Bittersweet Necklace

As the days grow shorter and autumn makes way to winter, the landscape becomes pale and subdued. However, there is one plant whose vibrant color peaks just as everything else is fading. The brilliant colored berries of the bittersweet nightshade are a welcome sight in a sea of greys and browns. Our Bittersweet Necklace is the perfect way to add a hint of color to your winter wardrobe.

Using our thinnest .012 C-Flex beading wire, Miyuki Berry beads (BB), size 15/0 seed beads, and 3mm Swarovski crystal bicones, you will string two delicate strands. With slightly different patterns and lengths this necklace reminds us of delicate bittersweet branches in winter.

Materials:
BB-1F: Matte Silverlined Crystal Miyuki Berry Bead - 1 tube
15-1642: 15/0 Dyed SF Silverlined Leaf Green Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
283-250: Swarovski 3mm Bicone Siam - 31 pieces
CF012.10 CLR: C-Flex Beading Wire .012 Clear 49-Strand - 4 feet
190-302: Sterling Silver 2mm Crimp Tubes - 4 pieces
190-301: Sterling Silver 4mm Crimp Covers - 2 pieces
190-128: Sterling Silver 11mm Oval Lobster Claw - 1 piece
190-220: Sterling Silver 6mm Soldered Ring - 1 piece
520-052: Xuron Micro Shear Flush Cutter
520-055: Xuron Tweezer Nose Pliers


Bittersweet Necklace Instructions

1. On a 2ft length of .012 C-Flex beading wire, string seven 15/0 seed beads, one 3mm Swarovski crystal bicone, and seven 15/0 seed beads.

Bittersweet Necklace Instructions

2. Now add six Miyuki Berry beads.

Bittersweet Necklace Instructions

3. Repeat step one by again adding seven 15/0 seed beads, one 3mm crystal, and seven 15/0 seed beads.


Bittersweet Necklace Instructions

4. Continue to string repeating this pattern. Once there are 17 sections of Berry beads, tape off the ends of the beading wire and set aside.

Bittersweet Necklace Instructions

5. Begin the second strand by stringing seven 15/0 seed beads, five Berry beads, three 15/0s, one 3mm bicone, and three more 15/0s.

Bittersweet Necklace Instructions

6. Add six more BBs and seven 15/0s.

Bittersweet Necklace Instructions

7. Now add six Berry beads.

Bittersweet Necklace Instructions

8. Add three 15/0s, a 3mm crystal, and three more 15/0s.

Bittersweet Necklace Instructions

9. Add another set of six BBs and seven 15/0s. Continue with this pattern until there are 26 sets of Berry beads.

Bittersweet Necklace Instructions

10. Lay out the two strands with the shorter one on the inside and the longer one on the outside.

Bittersweet Necklace Instructions

11. Crimp each strand to the clasp and ring and cover both crimps with a single crimp cover on each end.


Bittersweet Necklace finished


Other colorways:

Very Berry
Very Berry Bittersweet Berry Bead Necklace

Materials:
BB-2441: Cinnamon Gold Luster Miyuki Berry Bead - 1 tube
15-4209: 15/0 Duracoat Galvanized Dark Coral Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
283-260: Swarovski 3mm Bicone Smoke Topaz - 31 pieces
CF012.10 CLR: C-Flex Beading Wire .012 Clear 49-Strand - 4 feet
190-300: Gold Filled 2mm Crimp Tube - 4 pieces
190-305: Gold Filled 4mm Crimp Covers - 2 pieces
190-008: Gold Filled 11mm Oval Lobster Claw - 1 piece
190-112: Gold Filled 6mm Soldered Ring - 1 piece


Snow Queen
Snow Queen Bittersweet Berry Bead Necklace

Materials:
BB-4201: Duracoat Galvanized Silver Miyuki Berry Bead - 1 tube
15-1527: 15/0 Sparkle Celery Lined Crystal Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
283-020: Swarovski 3mm Bicone Black Diamond - 31 pieces
CF012.10 CLR: C-Flex Beading Wire .012 Clear 49-Strand - 4 feet
190-302: Sterling Silver 2mm Crimp Tubes - 4 pieces
190-301: Sterling Silver 4mm Crimp Covers - 2 pieces
190-128: Sterling Silver 11mm Oval Lobster Claw - 1 piece
190-220: Sterling Silver 6mm Soldered Ring - 1 piece


Rust
Rusty Bittersweet Berry Bead Necklace

Materials:
BB-2005: Matte Metallic Dark Raspberry Iris Miyuki Berry Bead - 1 tube
15-459: 15/0 Metallic Olive Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
283-160: Swarovski 3mm Bicone Lt Colorado Topaz - 31 pieces
CF012.10 CLR: C-Flex Beading Wire .012 Clear 49-Strand - 4 feet
190-300: Gold Filled 2mm Crimp Tube - 4 pieces
190-305: Gold Filled 4mm Crimp Covers - 2 pieces
190-008: Gold Filled 11mm Oval Lobster Claw - 1 piece
190-112: Gold Filled 6mm Soldered Ring - 1 piece


Sea and Sand
Sea and Sand Bittersweet Berry Bead Necklace

Materials:
BB-2008: Matte Metallic Patina Iris Miyuki Berry Bead - 1 tube
15-4202: 15/0 Duracoat Galvanized Gold Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
283-071: Swarovski 3mm Bicone Crystal Dorado 2X - 31 pieces
CF012.10 CLR: C-Flex Beading Wire .012 Clear 49-Strand - 4 feet
190-300: Gold Filled 2mm Crimp Tube - 4 pieces
190-305: Gold Filled 4mm Crimp Covers - 2 pieces
190-008: Gold Filled 11mm Oval Lobster Claw - 1 piece
190-112: Gold Filled 6mm Soldered Ring - 1 piece


Holly Berry
Holly Berry Bittersweet Berry Bead Necklace

Materials:
BB-1F: Matte Silverlined Crystal Miyuki Berry Bead - 1 tube
15-1642: 15/0 Dyed SF Silverlined Leaf Green Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
283-250: Swarovski 3mm Bicone Siam - 31 pieces
CF012.10 CLR: C-Flex Beading Wire .012 Clear 49-Strand - 4 feet
190-302: Sterling Silver 2mm Crimp Tubes - 4 pieces
190-301: Sterling Silver 4mm Crimp Covers - 2 pieces
190-128: Sterling Silver 11mm Oval Lobster Claw - 1 piece
190-220: Sterling Silver 6mm Soldered Ring - 1 piece

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