Sea Urchin Necklace

August 2020 Pretty Palette Design Challenge with Molly Schaller

red tassel beaded necklace

Sea Urchin 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!

Materials:  
12 7-9mm natural bone rondelles
2 6mm blue dyed shell rounds
7 peach dyed freshwater pearls
10 8mm red dyed agate stone rounds
7 8mm white chalk blue Czech glass lfire-polished faceted rounds
5 8mm demin opaque Czech glass fire-polished faceted rounds
4 8mm network stone rounds
2 15x20mm natural apatite nuggets
1 6mm red sandalwood round
1 24mm carved soap stone round
1 ship’s wheel charm
65” 3mm earthy red dyed suede cording
47 eye pins
8” 24-gauge German wire
1 lobster clasp
22 6mm jump rings
7 8mm jump rings

Tools: 
Wire nippers 
Super glue gel
Scissors
Round-nose pliers
Chain-nose pliers

Level of Difficulty:
Intermediate

Time:  1 hour

Instructions
1. Cut a 5” piece of suede and set aside.
2. Wrap the remaining suede cord around four of your fingers on your non-dominant hand to create a loop of cording.
3. Holding the loop so that the cording stays looped, pass a 4” piece of wire through the loop.
4. Make a wrapped loop around the suede to hold it all in place tightly.
5. Wrap the 5” piece of suede around the tassel to hold it in place. Use super glue to fasten the cord to itself.
6. Slide the carved soapstone round and sandalwood round onto the wire, and make a wrapped loop.
7. Cut the remaining wire into two 2” pieces.
8. Make a wrapped loop. Slide 1 apatite faceted nugget onto the wire. Make a wrapped loop. Repeat.
9. Make simple loop links with the remaining beads.
10. Attach large jump rings to the tassel pendant and on either side of the wrapped loop apatite links.
11. Lay out beads in the order you prefer. It often looks nice to place the smaller beads near the clasp of the necklace.
12. Connect the remaining links, including the wrapped loop apatite links, with small jump rings so that the pendant is in the middle of the necklace.
13. Attach a large jump ring and a ship’s wheel charm to one end of the necklace and a lobster clasp to the other.

August's Pretty Palette Collection 

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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