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New Beginning Necklace

January 2020 Pretty Palette Design Challenge with Molly Schaller

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The New Beginning 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!

New Beginning Necklace
 Designed by Molly Schaller 
Featuring Bead Gallery® beads 
Available exclusively at www.halcraftcollection.com 

5. Materials:  
38 3x4mm dark Montana blue faceted glass rondelles
2 8x17mm clay and metal blue and green lentils
30 4mm bright green iris rainbow matte plated hematine faceted pentagons
43 4mm green iris hematine squares
32 6mm blue dyed reconstituted shell rounds
6 7x23mm patina metal rectangle sliders
14 6mm blue dyed imperial jasper
8 8mm green dyed tiger eye faceted rounds
6 10x15mm green glass rice beads
19 8mm gold glass faceted rounds
10 8mm dark blue ceramic rounds
10 4x12mm turquoise dyed howlite rectangles
1 23mm wavy antique brass loops
1 brass lobster clasp
2 #3 gold crimp beads
60” satin copper stainless steel bead stringing wire

Tools: 
Chain-nose pliers
Wire nippers
Bead bug

Level of Difficulty:
Beginner

Time:  1-2 hours

Instructions:
1. Cut an 18” piece of beading wire and place a bead bug ore piece of tape on the end to hold beads in place.

2. String 1 hematine pentagon, 1 hematine square, 1 Montana blue faceted rondelle, 1 hematine square, 1 shell round, 1 hematine square, 1 shell round, 1 hematine square, 1 shell round, and the lowest hole of a metal rectangle connector.

3. Onto the same strand string 1 shell round, 1 hematine pentagon, 1 imperial jasper round, 1 Montana blue faceted rondelle, 1 8mm gold faceted round, 1 Montana blue faceted rondelle, 1 imperial jasper round, 1 hematine pentagon, 1 shell round, and the lowest hole of a metal rectangle connector. Repeat this step one more time.

4. Onto the same strand string 1 shell round, 1 hematine pentagon, 1 imperial jasper round, 1 Montana blue faceted rondelle, 1 8mm gold faceted round, 1 green rice bead, 1 8mm gold faceted round, 1 Montana blue faceted rondelle, 1 imperial jasper round, 1 hematine pentagon, 1 shell round, and the lowest hole of a metal rectangle connector.

5. Repeat step 3 two more times.

6. String 1 shell round, 1 hematine square, 1 shell round, 1 hematine square, 1 shell round, 1 hematine square, 1 Montana blue faceted rondelle, 1 hematine square, and 1 hematine pentagon.

7. Place strand in a bead bug to hold beads in place.

8. Cut a 20” piece of beading wire and place it within the bead bug.

9. Repeat step 2 but pass the wire through the middle hole of the metal connector.

10. String 1 Montana blue faceted rondelle, 1 shell round,1 hematine pentagon, 1 imperial jasper round, 1 Montana blue faceted rondelle, 1 green faceted tiger eye round, 1 Montana blue faceted rondelle, 1 imperial jasper round, 1 hematine pentagon, 1 shell round, 1 Montana blue faceted rondelle, and the middle hole of the metal rectangle connector from step 2.

11. String 1 Montana blue faceted rondelle, 1 8mm gold faceted round, 1 green faceted tiger eye round, 1 green rice bead, 1 green faceted tiger eye round, 1 8mm faceted gold round, 1 Montana blue faceted rondelle, and the middle hole of the third metal connector.

12. String 1 Montana blue faceted rondelle, 1 8mm gold faceted round, 1 green rice bead, 1 Montana blue faceted rondelle, 1 green faceted tiger eye round, 1 8mm gold faceted round, 1 green faceted tiger eye round, 1 Montana blue faceted rondelle, 1 green rice bead, 1 8mm gold faceted round, 1 Montana blue faceted rondelle, and the middle hold of the fourth metal connector.

13. Repeat step 11 using middle hole of metal connector.

14. Repeat step 10 using middle hole of metal connector.

15. Repeat steps 6 & 7.

16. Cut a 22” piece of beading wire and place it within the bead bug.

17. Repeat step 2 but pass the wire through the outer hole of the metal connector.

18. String 1 hematine pentagon, 1 howlite rectangle, 1 hematine square, 1 blue ceramic round, 1 hematine square, 1 8mm gold faceted round, 1 hematite square, 1 blue ceramic round, 1 hematine square, 1 howlite rectangle, 1 hematine pentagon, and the outer hole of the second metal connector.

19. Repeat step 18 passing through the outer hold of the third metal connector.

20. String 1 hematine pentagon, 1 montana blue faceted rondelle, 1 howlite rectangle, 1 montana blue faceted rondelle, 1 blue ceramic round, 1 hematine square, 1 8mm gold faceted round, 1 hematine square, 1 green rice bead, 1 hematine square, 1 8mm gold faceted round, 1hematine square, 1 blue ceramic round, 1 montana blue faceted rondelle, 1 howlite rectangle, 1 montana blue faceted rondelle, 1 hematine pentagon, and the outer hole of the fourth metal connector.

21. Repeat step 18 twice.

22. Repeat steps 6 & 7.

23. Remove the bead bug from one side of the necklace and even up the wires. Pass all wires as one through a clay and metal blue and green lentil, crimp bead, and lobster clasp.

24. Pass the wires back through the crimp bead and flatten. Trim excess wire.

25. Remove bead bug from the other side of the necklace adjust beads on strands for a good drape, ensuring that they lay properly, then pass all wires as one through a clay and metal blue and green lentil, crimp bead, and the wavy loop. Pass wires back through crimp bead and flatten. Trim the excess wire.

26. Enjoy!

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 are 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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