Fire Agate and Turquoise Stone Necklace
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Fire Agate and Turquoise Stone Necklace

Cool blue and warm agate combine in easy steps for a stone necklace that’s simply stunning. Designed by Anita Schulman-Musicant for Bead Gallery by Halcraft USA.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Dyed Semi Precious Stone Beads Fire Agate 14mm Round, 2 count
  • Dyed Semi Precious Stone Beads Fire Agate Nuggets
  • Handmade Copper Beads – 8mm, 2 count
  • Swirl Faceted Red Agate Stone – 18x10mm, 2 count
  • Red Dyed Fire Agate Oval
  • Smooth Turquoise Dyed Howlite Round Beads – 10mm
  • Red Agate Ovals
  • Lentil Round Red Jasper – 12mm
  • Silver Starburst Round Beads
  • Silver Plated Chain 8x10 Links
  • Tiger Tail
  • Crimp Beads
  • Large Lobster Claw Clasp
  • Split Ring
  • Chain Nose Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
 

Project Instructions

Determine desired finished length of shortest strand and using a bead board, lay out alternating 10121031 and 10121030 beads, starting and ending with 10121031 beads; place 10470249 breads between each bead. Thread beads on a 22” length of tiger tail. Add 2 crimp beads to the end of each side of the wire. Thread the wire on one side through the loop on the lobster claw, reverse, thread back through the crimp beads and several beads along the strand; flatten the crimp beads. Thread the opposite side of the wire through the split ring, reverse as before and thread through crimps and several beads. Tighten the beads along the strand so that they sit together securely without being too tight, flatten the crimps and clip excess wires close to beads.              

Separate a length of 10428888 chain, 3” longer than the finished length of the short strand and mark the center link with a piece of thread (be certain there are an odd number of links).

Cut 6, 8” lengths of tiger tail. Fold each 8” length of tiger tail 1” from the end. Find the center nugget bead and secure one of the lengths of tiger tail to the beaded strand between the copper spacer bead and the first round bead; place a crimp bead on the 8” wire and flatten it as close to the strand wire as possible. Repeat on the opposite side of the center nugget. Secure a second wire between the next spacer bead and the nugget bead; repeat on the opposite side. Secure the third set of wires between the copper bead and the next round bead.

Place a 10401852 bead on one of the center wires and thread through the second chain link from the center; add a 10121081 and a crimp bead to the wire and then tighten so that the turquoise bead sits securely against the chain; flatten the crimp bead. Repeat with the second center wire.

Skip 3 links and repeat with the second set of wires the same way. Skip another 3 links and secure the third set of wires.

Remove the thread from the center link of the chain and secure a 6” length of tiger tail using a crimp bead. Thread a 10401852 and a 10121081 on the wire and secure with a crimp bead. Add 10447961 oval, round, oval, crimp, 10121027, 10428914, crimp, 10447961 rounds, 10121081, crimp. Reverse the wire and skipping the final crimp bead, thread back through all beads back through the 10121027 oval, the crimp and the first 10447961 oval. Carefully tighten the strand so that all beads sit together securely without being too tight. Once the beads sit properly, flatten the inner crimp beads.

On each of the middle 4 original 8” strands, thread 10447961 oval / round / oval, crimp, 10121027, 10428914, crimp, 10447961 round, 10121081, crimp. Reverse the wire and skipping the final crimp bead, thread back through all beads back through the 10121027 oval, the crimp and the first 10447961 oval. Carefully tighten the strand so that all beads sit together securely without being too tight. Once the beads sit properly, flatten the inner crimp beads.

On the third set of 8” wires, thread 10447961 oval, 10401835, crimp, 10447961 oval, crimp, 10121081, crimp. Reverse the wire and again, skipping the final crimp, complete these strands as in prior step.

Attach a 5” wire to the center link between the original second and third set of wires and thread each as follows: 10401835, starburst, 10401835, 10401852, crimp, 10447961 round, crimp, 10121081, crimp; reverse wire and finish as in previous steps.

Complete the original third strands as follows: 10447961 oval, 10401835, crimp, 10447961 oval, crimp, 10121081, crimp; reverse wire and finish as before.

Skip 2 links and attach a 4” length of tiger tail with a crimp bead and thread as follows: 10401835, crimp, 10401852, crimp, 10121081, crimp; finish as before.

Skip another 2 links and attach a 4” length of tiger tail using a crimp bead and thread as follows: 92490, crimp, 10401835, crimp, 10121081, crimp; finish as before.

Measure the chain against the beaded strand so that it sits smoothly and remove excess links. Attach the end link to the lobster claw and split ring using tiger tail and crimp beads.