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Luna Moth Necklace

About this design:

Silk ribbon and an assortment of tiny gemstone beads make a luscious backdrop for this versatile Luna Moth Link Pendant. Designed by Tracy Proctor.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Luna Moth Link Pendant (1)
  • Nouveau Bail (1)
  • Flora Ring Small (2)
  • Distressed Barrel Bead 6x2mm (2)
  • Turkish 4.5mm Spacer (21)
  • Head Pin 2" 21ga (1)
  • Oval Jump Ring 20ga 4x3mm (3)
  • Crimp Bead 2x2mm (2)
  • Yellow Gemstone Nugget bead 8mm (Yellow Hematoid Quartz shown)
  • Tigers Eye Faceted Gemstone Bead 3mm (36)
  • Amethyst Faceted Rondelle Bead 4-5mm (20)
  • Peridot Faceted Rondelle Bead 4-5mm (20)
  • 32-36" Silk Ribbon
  • Fine or Medium Beading Wire
  • chain nose pliers
  • round nose pliers
  • crimping pliers
  • wire cutters

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
String 8mm gemstone bead and 1 Turkish spacer onto head pin. Bend wire over at top of spacer and use round nose pliers to form a 1/8" simple loop, trimming excess wire.
Step 2:
Open simple loop and attach at bottom of Luna Moth. Close loop. Set aside.
Step 3:
Open 1 jump ring and attach it to 1 Flora ring. Close jump ring. Repeat.
Step 4:
Cut one 10-12" piece of beading wire.
Step 5:
String on 1 crimp bead onto beading wire. Thread wire through 1 jump ring placed in Step 3. Thread end back through crimp bead and adjust so crimp bead is close to jump ring, leaving 1/2" tail. Use crimping pliers to secure. Trim tail close to crimp bead.
Step 6:
String 1 Turkish spacer, 1 Tiger's Eye bead, 1 Amethyst bead, and 1 Tiger's Eye.
Step 7:
String 1 Turkish spacer, 1 Tiger's Eye, 1 Peridot, and 1 Tiger's Eye.
Step 8:
Repeat Steps 6-7 three times.
Step 9:
Repeat Step 6 once.
Step 10:
String 1 spacer, 1 Tiger's Eye, 1 Peridot, then add bail. String 1 Peridot and 1 Tiger's Eye. Repeat Steps 6-7 nine times, then string final spacer.
Step 11:
Repeat Step 5, adjusting to take up slack as needed.*
Step 12:
Open 1 jump ring and attach to bail loop. Before closing add Luna Moth pendant. Close jump ring.
Step 13:
String 1 barrel bead onto one end of the silk ribbon. Thread end through ring at one side of beaded strand, then back through barrel bead. Pull through a few inches, then form a sliding knot by tying working end around ribbon in an overhand knot, leaving a 1" tail. (Hint: Aim tail of ribbon towards back of necklace.)
Step 14:
Repeat Step 13 on other side.
Step 15:
To adjust length, move the sliding knots and adjust ribbon and barrel beads as desired. (Knots at the back of the necklace for a shorter necklace, knots close to Flora rings for a longer necklace.)
Step 16:
Tip: When securing final crimp bead be sure not to make the beaded strand too tight. Allow breathing room for the bail and for the strand to drape nicely.

Buy Products from this Design

100 ft. spool

↳ Also available as: 30 ft. spool

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  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    This is very pretty! I love Tierra Cast charms and components but if you don’t coat them with something they will tarnish if exposed to air. I use microcrystalline wax. Is there a better option or could Tierra Cast consider adding a step to their manufacturing process? Maybe it’s impossible for them but this is a heads up to headers everywhere.

  2. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    *Beaders, not headers! Long day!

  3. CAMA
    CAMA says:

    Beautiful spring time magic ✨

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