Matte African Turquoise Gemstone Necklace with Czech Glass Accents
designed byBonnie Ogilvie for Dakota Stones
Approximate Size20 Inches
Unique bead shapes inspire me to get creative and use all kinds of different techniques when adding them to my jewelry designs.
This necklace includes Dakota Stones matte African turquoise beads in a fun variety of shapes. These cool shapes were fun to pair with other eye-catching elements, like Czech glass beads, brass chain, TierraCast components, and even some hemp cord. How will gemstones inspire your next jewelry design?
Cut a length of 20 gauge Antique Copper Artbeads Designer Wire approximately six inches long. Make a wrapped loop at one end of the wire, Add nine Dakota Stones matte African turquoise 5x15mm center-drilled flat chip beads to the wire and make a wrapped loop at the other end of the beads.
Cut a length of The BeadSmith .5mm hemp cord approximately 12 inches long. Knot it to the loop at one end of your gemstone link. Then, add the following pattern of beads to the cord, knotting between each bead as you go:
One Dakota Stones matte African turquoise 8mm coin bead
One Czech glass 12mm orange opaline with Picasso finish flower coin bead
Three gemstone coins
Two Czech glass 8x10mm crystal with Picasso finish Saturn beads
Two gemstone coins
One TierraCast brass oxide pewter small woodland bead
One gemstone coin
One woodland bead
One gemstone coin
One Czech glass 9mm dark topaz with Picasso roundel bead
One gemstone coin
Repeat this step for the wrapped loop on the other side of the gemstone link
Cut a length of brass curb chain from the matte black and brass oxide duo chain jewelry kit approximately two inches long. Use the hemp cord to knot it to one side of your necklace. Repeat on the other side.
Cut a length of Designer Wire approximately 2-3 inches long. Make a wrapped loop and add a Saturn bead. Make a wrapped loop at the other end of the bead. Open the last link of chain on one side of the necklace and attach your link. Close the link of chain. Repeat this step for the other side of the necklace.
Cut a length of brass chain approximately 1 1/2 inches. Open the link on one end and attach it to the Saturn link at one end of your necklace. Close the link. Open the link on the other end of the chain and attach half of the TierraCast antique gold-plated pewter lotus magnetic clasp set. Close the link. Repeat this step on the other side of the necklace.
List of Components Dakota Stones Matte African Turquoise 5 x 15mm Center-Drilled Flat Chip Bead Strand (R1574, qty 1) Dakota Stones Matte African Turquoise 8mm Coin Bead Strand (R1576, qty 1) Czech Glass 9mm Dark Topaz with Picasso Roundel Bead Strand by Raven's Journey (BEADS-1381, qty 1) Czech Glass 8 x 10mm Crystal with Picasso Finish Saturn Bead Strand by Raven's Journey (BEADS-3232, qty 1) Czech Glass 12mm Orange Opaline with Picasso Finish Flower Coin Bead Strand by Raven's Journey (BEADS-1572, qty 1) TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Small Woodland Bead (BRO-5649, qty 4) The BeadSmith .5mm Hemp 3 Spool Box - Dyed Colors, 10 lb Test (HEMP-01, qty 1) Artbeads Designer Wire - Antique Copper Non-Tarnish 20 Gauge (30 ft. spool) (ADW0022, qty 1) TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Lotus Magnetic Clasp Set (GA-6234, qty 1) Matte Black and Brass Oxide Duo Chain Jewelry Kit (KIT-0173, qty 1)
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