Retired - The Birth of Venus Necklace

Retired - The Birth of Venus Necklace
Inspired by Botticelli's iconic painting of the same name, this gorgeously long strand of golden pearls embodies the spirit of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, emerging from the sea riding upon a large
  • Project:N234
  • Skill Level:Beginner
  • Designer:Andrea Morici
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Instructions

  1. Use your flush cutters to cut a piece of wire that is four feet long. Secure one end with a Bead Stopper.
  2. Onto your wire, thread five top drilled gold oval pearls and twenty bronze gold nugget pearls. Repeat this stringing pattern eleven times, or more/less if you prefer a longer/shorter necklace.
  3. Onto the end of your strand, thread a crimp bead. Remove the bead stopper from the opposite end of your necklace and thread the end through the crimp bead, going the opposite direction, so the two ends criss-cross inside the crimp bead.
  4. Pull both ends tight, until your pearls on either end of the necklace touch.
  5. Crimp the crimp bead, and trim off excess wire. As an added security measure, feel free to put a tiny dab of E6000 on the wire ends and the crimp bead.
  6. Place a crimp bead cover over your crimp bead and gently squeeze it shut.
  7. Optional: Following these directions, your necklace will be just under four feet long. To shorten it temporarily, twist the necklace until just before it starts to curl up on itself, and join the two ends together using the gold plated necklace shortener, (FCO-9801) as shown in the second photo.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCO-9801 - 22K Gold Plated Necklace Shortener 26mm x 21mm (2 Pieces)
    Project uses 220 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1091 - 22K Gold Plated Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (x50)
    Project uses 55 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1200 - Beadalon Gold Plated Crimp Beads 1.3mm (85 Beads)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PEC-2017 - Bronze Gold Funky Nugget Cultured Pearls 5-6mm / 15.5 Inch Strand
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 3 packages.

  • PEC-4030 - Cultured Gold Oval Top Drilled Cultured Pearls 5-7mm - 15 Inch Strand
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-5143 - Soft Flex, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
    Project uses 4 feet. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5230 - Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material

Additional Information

Additional Information

Project Type Necklace
Product Type Project
Technique Stringing
Project Theme Bridal, Special Occasion
Designer Andrea Morici
Skill Level Beginner
Project Status Retired
Ingredients FCO-9801, FCR-1091, FCR-1200, PEC-2017, PEC-4030, XCR-5143

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 - The Birth of Venus Necklace

Soft Flex, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Spool

Regular Price: $11.59

Special Price $8.69

 / package  | SKU: XCR-5143
Retired - The Birth of Venus Necklace

22K Gold Plated Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (x50)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 50 Pieces

Regular Price: $3.69

Special Price $2.77

 / package  | SKU: FCR-1091
Retired - The Birth of Venus Necklace

Beadalon Gold Plated Crimp Beads 1.3mm (85 Beads)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 85 Pieces

Regular Price: $2.49

Special Price $1.87

 / package  | SKU: FCR-1200
Retired - The Birth of Venus Necklace

22K Gold Plated Necklace Shortener 26mm x 21mm (2 Pieces)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 2 Pieces

Regular Price: $4.99

Special Price $3.74

 / package  | SKU: FCO-9801
Retired - The Birth of Venus Necklace

Bronze Gold Funky Nugget Cultured Pearls 5-6mm / 15.5 Inch Strand

You will need 3 package(s).

1 package = 1 Strand

Regular Price: $2.75

Special Price $2.06

 / package  | SKU: PEC-2017

Out of stock

Retired - The Birth of Venus Necklace

Cultured Gold Oval Top Drilled Cultured Pearls 5-7mm - 15 Inch Strand

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Strand

Regular Price: $6.89

Special Price $5.17

 / package  | SKU: PEC-4030

Tools:

Retired - The Birth of Venus 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 - The Birth of Venus Necklace

Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material

Regular Price: $6.99

Special Price $5.24

 / package  | SKU: XTL-3000
Retired - The Birth of Venus Necklace

Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps

Regular Price: $16.99

Special Price $12.74

 / package  | SKU: XTL-5230
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