Sodalite Delite Necklace

PROJECT N8026
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Timeless and elegant, this vintage style necklace features a smooth sodalite cabochon pendant hung from Nunn Design textured cable chain, embellished with dangling smoky quartz and sodalite beads.
Instructions
These instructions will make a 25 inch necklace. For a longer or shorter necklace, adjust the length of chain used.
  1. Begin by watching the video: How to Make a Cabochon Gemstone Necklace With Chain and Wire Wrapped Embellishments.
  2. Take a 1 inch headpin and slide on one smoky quartz bead. Make a simple wire loop and latch it onto the lowermost loop of your scalloped bezel.
  3. Next, follow along with the video to glue your sodalite cabochon stone into the bezel and set it aside to dry for at least one hour.
  4. As shown in the video, use headpins to prepare simple wire loops for 30 of your 4mm sodalite beads and 10 of your smoky quartz beads.
  5. Cut two 12 inch lengths of chain.
  6. Using the technique shown in the video, hang a smoky quartz bead 8 links up from the end of one of your chains.
  7. Open a jump ring and slide on the simple wire loops of three of your sodalite beads. Also slide on the chain link 8 links up from the smoky quartz bead you attached in the previous step. Close the jump ring.
  8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 four more times to continue the pattern for a total of 5 smoky quarts beads and 5 clusters of sodalite beads.
  9. Repeat steps 6 through 8 to add beads to your other length of chain.
  10. Follow along with the video to assemble your necklace by attaching the cabochon pendant and toggle clasp. Enjoy your necklace!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SPCB-2130 - Blue Sodalite Gemstone Oval Flat-Back Cabochons 25x18mm (1 Piece)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SPSO-102 - Dakota Stones Gemstone Beads, Blue Sodalite, Round 4mm, 8 Inch Strand
    Project uses 1 strand. You will need 1 package.

  • SPQS-01 - Dakota Stones Gemstone Beads, Smokey Quartz, Star Cut Faceted Round 8mm, 15.5 Inch Strand
    Project uses 1 strand. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-10054 - Antiqued Brass Oval Bezel Pendant With Beaded Floral Edge 18x25mm (4)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9806 - Nunn Design Antiqued Gold Plated Textured Cable Chain By The Foot
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCL-3051 - 22K Gold Plated Flower Toggle Clasps 14mm (5 Sets)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5214 - 22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 22 Gauge/1 Inch (50)
    Project uses 41 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5457 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 14 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 tube. 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 Vintage Look
Ingredients SPCB-2130, SPSO-102, SPQS-01, PND-10054, CHA-9806, FCL-3051, FHP-5214, FJR-5457, XTL-1054,

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.
Blue Sodalite Gemstone Oval Flat-Back Cabochons 25x18mm (1 Piece)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: SPCB-2130
Dakota Stones Gemstone Beads, Blue Sodalite, Round 4mm, 8 Inch Strand
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$4.89 / Package | SKU: SPSO-102
Dakota Stones Gemstone Beads, Smokey Quartz, Star Cut Faceted Round 8mm, 15.5 Inch Strand
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$19.99 / Package | SKU: SPQS-01
Antiqued Brass Oval Bezel Pendant With Beaded Floral Edge 18x25mm (4)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$3.79 / Package | SKU: PND-10054
Nunn Design Antiqued Gold Plated Textured Cable Chain, 4mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$4.75 / Package | SKU: CHA-9806
22K Gold Plated Flower Toggle Clasps 14mm (5 Sets)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 5 Sets.
$5.89 / Package | SKU: FCL-3051
22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 22 Gauge/1 Inch (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.29 / Package | SKU: FHP-5214
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.29 / Package | SKU: FJR-5457
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054

Tools and Other Supplies:

Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
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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