Shop for Beads & Supplies:
This Week: 5 More Spring Coupons! Czech, Greek, Findings, and more!

Sand & Surf Necklace

Additional Images:

Project details:

in favorites

For this design, I paired wood beads with recycled glass, African brass, and silk chiffon ribbon to create this chunky, layered necklace. This is one of my favorite color combos, and I love how the chiffon ribbon adds a delicate quality to the larger beads.

Supplies you’ll need:

  • African Brass Beads
  • African Recycled Glass Beads
  • Beading Wire
  • Czech glass gold spacers
  • Gold crimp tubes & covers
  • Gold Chain
  • Ivory Silk Chiffon Ribbon Yarn
  • Wood Beads
  • Assorted 11/0 Seed Beads
  • Walnut wood dagger focal

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1

String a 34" piece of beading wire through the wood dagger focal. Next, slide on a gold wooden bead and an African recycled glass bead onto both strands.

Step 2

Slide the beads onto the beading wire in the order shown in the picture. To finish, make a loop at both ends of the wire & secure with a crimp tube & cover. Attach a lobster clasp to one end with a jump ring.

See Tip: Crimping Basics

Step 3

For the silk chiffon necklace, I used a piece of ivory silk chiffon ribbon yarn approx. 50" long. Slide on the recycled glass & wooden beads in the order shown in the picture- making sure to tie a double knot on each side of the beads to keep them in place. To slide the beads on easily, use a collapsible beading needle. For the gold accents, I used pliers to open up the links of the rollo chain, and then I closed them around the ribbon. To finish the necklace, I tied a double knot at the end (the necklace is long enough to fit overhead). Secure the knot with a drop of glue, and then tie a bow. Trim off any excess ribbon.

Buy Products from this Project

Package of 10
1-3$1.30
4-9$1.17
10+$1.04
Package of 40Save up to 18%
1-2$1.95$1.60
3-9$1.76$1.53
10+$1.56$1.44
Piece
1-2$2.30
3-5$2.12
6+$1.91
Piece
1-4$0.60
5-9$0.51
10+$0.45
Package of 10Save up to 17%
1-2$4.60$3.82
3-5$4.23$3.72
6+$3.77$3.51
Piece
1-4$0.55
5-9$0.50
10+$0.45
5" strandSave up to 15%
1$7.90$6.72
2-4$7.27$6.54
5+$6.56$6.23
Piece
1-4$0.85
5-9$0.72
10+$0.64
Package of 40Save up to 19%
1-4$0.70$0.57
5-9$0.63$0.55
10+$0.55$0.51
2.5" Tube
1$2.30
2-4$2.04
5+$1.89
100 ft. spool
1$9.20
2-4$8.46
5+$7.82