you varnish the other side. Allow varnished heart to dry overnight.
2. Cut a 12 inch piece of black beading thread or polyester sewing thread. Thread the sewing needle. You may want to use a bead stopper to keep the beads from falling off the end of the thread. String the 3 rose flower beads onto the thread. Leave 4 to 5 inches of thread on the end – tail thread. Sew through the 3 rose flower beads again several times. Tie a square knot with the working thread and the tail thread when they meet. Sew the threads through the rose flower beads several times to tuck them in. Put a dot of glue on the knot to secure it.
3. If you like, you can attach a bead stopper to the end of your waxed linen cord to stop the beads from sliding off. String the beads onto the linen cord in the sequence shown in the photo.
4. On one end of the linen cord tie on one part of the toggle clasp. Make a secure square knot. Put a dot of glue on the knot to secure it. Tie the other part of the toggle clasp onto the other end of the cord and secure the knot with glue.
5. Trim the excess cord.
Enjoy your new bracelet!