Shooting Star Necklace by Cecil Rodriguez

Cecil Rodriguez’s Shooting Star Necklace, featuring a variety of two-hole beads, is as captivatingly beautiful as a meteoroid streaking across the sky. Find this pattern today in Beadwork October/November 2018.

Shooting Star Necklace

Pattern Details

Techniques: Circular and tubular netting, two-needle right-angle weave

Project level: Intermediate

0.5 g tea rose luster opaque size 15° seed beads (A)
3 g gold size 10° seed beads (B)
0.5 g matte light olive opaque size 10° seed beads (C)
42 pastel olivine 5×2mm Infinity Mini beads (D)
6 green turquoise Picasso 5×2.5mm 2-hole SuperDuos (E)
6 pastel olivine 5mm Tile Mini beads (F)
14 matte gold 6mm 2-hole Tango beads (G)
14 pastel olivine 6mm 2-hole Tango beads (H)
24 24k gold-plated 8×5mm 2-hole DiamonDuos (J)
6 pastel olivine 8×5mm 2-hole DiamonDuos (K)
5 olivine 8mm 2-hole Candy beads (L)
6 chalk pink lumi 5×16mm 2-hole daggers (M)
28 olivine 3mm crystal bicones (N)
28 peridot 4mm crystal bicones (O)
1 antiqued gold 17mm toggle clasp
5 gold 24-gauge 1″ eye pins
4 gold 3mm jump rings (small)
2 gold 4mm jump rings (medium)
3 gold 6×9mm oval jump rings (large)
32 1/2″ of gold 2×3mm chain
1 green-and-pink 3″ nylon tassel
Green 10 lb WildFire thermally bonded beading thread

Shooting Star Necklace Main Colorway

Main Colorway

2 size 11 beading needles
2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers

Finished size: 44″ (with 6″ focal)

Artist’s Tips:

  • If you have trouble passing through the beads, use a smaller needle.
  • Use larger seed beads for the A in Mandala Front, Round 3 for a more open flower bud shape.

CECIL RODRIGUEZ is from Medellín, Colombia, and has a passion for beading. She’s inspired by beauty in nature as well as in people. Now living in New York City, Cecil loves city life but appreciates the calming aspect of beading. Find more of her patterns on her Etsy page,, and follow her on Facebook, Cecil Rodriguez Beads. You can contact her at

Download this pattern plus 11 more when you purchase the October/November 2018 issue of Beadwork.

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