Retired - Step Up Necklace

Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
This modern looking necklace features a bold rectangular bezel filled with Artist's Concrete and carefully laid out faceted hematite beads. The shiny metallic beads contrast nicely against the white concrete and the stepped design in which they are arranged adds to the modern feel of the necklace.

Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF, if available, may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for current availability.

Please note you will also need a disposable mixing cup, some way of measuring tablespoons and teaspoons, tap water, and something such as a popsicle stick to stir your concrete.
  1. Please watch the video: How to Make Concrete Jewelry.
  2. In the video you will learn how to mix your concrete and pour it into a bezel. Based upon what you learned, pour concrete into your rectangular bezel.
  3. Immediately after pouring, carefully drop your beads, one by one, into the concrete in the stepped design pictured. You can use a pair of tweezers, chain nose pliers, head pin through the hole, or your fingers to place the beads.
  4. Let your piece fully cure before proceeding to the next step.
  5. Open your pre-made chain necklace and slide your pendant onto it. Close the chain back up.
  6. All done, enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XTL-01180 - Create Recklessly, Artist's Concrete for Mixed Media, 8 Ounce Jar
    Project uses 1 tablespoon. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5915 - Antiqued Brass Color Rectangle Bezel Pendant 24mm X 48mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SPHE-67 - Hematite Gemstone Beads, 6mm Faceted Round, 16 Inch Strand, Metallic Gold
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • AXC-91611 - Antiqued Brass 2mm Ball Chain Necklace - 23.5 Inches
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

Additional Information
Ingredients XTL-01180, AXC-91611,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. This project is RETIRED. 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.
Create Recklessly, Artist's Concrete for Mixed Media, 8 Ounce Jar
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Ounce Jar.
$21.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-01180
Finished Ball Chain Necklace, Round Links 2mm, 23.5 Inches, Antiqued Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.79 / Package | SKU: AXC-91611
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