Beadwork October/November 2018 Fast & Fabulous: Statement Jewelry

Whether using a large focal piece, vintage elements, or bold, oversized beads, you’re sure to make a statement with any one of the seven designs in this diverse collection of statement necklaces. Find this compilation today in Beadwork October/November 2018.

Statement Necklaces

Night at the Savoy by Anne Perry

Egyptian Art Deco and vintage Lucite combine to form a sassy statement piece that’s perfect for your next soiree.

Techniques:
Stringing
Simple wireworking

Materials:
18 turquoise 4mm glass pearls
20 metallic mix 4×1mm glass O beads
1 navy blue 13×12mm Lucite bicone
9 royal blue 19×22mm Lucite ovals
2 brass/turquoise patina 24mm 8-petal flowers (small)
2 brass 33mm 8-petal flowers (large)
2 brass 22×27mm lotus flower 3-to-1 connectors
1 brass 7×21mm angled cone
1 brass/turquoise patina 19×16mm toggle clasp
4 brass 2″ head pins
2 brass 6mm jump rings
4 brass 4×6mm oval jump rings
4 brass 2mm crimp tubes
11″ of brass 7×10mm fancy chain
17″ of silver .015 beading wire

Tools:
2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire cutters
Crimping pliers

Finished size: 19″

ANNE PERRY is the director of two learning centers in Southern California. She has been beading in her spare time ever since her best friend cleaned out her craft closet and gave Anne all of her beads.

Statement Necklaces

Padma by Debbie Blair

Combine a complementary color palette of beads and components to create this bib-style necklace with an earthy feel.

Techniques:
Stringing
Simple wireworking
Crimping

Materials:
10 salmon 8×10mm pressed-glass flat ovals
19 turquoise 10×5mm dyed wood rondelles
11 wood 12–18×22–27mm elongated hexagon beads
1 green-and-pink 35×35mm ceramic lotus pendant
22 brass 4mm corrugated rounds
1 brass 12×8mm lobster clasp
10 brass 20-gauge 2″ head pins
1 brass 6mm jump ring
3 brass 8mm rope jump rings
4 brass 2mm crimp tubes
16″ of brass 17×24mm twisted oval chain
3″ of brass 22-gauge wire
15″ of brass .019 beading wire

Tools:
Crimping pliers
Round-nose pliers
2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers
Wire cutters

Finished size: 21″ (with 3 1/2″ focal)

Option: Use similar techniques to make matching earrings.

DEBBIE BLAIR is a Colorado native who enjoys cooking, gardening, and teaching others how to make art and jewelry. Visit her website at www.pinkdahliacreative.com.

Statement Necklaces

Miriam by Sue Charette-Hood

An eclectic mix of beads and chain lend a vintage feel to this statement piece inspired by the Miriam Haskell costume jewelry from the 1950s.

Techniques:
Bead weaving
Stringing
Crimping
Simple wireworking

Materials:
12 silver size 11° Japanese seed beads (A)
9 gold size 11° Japanese seed beads
36 gold size 8° Japanese seed beads
1 crystal 4mm vintage crystal rose montée
26 white 3mm glass pearls (B)
39 white 10mm pressed-glass rounds
4 amethyst 8mm baroque glass beads (C)
1 white 20×14mm vintage Japanese porcelain fluted bead
1 light gold 32mm medallion filigree
4 brass 10×7mm vintage petal bead caps
1 crystal and antiqued gold 8×12mm box clasp
5 gold-plated 2″ ball-end head pins
1 gold-plated 2″ eye pin
5 gold-plated 6mm jump rings
2 gold-plated 4mm jump rings
4 gold-plated 2mm crimp tubes
2 gold-plated wire guards
22″ of gold vintage textured chain
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread
22″ of gold .018 beading wire

Tools:
Size 11 beading needle
Scissors
Thread burner
2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers
Wire cutters
Crimping pliers
Round-nose pliers

Finished size: 19″ (with 3 1/2″ focal)

Option: Use similar techniques to make matching earrings.

