Chili Pepper Necklace

July 2020 Pretty Palette Design Challenge with Molly Schaller

orange and turquoise beaded stretch bracelet

The Chili Pepper Necklace is part of Molly's monthly color palette challenge! Click here for more information about how you can play along with a color inspired bead kit from the Halcraft Collection!

10 4mm aqua iris luster hematine cut rounds (19862)
1 8x12mm green dyed agate faceted oval (18023)
30 6mm aqua dyed agate faceted rounds (19934)
1 8x12mm green dyed agate faceted oval (18023)
12 8mm green dyed faceted stone rounds (19864)
2 15mm stone and metal mosaic lentils (18210)
22 6mm siam transparent Czech fire-polished glass faceted rounds (15496)
24 6mm orange Czech fire-polished faceted glass rounds (13449)
2 6mm orange opaque Czech fire-polished faceted glass rounds (15483)
4 4x8mm turquoise dyed howlite faceted rondelles
6 12mm orange stone faceted rounds (19932)
2 12x16mm dark green faceted stone rectangles (17908)
2 5mm gold bump rondels (12541)
1 15x64mm red lampwork glass chili pepper pendant (17503)
24” flexible beading wire
144” .006” frost Wildfire cord (161U-004)
8” 22-gauge German style wire (180A-022)
2 #2 gold crimp tubes
1 gold lobster clasp
9 gold eye pins
2 gold ball pins
3 6mm gold jump rings

Wide-eye needle
Chain-nose pliers
Bead buddy

Level of Difficulty:

Time:  2+ hours

Instructions :
1. To make the beaded beads, cut a 36” piece of cord and place a bead buddy at the end of the cord. String the needle.
2. String 4 orange fire polished rounds. Pass the needle back through the beads again to create a loop of beads with the working thread emerging from the same bead but opposite the tail.
3. String 3 more beads and pass through the fourth bead you strung through two more beads. Repeat.
4. String 1 bead, bring the first strung beads around and pass the needle through the second strung bead to create the “cube” of beads. String 1 bead, pass through all of the beads in that loop and then pass through the “top” and “bottom” loops of beads of the cube so that the cord emerges opposite the tail of the beaded bead. Tie a surgeon’s knot and trim excess cord.
5. Repeat steps 2-4. Repeat steps 2-4 twice, using the siam beads to create two orange and two red beaded beads. Set these aside.
6. With the 8” piece of wire make a large wrapped loop around the top of the chili pepper pendant. Trim the tail of the wire.
7. String two dark green faceted stones. Leaving some space between them make a wrapped loop above the second stone, pass the wire over that stone and wrap the wire between the two stones. Trim the excess wire to create the pendant.
8. Pas the piece of beading wire through a jump ring, a crimp tube, and back through the crimp tube.
9. String 1 hematine faceted round, 15 aqua dyed agate faceted rounds, 1 hematine faceted round 1 aqua dyed agate faceted oval, 1 hematine faceted round, 3 aqua faceted rounds, 1 hematine faceted round, 3 aqua faceted rounds, 1 mosaic lentil, 1 hematine faceted round, 1 orange fire polished round, 1 orange beaded bead, 1 turquoise rondelle, 1 red beaded bead, 1 turquoise rondelle, 3 12mm orange faceted rounds, 1 opaque orange faceted round, 1 gold bumpy rondelle, and the pendant.
10. String the beads in reverse on the other half of the necklace followed by a crimp tube.
11. Pass the beading wire through a jump ring and back through the crimp tube. Flatten the crimp tube, and attach a lobster clasp to the jump ring.
12. Enjoy! 

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Molly Schaller is a craft industry consultant with a focus on design thinking, transmedia storytelling, and user experience design. She loves a variety of crafts, beading, knitting, and bookbinding being some of her favorites. She’s always on the lookout for new ways to express her creativity and help others learn ways to tap into their creativity as well!

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