Ethereal Glow Necklace by Marianna Zukowsky

Weave Marianna Zukowsky’s Ethereal Glow Necklace featuring bezeled glow-in-the-dark alexandrite coins and a chenille-stitch beaded rope that’s finished with beaded end caps. Find this pattern today in Beadwork August/September 2018.

Ethereal Glow Necklace


Pattern Details

Techniques: Chenille stitch, circular netting, herringbone stitch, tubular peyote stitch

Project level: Advanced

Materials:
2 g metallic bronze size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
5 g yellow gold size 13° charlottes (B)
13 g metallic bronze size 11° Japanese seed beads (C)
0.5 g yellow gold size 11° Japanese seed beads (D)
11 g metallic green iris size 11° cylinder beads (E)
5 dark alexandrite 12mm glow-in-the-dark coins (F)
8 tanzanite 3mm crystal bicones (G)
16 olivine AB 4mm crystal bicones (H)
2 olivine 6mm crystal bicones (J)
1 brass 16×12mm filigree heart charm
1 antiqued brass 7×12mm lobster clasp
12 antiqued brass 4mm jump rings (small)
4 gold 6mm jump rings (large)
1 antiqued brass 4×6mm chain tag connector
Green 6 lb WildFire thermally bonded beading thread

Ethereal Glow Necklace

Main Colorway

Tools:
Scissors
Size 11 beading needle
2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers

Finished size: 17 1/2″ (shortest strand)

Artist’s Tips:

  • Use whatever length of thread is comfortable for you. You’ll be adding more thread multiple times while weaving the rope.
  • If you have trouble obtaining charlottes, you may substitute size 15° seed beads.
  • The glow-in-the-dark beads have some size variance. If your coins run a little larger than 12mm, try starting with 32E for the medallions.
  • If you adjust the length of the chenille-stitch rope, be sure to adjust the length of the beaded strands as well.
  • Use size 12 beading needles if you have difficulty passing through the size 15° or charlotte seed beads.

Options:

  • Create matching earrings by making two medallions and embellishing them with an edging of 2mm fire-polished rounds.
  • Substitute rivolis in place of the glow-in-the-dark beads.

Alternate Colorways:

BROWN IRIS NECKLACE WITH RIVOLIS
2 g metallic bronze size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
5 g metallic bronze size 13° charlottes (B)
13 g brown iris size 11° seed beads (C, D)
1 g metallic bronze size 11° Japanese seed beads (C, for end caps and clasp loops)
11 g metallic raspberry size 11° cylinder beads (E)
4 volcano 12mm crystal rivolis (F)
1 volcano 14mm crystal rivoli (F, for center medallion)
8 amethyst 3mm crystal bicones (G)
18 amethyst 4mm crystal bicones (H)
1 antiqued copper 8×13mm heart charm
1 antiqued copper 8×15mm lobster clasp
11 antiqued brass 4mm jump rings (small)
1 antiqued brass 6mm jump ring (medium)
2 antiqued brass 8mm jump rings (large)
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Ethereal Glow Necklace

Brown Iris Colorway

SILVER NECKLACE
1 g antique silver size 15° seed beads (A)
5 g metallic silver size 13° charlottes (B)
13 g silver-lined gray size 11° Japanese seed beads (C, D)
1 g antique silver size 11° Japanese seed beads (C, for end caps and clasp loops)
8 g palladium-plated size 11° cylinder beads (E)
There is no F in this colorway.
8 black diamond 3mm crystal bicones (G)
8 silver night 4mm crystal bicones (H)
1 silver and crystal 6mm round setting charm
1 silver 7x12mm lobster clasp
3 sterling silver 6mm jump rings (small)
2 sterling silver twisted 8mm jump rings (large)
1 1/4″ of silver 3x4mm curb chain
Black 6 lb WildFire thermally bonded beading thread

Ethereal Glow Necklace

Silver Colorway

BLUE NECKLACE
0.5 g antique silver size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
There is no B in this colorway.
13 g noir-lined crystal AB size 11° Japanese seed beads (C)
1 g antique silver size 11° Japanese seed beads (D)
8 g blue iris size 11° cylinder beads (E)
There is no F in this colorway.
8 crystal AB 3mm crystal bicones (G)
8 light Azore 4mm crystal bicones (H)
1 sapphire 4mm crystal bicone
1 silver 10mm puffed square bead
1 stainless steel 8x15mm lobster clasp
3 silver 6mm jump rings
2 silver 8mm jump rings
1 1/2″ of silver 4x5mm curb chain
1 silver 24-gauge 2″ head pin
Black 6 lb WildFire thermally bonded beading thread

Ethereal Glow Necklace blue colorway

Blue Colorway

EARRINGS
1 g metallic bronze size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
There are no B, C, or D beads in the earrings.
1 g metallic green iris size 11° cylinder beads (E)
2 dark alexandrite 12mm glow-in-the-dark coins (F)
There are no G beads in the earrings.
2 olivine AB 4mm crystal bicones (H)
There are no J beads in the earrings.
28 olive gold rainbow 2mm fire-polished rounds
1 pair of gold 10×20mm ear wires
Green 6 lb WildFire thermally bonded beading thread

Ethereal Glow Necklace earrings

Earrings

MARIANNA ZUKOWSKY enjoys petit point and needlepoint. She recently fell in love with bead weaving, her new favorite mode of relaxation. Contact her at marushaz@yahoo.com.

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