penobscot Necklace

Designed by Molly Schaller
featuring Bead Gallery Beads from the Halcraft Collection 

 Materials:
11 4mm sodalite rounds (multipack - 10099)
8 10mm sodalite rounds (multipack - 10099)
4 6mm sodalite rounds (multipack – 10099)
15 12mm Philippine white wood rounds (15003)
45 lapis tooth beads (10684)
23 8mm bodhi nut rounds (15198)
4 10mm bodhi nut rounds (15196)
10 8x10mm bodhi nut tubes (15200)
1 antique gold tone turtle charm
1 14x19mm gold tone starfish (13875)
2 6x8mm large hole gold tone metal tube (12857)
25 1.5x4mm gold tone plated nugget rondelle (12535)
1 Philippine natural shell bead (14975)
2 gold tone crimp beads
1 gold tone rope toggle clasp
66” 7-strand satin gold beading wire

Tools:
Flat-nose pliers
Wire nippers
Bead Bugs

Level of difficulty: Beginner

Time: 1-2 hours

Tip: When choosing your lapis tooth beads to string in sets of 5, choose 1 small, 1 medium, 1 large, 1 medium, and 1 small to string in that order to create the scalloped look for the outer strand of your necklace.

Instructions:
1. Cut 20”,22”, and 24” pieces of beading wire.
2. Holding all three wires as one, string a crimp bead and the loop of the toggle bar. Flatten the crimp bead and trim ends.
3. Still holding all wires as one, string the following, with a gold rondelle between each bead: 1 6mm sodalite round, 12 12mm white wood rounds, 1 Philippine shell, 3 12mm white wood rounds, and 1 6mm sodalite round, the starfish and turtle charms, 1 6mm sodalite round, and the large hole gold tube.
4. Separate wires. Place a Bead Bug on the two longer strands.
5. Holding the 20” strand, string 1 4mm sodalite round and 1 bodhi nut tube. Repeat 9 more times. String 1 4mm round. Place a Bead Bug on the end of the strand.
6. Holding the 22” strand, string 4 8mm bodhi nut rounds, 1 gold rondelle, 1 10mm bodhi nut round, 1 gold rondelle, 5 8mm bodhi nut rounds, 1 gold rondelle, 1 10mm bodhi nut round, 1 gold rondelle, 5 bodhi nut rounds, 1 gold rondelle, 1 10mm bodhi nut round, 1 gold rondelle, 5 bodhi nut rounds, 1 gold rondelle, 1 10mm bodhi nut round, 1 gold rondelle, and 4 bodhi nut rounds. Place in Bead Bug.
7. Holding the 24” strand, string 5 lapis teeth, and 1 10mm sodalite round. Repeat 7 times. String 5 more lapis teeth.
8. Holding all three strands as one, string one large hole gold tube, 1 6mm sodalite round, and one crimp bead.
9. Pass the wires through the loop of the toggle clasp and back through the crimp bead and first few beads. Flatten the bead and trim excess wire.

 


Molly Schaller is a beading designer and craft industry consultant who loves beading, knitting, gardening, bookbinding, and being with her family and pets. 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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