Druzy beads are so special and sometimes you don't want to use them all up at the back of a necklace. I used chain to finish this piece, so I could save some druzies for other projects.
If you want to use your specialty beads sparingly, there are other options for finishing your design. Cynthia demonstrates how chain can make a wonderful option for finishing looks in this necklace design. She paired chain with Dakota Stones druzy beads and Czech glass. You can see more ideas for how to finish jewelry when you run out of beads in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 10 inches long. Slide an antique brass 2x2mm crimp tube onto the end of the wire, followed by the last link of a 9-inch length of 6.3mm antique brass-plated vintage patterned rolo chain. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place.
One TierraCast brass oxide pewter small cube spacer EuroBead
One Czech glass 5mm turquoise Picasso Melon bead
One TierraCast cube spacer
One Czech glass 12x6mm green Chrysoprase opaline matte with copper was wide bell flower bead
Three Dakota Stones 10mm blue-green druzy agate round beads
One bell flower bead
Repeat this pattern two times, then finish the strand with a cube spacer, a melon bead, and a cube spacer.
Slide a crimp tube onto the end of the wire, followed by the last link of a 15-inch length of chain. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place.
Attach a 19x10mm antique brass-plated trigger clasp to the shorter length of chain using a TierraCast brass oxide brass open round jump ring. You can attach the clasp to any of the chain links on the other side for an adjustable length.
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Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown
below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from
the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up
the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color
scheme—it’s up to you!