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Arctic Thunder Necklace


About this design:

Statement necklace using Amazonite and Aqua Agate.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

Silver Artistic Wire, Silver chain, Opaque Green Opal Bead Chain, Silver jump rings, Silver crimp tubes, Silver lobster clasp, Druzy bezel links, 1 strand of Amazonite graduated slice drops, 1 strand of Aqua Agate Round 6mm, 1 tiny tassel in he color of your choice.


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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Lay out your Amazonite strand with 18" of silver chain. Any part of the graduated strand will work, so you can lay it out depending on the sizes you want to work with. Cut the strand where you want to- I decided to use the middle 12 beads.
Make sure to use the spacer beads from the strand as well.
Step 2:
Carefully remove the thread from the strand, making sure to keep the beads flat on your bead mat so they stay in order.
Step 3:
Cut off about 15" of wire and string the beads onto it- make sure to put the spacer bead in between each amazonite piece. Next. slide a crimp tube on both ends and secure with pliers.
Step 4:
Attach the ends if the wire to the chain by wrapping it through & around the first chain link. Hold the chain tightly against the crimp tube while wrapping the wire so it doesn't move too much away from the gemstones, but you'll want to leave a small space between the crimp tube and the chain. Wrap the wire at least 3 times through the chain link to make sure it's secure.
Step 5:
Trim the wire so about 3/4" remains, and wrap it around the wire that's showing in the space you left between the crimp tube and the chain. Wrap it a few times around and trim the excess.
Repeat steps 6-8 for the other side of the necklace.
Step 6:
String 15 beads from your Aqua Agate strand onto an 11" piece of wire and slide a crimp tube on both ends. Wrap the wire onto a chain link, slightly less than an inch above where you wrapped the first wire. Repeat on the other side.
Step 7:
Layout where you want your druzy links and attach with jump rings about half way up the chain.
Step 8:
Using a jump ring, attach the charm in the middle of the blue agate strand.
Step 9:
To finish, attach a jump ring and a lobster clasp to the ends of the chain. Add a tassel to the jump ring that's holding the lobster clasp.
Step 10:
Here's a simple necklace design if you need ideas for how to use the rest of your Graduated Amazonite strand.
First, lay out your bead chain with 3 pieces of Amazonite- any size will work.
Step 11:
Slide 3 Amazonite pieces onto the wire and secure a crimp tube on both ends. Cut your bead chain In half and wire wrap the amazonite to the chain so its linked between both pieces of bead chain.
Step 12:
Using jump rings, attach the silver chain to the bead chain. Finish the ends of the chain with a jump ring & lobster clasp.
Step 13:
Attach the Silver fringe chain to silver chain and finish with a jump ring & lobster clasp to add layers to your necklace.

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  1. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love the icy blue color in the beads. They definitely have an arctic look. Interesting and complex design. Definitely a statement piece! :)

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