Elemental Ombre Necklace

Since ancient times people have believed that all the universe is made up of a combination of the four elements: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. Our Elemental Ombre Necklace is made in four colorways to create sparkling representations of each of these elements. Using size 15/0 Cut Miyuki Seed beads (15C) we will be creating a gorgeous shimmering ombre effect with multiple strands to showcase the delicate cut seed beads. When you string each section of either cool or warm colors, the 15/0 Cut bead colors seem to melt into one another.

These stunning necklaces take a little extra time to string because the beads are so small. Stringing them requires a little patience and commitment, however, the payoff is a look that is simply radiant. Be sure to have a ruler handy to measure your 2 inch sections. Some of the colors are hard to tell apart so you will find it easier to string with the ruler beside your work.

15/0 Cut Multi-strand Elemental Ombre Necklace materials

Materials:
15C-460: 15/0 Cut Metallic Dark Raspberry Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15C-298: 15/0 Cut Transparent Ruby Aurora Borealis Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15C-254: 15/0 Cut Transparent Red Aurora Borealis Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15C-11: 15/0 Cut Silverlined Ruby Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15C-257: 15/0 Cut Transparent Topaz Aurora Borealis Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15C-4: 15/0 Cut Silverlined Dark Gold Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15C-251: 15/0 Cut Transparent Light Topaz Aurora Borealis Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
CF012.30 CLR: C-Flex .012 Clear 49-strand Beading Wire - 30 foot spool
190-311: Gold Filled Crimp Tubes 1x1mm - 40 pieces
CH0001-MG: Matte Gold 9x5mm Chain Flat Oval - 1 foot
192-527-G: Gold Plated Cone 9x12mm - 2 pcs
284-750: 4mm Faceted Round Siam Swarovski Crystal - 2 pcs
192-535-MG: Matte Gold Lobster Claw - 1 piece
192-512-MG: Matte Gold Jump Ring 6mm - 1 piece
520-055: Xuron Tweezer Nose Pliers
520-052: Xuron Micro Shear Flush Cutter
WR-22-RB: Tarnish Resist Brass 22 gauge wire - two 3 inch pieces with a wrapped loop on one end
AX-0003: Glitter Line Round Nose Pliers

For illustrated directions on making a wrapped loop, check out our page on wrapped loops.

Elemental Ombre Necklace instructions
1. Cut 18" of the .012 C-Flex Beading Wire. Fold a piece of tape over the beading wire two inches from the end and begin stringing the first color (15C-460). You will string two inches for each color. Hold the C-Flex over the ruler to check each section as you work.

Elemental Ombre Necklace multi-strand stringing instructions
2. String on the second color (15C-298) until it reaches the four inch mark on the ruler.

15/0 cut seed bead Elemental Ombre Necklace instructions
3. Add the third color (15C-254), stringing until it reaches the six inch mark on the ruler. If it goes a bead or two beyond the mark, don't worry! This will create a natural flow into the next color once the necklace is finished.

Cut Seed Bead Elemental Ombre Necklace instructions
4. String on the fourth color (15C-11) until it reaches the eight inch mark on the ruler.

Elemental Ombre Necklace directions
5. String on the fifth color (15C-257) until it reaches the ten inch mark on the ruler.

Elemental Ombre Necklace instructions
6. String on the sixth color (15C-4) until it reaches the twelve inch mark on the ruler.

Elemental Ombre Necklace instructions
7.String on the seventh color until it reaches the fourteen inch mark on the ruler. If you are using a ruler that is only twelve inches, slide the strand down the ruler two inches to measure the final section. Place a piece of tape at the end of the beading wire once you have finished stringing the beads on to ensure the beads do not slide off.

Elemental Ombre Necklace instructions
8. Repeat steps 1 - 7 for a total of twenty strands.

For illustrated crimping instructions visit our page on crimping techniques.

Elemental Ombre Necklace instructions
9. String on a crimp and pass the beading wire through the wrapped loop.

Elemental Ombre Necklace instructions
10. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp and through three or four of the 15/0 cut seed beads.

Elemental Ombre Necklace instructions
11. Using the tweezer nose pliers, flatten the crimp to secure.

Elemental Ombre Necklace instructions
12. Make sure that the C-Flex is side-by-side in the crimp instead of one on top of the other when you flatten it.

Elemental Ombre Necklace instructions
13. Using the micro shear flush cutters, trim the end of the C-Flex close to the beads.

Elemental Ombre Necklace instructions
14. Repeat steps 9 - 13 until all strands are attached.

Elemental Ombre Necklace instructions
15. Once one end is secured, repeat steps 9 - 13 for the other side of the necklace. When the beading wire is pulled tight to make the loop, double check to make sure there isn't any exposed wire on the already finished end of the necklace.

Elemental Ombre Necklace instructions
16. Slide the cone down the end of wire towards the wrapped loop. Press down gently to cover the crimps.

