Earthly Bounty Necklace

PROJECT N2192
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
Allow the natural shape of the gemstone chips to stand out in this braided necklace design. Copper elements and aromatic cedar wood beads complete this stand-out style.
Instructions
This necklace measures approximately 21 inches. To modify the length, simply adjust the number of gemstone chips strung on each strand respectively.
  1. Take all three colors of silk off the cards. Gather the ends with the needles.
  2. Thread all three needles up and over the thread protectors and back down. String on the loop of one end of the toggle clasp so it sits in the thread protector. Pull the silk so that you have tails of about 3 inches on the non-needle sides. Take all strands and tie an overhand knot. Use a bent nose tweezer to help get the knot up close to the thread protector, same as you would if you were doing pearl knotting.
  3. Place a dab of glue on the knot and then take a crimp cover and cover the knot. Trim the tails of the silk.
  4. Next tie another overhand knot, and add another dab of glue and a crimp cover. Repeat once more.
  5. Take all three strands together and string on 10 wood beads. Tie a knot, add a dab of glue and cover with a crimp cover.
  6. Then take the blue cord and string on 12 inches of lapis gemstone chips.
  7. Take the green cord and string on 12 inches of aventurine gemstone chips.
  8. Take the orange cord and string on 12 inches of carnelian gemstone chips.
  9. Carefully do a loose braid with the three strands of gemstones.
  10. Gather all three cords and tie an overhand knot, and add a dab of glue and a crimp cover.
  11. On to all three strands string on 10 wood beads. Tie a knot, add a dab of glue and cover with a crimp cover. Repeat once more.
  12. Thread all three needles up and over another thread protector and back down. String on the loop of the other end of the toggle clasp so it sits in the thread protector. Pull the silk taught. Take all strands and tie an overhand knot. Place a dab of glue on to the knot. Add a crimp cover and trim the tails of the silk.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SPAV-0200 - Green Aventurine Gemstone Beads, Smooth Chip 6-12mm, 36 Inch Strand
    Project uses 1 Strand. You will need 1 package.

  • SPLL-101 - Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Beads, Smooth Chip 6-12mm, 36 Inch Strand
    Project uses 1 Strand. You will need 1 package.

  • SPCA-0103 - Carnelian Gemstone Beads, Smooth Chip 6-12mm, 36 Inch Strand
    Project uses 1 Strand. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7041 - TierraCast Copper Plated Pewter Bali Detail Toggle Clasp 16.5mm
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-4164 - Genuine Antiqued Copper Wire & Thread Protectors .024 Inch Loops (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-9206 - Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 2 Dark Blue
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-9217 - Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 2 Carnelian
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-9207 - Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 2 Green
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1009 - Genuine Antiqued Copper Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (50)
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1001 - G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-1002 - Smooth Aromatic Cedar Wood Beads, Round 10mm, 20 Pieces, Natural
    Project uses 20 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5614 - BeadSmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 1 Piece
  • XTL-4001 - Beadsmith Bent Fine Point Tweezers For Bead And Pearl Knotting
Additional Information
Theme Boho, Autumn
Ingredients SPAV-0200, SPLL-101, SPCA-0103, FCL-7041, FCR-4164, XCR-9206, XCR-9217, XCR-9207, FCR-1009, XTL-1001, BWD-1002,
Useful Techniques & Learning Guides

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.
Green Aventurine Gemstone Beads, Smooth Chip 6-12mm, 32 Inch Strand
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$3.74 / Package | SKU: SPAV-0200
Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Beads, Smooth Chip 6-12mm, 36 Inch Strand
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$5.77 / Package | SKU: SPLL-101
Carnelian Gemstone Beads, Smooth Chip 6-12mm, 36 Inch Strand
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$4.54 / Package | SKU: SPCA-0103
TierraCast Copper Plated Pewter Bali Detail Toggle Clasp 16.5mm
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$2.02 / Package | SKU: FCL-7041
Genuine Antiqued Copper Wire & Thread Protectors .024 Inch Loops (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.94 / Package | SKU: FCR-4164
Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 2 Dark Blue
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Card.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: XCR-9206
Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 2 Carnelian
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Card.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: XCR-9217
Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 2 Green
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Card.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: XCR-9207
Genuine Antiqued Copper Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.34 / Package | SKU: FCR-1009
G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$4.79 / Package | SKU: XTL-1001
Smooth Aromatic Cedar Wood Beads, Round 10mm, 20 Pieces, Natural
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$5.24 / Package | SKU: BWD-1002
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Tools and Other Supplies:

BeadSmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 1 Piece

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