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Classy Quartz Necklace | Jewelry Design Ideas

Classy Quartz Necklace

by Michele Rose

Our Classy Quartz Necklace project combines the beauty of natural quartz crystal and the fine craftsmanship of sterling silver bead caps and seamless round beads. Precision cut facets create brilliant sparkling spheres which absorb the surrounding colors, making this necklace perfect for any wardrobe. The addition of an extension chain makes this necklace adjustable from 16 to 19 inches.

17 Faceted 6mm quartz crystal beads
16 Faceted 8mm quartz crystal beads
9 Faceted 10mm quartz crystal beads
42 Sterling silver 2.5mm seamless beads
20 Sterling silver 6mm bead caps
2 4mm Sterling silver seamless beads
2 2x2mm sterling silver crimps
2 Sterling silver cable guards
1 Sterling silver 1.5 inch thin headpin
2 feet of softflex fine .014 beading cable
3 inches of sterling silver flat cable oval link chain
1 Sterling silver springring clasp

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step 1
step 1
Tape one end of the cable, so your beads do not fall off the end. String one 4mm sterling silver round. Add one 2.5mm sterling silver round and one 6mm quartz, repeat seven more times.
step 2
step 2
String one 2.5mm sterling silver round and one 8mm quartz on to the cable. Repeat this sequence seven more times.
step 3
step 3
String one 2.5mm sterling silver round, one bead cap, one 10mm quartz, and one bead cap on to the cable. Repeat this sequence eight more times.
step 4
step 4
String one 2.5mm sterling silver round and one 8mm quartz on to the cable. Repeat this sequence seven more times.
step 5
step 5
String one 2.5mm sterling silver round and one 6mm quartz, repeat seven more times. Add one 4mm sterling silver round on to the cable.
step 6
step 6
String one crimp tube, one cable guard and the clasp on to one end. Seat the clasp on to the cable guard. Run the beading cable back through the crimp tube and the last bead. Crimp the crimp tube. Trim the cable.
step 7
step 7
String one crimp tube, one cable guard and the piece of chain on to the cable. Seat the chain on the cable guard. Run the beading cable back through the crimp tube and the last bead. Pull on the tail of the wire to remove any slack between the beads. Crimp the crimp tube. Trim the cable.
step 8
step 8
String one bead cap, one 6mm quartz and one beadcap on to the headpin. With a simple wire twist attach the headpin to the chain.

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