Retired - The Boulevard

Retired - The Boulevard
Timeless and elegant this ornate beaded bead necklace is the perfect accessory for an evening soiree, night at the theatre, or jazz club rendezvous. All that is needed now is a little Sinatra playing the
  • Project:N636
  • Skill Level:Advanced
  • Designer:Julie Bean
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Instructions

This necklace looks incredibly complex, but once you learn how to make an ornate beaded bead, you will realize it's not that hard. To begin, watch the video: How to Make an Ornate Beaded Bead using Right Angle Weave Double Needle MethodUsing what you learned in the video, cut 4 feet of Wildfire beading thread in black and thread a needle onto each end. Create 1 ornate beaded bead using 5mm Czech fire polished glass round beads in black and 11/0 Czech seed beads in light gold. When you finish the ornate beaded bead, tie off and weave your thread back into your bead work as show in the video here.Follow the same process as in the previous step, this time making: 2 ornate beaded beads using 4mm Czech fire polished round beads in black and 11/0 Czech seed beads in light gold2 ornate beaded beads using 3mm Czech fire polished round beads in black and 11/0 Czech seed beads in light gold6 ornate beaded beads using 11/0 Toho seed beads in black and 11/0 Czech seed beads in light gold. Regardless of the size of the beads you are using, you will use the exact same technique as shown in the video you watched. All your beaded beads are now finished. It is time to string the necklace.Cut a 24 inch length of beading wire. Place a bead stopper on one end, making sure to leave a tail of about 4 inches. At this point, decide how long you want your necklace to be. The one pictured is 15 1/2" which makes it a high up collar style necklace. For each extra inch you want, add 2 6mm Swarovski pearls and a spacer bead between them to each side of your necklace. Add these pearls to the directions below.Onto your beading wire, thread 1 gold crimp bead. Next thread 1 gold spacer bead, 1 6mm Swarovski faux pearl in mystic black, another spacer bead, another pearl, another spacer bead, another pearl, and finally another spacer bead. It is at this point you will want to add any extra beads to make your necklace longer. Next, thread onto your beading wire one of your smallest beaded beads, a gold spacer, a 6mm Swarovski pearl, and another spacer. Repeat this sequence another 2 times. Add an 8mm Swarovski faux pearl in mystic black and a gold plated pewter carousel cone bead cap (facing away from the pearl you just strung). Now add an ornate beaded bead which was made using 3mm Czech fire polished beads, another bead cone cap (strung widest side first), a Swarovski 8mm pearl, another bead cone cap (narrow side strung first), an ornate beaded bead made using 4mm Czech fire polished beads, another bead cone cap (widest side first), an 8mm Swarovski pearl, bead cone cap (narrow side strung first), and finally your ornate beaded bead made using 5mm Czech fire polished beads. String the second half of your necklace to make it a mirror image of the first half. If you chose to lengthen your necklace, add any additional beads before you add your end crimp bead. Make sure both sides are identical.After you have added the crimp bead (but have not crimped) thread your beading wire through the loop at the base on one side of your 23k gold plated box clasp. Pull the beading wire through the loop then back around and through the crimp bead again and several beads adjacent to it. Pull snug and crimp the bead. Cut off excess wire. Go to the other side of your necklace and remove the bead stopper. Repeat the step above using the other half of your clasp. Crimp the bead and cut off excess wire.As a finishing touch, place one gold tone crimp cover over each of the crimp beads. Just fit the crimp bead cover on top of the crimped crimp bead so that it surrounds it. Using your chain nose/flat nose pliers, squeeze both sides of the crimp cover until the gap is closed. I hope you enjoy your lovely new necklace. Keywords: btq-vintagelookTip: Check package quantities for each component. You may have extra material to make more than one finished project, or will have leftovers for other projects. In some cases, adding on just one more package of a component may be all you need to make multiple pieces.All designs © Beadaholique Inc.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-3394 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 3mm Round Matte Jet Black (50)
    Project uses 100 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • BCP-3489 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round 'Jet Matte' (50)
    Project uses 100 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • XCR-67553 - Beadalon Wire Black 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 24 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3590 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 5mm Round Jet Black (50)
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0032 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 49 'Opaque Jet' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1056 - Bright Gold Tone Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (144)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1200 - Beadalon Gold Plated Crimp Beads 1.3mm (85 Beads)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-6072 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 6mm, 50 Pieces, Mystic Black
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-9702 - Japanese Nylon Beading K.O. Thread for Delica Beads - Black 50 Meters
    Project uses 4 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-8072 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 8mm, 25 Pieces, Mystic Black
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3926 - TierraCast Bright 22K Gold Plated Lead-Free Pewter Disk Heishi Spacer Beads 4mm (50)
    Project uses 30 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4858 - 23K Gold Plated Box Clasp -Flower W/ Black SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 14mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-1161 - Czech Seed Beads 11/0 Light Gold Supra Metallic (1 Hank)
    Project uses 1 hank. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-3004 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Assortment So Handy

