Ethereal Opal Beaded Oval Cabochon Pendant Necklace Tutorial

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Hey beautiful! In today’s video I will show you how to make a beaded pendant necklace with the contents of the new Ethereal Opal Collection, which I curated in partnership with Eureka Crystal Beads. The star of this piece is the 13x18mm oval faux opal cabochon, which is bezeled with pinch beads, Miniduo beads, 6mm fire polished rounds, and seed beads. We will also create a coordinating bail, in order to string the pendant onto a necklace for a completely finished, and wearable item. Be sure to check out Eureka Crystal Beads for all of the products used in this design, plus lots more! Please see below for the full list of materials:

Materials List (approx. 18" Pendant Necklace)

About the Ethereal Opal Collection:

A kaleidescope of color beams off the surface, like fireworks across a night sky. Some of the most prized opals can flash every color of the rainbow; however in this collection we will dive into shades such as Pacific green, sky blue, vivid violet, and pearly white. AB coatings, luster finishes, reflective crystals, and metallic gold meld with these color tones, incorporating a fiery brilliance.

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Ethereal Opal Eureka Crystal Beads Collection May 2022

Ethereal Opal Finished Pieces:

Be on the lookout for four tutorials in the coming weeks, which incorporate materials exclusively from the Ethereal Opal Collection! Here is a peak at the new projects to come:

ethereal opal oval pendant necklace

Ethereal Opal Pendant Necklace #1

In this tutorial, I will show you one way to bezel the fantastic faux opal oval stone. We will use 4mm Krakovski pearls, 3mm Fire Polish, Toho 8/0 Demi Round, 11/0 round seed beads, and 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads. This finished piece is slightly larger than the pendant #2, below.

String the completed pendant onto your favorite silk or satin cord, lace, metal, or beaded chain!

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ethereal opal bracelet

Ethereal Opal Bracelet

In this tutorial, I will show you how to incorporate a 10x14mm Krakovski crystal stone as the centerpiece, and focal of this beaded bracelet. The stone is bezeled with 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads, 8/0 Toho Demi Rounds, 2x3mm crystal rondelles, Ginko beads, and 6mm Preciosa crystal bicones.

The completed look is ethereal and fluid, like waves, or drops of water, don’t you think?!

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Ethereal Opal Pendant Necklace #2

In this tutorial, I will show you a second way to bezel the glimmering faux opal oval stone. We will use the white AB pinch beads to set off the shape, as well as mini Superduo beads, 6mm Fire Polished rounds, and, 11/0 round seed beads. This finished pendant is slightly smaller than pendant #1, shown above.

This pendant is strung onto a beaded necklace, which uses coordinating beads.

ethereal opal earrings

Ethereal Opal Earrings

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a gorgeous green pair of earrings. The center stones are encased by CzechMates two-hole Honeycomb Beads, 4mm Krakovski Pearls, 11/0 round seed beads, and 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads. 

The ear wire findings used to complete the beadwork are included in the collection, as well.

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Contents of the Collection:

Please note, the contents of the collection may change slightly, depending on stock availability, restock status, etc. The overall contents will be very similar to what is shown, and may also be seen on the updated Eureka Crystal Beads Ethereal Opal Collection page.

About Eureka Crystal Beads Collections:

It’s my pleasure to reveal these unique bead and DIY jewelry making collections upon their periodic release, and I am so glad to have you joining me! If you miss out on the initial launch, just add your email address to the waiting list, on the product page, and you will be notified when the collection comes back in stock. Additionally, you may purchase the contents separately, instead of as a group.

These stunning collections ship world-wide; free shipping in the US over $35, but additional shipping fees may apply to international customers. As a reminder, these collections are not a monthly subscription. You are free to pick and choose your favorites, as you wish! Please note that the contents of each collection may vary slightly due to stock level and availability; however, the value and theme will remain the same.

A Few Past Collections:

WILDFLOWER (pink, yellow, green)

FAIRY FROST (pastel pink, blue, crystal)

HEARTHSIDE (red, green, gold)

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL (orange, black, brown)

ORCHID OASIS (pinks, green, black)

If you missed it, check out the Orchid Oasis Collection curated by yours truly!

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Want to see more ECB Collection reveals?

Check out this playlist, and take a closer look at each of them!
 

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I was sent this box at no monetary cost, in exchange for my honest review video. The thoughts/opinions I have expressed are 100% my own.

This post may contain affiliate links, which may provide me with a small amount of commission at no cost to you; however, the thoughts/opinions I have expressed are 100% my own.

 

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Instant Download Beading Patterns:

Find the growing collection of instant download beading patterns for my original beaded jewelry designs. All patterns are accompanied by a corresponding, free beading tutorial video in case you would like to refer to video instruction while you bead. 

Simply purchase a pattern, and after checkout the link to download the PDF document instantly will be available.

You may easily search the Orchid and Opal Design Index for the name of the pattern you have purchased, and follow the linked image to find the blog post that contains the video. 

Beaded Jewelry Inspiration:

The jewelry in this category may be sold, but I am usually able to recreate similar designs, upon request. Viewing out of stock jewelry pieces also provides a helpful archive of beading inspiration, and a way to see past jewelry creations that have travelled to new homes. Many pieces include materials from past bead subscription boxes that I have unboxed on my YouTube channel.

I am humbled to say that the pieces found in this category have been shipped to satisfied customers in practically many corners of the world! 

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