Ombre Cellini Necklace by Marianna Zukowsky

Create Marianna Zukowsky’s Ombré Cellini Necklace with a variation of tubular peyote stitch, then finish it with an adjustable-length clasp. Find it today in Beadwork June/July 2018.

Ombré Cellini Necklace

Technique: Tubular peyote stitch variation

Project level: Intermediate

Materials:
1 g silver-lined dark topaz rainbow size 15° seed beads (A)
10 g matte amethyst AB size 11° seed beads (B)
10 g silver-lined amethyst size 8° seed beads (C)
14 amethyst 3mm crystal bicones (D)
2 amethyst 16×10mm large-hole crystal rondelles
200 stone pink luster 4mm fire-polished rounds (E)
100 milky light amethyst 4mm fire-polished rounds (F)
2 bronze 6×7mm floral barrel beads
1 bronze-and-silver 9×14mm striped barrel bead
33″ of silver shimmer 7/8″ sheer organza ribbon
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Ombré Cellini Necklace

Ombre Cellini Necklace: Main Colorway

Tools:
Scissors
Size 11 beading needle
12″ upholstery needle

Finished size: Adjustable

Artist’s Tips:

  • Use a coffee straw as a form to stitch around until your rope becomes structural and easier to hold.
  • If you hold the rope vertically as you work, you’ll be less likely to snag your thread on your beads.
  • If you have trouble finding a long enough needle to fit the ribbon, try using a big-eye needle or use a piece of thin wire doubled over as a makeshift needle.
  • Paint the ribbon ends with clear nail polish to prevent them from fraying.

Options:

  • Substitute 3mm pearls or 3x2mm rondelles for the 3mm crystal bicones.
  • Substitute leather cord for the ribbon.
  • Try using a unique button with a large-hole shank for the striped barrel bead.

Alternate Colorways:
SILVER
1 g silver galvanized size 15° seed beads (A)
10 g metallic nickel size 11° seed beads (B)
10 g ice blue gold luster size 8° seed beads (C)
14 crystal 3mm crystal bicones (D)
2 crystal 16×10mm large-hole crystal rondelles
300 silver half-coat 4mm fire-polished rounds (E and F)
1 antiqued silver 5×20mm tube bead
2 antiqued silver 5×6mm barrel beads
33″ of silver shimmer 7/8″ sheer organza ribbon
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Ombré Cellini Necklace: Silver Colorway

Ombré Cellini Necklace: Silver Colorway

BRONZE
1 g metallic dark bronze size 15° seed beads (A)
10 g metallic dark bronze size 11° seed beads (B)
10 g silver-lined rainbow size 8° seed beads (C)
14 golden shadow 3mm crystal bicones (D)
2 bronze 16×10mm large-hole crystal rondelles
300 metallic dark bronze 4mm fire-polished rounds (E and F)
2 antiqued copper 6×7mm floral barrel beads
1 antiqued gold 15mm rose shank button
33″ of gold 7/8″ sheer organza ribbon
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Ombré Cellini Necklace: Bronze Colorway

Ombré Cellini Necklace: Bronze Colorway

MARIANNA ZUKOWSKY enjoys petit point and needlepoint. She recently fell in love with bead weaving, her new favorite mode of relaxation. Marianna is Ukrainian-Canadian and currently lives in Louisiana with her husband. Contact her at marushaz@yahoo.com.


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