Turquoise Orange Statement Necklace
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Turquoise Orange Statement Necklace

Make a statement with this bright and colorful necklace. As seen in Bead and Button Magazine.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Dyed Howlite Teardrop, 10x14mm – Turquoise
  • Dyed Jade Lentil, 12mm – Orange
  • Natural Shell Beads, 4x7mm – Orange (Rectangle)
  • Dyed Howlite Round, 10mm – Turquoise
  • Dyed Jade Lentil, 14mm – Aqua
  • Rec. Peace Symbol, 15mm – Turquoise
  • Howlite Dyed Round, 4mm – Turquoise
  • Dyed Jade Nugget, 10x14mm – Orange
  • Ring Filigree
  • Beadalon® Wire, 24 ga. – Antique Brass
  • Eye Pins, 2"
  • Head Pins, 2"
  • Lobster Clasp
  • Jump Ring, 10mm
  • Jump Ring, 4mm
  • Flush Cutters
  • Chain Nose Pliers (2)
  • Round Nose Pliers
 

Project Instructions

Using 10" of 24 ga. wire, string six teardrops, pass wire back through one teardrop and pull tight. Bring one wire to the front, string lentil, pass wire through back and twist. Flatten filigree ring, pass wires through center of filigree and twist wire. Trim wire and flatten.

Using round nose pliers, bend filigree back to form a bale.

Using 2" head pins string the following beads to make dangles: a. round (repeat one time) b. lentil c. aqua d. rectangle *repeat two times*.

Connect “a, b, and d” dangles to jump ring one, “c” to jump ring two, connect “a” to bottom jump ring, “d” to bottom of pendant. Using eye pin string rectangle and form a simple loop. Attach head pin rectangle and connect to jump ring one. Chain together four 6mm jump rings. Connect top jump ring to bottom of centerpiece.

Using 2" eye pin string rectangle and form a simple loop. Repeat 42 times, chaining loops together as you go. String pendant through bale. Attach lobster clasp and 10mm jump ring to each side of chain.

Using 2" eye pin string the following beads, chaining loops together as you go: four rounds, lentil, two rounds, aqua, five rounds, lentil, round, attach 4mm jump ring, three rounds, lentil, two rounds, peace, five rounds, aqua and two rounds. Using 2" head pin string 4mm, orange and form a simple loop. Attach loop to 4mm jump ring.

Using 2" head pin, string 4mm, orange and form a simple loop. Attach dangle to 10mm jump ring on left side of necklace.

Tips

Techniques to Know:
How to form a simple loop.
How to open a jump ring.