Geometric Geode Necklace

PROJECT N8036
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
Silver bar chain links are the building blocks for an intriguing 3D pyramid design. A Zola Elements chevron pendant is wire wrapped with glistening agate geode druzy beads and stardust sparkle accents.
Instructions
You will be making the geometric pyramid focal in this project by opening and closing the tiny jump rings that are in between the bar links in your chain. These instructions will make a 19.5 inch necklace. For a longer or shorter necklace, choose your desired number of bar chain links and wire-wrapped beads.
  1. Begin by watching the video: How to Make a Geometric Pyramid Using Bar Chain.
  2. Prepare a total of 23 bar chain links by removing the jump rings from between each link. Set aside.
  3. Follow along with the video to create your geometric bar chain pyramid focal. Before you coil the wrapped wire loop of your headpin, slide on one link of bar chain. Close the loop.
  4. Use flush cutters to cut 2 inches of 24 gauge wire and make a simple wire loop, sliding on the other end of your bar chain link from step 3. Close the loop. Then slide on one 5mm faceted geode bead and make another simple wire loop on the other side of the bead. Slide on the bottom loop of your chevron pendant. Close the loop.
  5. To create the beaded chain on one side of your necklace: Cut 2 inches of wire and make a simple wire loop. Slide on one 4mm stardust bead and make another simple wire loop on the other side of the bead, sliding on a link of bar chain. Close the loop.
  6. Cut 2 inches of wire and make a simple wire loop, sliding on the opposite end of the bar chain link from the above step. Close the loop. Slide on one 5mm geode bead and make another simple wire loop on the other side of the bead. Slide on another bar chain link. Close the loop.
  7. Repeat Steps 5 and 6 three more times for a total of eight bar chain links with alternating geode and stardust beads in between each link.
  8. To attach your clasp, cut 2 inches of wire and make a simple wire loop, sliding on the open end of the last bar chain link you added in the above step. Then slide on a stardust bead and make another simple wire loop. Slide on the loop of your toggle clasp. Close the loop.
  9. Repeat steps 5 through 8 to create the beaded chain on the other side of your necklace, and attach the bar side of your toggle.
  10. To attach your beaded chain to the chevron pendant, open the simple wire loop on one side of the stardust bead on the end of your chain. Slide on the end loop on one side of your chevron pendant. Close the loop. Repeat this step to attach your other beaded chain on the opposite side of your necklace. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SPGEO-203 - Dakota Stones Gemstone Beads, Agate Geode Druzy, Round 12mm, 15.8 Inch Strand, Iridescent Blue
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SPGEO-218 - Dakota Stones Gemstone Beads, Agate Geode Druzy, Faceted Round 6mm, 8 Inch Strand, Iridescent Blue
    Project uses 9 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-1804 - Silver Plated Stardust Sparkle Round Beads 4mm (50)
    Project uses 11 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PNT-061 - Zola Elements Pendant Link, Chevron with Charm Loop 29x27.5mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Silver Tone
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-3007 - Silver Plated Ball Head Pins 22 Gauge 3 Inches (x20)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • WNT-2430 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire 24 Gauge 30 Yards (27.4 Meters)
    Project uses 38 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-08034 - Silver Plated Bulk Chain, Long Bar Links 19mm, 1 Foot, Bright Silver
    Project uses 18 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCL-7033 - TierraCast Silver Plated Pewter Sleek Wrap Toggle Clasp 12mm
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-0034 - Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Winter
Ingredients SPGEO-203, SPGEO-218, BMB-1804, PNT-061, FHP-3007, WNT-2430, CHA-08034, FCL-7033,

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.
Dakota Stones Gemstone Beads, Agate Geode Druzy, Faceted Round 6mm, 8 Inch Strand, Iridescent Blue
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$12.49 / Package | SKU: SPGEO-218
Silver Plated Stardust Sparkle Round Beads 4mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.39 / Package | SKU: BMB-1804
Zola Elements Pendant Link, Chevron with Charm Loop 29x27.5mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Silver Tone
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.09 / Package | SKU: PNT-061
Silver Plated Ball Head Pins 22 Gauge 3 Inches (x20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.77 / Package | SKU: FHP-3007
Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire 24 Gauge 30 Yards (27.4 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$11.29 / Package | SKU: WNT-2430
Silver Plated Bulk Chain, Long Bar Links 19mm, By The Foot, Bright Silver
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$3.39 / Package | SKU: CHA-08034
TierraCast Silver Plated Pewter Sleek Wrap Toggle Clasp 12mm
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$1.50 / Package | SKU: FCL-7033

Tools and Other Supplies:

Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$22.95 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020

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