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Jewels of The Nile Necklace

About this design:

I absolutely love prehnite gemstones and I wanted to show off how beautiful they are. I was inspired by African and Egyptian jewelry exhibits I explored in Washington D.C. I love the contrast of the rough cut gemstone with the brass African beads. Try making your own version and post it!

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

You will need a strand of prehnite, 10 African brass rice beads, a strand of druzy 6mm rounds, 6 Saki etched discs, and 8-12" of brass cable chain.

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Lay out your beads how you would like and start stringing them on. I gave myself plenty of extra cord t work with.
Step 2:
Knot each end as close to the bead as you can get. I did a double knot.
Step 3:
After you have knotted both sides, loop the cord through the chain 2 or 3 times. Wrap the cord tightly around and knot. I added a touch of glue over the knot for extra strength. Do the same on the other side.
Step 4:
Finished! Just add your favorite clasp.

Buy Products from this Design

15-16" strand
Only 1 left!

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Beautiful necklace!

  2. kye
    kye says:

    Oh wow! Your necklace is fantastic. I love those big beautiful chunks of prehnite.

  3. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Love how you allowed the Prehnite drops to take center stage in your design. Powerful impact!

  4. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Those prehnite crystals are spectacular and I love the way you have used them. Even one would make a fantastic piece of jewelry.

  5. Drio
    Drio says:

    The Prehnite are one of my favorites as well. The necklace is stunning!

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