Unique electroplated druzy quartz beads are the fun-filled centerpieces in this necklace and radiate a dark sparkle like a city's downtown after dusk. Czech glass seed beads and faceted rounds add sparkle and definition, while the gunmetal chain contributes more texture and shine to this necklace kit. The complementary TierraCast findings have are made of lead-free pewter with durable finishes in the USA. The length of this necklace measures 16 inches.
Have a ruler, tape, jeweler's glue or clear nail polish on hand before you begin.
3 druzy quartz 14mm round green beads 40 Czech pressed glass 4mm faceted round green opaque iridescent beads 2 strands of size 11 Czech emerald green transparent iridescent matte seed beads 17 inches of black cable chain 17 inches of gunmetal rollo belcher chain 2 TierraCast black hammered cones 1 TierraCast bar & ring toggle clasp in gunmetal 8 inches of gunmetal 20 gauge Craft Wire 4 yards of size #0 white Stringth bead cord 1 size 12 flexible twisted steel beading needle
step 1 Measure out two yards of Stringth bead cord, thread it on your needle and double it up with the needle in the middle. Add tape to the end of the thread.
String 5 1/2 inches of seed beads, a druzy bead, 2 inches of seed beads, a druzy bead, 2 inches of seed beads, a druzy bead and 5 1/2 inch of seed beads on to your thread.
step 2 Measure out two more yards of Stringth bead cord, thread it on your needle and double it up with the needle in the middle. Add tape to the end of the thread.
String 11 seed beads and a faceted round Czech pressed glass bead on to your thread. Repeat this pattern seven times.
String through the druzy bead, add 11 Czech faceted pressed glass beads, string through a druzy bead, add 11 more faceted round Czech pressed glass beads and string through the last druzy bead.
String a faceted round Czech pressed glass bead followed by 11 seed beads. Repeat this pattern seven times.
step 3 Even out the length of the two bead strands and remove the tape. Tie the two strands together with overhand knots on each side of your necklace. Glue the knots and allow to dry. Trim away the excess thread.
step 4 Cut four inches of Craft Wire and begin a simple wire twist, but before completing the wire twisted loop, add the two seed bead strands and the ends of the two chains.
Harlequin Beads and Jewelry specializes in Swarovski crystal, pendants and pearls, Czech glass and seed, Japanese seed and gemstone beads, plus a full selection of stringing supplies and jewelry findings.