SUE CHARETTE-HOOD is an award-winning Canadian jewelry artist living in Texas and South Carolina. Sue has been a designer and instructor since 2000 and has been published over 28 times in national and international bead magazines and digital media. She teaches regularly at bead stores and bead societies across the United States and Canada and at the biannual Heart of Texas Bead Retreat. Visit Sue’s Etsy shop, www.crystalwonders.etsy.com, or her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Sue-Charette-Hood-Designs.

Statement Necklaces

Moroccan Bliss by Fernando Dasilva

Make a bold statement by combining oversized ceramic rounds with metallized spikes and chunky beads in vivid colors.

Techniques:
Stringing
Simple wireworking
Crimping

Materials:
25 tangerine 4mm Swarovski crystal bicones
10 light blue 18mm faceted howlite rounds
24 orange 15–16×15–20mm bamboo coral barrels
5 brown-and-gold 25mm ceramic rounds
48 antiqued bronze 7mm flat disc spacers
5 antiqued copper 11×17mm striated oval beads
4 antiqued bronze 5×49mm metallized spikes
1 antiqued gold 13×68mm metallized long drop spike
20 gold-plated 6mm flower bead caps
10 gold-plated 6mm bead aligner bead caps
5 antiqued bronze 5×10mm lobster clasps
1 antiqued bronze 22×30mm wavy toggle clasp
10 antiqued bronze 4mm jump rings
3 antiqued bronze 6mm jump rings
2 gold 3mm crimp tubes
2 gold-plated 4mm crimp covers
2 gold 3×5mm wire guards
17 1/2″ of copper 20-gauge wire
10″ of brass 20-gauge wire
36″ of matte copper .024 beading wire

Tools:
Round-nose pliers
Chain-nose pliers
Wire cutters
Crimping pliers

Finished size: 30″

FERNANDO DASILVA is a jewelry designer, published author, and trendsetter, as well as an avid cook. His designs have been featured on Women’s Wear Daily and in Harper’s Bazaar. Follow Glamnando on Instagram to chart his bold style.

Statement Necklaces

Harvest Rise by Nealay Patel

You’re sure to turn heads when you don this sparkly showstopper, made by forming coils of knitted wire around glittery gold and gray beads.

Techniques:
Stringing
Crimping
Simple wireworking

Materials:
4 olive green 3mm pressed-glass rounds
4 light gray 4mm pressed-glass rounds
4 olive green 6mm pressed-glass rounds
3 olive green 5×10mm pressed-glass teardrops
2 chartreuse/black-gold 11mm metal-and-glass rounds (A)
1 dark gray 11×9mm faceted rondelle (B)
2 gray 14×12mm large-hole beaded rondelles (C)
2 dark gray 15×12mm textured acrylic rondelles (D)
1 gray/white/gold 16×24mm decorative clay large-hole oval (E)
2 gold-with-crystal-accents 18mm large-hole rounds (F)
2 gray-with-metal-accents 20×17mm large-hole rondelles (G)
1 gold 20mm textured round (H)
1 gold 20mm textured toggle clasp
5 gold 22-gauge 1″ head pins
7 gold 3mm jump rings
2 gold SilverSilk single-strand end caps
60″ of Gold Pearlesque SilverSilk knitted wire
26″ of gold 22-gauge wire

Tools:
Chain-nose pliers
Wire cutters
Nylon-jaw pliers
Round-nose pliers

Finished size: 20″

NEALAY PATEL works as an art director in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and designs for Jesse James Beads. He practices his craft by designing, teaching, and publishing various works of jewelry. His accomplishments include authoring three jewelry-making books; hosting workshops at various trade shows; appearing on Beads, Baubles & Jewels and Jewel School on JTV; and maintaining his own brands, Beads & Bubbles and SilverSilk & More.

Statement Necklaces

Tell a Story by Sandra Lupo

Assemble a collection of beads, buttons, and filigree into a focal that’s full of interesting layers and textures. Finish with premade cording or braid a cord yourself.

