Retired - Wild Blue Yonder Necklace

Retired - Wild Blue Yonder Necklace
Knotted silk is not just for pearls, as evidenced in this free spirited, braided triple-strand piece. Adding to the whimsy of this necklace is an utterly charming Shibuichi clasp in the shape of a bird soaring above the
  • Project:N207
  • Skill Level:Intermediate
  • Designer:Andrea Morici
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Instructions

  1. If you are not already familiar with pearl knotting, please watch our video before proceeding.
  2. Knot the entire strand of light aqua pearls onto the size two Griffin silk cord. Off center, after you have knotted about twenty eight pearls, knot three large 8mm bamboo jasper round beads with eight pearls in between each. Add an antique brass knot cup to each end of the pearl strand, adding a small dab of GS Hypo Cement to both knots.
  3. Knot the 4mm bamboo jasper rounds onto size two Griffin silk cord. Use either the entire strand, or however many beads it takes to reach the same length as the knotted pearl strand. Add an antique brass knot cup to each end of the pearl strand, adding a small dab of GS Hypo Cement to both knots.
  4. Knot the blue Peruvian opal nuggets onto the size sixteen Griffin silk cord. Set two of the beads aside. Use either the entire strand (less the two set aside), or however many beads it takes to reach the same length as the other two knotted strands. Add an antique brass knot cup to each end of the pearl strand, adding a small dab of GS Hypo Cement to both knots.
  5. Cut two pieces of 20 gauge brass wire at four inches long each. Create a wrapped wire loop on one end of each piece of wire.
  6. Connect the knot cup at one end of each knotted strand to the loop at the end of one of the pieces of wire.
  7. Loosely braid the three strands, and connect the knot cups at the other ends of the strands to the loop on the other piece of wire.
  8. Insert the piece of wire at each end of the braided necklace through each antiqued brass flourish petal bead cap. Create a wrapped wire loop on each piece of wire.
  9. Cut two pieces of 20 gauge brass wire at two inches long each. Create a simple loop on one end of each.
  10. Onto each piece of wire, thread a single blue peruvian opal bead. Create another simple loop at the opposite end of both pieces of wire and trim off excess wire.
  11. Open the loops at both ends of one of the blue peruvian opal links. Thread one through the loop on one of the bead caps. Thread the other loop though the small hole on the "sky" half of the toggle clasp. Close both loops once more.
  12. Open one of the loops on the other blue peruvian opal links. Thread this loop through the loop on the other bead cap. Close this loop again.
  13. Open a 5.25mm jump ring. Thread this jump ring through the empty loop at the end of the peruvian opal link, and also through the loop on the "bird" part of the toggle clasp. Close the jump ring once more.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCL-9011 - Green Girl Studios Toggle Clasp, 32mm Shibuichi Bird Over Clouds, 1 Set
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-9104 - Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 16 Lt Blue Turquoise
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-9204 - Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 2 Lt Blue Turquoise
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SPJA-308 - Bamboo Jasper 8mm Round Beads Grey Brown 15 Inch Strand
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SPJA-307 - Bamboo Jasper 4mm - 4.5mm Round Beads 15.5 Inch Strand
    Project uses 1 strand. You will need 1 package.

  • PEB-6021 -
    Project uses 1 strand. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1001 - G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-4261 - Vintaj Natural Brass 22mm Flourish Petal Bead Cap (1)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • WCR-4347 - Vintaj Brass Bronze Colored Copper Wire 20 Gauge 45 Feet (1 Spool)
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5352 - Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 5.25mm Open 18 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-4000 - Beadsmith Bead And Pearl Knotting Tweezers

Additional Information

Additional Information

Project Type Necklace
Product Type Project
Technique Braiding & Knotting, Pearl Knotting
Designer Andrea Morici
Skill Level Intermediate
Project Status Retired
Ingredients BMB-4261, FCL-9011, FJR-5352, PEB-6021, SPJA-307, SPJA-308, WCR-4347, XCR-9104, XCR-9204, XTL-1001

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 - Wild Blue Yonder Necklace

Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 2 Lt Blue Turquoise

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Card

$1.99
 / package  | SKU: XCR-9204
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Vintaj Brass Bronze Colored Copper Wire 20 Gauge 45 Feet (1 Spool)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Spool

$9.49
 / package  | SKU: WCR-4347
Retired - Wild Blue Yonder Necklace

Green Girl Studios Toggle Clasp, 32mm Shibuichi Bird Over Clouds, 1 Set

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Set

$31.99
 / package  | SKU: FCL-9011
Retired - Wild Blue Yonder Necklace

G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Tube

$5.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-1001
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Vintaj Natural Brass 22mm Flourish Petal Bead Cap (1)

You will need 2 package(s).

1 package = 1 Piece

$2.59
 / package  | SKU: BMB-4261
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Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 16 Lt Blue Turquoise

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Card

$2.49
 / package  | SKU: XCR-9104
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Bamboo Jasper 4mm - 4.5mm Round Beads 15.5 Inch Strand

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Strand

$1.99
 / package  | SKU: SPJA-307
Retired - Wild Blue Yonder Necklace

Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 5.25mm Open 18 Gauge (20)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 20 Pieces

$2.20
 / package  | SKU: FJR-5352

Tools:

Retired - Wild Blue Yonder Necklace

Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers

$6.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5514
Retired - Wild Blue Yonder Necklace

Beadsmith Bead And Pearl Knotting Tweezers

$2.75
 / package  | SKU: XTL-4000
Retired - Wild Blue Yonder Necklace

Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex

$13.75
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5600
Retired - Wild Blue Yonder Necklace

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

$6.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5511
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