Wavy Gravy Necklace Tutorial

Written by
Polly Nobbs-LaRue
Published on
December 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PST December 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PSTst, December 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PST

Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue


Designer Tips

  • This simply strung repeating pattern necklace has a finished length of 18"". The wavy disk beads give the design extra dimension and texture.
  • For step-by-step instructions for stringing with beading cable (aka beading wire), see Beading Cable Technique Sheet (PDF).
  • To make sure the toggle clasp is easy to operate, use at least 3 small beads at each end of the necklace.
  • Firmly flatten the crimp tube with non-serrated flat-nose pliers.

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 pkg of 100 [use 6 #49-957-03-3 Bead, Cast, 3mm Heishi
  • 1 strand [use 9] #21-000-177-83 18x25mm Puffed Oval Gemstone Beads - Gray Crazy Lace
  • 1 strand [use 10] #21-880-177 Bead, Gemstone, Round, 10mm - Gray Crazy Lace (not always available ... we'll try to keep another option linked into its place)
  • 1 pkg of 100 [use 4] #26-155-40-3 Bead, Metal, Rondelle, 4mm
  • 1 strand [use 60] #26-815-215 Bead, Wavy Disk, 8mm
  • 1 spool [use 19""] #61-723-19-87 Beadalon® Wire, 19 Strand, 0.018"", 30' Spool
    or
    1 spool [use 19""] #61-770-49-87 Soft Flex Stainless Steel Beading Wire, 0.019"", 49 strand,100' - Steel
  • 1 ea #39-181-16-AS Clasp, Toggle, Cast, Bubbles -- no longer available, sub similar size with clasp of your choice.
  • 1 0.1 oz [use 2] #41-256-04-3 Crimp Tube, ""Size 4""

Tools

  • #69-271-05 Tool, Glitter, Semi-Flush Side Cutter
  • #69-275-31 Tool, Wubbers™, Medium, Flat-Nose Pliers