Pink and Blue Spike Pendant Necklace with Swarovski Pearls and Tubular Herringbone
designed byCynthia Kimura
Approximate Size20 Inches
I wanted to show how perfectly our Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends work with Swarovski crystal.The pink and blue colors in the herringbone rope match the crystal pearls wonderfully and the spike pendant adds an edge to this sweet look.
It's so much fun to get inspired by the perfect color combinations found in Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends. Cynthia used the soft pink and blue colors in our Chambray Blush Designer Blend along with Swarovski crystal pearls in Rose Gold and Crystal Iridescent Light Blue for a look that's coordinated to perfection. Discover more inspiration for using Artbeads Designer Blends in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Create a tubular herringbone stitch approximately five inches long using the Artbeads Chambray Blush Designer Blend. Each row will have eight beads in it. For help with creating this stitch, please see our tutorial video.
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 20 inches long. Slide a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube onto the end of the wire, followed by a 925/10 silver-filled 6mm 20 gauge open jump ring attached to half of the TierraCast 5/8-inch antique silver-plated pewter Anna's toggle clasp set. Bring the wire back through the jump ring and crimp in place. Use a sterling silver 3mm crimp cover to hide the crimp.
One Swarovski 5mm round pearl in Crystal Iridescent Light Blue
Three TierraCast 4mm silver-plated pewter plain heishi spacers
Five Swarovski 6mm round pearls in Rose Gold
Repeat this pattern two times, and then add a Swarovski 6mm round pearl in Crystal Iridescent Light Blue to the strand.
Add a TierraCast 8mm rhodium-plated brass capitol cord end cap to the wire, followed by your tubular herringbone rope, making sure to slide the end of the rope into the end cap. Add another end cap to the other end of the rope. Make a mirror image of the bead pattern on the other side of the rope.
Slide a crimp tube onto the wire, followed by a jump ring attached to the other half of the clasp. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Hide the crimp with a crimp cover.
Slide the TierraCast rhodium-plated pewter raised hammertone pinch bail over the center of the tubular herringbone rope. Slide the Swarovski 39mm spike pendant in Crystal AB into the prongs of the pinch bail and squeeze them in place to secure the pendant to the bail.
List of Components: Artbeads Chambray Blush Designer Blend, TOHO 11/0 Round Seed Beads (ADB0459, qty 1) TierraCast Rhodium-Plated Pewter Raised Hammertone Pinch Bail (RB-5783, qty 1) Swarovski 6480 39mm Spike Pendant Crystal AB (6480-CAB39, qty 1) TierraCast 8mm Rhodium-Plated Brass Capitol Cord End Cap (RB-0231, qty 2) Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Rose Gold (5810-ROG6, qty 30) Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Crystal Iridescent Light Blue (5810-CILB6, qty 2) Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Crystal Iridescent Light Blue (5810-CILB5, qty 6) TierraCast 5/8-Inch Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Anna's Toggle and Clasp 21x15.5mm (SA-6157, qty 1) TierraCast 4mm Silver-Plated Pewter Plain Heishi Spacer (S-0440, qty 36) Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2) Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover (SS-CCOV01, qty 2) 925/10 Silver-Filled 6mm Open Jump Ring, 20 Gauge (FIND-0704, qty 2)
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