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Marquis is in the Mood Necklace | Jewelry Design Ideas

Marquis is in the Mood Necklace

by Angela Lees

A royal mix of colors create this playful but elegant necklace. Marquis cut Czech glass beads are combined with Czech glass star flowers, a bit of Swarovski sparkle, rich maroon Swarovski pearls and a color-changing mirage bead to create a necklace fit for royalty. The finished length of this necklace is up to eighteen inches.

38 Swarovski 4mm maroon pearls
2 Swarovski 6mm maroon pearls
2 Swarovski 10mm maroon pearls
8 Swarovski 4mm blue zircon AB2X bicones
6 Swarovski 4mm provence lavender rhinestone rondells
3 antique silver finish 7mm fairy skirt bead caps
10 antique silver finish 5mm leaf bead caps
6 seafoam green Czech glass 9mm star flowers
1 Shangri la thermo-sensitive color changing mirage bead
12 sterling silver 2mm seamless round beads
4 Czech glass blue-green window cut marquis ovals
1 sterling silver 7mm springring clasp
1 sterling silver 1.5 inch thin headpin
2 sterling silver 2x2mm crimps
2.5 inches of sterling silver round link chain
2 feet of Soft Flex fine .014 beading cable

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step 1
step 1
Tape one end of the cable, so your beads do not fall off the end. String one 4mm blue zircon AB2X bicone and nineteen 4mm maroon glass pearls on to the cable.
step 2
step 2
String one 2mm sterling silver bead, one 5mm bead cap, one 6mm glass pearl, one 9mm star flower, one 4mm rhinestone rondell, one 4mm blue zircon AB2X bicone, one 2mm sterling silver bead, one 5mm bead cap, one Czech marquis bead, one 5mm bead cap, one 2mm sterling silver bead, one 4mm blue zircon AB2X bicone, one rhinestone rondell, one 9mm star flower, one 10mm glass pearl and one 9mm star flower on to the cable.
step 3
step 3
String one 4mm rhinestone rondell, one 4mm blue zircon AB2X bicone, one 2mm sterling silver bead, one 5mm bead cap, one Czech marquis bead, one 5mm bead cap, one 2mm sterling silver bead, one 4mm blue zircon AB2X bicone, one 2mm sterling silver bead, one 7mm bead cap and one mirage bead on to the cable.
step 4
step 4
Repeat the pattern from steps three and two. Omit duplicating the mirage bead.
step 5
step 5
String nineteen 4mm maroon glass pearls and one 4mm blue zircon AB2X bicone on to the cable.
step 6
step 6
String one crimp tube and the clasp on to one end. Run the beading cable back through the crimp and the last bead. Crimp the crimp. Trim the cable.
step 7
step 7
String one crimp and the piece of chain on to the cable. Run the beading cable back through the crimp and the last bead. Pull on the tail of the wire to remove any slack between the beads. Crimp the crimp. Trim the cable.
step 8
step 8
Slide one 8mm glass pearl, one 7mm bead cap and one 4mm blue zircon AB2X bicone on to the headpin. With a simple wire twist attach the headpin to the chain.

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