Classic Black Pearl Necklace

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Always elegant - this black and diamante combination is the classic solution to race day and special occasion dressing.

What you will need

> 1 x GPL307 - Ribtex Glass Pearls 8mm Black
> 2 x GPL207 - Ribtex Glass Pearls 6mm Black
> 4 x JF548 - Ribtex Diamante Rondelle Ball 8mm Silver
> 2 x JF211 - Ribtex Diamante Rondelle 6mm Silver
> 1 x JF360 - Ribtex Magnetic Clasp Oblong Silver
> 1 x JF 287 - Ribtex Round Crimpers 2mm Dark Silver
> 1 x JF247 - Ribtex Non Stretch Nylon Beading Thread
> 1 x JF468 - Ribtex Jump Rings 4mm Dark Silver
> 1 x JF202 - Ribtex Eye Pins 20mm Dark Silver
> 50cm x YDF22030 - Ribtex 22mm Woven Edge Double Faced Satin Ribbon Black

Access to Ribtex Round Nose Pliers (JF166), Ribtex Flat Nosed Pliers (JF167), Black Cotton Thread, Sewing Needle and Scissors

Let's Get Started

Step 1
Cut 3 x 1m lengths of nylon thread (this allows for some excess thread).

Step 2
Thread a crimper onto the first piece of nylon thread.  Thread the end of the nylon through one of the loops of the magnetic clasp.  Now feed the shorter end back though the crimper, leaving enough thread to feed back through four beads.  Secure the two lengths of nylon by squashing the crimp bead with your pliers.  Trim excess thread.

Step 3
Thread 27 x 8mm Pearls onto the nylon thread.  Thread the end of the nylon through a crimper, then a jump ring and back though the crimper, leaving enough thread to feed back through four beads.  Secure the two lengths of nylon by squashing the crimp bead with your pliers.  Trim excess thread.

Step 4
Thread a crimper onto the second piece of nylon thread.  Thread the end of the nylon through the jump ring you used in step 3 (this will join the first section to the second section).  Now feed the shorter end back though the crimper, leaving enough thread to feed back through four beads.  Secure the two lengths of nylon by squashing the crimp bead with your pliers.  Trim excess thread.

Step 5
Thread on 25 x 8mm Pearls then 1 x Diamante Rondelle, 1 x 8mm Pearl, 1 x 8mm Rondelle Ball, 1 x 8mm Pearl and 1 Diamante Rondelle.  Then thread on 30 x 8mm Pearls then 1 x Diamante Rondelle, 1 x 8mm Pearl, 1 x 8mm Rondelle Ball, 1 x 8mm Pearl, 1 Diamante Rondelle and 22 x 8mm Pearls.

Step 6
To finish the strand thread a crimper onto the nylon thread.  Thread the end of the nylon through the other loop of the magnetic clasp.  Now feed the shorter end back though the crimper, leaving enough thread to feed back through four beads.  Secure the two lengths of nylon by squashing the crimp bead with your pliers.  Trim excess thread.

Step 7
Thread a crimp bead onto one end of the third length of thread, pass the end through the same end of the magnetic clasp (as in Step 6) and back through the crimp bead  and crimp, leaving enough excess thread to feed through four beads.  Trim excess tread.

Step 8
Thread on 47 x 6mm Pearls then 1 x Diamante Rondelle, 1 x 8mm Pearl, 1 x 8mm Rondelle Ball, 1 x 8mm Pearl and 1 Diamante Rondelle.  Then thread on 44 x 6mm Pearls.

Step 9
To finish the strand thread on a crimp bead, then thread onto the jump ring from Step 3, then back through the crimp bead and crimp, leaving enough excess to feed back through four beads.  Trim excess thread.  All three bead sections should be joined now.

Step 10
Cut off a 2cm length of ribbon and put it aside.  Tie a bow approximately 8cm wide with a 6cm tail.  To finish the bow cut the ends at an angle.  Use the 2cm length to wrap around the centre of the bow for a neat finish and sew together at the back of the bow.  Stitch the bow to the jump ring.

Your Classic Pearl necklace is complete!