Retired - Gemstone Dreams Necklace

PROJECT N3025
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Beginner
This necklace showcases gorgeous turquoise beads with a rich red-orange Agate tapered gemstone bead dangling off of gold plated chain. It is an effortlessly chic piece.
Instructions
This necklace measures 20" long. To make your necklace longer, simply add more chain.
  1. With your flush cutters, cut two 10 inch lengths of your chain. Set aside.
  2. Next, take one head pin and snip off the head with your flush cutters. Create a simple wire loop with your round nose pliers. Snip off any excess wire.
  3. Then slide your Agate tube bead onto that headpin. Create another simple wire loop and snip off any excess wire.
  4. Now open up a jump ring with your chain nose pliers and slide it through one of the simple wire loops you have created. Without closing the jump ring, slide on the last link from both of your two lengths of wire. Now close the jump ring.
  5. Open up a jump ring and slide it onto the last link of one of your lengths of chain. Close the jump ring.
  6. Now do the same thing with your other jump ring and other side of chain, but this time also link on your clasp. Close up the jump ring.
  7. Now you will begin adding on your Turquoise bead drops. Take 1 turquoise gemstone bead and slide a headpin through it. Create a simple wire loop and snip off the excess. (since your headpins are 3" long, you will be snipping off as much length as needed)
  8. Repeat this process 14 more times.
  9. Now open up 10 jump rings and slide them through the loops on 10 of your simple wire loop bead drops. Do not close the jump rings up quite yet.
  10. Lay your chain flat on your workspace. You will now begin adding your bead drops to your chain.
  11. Start on the left side of your Agate tube bead. Skip a link on your chain and slide on an open jump ring with a Turquoise bead drop onto the next large link in the chain. Close the jump ring.
  12. Repeat this process 4 more times on this side of the necklace.
  13. Do the same thing on the right side of your Agate tube bead. You should now have a total of 10 beaded drops hanging off of your chain, 5 on either side.
  14. Open a jump ring and slip it through the loops on your last 5 remaining bead drops. Before closing the jump ring, also link it to the simple wire loop on the bottom of your agate bead. Close the jump ring.
  15. Your necklace is now ready.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-99970 - Bright 22K Gold Plated Long And Short Chain 2.5x4.5mm - Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 20 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • SPAG-132 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SPTU-14 - Turquoise Gem Round Beads 4mm / 15.5 In. Strand
    Project uses 15 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-05223 - 22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 21 Gauge 3 Inches (25)
    Project uses 16 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3914 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge 22k Gold Plated (100)
    Project uses 14 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4720 - 22K Gold Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 10mm (6)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Boho
Ingredients CHA-99970, SPAG-132, SPTU-14, FHP-05223, FJR-3914, FCL-4720,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
22K Gold Plated Figaro Chain, 2.5mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.55 / Package | SKU: CHA-99970
Turquoise Gem Round Beads 4mm / 15 Inch  Strand
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$6.69 / Package | SKU: SPTU-14
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge 22k Gold Plated (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$5.49 / Package | SKU: FJR-3914
22K Gold Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 10mm (6)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$2.59 / Package | SKU: FCL-4720
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.79 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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