Belle of Ireland Necklace Tutorial

Created by: Liz Graf

Designer Tips

  • Measure and cut cotton cord to 20".
  • Cut 2 sections off the chain (10 links each section).
  • Pick out six 4mm jump rings and one 6mm jump ring.
  • Place 8 heishi beads on the cotton cord, in the middle.
  • Connect the chain pieces to the connector with jump rings, and connect it to the cording. New to jewelry-making? See Jump Ring Hint in Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).
  • Place the last 2 Heishi beads on the cord, one on each side.
  • Add the pendant to the connector with a jump ring.
  • Glue on the cord ends and let set until dry.
    Optional: Crimp the cord ends instead instead of -- or in addition to -- gluing them.
  • Connect the clasp to the cord ends with jump rings.

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 each #06-430-14-12 Swarovski 6430 Classic Cut Pendant, 14mm - Emerald
  • 1 each #49-965-65-AS TierraCast Oasis Stitch-In Link - Antiqued Silver Plated
  • 2 each #43-800-702-AS TierraCast Antiqued Silver Plated Pewter Palace Cord End for 2mm Cord
  • 1 ten-pack #26-751-04-AS TierraCast 5mm Large-Hole Faceted Heishi Beads - Antiqued Silver Plated
  • 1 ten-pack (use 1 set) #39-195-03-AS TierraCast Antiqued Silver Plated Clasp, Cast, Beaded Hook & Eye
  • 1 spool (use 20") #61-652-075-02 Waxed Cotton Cord, 2mm, 75yd – Black
  • 1 foot #40-090-13-1 White Plated Cable Chain by the FOOT, 2.1mm
  • 1 ounce (use 7 pieces) #37-100-1 White Plated Jump Ring, Round, Assorted Sizes
  • 1 each #60-280 Adhesive, Crafter's Pick, The Ultimate


Other Supplies
  • Ruler
Mar 16th 2021 Liz Graf

Our Bead Blog