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The Gatsby Necklace

Project Info:

Level: Beginner

Estimated time: 3-4 Hours

Project and Sample by Kate Richbourg and Emily Miller

When planning his 1925 masterpiece, F. Scott Fitzgerald said he wanted “something new—something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned.” We couldn’t think of a better way to describe this beautiful cascade of freshwater pearls, ceylon seed beads, and faceted crystal.

So ring in the Roaring 2018s in lush decadence! Strung easily on Soft Flex with a gleaming Czech glass Daisy (Buchanan) button for the clasp, the ladies have a few tricks up their sleeves that you'll be delighted to learn and apply to other stringing projects.

Check out our recipe page to create a design in colors you choose, too!

Be sure to watch Kate and Emily string away on Facebook LIVE December 20, 2017, or watch the rebroadcast above.

The Gatsby Necklace

Daisy- White Transparent AB Gold

Czech Glass Buttons

$6.35 USD

Soft Flex .014/ Satin Silver 10ft

Soft Flex

$7.95 USD

6mm- Crystal AB

6mm Czech Glass

$3.00 USD

7-9mm Big Potato Pearls


$18.95 USD

5mm Cream Potato Pearls


$14.95 USD

Melons- Opal Ivory and Mercury

Czech Melons

$1.75 USD

6-592 Antique Ivory Pearl Ceylon

Miyuki Seed Beads- 6/0

$3.85 USD

8-592 Ivory Ceylon

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$4.15 USD

11-592 Ivory Ceylon

Miyuki Seed Beads- 11/0

$3.25 USD

3mm Crimp Covers- Silver

Soft Flex Findings

$4.50 USD

Maxi- Shear Flush Wire Cutter


$22.95 USD

Xuron 4 in 1 Crimper


$28.50 USD