Geometric Gems Necklace & Earrings
Use purple Beadalon 7, stylish chain and a collection of unusual beads to create your own one-of-a-kind look. Use this materials list as you shop or substitute your own favorite beads with this multiple strand and fringe technique.
Designed by Katie Hacker for Beadalon
- For Both Projects
Silver Pinch Bails (1 for necklace; 2 for earrings)
Silver Findings Chain
Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
- Wire Nipper
- For Necklace
#1 Silver Crimp Beads (4)
#0 Silver Crimp Beads (35)
#1 Copper Crimp Bead
Silver Crimp Covers (4)
4mm Silver Jump Rings (2)
7 Wire Purple (.015-inch diameter)
7 Wire Bronze (.015-inch diameter)
Silver EZ-Lobster™ Clasp
- 20mm Black Rectangular Shell Bead Frame
- 20mm Purple Round Shell Bead Frame
- 18mm Purple Millefiori Square Glass Bead
- 12mm Lime Green Lentil Bead
- 8mm Blue Shell Square Bead
- 8mm Purple Round Glass Bead
- 8mm Black 3-cut Glass Bead
- Blue Shell Chips (2)
- Purple Shell Chip
- 6/0 Matte Purple Glass Bead
- 11/0 Purple Seed Beads (1 package)
- 6mm Silver Disc Beads (3)
- Silver Ball Head Pins (2)
- For Earrings
- Beadalon®25mm Silver Kidney Ear Wires (2)
- Blue Shell Chips (4)
- 8mm Purple Round Glass Beads (2)
- Silver Eye Pins (2)
Cut a 16½-inch length of purple Beadalon 7 and chain.
Cut a 7-inch length of purple Beadalon 7 and pass it through the center link on the 16½-inch piece of chain.
Hold the wire ends together and pass them through a silver crimp bead. Adjust the wires so one is 3-inches long and one is 4-inches long. Push the crimp bead toward the fold to create a small loop.
Crimp the crimp bead and place a crimp cover over it. Use a crimping tool to close the cover.
Pass the 3-inch wire end through a purple shell chip, silver rondelle, green lentil and silver crimp bead. Crimp it. Attach a crimp cover.
Pass the 4-inch wire end through a purple shell bead frame with an 8mm black bead inside and a crimp bead. Crimp it. Attach a crimp cover.
Cut a 2½-inch length of bronze Beadalon 7. Pass the wire through a copper crimp bead, the next link on the 16½-inch chain and back into the crimp bead. Crimp it.
Pass the wire end through a 6/0 bead, silver rondelle, purple millefiori square and silver crimp bead. Crimp it and attach a crimp cover.
Pass a head pin through a square shell bead, silver rondelle, gray rondelle and 15 silver #0 crimp beads.
Make a basic loop to attach the head pin to the next link on the 16½-inch chain. Click to see technique for making loop.
Pass a head pin through a gray shell bead frame with two blue chips inside and 20 silver #0 crimp beads.
Make a basic loop to attach the head pin to the cable chain on the other side of the center dangle from step 2.
Attach a pinch bail to an 8mm purple glass bead.
Cut a ½-inch length of chain. Open the last link on the chain and attach it to the loop on the pinch bail.
Open the top link on the chain and attach it to the next link on the 16½-inch chain.
Cut a 16½-inch length of purple Beadalon 7 and pass it through the beaded dangles hanging from the center of the chain.
Add purple seed beads to each end of the purple beading wire.
Open the rings on the EZ-Crimp ends and remove them from the clasp attachment. Use a crimping tool to attach half of the clasp to each end of the beading wire.
Open a jump ring and use it to connect one end of the seed bead wire and one end of the 16½-inch chain. Attach it to half of the clasp. Repeat this step for the other end of the necklace.
Pass an eye pin through one hole on a shell bead frame, two shell chips and the other hole on the bead frame. Make another loop.
Cut a ½-inch piece of chain and attach it to one of the loops on the eye pin.
Attach a pinch bail to the 8mm bead.
Open the last link on the chain and attach it to the loop on the pinch bail.
Attach the upper loop on the eye pin to the ear wire.
Repeat steps to make a matching earring.
Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.