Gem Stone Pendant Necklace
Gem stones make great pendants for statement necklaces.
Designed by Margaret Pankhurst.
- Bead Landing™ Braided Leather Cording
- Bead Landing™ Specialty Findings -- Bale
- Bead Landing™ Specialty Findings -- Lobster Claw
- Bead Gallery® Gemstone Bead, Large
- Cording Ends
- Spacer Bead
- Eye Pins
- Bead Cones
- Bead Landing™ Chain
- Jump Rings
- Wire Cutters
- Round Nose Pliers
- Flat Nose Pliers
Cut the braided cording to your desired necklace length.
Place the cording ends onto the cording.
Flatten the last rings of the cording end with a flat nose pliers so that the cording end grips tightly to the cording.
Slide the Bead Landing Specialty Findings pendant bail onto the cording.
Place the spacer bead onto the eye pin.
Place the gemstone bead onto the eye pin. Bend the pin to a right angle. Trim to ¼". Grab the end of the wire with the round nose pliers and begin rolling the wire over to form a loop.
Before closing the loop, place the loop over the ring on the pendant bail.
Cut six 3" lengths of chain with wire cutters.
Place the ends of the chain lengths onto an eye pin.
Feed the eye pin up through the bead cone.
Bend the pin at a right angle. Grab the pin with the round pliers. Roll the pin into a loop. Place the loop into the bottom loop of the Gemstone bead.
Grab the tail end of the wire with the flat nose pliers and wrap the tail end around the loop.
Place a jump ring onto each cording end cap. Before closing one of the jump rings, place the jump ring around the lobster claw.