Beaded Cabochon Necklace
by Ann Pippin
(Linthicum, Maryland, USA)
Beaded Cabochon Necklace - Ocean Breeze
Looking for new seed bead designs? See this beaded cabochon necklace design idea that uses Swarovski crystals and glass pearls for a bead jewelry design that is unique and different.
Jewelry Making Inspiration
I was inspired to make this bead necklace as it reminded me of the beauty of the ocean with its different colors of blue. The clear crystals remind me of the sunlight as it glistens upon the ocean.
The twists of the strands imitate waves rolling in over each other. The clear crystal also represent sea foam as the waves break coming into the shore.
Jewelry Making Techniques
I used 6mm blue glass pearls and 4mm Swavorski® crystals in the design.
The strands are very simply strung using Beadalon® beading wire at choker length. The three wires are brought together at each end with a clamshell beading tip jewelry finding.
The clamshell beading tips were then attached to a jump ring and onto the center focal cabochon.
The focal bead is a round, beaded cabochon glued onto a round setting. The strands are attached to the setting by a jump ring. The piece is finished with a small chain extender with a 4mm blue pearl at the end.