Through Saturday: Get 10% Back on Every Order — Stock Up On Your Favorites!
The Design Gallery

Follow along with step-by-step beading projects and share your designs with beaders around the world—it’s quick & easy!


African Sunset Necklace

About this design:

For this design, I used a mix of seed beads, gemstones, and Czech glass to create this long-length layered necklace. I really love the way the gold accents look alongside the reds & pinks!

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Beading Wire
  • Gold Hammered Coin Charms (5)
  • Gold Elephant Charms (4)
  • Gold Spacers
  • Seed Beads, Gemstones, and Czech Glass (see below for what I used)
  • Thread Tassel
  • Jump Rings
  • Lobster Clasp
  • Toggle Clasp

    - Gold Crimp Tubes

Additional Images:

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
For the shorter necklace, I used 18" of beading wire. Slide one end through the loop of a clasp and secure with a crimp tube. Slide on the beads in the order shown in the picture. I placed a 6mm, 21 gauge jump ring on each gold coin charm and slid them onto the wire. Finish by making a loop at the end of the wire and securing with a crimp tube.
Step 2:
For the second necklace, begin with a 5" piece of beading wire. Make a loop at one end and secure with a crimp tube. Slide on the beads in the order shown in the picture (beginning with the seed bead & ending with the gold spacer). Make a loop at the other and & secure with a crimp. Use a jump ring to attach the tassel to the bottom loop on the wire.
Step 3:
Next, attach a 13" piece of wire to the top loop from step 2 and secure with a crimp tube. Slide the beads on in the order shown. Repeat on the other side of the necklace. At the ends, loop the wire through a toggle clasp & secure with a crimp.

Buy Products from this Design

Piece $2.70
Package of 2 $4.85

More Photos & Ideas »

Piece $0.98 OUT OF STOCK
Package of 3 $2.65 OUT OF STOCK

Notify Me When More Arrive!

15-16" strand $8.90
½ strand (loose) $4.95

More Photos & Ideas »

Piece $0.25
Package of 10 $2.00

More Photos & Ideas »

30 ft. spool $2.20

Also available: 100 ft. spool

More Photos & Ideas »

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Very interesting design!

  2. BevB
    BevB says:

    Very nicely done!

  3. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Wonderful color choice for such a stylish necklace. Love the photo of the necklace being worn.

  4. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    The gold charms caught my eye right away. Has a soft, subtle ethnic vibe–nice job Elaina!

  5. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    So pretty Elaina and I love the length.

  6. kye
    kye says:

    This is such a pretty novel designed necklace.

  7. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    Love this!

Add your thoughts!

  1. No Photo
    YOU say:

    Sign up for a Lima account to comment—it's quick and free!

    Already have an account? Just log in.