Techniques:
Simple wireworking
Gluing
Hammering
Metalwork
Knotting
Kumihimo (optional)

Materials:
16 iolite 5–6×6–8mm faceted briolettes
1 transparent sapphire and opal 10×8mm faceted turbine bead
1 light blue 8×11mm pear-shaped crystal pearl drop
4 antiqued gold 8×12mm botanical stamped ovals
1 brushed gold 13mm filigree flower
1 brushed gold 28mm filigree flower
1 brushed gold 40mm filigree circle
2 brass 10×20mm botanical hook clasps
13 gold 5×7mm oval jump rings
3 brass 6mm rope jump rings
1 brass 8mm rope jump ring
2 gold and light blue 12mm buttons with shank
1 gold and blue 30mm textured glass button with shank
2 1/2 × 2″ bare brass 22- to 26-gauge sheet metal (or optional filigree for backplate)
Felt or other thin fabric for backing
9′ of gold 26-gauge wire
6′ of gold 22-gauge wire
10″ of antiqued brass 20-gauge wire
18″ of gold 20-gauge wire
40″ of antiqued brass 18-gauge wire
Jewelry adhesive
Fabric adhesive
Optional:
12 yards of kumihimo cord (faux suede and 2mm satin rattail)

Tools:
Fine-tip permanent marker
Metal shears
Fine metal needle files and polishing papers, coarse to fine grits
1.5mm hole punch pliers
Metal texturing hammer
Steel bench block
Wire cutters
Scissors
2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Conetastic tool, three basic mandrels, and hourglass mandrel set
Wire coiling tool with 14-gauge rod
Round-nose pliers
Chain-nose pliers
Wire cutters
Optional:
Camera
Saw frame, blades, and lubricant
6″ round kumihimo disc

Finished size: 19″ (with 4 1/2″ focal)

SANDRA LUPO is a New Jersey artist who teaches at bead shops, museums, and Bead Fest events. She also creates instructional videos and contributes how-to projects to various publications. As an inventor, Sandra is excited to share her designs, instructions, and demos based on her Conetastic Cone Mandrel Tool Set and accessories. Watch some of her videos and contact her at www.sandsstones.com.

Statement Necklaces

Green Dragon by Michelle McEnroe

Nothing makes a statement like a jewelry collar. Select your favorite focal bead and surround it with multiple strands of vintage glass to create a necklace to treasure.

Techniques:
Simple wireworking
Knotting

Materials:
11 opaque chartreuse 8×10mm vintage glass wavy ovals
3 opaque red with gold dust 10×12mm pressed-glass bellflowers
2 black agate 12mm gemstone beads with gold hand-etched Chinese dragons
12 transparent ruby red 12mm vintage dimpled glass rounds
8 opaque black-and-gold 12×16mm vintage glass ovals
9 opaque green 15×25mm vintage glass wavy ovals
62 antiqued brass 3mm melons
1 green cloisonné 45mm bead with dragon enamel
1 antiqued brass 7×12mm lobster clasp
1 antiqued brass 20-gauge 2″ ball-end head pin
42 antiqued brass 21-gauge 1 1/2″ eye pins
4 antiqued brass 5mm jump rings (small)
46 antiqued brass 7mm jump rings (large)
2 antiqued brass 30×12mm deco-style 4-strand reducers
14″ of brass 6×10mm curb chain
6″ of black 6-ply Irish waxed linen cord

Tools:
Wire cutters
2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Scissors

Finished size: 27″ (shortest strand)

MICHELLE McENROE has been making jewelry and designing beadwork since 2008. She is a regular participant in the monthly challenge at www.artbeadscenestudio.com, and her work has been published in numerous magazines. Michelle enjoys the sunshine in Plano, Texas, where she lives with her husband, a large collection of guinea pigs and bunnies, and her three adult children when they are home. Visit her Etsy shop at www.mcenroemoments.etsy.com.

Download these patterns plus 12 bead weaving patterns when you purchase the October/November 2018 of Beadwork.


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