Follow the Crossword Sale for a new sale every day in January. The sale for January 20 is: Celestial Supplies!
The Design Gallery

Follow along with step-by-step beading projects and share your designs with beaders around the world—it’s quick & easy!



About this design:

Some of you have seen this piece before, but I thought I'd post it yet again. The Copper-plated Brass Bar findings are sandwiched around the Bronzite pendant, but not attached to it.


Bronzite, Brown Zebra Jasper, Lampwork beads, Czech Fire-polished Glass beads, Seed beads, Bronze Glass Beads & Rondelles, Vintage Copper-plated Brass, Copper Jump Rings & Toggle Clasp

Additional Images:

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  Step 1:
String your beads per desired design
Step 2:
Attach to closed jump ring 2 open jump rings, attach one end of brass bar finding to each open jump ring forming: brass bar finding - open jump ring (now closed) - closed jump ring - open jump ring (now closed) - brass bar finding
  Step 3:
String through closed jump ring, then string Bronzite pendant
Step 4:
Draw brass bar findings around Bronzite pendant like a sandwich, and attach other end of brass bar findings like 1st end (step 2) stringing through closed jump ring
  Step 5:
Continue to string beads per desired design

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Becca W
    Becca W says:

    Love the natural colors here…so earthy & soothing. The bar across the focal is a really unique touch!

  2. No Photo
    trinkets says:

    Hi Cas,

    I’ve been wondering what to do with the bronzite prize from the Egg hunt. Is this the same one?

    (I like all the natural colors & patterns you have used & the pendant is beautiful!

  3. Alice P
    Alice P says:

    It’s a beauty! I like how you used the pendant!

  4. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    That is so totally cool, CAS! I haven’t figured out what I want to do with my pendant yet. Love what you did with the copper!

  5. No Photo
    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Love it!!!

    Just wondering how long it is?

  6. CAS
    CAS says:

    Jeanne, it’s 30 & 1/2 inches long, on me the pendant falls just above my cleavage.

  7. No Photo
    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thanks, Christine. I was thinking that it would have to be long with the heavy pendant. I really like the fact that the pendant is in line with the beads. :)

  8. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    This was a very nice piece of work, Christine!

  9. No Photo
    W Reid says:

    I’ve had Bronzite in my wish list, but never ordered it. Now I must add zebra jasper and go for the combo. I am so glad you posted this pic, it is an inspiration.

  10. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Love the way you used the bronzite pendant stone! Copper was the perfect acsent for this!!!

  11. LoriEllen
    LoriEllen says:

    Great way to use the pendant! I still have mine from the contest. I have no idea what to do with it. :9

  12. moarkgal
    moarkgal says:

    Really nice color combination and the copper really sets it off. Very soothing earthy colors.

  13. No Photo
    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Very nice CAS! I just did a pick for Kenya today!

  14. No Photo
    Linda B says:

    This is such a pretty piece of jewelry and so well named. Keep up the wonder work!

  15. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Christine! Love how you’ve sandwiched the pendant — very clever idea! :D

  16. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    That is truly a unique way to use a pendant. Love the colors, love the design.

  17. S Withrow
    S Withrow says:

    This is a pretty piece of jewelry my friend

Add your thoughts!

  1. No Photo
    YOU say:

    Sign up for a Lima account to comment—it's quick and free!

    Already have an account? Just log in.