The inspiration for this gemstone necklace kit comes from whimsical walks in the woods, enjoying those pretty red forest flowers and the many shades of moss in the Pacific Northwest. Created with dragon blood jasper nugget beads and brown Greek leather, this necklace has a lovely rustic color scheme. Some sparkle and shine is added with Swarovski garnet crystals and light green pearls. The finished necklace has a natural feel with a hint of bling - a lovely piece for the woman who loves natural tones with just a touch of sparkle. The finished length measures 20 inches.
You will need either Hypo Cement or clear nail polish, which is not included in the kit.
1 string of 8 x 10mm dragon blood jasper tumbled nuggets 10 Swarovski crystal 4mm light green pearlescent round pearls 9 Swarovski crystal 3mm garnet dark red bicones 1 teaspoon of size 13 Czech Charlotte olive green seed beads 2 sterling silver 2 x 2mm tube crimp beads 2 base metal 4mm crimp covers with antique brass finish 2 base metal decorative cord ends with antique brass finish 2 6-inch sections of 1.5mm round brown leather cord 18 inches of .014 thin original satin silver Soft Flex Wire 2 TierraCast oval jumprings with antique brass finish 1 TierraCast bar & ring toggle clasp with brass finish
step 1 String beads on to your Soft Flex wire in this pattern: one dragon blood jasper bead, one seed bead, one pearl, one seed bead, one jasper bead, one seed bead, one garnet bicone, one seed bead, one dragon blood jasper bead and one seed bead. Repeat this pattern until all of the beads are strung on to your cable.
Notice that you begin and end with just a dragon blood jasper bead - no seed bead - so that the last bead has a big enough hole to feed your cable back through.
step 2 At one end of the cable, string a crimp and 12 seed beads on to your cable. Create a loop with the seed beads by bringing the cable through the crimp bead and end dragon blood jasper bead. Crimp the crimp. Use your pliers to gently cover the crimp bead with a crimp cover. Trim away any extra cable.
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.