Retired - Folk Art Eyeglass Holder Necklace

Retired - Folk Art Eyeglass Holder Necklace
Olivine green, mustard yellow, and deep red combine to make a very folk art inspired necklace. Various shaped beads have been aranged to add interest and the focal pendant doubles as a discreet eyeglass
  • Project:N649
  • Skill Level:Beginner
  • Designer:Julie Bean
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Instructions

NOTE: Before beginning this necklace, decide how long you want it to be. Since this necklace is meant to hold eyeglasses, you will most likely want it to be on the longer side (since glasses up near your neck might be uncomfortable). The necklace in this project is 30" long and would be good for a person who is around a size 4. I would suggest adding at least one to two inches per dress size.
  1. After you have decided how long you want your necklace to be, take that number and add 8 inches. So for the necklace pictured, you would take 30" + 8" and arrive at 38". Cut a 38" length of Beadalon bronze color beading wire.
  2. Place a bead stopper on one end of the wire, leaving a 4" tail.
  3. First string on a brass crimp bead.
  4. String your beads onto your beading wire in a pleasing manner. Have fun! Use the photo as reference, but also let your creativity flow.
  5. Here are a couple tips on how I strung mine:
  6. I strung half of the necklace and then made the second half a mirror image of the first.
  7. I chose to use a Vintaj brass gear flower spacer bead down near the brass eye glass holder flower to accent the metal. Then for the remaining spacers, I placed them at approximately 4 inch intervals throughout the necklace.
  8. The Czech glass cathedral beads are so pretty, I wanted them spread throughout the necklace. I placed them about every 3 inches along the necklace.
  9. For the Czech glass 3 petal flowers in mustard, I chose to sometimes have them facing forward, sometimes facing backwards. Whenever I had them facing forward with a red bead in the middle (see photo), I would bracket the red bead with a Toho seed bead on each side.
  10. When you have strung all the beads that you want for eyeglass holder necklace, make sure you end with a crimp bead.
  11. Now take the wire and thread it through one of the loops on the side of your eyeglass holder flower. Bring that wire back around and through the crimp bead and several beads adjacent to it.
  12. Crimp the crimp bead and cut off excess wire with flush cutters.
  13. Go to other side of your necklace, remove the bead stopper, and repeat the previous two steps. Make sure that you pull your beads snug before crimping the bead.
  14. All done! Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-1164 - Czech Pressed Glass - Round Melon Beads 5mm 'Opaque Olive/Marbled Gold' (50)
    Project uses 43 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3366 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 3mm Round Mustard Yellow (50)
    Project uses 30 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3629 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 6mm Round Red Coral (25)
    Project uses 21 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-92147 - Czech Glass Beads Three Petal Flower 12mm Opaque Mustard Yellow (12)
    Project uses 16 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCO-8684 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1252 - Economy Brass Crimp Beads 2mm x 1.5mm (x100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0123 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 762 'Opaque Pastel Frosted Egg Shell' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-67563 - Beadalon Beading Wire Bronze 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 38 inches. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)

Additional Information

Additional Information

Project Type Necklace
Product Type Project
Technique Stringing
Designer Julie Bean
Skill Level Beginner
Project Status Retired
Ingredients BCP-1164, BCP-3366, BCP-3629, BCP-92147, FCO-8684, FCR-1252, JSK-0123, XCR-67563

Purchase Project Bundle:

A supplies bundle is no longer available for this project, but you may purchase individual components separately below. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project.

or Purchase Supplies Separately:

Retired - Folk Art Eyeglass Holder Necklace

Economy Brass Crimp Beads 2mm x 1.5mm (x100)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 100 Pieces

Regular Price: $1.85

Special Price $1.39

 / package  | SKU: FCR-1252
Retired - Folk Art Eyeglass Holder Necklace

Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 762 'Opaque Pastel Frosted Egg Shell' 8 Gram Tube

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Tube

Regular Price: $2.15

Special Price $1.61

 / package  | SKU: JSK-0123
Retired - Folk Art Eyeglass Holder Necklace

Beadalon Beading Wire Bronze 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Spool

Regular Price: $2.99

Special Price $2.24

 / package  | SKU: XCR-67563
Retired - Folk Art Eyeglass Holder Necklace

Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 3mm Round Mustard Yellow (50)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 50 Pieces

Regular Price: $1.59

Special Price $1.19

 / package  | SKU: BCP-3366
Retired - Folk Art Eyeglass Holder Necklace

Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 6mm Round Red Coral (25)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 25 Pieces

Regular Price: $1.75

Special Price $1.31

 / package  | SKU: BCP-3629
Retired - Folk Art Eyeglass Holder Necklace

Czech Pressed Glass - Round Melon Beads 5mm 'Opaque Olive/Marbled Gold' (50)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 50 Pieces

Regular Price: $2.90

Special Price $2.18

 / package  | SKU: BCP-1164

Out of stock

Retired - Folk Art Eyeglass Holder Necklace

Czech Glass Beads Three Petal Flower 12mm Opaque Mustard Yellow (12)

You will need 2 package(s).

1 package = 12 Pieces

Regular Price: $2.29

Special Price $1.72

 / package  | SKU: BCP-92147

Tools:

Retired - Folk Art Eyeglass Holder Necklace

Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)

Regular Price: $13.99

Special Price $10.49

 / package  | SKU: XTL-5200
Retired - Folk Art Eyeglass Holder Necklace

Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex

Regular Price: $13.75

Special Price $10.31

 / package  | SKU: XTL-5600

Out of stock

Retired - Folk Art Eyeglass Holder Necklace

Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material

Regular Price: $6.99

Special Price $5.24

 / package  | SKU: XTL-3000
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