N0122 - Budding Lilac Necklace - Designer: Jeanne Holland

by VJMco January 21, 2020

From our Imagination to yours...Learn how to create your own pendant bale. Group seed bead strands and beaded drops to create this simple necklace inspired by the first buds of the season.

Natural brass beads & findings:
BC160-8mm Foliage Bead Cap
BD180- 2mm Round Crimp
BD200- 6mm Flower Spacer Bead
C2H70- 6 x 28mm Deco Window Connector
CL50- Tiny Hook & Eye Clasp Set
HP1- 1" Head Pin
HPF15- 1.5" Pearl Head Pin
JR20- 4.5mm Jump Ring
JR40- 8mm Jump Ring
JR60- 15mm Jump Ring

Tools & Supplies:
TS-03 - Ergonomic Rosary Plier, Round with Cutter
TS-04 - Ergonomic Chain Nose Plier with Cutter
TS-05 - 7 Strand Bronze Beading Wire

Other materials:
10mm Glass Coin
7mm Mottled Iridescent Green Art Glass
5mm Freshwater Pearls
11/0 Seed Beads


Step 1: Create your beaded drop.
A: String one 7mm art glass bead, one beadcap, and one 6mm flower spacer onto a 1" head pin.
B: Form a simple loop. (see “Basic Linking on the tips and techniques page)

Step 2: Create your pearl drop.
A: String one 5mm pearl onto one 1.5” pearl head pin
B: Form a wrapped loop. Begin with a 90 degree bend near the top of your bead. Use your rosary pliers to form a simple loop with the tail overlapping. Wrap the tail tightly down the neck of the wire to create coils.

Step 3: Create your pendant bale.
A: Using your rosary pliers, grasp one end of the deco window connector. Begin turning the connector into a round shape, moving from one end of the connector to the next.
B: Using your chain nose pliers, grasp the two end loops of the connector and squeeze together making sure they are perfectly aligned.

Step 4: Create your Focal Cluster
A: Attach your beaded drop and pearl drop to one 15mm jump ring using 4.5mm jump rings.
B: Attach your 15mm jump ring to your pendant bale.

Step 5: String Beaded Strands.
A: Cut two 18" pieces of bronze beading wire.
B: String two 14 1/2" strands of seed beads and crimp.

Step 6: Create your pearl strand.
A: Cut one 18" piece of bronze beading wire.
B: Crimp end, string one 6mm flower spacer, and one 2mm round crimp. Flatten crimp.
C: String one 2mm round crimp, one 5mm pearl, and one 2mm round crimp, leaving a 1 ¼” length of bead wire in between. Flatten crimps.
D: Repeat step C two times, leaving a 1 ½ “ length of bead wire in between.
E: Leave a 3” length of bead wire and repeat steps C and D in reverse to complete the strand.

Step 7: Finish your necklace.
A: Attach your focal cluster to the center of one of the seed bead strands using a 4.5mm jump ring.
B: Attach one end of the pearl and seed bead strands to the tiny hook & eye clasp using one 8mm jump ring.
C: Attach the opposite ends of the pearl and seed bead strands to the tiny hook & eye clasp using one 8 mm jump ring..

Your necklace is complete, Enjoy!

"Inspiration in Every Finding"

Techniques: Wrapping, Stringing,

Materials: Pearls/Crystals, Seed Beads, Stickers,

Products Used:

  • C2H70
  • BD200
  • BC60
  • JR40
  • JR60