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Seed Bead and Nugget Necklace
by Judy Larson
  • Category: Beading
  • Technique(s): Beading, Stringing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
I usually take a few photos of a project during construction. The photos are printed on a single page and notes on materials and tools used are added. The page is put into a plastic sleeve in a notebook just in case I want to make the project again.

This necklace was made years back the first time I "found" the boxes of seed beads my daughter used when she was younger. There were turquoise magnesite nuggets on my work table at the time and I got into a groove stringing them with the mixed seed beads. I only took five photos, but this is a simple stringing project and is easy to make following the photos. It turned out so nice that it left my home before I was able to get a photo of the finished piece!

Materials

beading wire .014mm
  • Lesson Quantity: 57.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Sterling Silver Crimp Beads 2x2mm - Pack of 100
K10-22
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $9.16
  • Gold Club Price: $6.87
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Sterling Silver Crimp Cover 4mm - Pack of 10
K10-25
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.88
  • Gold Club Price: $2.91
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Silver Filled Oval Lobster Clasp 13mm - Pack of 1
S3-15
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.82
  • Gold Club Price: $2.12
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extender chain
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Variety of seed beads
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
turquoise nugget beads
  • Lesson Quantity: 18.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 18.00 each
5” or more 5-6mm beads with holes large enough to accommodate three beading wires
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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Tools

Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Original Bead Crimper
PLR-585.00
  • PLR-585.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $12.97
  • Gold Club Price: $9.73
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $16.97
  • Gold Club Price: $12.73
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Instructions
Step 1
Read through the directions before starting the project.

Cut three 19" lengths of beading wire. Pull out a seed bead mixture. Thread beads on the beading wire strands as shown, with one inch of seed beads between the nuggets. For added dimension, intersperse the seed beads with larger black beads.
Judy Larson's Seed Bead and Nugget Necklace - , Beading, Beads, , seed bead and nugget necklace
Judy Larson's Seed Bead and Nugget Necklace - , Beading, Beads, , seed bead and nugget necklace
Step 2
Add enough seed beads to both ends of each strand, centering the nuggets, to make each strand approximately 10" long. I got crazy adding seed beads and needed to remove some to obtain the length I wanted.
Judy Larson's Seed Bead and Nugget Necklace - , Beading, Beads, , seed bead and nugget necklace
Step 3
Gather the beading wires together and thread them through the 5-6mm beads. Adding approximately 2½" of beads at each end will make about a 16" necklace after adding the closure.
Judy Larson's Seed Bead and Nugget Necklace - , Beading, Beads, , seed bead and nugget necklace
Judy Larson's Seed Bead and Nugget Necklace - , Beading, Beads, , seed bead and nugget necklace
Judy Larson's Seed Bead and Nugget Necklace - , Beading, Beads, , seed bead and nugget necklace
Step 4
Thread the beading wires on one end of the necklace through a crimp tube, a closure part (here an extender chain with closed rings), and then back through crimp tube. Flatten crimp tube with large crimping pliers. Use the crimping pliers to "fold" the crimp tube in half and flatten again. Push several beads over the wire tails before trimming away the excess beading wires. Repeat the process with the beading wires at the other end.
Judy Larson's Seed Bead and Nugget Necklace - , Beading, Beads, , seed bead and nugget necklace