Additional Information

Additional Information

Project Type Necklace
Product Type Project
Technique Bead Weaving
Project Theme Special Occasion, Vintage Look
Designer Julie Bean
Skill Level Advanced
Project Status Retired
Ingredients BCP-3394, BCP-3489, BCP-3590, BCS-1161, BMB-3926, FCL-4858, FCR-1056, FCR-1200, JSK-0032, SWP-6072, SWP-8072, XCR-67553, XCR-9702

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:

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Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 6mm, 50 Pieces, Mystic Black

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 50 Pieces

Regular Price: $4.75

Special Price $3.56

 / package  | SKU: SWP-6072
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TierraCast Bright 22K Gold Plated Lead-Free Pewter Disk Heishi Spacer Beads 4mm (50)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 50 Pieces

Regular Price: $6.25

Special Price $4.69

 / package  | SKU: BMB-3926
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Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round 'Jet Matte' (50)

You will need 2 package(s).

1 package = 50 Pieces

Regular Price: $1.49

Special Price $1.12

 / package  | SKU: BCP-3489

Out of stock

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Japanese Nylon Beading K.O. Thread for Delica Beads - Black 50 Meters

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Spool

Regular Price: $4.75

Special Price $3.56

 / package  | SKU: XCR-9702
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Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 8mm, 25 Pieces, Mystic Black

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 25 Pieces

Regular Price: $4.75

Special Price $3.56

 / package  | SKU: SWP-8072
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Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 #49 'Opaque Jet' 8 Gram Tube

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Tube

Regular Price: $1.75

Special Price $1.31

 / package  | SKU: JSK-0032
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Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 5mm Round Jet Black (50)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 50 Pieces

Regular Price: $1.85

Special Price $1.39

 / package  | SKU: BCP-3590
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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
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Bright Gold Tone Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (144)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 144 Pieces

Regular Price: $4.49

Special Price $3.37

 / package  | SKU: FCR-1056
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23K Gold Plated Box Clasp -Flower W/ Black SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 14mm (1)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Piece

Regular Price: $9.75

Special Price $7.31

 / package  | SKU: FCL-4858
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Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 3mm Round Matte Jet Black (50)

You will need 2 package(s).

1 package = 50 Pieces

Regular Price: $1.49

Special Price $1.12

 / package  | SKU: BCP-3394
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Beadalon Wire Black 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-67553
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Czech Seed Beads 11/0 Light Gold Supra Metallic (1 Hank)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Hank

Regular Price: $8.39

Special Price $6.29

 / package  | SKU: BCS-1161

Tools:

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

Regular Price: $13.99

Special Price $10.49

 / package  | SKU: XTL-5200
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Beadsmith English Beading Needles Assortment So Handy

Regular Price: $2.49

Special Price $1.87

 / package  | SKU: XTL-3004
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Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex

Regular Price: $13.75

Special Price $10.31

 / package  | SKU: XTL-5600

Out of stock

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Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp

Regular Price: $4.99

Special Price $3.74

 / package  | SKU: XTL-5700
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Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

Regular Price: $6.99

Special Price $5.24

 / package  | SKU: XTL-5511
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Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material

Regular Price: $6.99

Special Price $5.24

 / package  | SKU: XTL-3000
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