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Amber Mystery

Project Info:

Level: All Levels

Estimated time: 2-3 Hours

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Amber Mystery

Brown Size 4

Griffin Silk

$2.25 USD

Beige Size 4

Griffin Silk

$2.25 USD

11-4693 Frosted Op Glazed Rainbow Pistachio

Miyuki Seed Beads- 11/0

$3.25 USD

Saturns- Crimson Pale Yellow

Czech Saturns

$7.35 USD

Rollers- Copper

Czech Rollers

$8.35 USD

Tierra Daisy Spacers- Antique Copper (50 pieces)

Metal Beads

$3.50 USD

Deep Dish Project Tray

Design Boards & Storage

$19.95 USD

Project Tray Inserts

Design Boards & Storage

$10.25 USD

Thread Snips


$3.35 USD

Project Map

Project and Sample by Kate Richbourg

When Kate came across these Crystal Copper Swarovski Crystals she knew she wanted to use them as ends in a luxe lariat necklace. The amber tones reminded her of the famed missing Amber Room from the Catherine Palace in St. Petersburg. A chamber full of amber panelling, gold leaf, and mirrors, this royal room was once called the Eighth Wonder of the World...glamourous, sophisticated and...missing! Having been looted during WWII, the room’s contents are long gone and have yet to be found. A re-creation was made in the 1970s, painstakingly reconstructed so the beautiful mosaics and carvings could be enjoyed once again.

With this room in mind, Kate looked for copper, amber, and gold tones to complement the crystal pendants. Not only did Kate find exactly what she was looking for in the Czech Glass world with a strand each of 6mm Melons, 5mm Rondelles, and 3mm Fire Polish Rounds, she also got right to work on making a mini seed bead mix! Kate’s famous mixes are unmatched, and this mini mix is no exception. You can find the recipe for the mini mix here.

As with all our Curated Collections, some ingredients in Amber Mystery are exclusive and very limited and will not be sold separately. We only have a limited amount of these mixes, and once they are gone, they’re truly gone!

Each Amber Mystery Collection includes two 23mm Crystal Copper Swarovski 6190 pendants (these gorgeous crystals are no longer being made!), 3 strands of Czech Glass, and a mini tube of Kate’s 8/0 seed bead mix. If you'd like to make this necklace exactly as Kate has, find the additional ingredients she used listed above.

Please join us as our worldwide community gathers on Facebook and YouTube at 10:30am Pacific Time on November 20th, 2020. It’s so much fun to go live with us and bead together! After the live broadcast the video will be available above.

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