Elemental Ombre Necklace instructions
17. Add one crystal to the wire above the cone. This helps keep the cone tight against the beads. Many cones have a larger hole at the top that the wrapped loop can slide into, creating a wiggly cone and exposing the crimps.

Elemental Ombre Necklace DIY
18. Attach the chain by making another wrapped loop above the round crystal. Before wrapping the loop, open it slightly and slide the chain in. Then continue wrapping for a secure end. Repeat steps 16 - 18 for the other end of the necklace.

15/0 Cut Multi-strand Elemental Ombre Necklace

Earth captures the rich and natural beauty of Mother Earth. These colors are both grounding and bold. Fire represents passion. These colors are fierce and energetic. Water speaks to our emotions and intellect. These colors are fluid and soothing. Air is meant for creativity and adventure. These colors are light and playful.

15/0 Cut Miyuki Seed Bead Multi-strand Necklaces


Other colorways:
(15/0 Cuts are listed in the order they are strung)

Earth
Earth 15/0 Cut Miyuki multi-strand necklace

Materials:
15C-1: 15/0 Cut Silverlined Crystal Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15C-3: 15/0 Cut Silverlined Gold Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15C-4: 15/0 Cut Silverlined Dark Gold Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15C-5D: 15/0 Cut Silverlined Root Beer Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15C-462: 15/0 Cut Metallic Gold Iris Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15C-460: 15/0 Cut Metallic Dark Raspberry Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15C-12: 15/0 Cut Silverlined Smoky Amethyst Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
CF012.30 CLR: C-Flex .012 Clear 49-strand Beading Wire - 30 foot spool
190-311: Gold Filled Crimp Tubes 1x1mm - 40 pieces
CH0001-MG: Matte Gold 9x5mm Chain Flat Oval - 1 foot
192-527-G: Gold Plated Cone 9x12mm - 2 pcs
284-760: 4mm Faceted Round Smoke Topaz Swarovski Crystal - 2 pcs
192-535-MG: Matte Gold Lobster Claw - 1 piece
192-512-MG: Matte Gold Jump Ring 6mm - 1 piece
520-055: Xuron Tweezer Nose Pliers
520-052: Xuron Micro Shear Flush Cutter
WR-22-RB: Tarnish Resist Brass 22 gauge wire - two 3 inch pieces with a wrapped loop on one end


Air
Air 15/0 Cut Miyuki multi-strand necklace

Materials:
15C-1: 15/0 Cut Silverlined Crystal Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15C-402: 15/0 Cut White Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15C-420: 15/0 Cut White Pearl Ceylon Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15C-250: 15/0 Cut Crystal Aurora Borealis Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15C-131: 15/0 Cut Crystal Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15C-249: 15/0 Cut Tr. Gray Aurora Borealis Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15C-152: 15/0 Cut Tr. Gray Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
CF012.30 CLR: C-Flex .012 Clear 49-strand Beading Wire - 30 foot spool
190-310: Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes 1x1mm - 40 pieces
CH0001-S: Silver Plated 9x5mm Chain Flat Oval - 1 foot
192-527-S: Silver Plated Cone 9x12mm - 2 pcs
284-521: 4mm Faceted Round Black Diamond AB Swarovski Crystal - 2 pcs
192-535-S: Silver Plated Lobster Claw - 1 piece
192-512-S: Silver Plated Jump Ring 6mm - 1 piece
520-055: Xuron Tweezer Nose Pliers
520-052: Xuron Micro Shear Flush Cutter
WR-22-SP: Silver Plated 22 gauge wire - two 3 inch pieces with a wrapped loop on one end


Water
Water 15/0 Cut Miyuki multi-strand necklace

Materials:
15C-249: 15/0 Cut Tr. Gray Aurora Borealis Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15C-260: 15/0 Cut Tr. Aqua Aurora Borealis Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15C-261: 15/0 Cut Tr. Sapphire Aurora Borealis Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15C-19: 15/0 Cut Silverlined Sapphire Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15C-291: 15/0 Cut Tr. Capri Blue Aurora Borealis Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15C-177: 15/0 Cut Tr. Cobalt Aurora Borealis Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15C-20: 15/0 Cut Silverlined Cobalt Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
CF012.30 CLR: C-Flex .012 Clear 49-strand Beading Wire - 30 foot spool
190-310: Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes 1x1mm - 40 pieces
CH0001-S: Silver Plated 9x5mm Chain Flat Oval - 1 foot
192-527-S: Silver Plated Cone 9x12mm - 2 pcs
284-655: 4mm Faceted Round Light Azore Swarovski Crystal - 2 pcs
192-535-S: Silver Plated Lobster Claw - 1 piece
192-512-S: Silver Plated Jump Ring 6mm - 1 piece
520-055: Xuron Tweezer Nose Pliers
520-052: Xuron Micro Shear Flush Cutter
WR-22-SP: Silver Plated 22 gauge wire - two 3 inch pieces with a wrapped loop on one end

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