DIY: Party In Paradise Necklace

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Party in Paradise Necklace
Approximate finished length: 18 inches

Beads and other products needed for one necklace:
2 grams – Size 15 Starlight Permanent Galvanized Round Japanese Seed Beads
4 grams – Size 11 Starlight Permanent Galvanized Round Japanese Seed Beads
2 grams – Size 11 Metallic 24K Gold Plated Delica Beads
4 – 12mm Crystal Paradise Shine Swarovski Crystal Cushion Square Fancy Stones
2 – 18x13mm Crystal Paradise Shine Swarovski Crystal Pear-Shaped Stones
1 – 30x20mm Crystal Paradise Shine Swarovski Crystal Pear-Shaped Stone
1 – 16x12mm Gold Plated Pewter Toggle Clasp
13 inches – 4.5mm Gold Plated Steel Textured Curb Chain
2 – 5mm Gold Plated Base Metal 20 Gauge Open Jump Rings
1 – Smoke Gray FireLine Braided Bead Thread .008 diameter – 6 lb/Size D
Tools needed to complete the necklace:
Chain nose pliers
Size 11 Tulip Beading Needles
Thread Heaven
Beading Scissors 1-1/4 in. Blade
Perfect End Thread Burner
Beading Techniques needed to complete the necklace:
Opening and Closing a Jump Ring
Peyote Stitch Bezel
Using a Perfect End Thread Burner

Instructions to complete “Party in Paradise” necklace:
Step 1
Thread a needle with approximately 6 feet of beading thread. Stitch a peyote bezel around one 30x20mm Crystal Paradise Shine pear-shaped stone using this pattern:
Initial ring (rounds 1 – 2): string 52 size 11 round seed beads
Round 3: 26 – size 11 round seed beads
Round 4 (back of stone): 26 – size 11 Delica beads
Round 5 (back of stone): 25 – size 15 round seed beads
Round 6 (back of stone): 25 – size 15 round seed beads
Place the stone in the bezel as shown in the technique and continue stitching the front of the bezel:
Round 7 (front of stone): 26 – size 11 Delica beads
Round 8 (front of stone): 25 – size 15 round seed beads
Round 9 (front of stone): 25 – size 15 round seed beads
Leave the thread attached.
Step 2
In the same manner as in Step 1, stitch a peyote bezel around one 18x13mm Crystal Paradise Shine pear-shaped stone using this pattern:
Initial ring (rounds 1 – 2): string 36 size 11 round seed beads
Round 3: 18 – size 11 round seed beads
Round 4 (back of stone): 18 – size 11 Delica beads
Round 5 (back of stone): 17 – size 15 round seed beads
Round 6 (front of stone): 18 – size 11 Delica beads
Round 7 (front of stone): 17 – size 15 round seed beads

Step 3
Repeat Step 2 once, stitching a bezel around the second 18x13mm Crystal Paradise Shine pear-shaped stone.
Step 4
In the same manner as in the previous steps, stitch a peyote bezel around one 12mm Crystal Paradise Shine cushion square fancy stone using this pattern:
Initial ring (rounds 1 – 2): string 28 size 11 round seed beads
Round 3 (back of stone): 14 – size 11 Delica beads
Round 4 (back of stone): 14 – size 15 round seed beads
Place the stone in the bezel as shown in the technique and continue stitching the front of the bezel:
Round 5 (front of stone): 14 – size 11 Delica beads
Round 6 (front of stone): 14 – size 15 round seed beads
Step 5
Repeat Step 4 three times, stitching a bezel around each of the remaining 12mm Crystal Paradise Shine cushion square fancy stones.
Step 6
Using the remaining threads attached to the bezels, use a ladder stitch to attach the seven bezeled stones together in the arrangement below and in the photo of the completed necklace.
Use a ladder stitch to stitch a pear to an adjacent cushion bead in the following manner: Counting from the pear’s tip, connect beads 6 – 10 and the four beads in the middle of one side of the cushion bead.
Step 7
Leave remaining thread attached to the cushion bead on either end of the necklace. Weave in all other threads, trim threads close to the work, and burn the thread ends with a Perfect End Thread Burner.
Step 8
Using wire cutters, cut the chain into two 6.5-inch lengths.
Step 9
Using the remaining thread attached to one cushion bead, stitch one end link of one chain length to the bezel. Reinforce the attachment several times. Weave in the thread, trim thread close to the work, and burn the thread end.
Step 10
Repeat Step 9 on the opposite side of the necklace.
Step 11
Open two jump rings. Use one jump ring to attach the loop on one side of the toggle clasp to one end link of the chain and the other jump ring to attach the loop on the second side of the clasp to the other end link of the chain. Close both jump rings.

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