Rio Verde Gemstone Necklace

PROJECT N2305
Rich burgundy and turquoise gemstones are punctuated with wood beads and gold metal beads in this classic strung design. This necklace is perfect for adding to your layered necklace style.
Instructions
This design measures approximately 20 inches. To modify the length, simply adjust the number of beads strung.
  1. Begin by cutting off 26 inches of beading wire and adding a Bead Bugs Bead Stopper about three inches from one end.
  2. Then string on the beads in the following order: 1 wood, 1 gold, 1 red gemstone, 1 gold, 3 turquoise and 1 gold. Repeat this pattern 12 more times and then end by adding 1 gold and 1 wood bead.
  3. Next string on one crimp tube and thread the wire up and over a wire protector. Add one jump ring before threading the wire back through the crimp tube. Pull until snug and crimp the crimp tube. Trim any excess wire. Add a crimp cover.
  4. Move to the other side of the necklace, remove the bead stopper and repeat the above step.
  5. Finally, to this end of the necklace open a jump ring and add the lobster clasp.
  6. To the other end of the necklace add one jump ring.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SPJD-0114 - Gemstone Beads, Red Dyed Jade, Oval 10x8mm, 15.5 Inch Strand, Burgundy Red
    Project uses 13 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SPTU-58 - Gemstone Beads, Turquoise Magnesite, Rondelle 8x4.5mm, 15.5 Inch Strand, Blue Green
    Project uses 39 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-5235 - Gold Plated Sleek Rondelle Beads 4 x 3mm (100)
    Project uses 39 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-0190 - Pukalet Wood Beads, Dyed Round 4x5mm, 100 Pieces, Robles Brown Lacquer
    Project uses 14 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2514 - Lobster Clasps, Curve 12mm, 10 Pieces, Gold Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-4142 - Wire & Thread Protectors, .019 Inch Loops, 144 Pieces, Gold Color
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1714 - The Beadsmith Crimp Beads, Tube 2x2mm, 100 Pieces, Gold Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-9018 - Crimp Bead Covers, 4mm, 50 Pieces, Gold Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5166 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 18 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-67893 - Beadalon Wire Gold Color 7 Strand Medium .018 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 26 Inches. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5608 - Xuron 4 In 1 Crimping Pliers - Works On 1, 2 And 3mm Crimps!
  • XTL-0610 - Beadaholique Thrifty Beading Pliers, Long Nose, 1 Piece
  • XTL-0613 - Beadaholique Thrifty Beading Pliers, Diagonal Cutter, 1 Piece
  • XTL-114 - Bead Buddy, Bead Bugs Bead Stoppers Regular Size, 4 Pieces
Additional Information
Ingredients ["XTL-6000, SPJD-0114, SPTU-58, BMB-5235, BWD-0190, FCL-2514, FCR-4142, FCR-1714, FCR-9018, FJR-5166, XCR-67893,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Gemstone Beads, Red Dyed Jade, Oval 10x8mm (15.5 Inch Strand)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$4.85 / Package | SKU: SPJD-0114
Gemstone Beads, Turquoise Magnesite, Rondelle 8x4.5mm, Blue Green (15.5 Inch Strand)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$4.05 / Package | SKU: SPTU-58
Gold Plated Sleek Rondelle Beads 4 x 3mm (100 pcs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$5.49 / Package | SKU: BMB-5235
Pukalet Wood Beads, Dyed Round 4x5mm, Robles Brown Lacquer (100 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: BWD-0190
Lobster Clasps, Curve 12mm, Gold Plated (10 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$8.39 / Package | SKU: FCL-2514
Wire & Thread Protectors, 144 Pieces, Gold Color (.019 Inch Loops)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$7.55 / Package | SKU: FCR-4142
The Beadsmith Crimp Beads, Tube 2x2mm, Gold Plated (100 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: FCR-1714
Crimp Bead Covers, 4mm, Gold Plated (50 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.29 / Package | SKU: FCR-9018
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 18 Gauge (50 pcs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: FJR-5166
Beadalon Wire Gold Color 7 Strand Medium .018 Inch / 30Ft
You will need 1"] package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$7.75 / Package | SKU: XCR-67893
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Xuron 4 In 1 Crimping Pliers - Works On 1, 2 And 3mm Crimps!
Beadaholique Thrifty Beading Pliers, Long Nose (1 Piece)
Beadaholique Thrifty Beading Pliers, Diagonal Cutter (1 Piece)
Bead Buddy, Bead Bugs Bead Stoppers Regular Size (4 Pieces)

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