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Motherís Birthstone & Pearl Necklace | Jewelry Design Ideas

Motherís Birthstone & Pearl Necklace

by Michele Rose

The Mother's Birthstone and Pearl Necklace can be made with any birthstone colors by altering step 2.

1 strand of Freshwater Pearls
36 5mm Birthstone Crystals - the kit contains 36 crystals representing 3 of each of the 12 birthstones.
100 2mm Sterling Silver Beads
2 Sterling Silver cable guards
2 2 x 2 Sterling Silver crimps
1 6mm Sterling Silver Springring clasp
1 5mm Sterling Silver Closed jumpring
2 feet of Fine .014 Soft Flex beading cable

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step 1
step 1
Tape one end of your beading cable, so your beads do not slide off the end. String two 2mm Sterling Silver beads on to the cable. String half of your freshwater pearls on to the cable - approximately 39 pearls.
step 2
step 2
String one 2mm Sterling Silver bead, one 5mm crystal, one 2mm bead Sterling Silver bead, one 5mm crystal, one 2mm Sterling Silver bead, one 5mm crystal and one 2mm Sterling Silver Bead.
step 3
step 3
String the other half of your freshwater pearls (approx. 39) on to the cable. String on 2 2mm Sterling Silver beads.
step 4
step 4
String one crimp tube, one cable guard and the springring on to one end. Seat the springring on the cable guard. Run the beading cable back through the crimp tube and the 2 2mm Sterling Silver Beads. Crimp the crimp tube.
step 5
step 5
Repeat step 4 using the closed jumpring rather than the clasp.
step 6
step 6
Alternate Design Ideas - Vary the pattern to your liking using 1 to 3 of each of the birthstone colors you want to represent.

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