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Alluring Amethyst Necklace | Jewelry Design Ideas

Alluring Amethyst Necklace

by Megan Piper

This charming necklace features three complementary Swarovski crystal beads knotted on silk. The featured beads are Swarovski crystal amethyst rondells in honor of February's birthstone. We have added heliotrope bicones to pack a punch of sparkle and dark purple Swarovski pearls for the perfect amount of purple. The use of thicker silk thread and shorter spaces gives a beautiful organic feel.

10 Swarovski crystal 4mm dark purple glass pearls
18 Swarovski crystal 4mm heliotrope bicones
9 Swarovski crystal 6mm amethyst rondells
1 package of black size 6 Griffin silk
1 teaspoon of midnight purple metallic size 15 seed beads
1 sterling silver 6mm soldered jumpring
1 sterling silver 6mm springring clasp
2 sterling silver beadtips
1 hatpin
1 measuring stick

You will need either Hypo Cement or clear nail polish - not included in the kit.


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step 1
step 1
Make an overhand knot at the end of your silk, opposite the needle. Slide a beadtip on to the silk. The knot will fit inside the cup of the bead tip. Slide one seed bead, one 4mm pearl and one seed bead on to the silk. After the seed bead make another overhand knot.

For how-to instructions, watch our floating bead necklace tutorial video.


step 2
step 2
Slide the measuring stick - the piece of a straw included in the kit - on to the silk. Using the hatpin, slide an overhand knot down to the straw, then remove the straw.
step 3
step 3
Slide one seed bead, one crystal bicone and one seed bead on to the silk. After the seed bead, make another overhand knot. Slide the measuring stick - the piece of a straw included in the kit - on to the silk. Using the hatpin, slide an overhand knot down to the straw, then remove the straw. Slide one seed bead, one amethyst rondell and one seed bead on to the silk. After the seed bead make another overhand knot. Continue this pattern until you have finished the necklace.
step 4
step 4
After the last bead, string a beadtip on to the silk. Make another knot and use your hatpin to slide the knot into the cup of the beadtip. Attach the jumpring to the beadtip.
step 5
step 5
Attach the jumpring to the beadtip. Apply a small drop of glue to each knot and allow to dry. Trim the ends of the silk.

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