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Dreamy Meadow Necklace

About this design:

For this design, I made a bead chain with Green Aventurine, Tanzanite, & Crystal. I then attached it to a new Nunn Design focal. To finish, I added a piece of Rainbow Fluorite & a Prasiolite link- I love how the Green Aventurine & Tanzanite really bring out the colors of the fluorite! This necklace would also look great with an amethyst slice as the focal.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Gold 24 gauge Wire
  • Gold Chain
  • Green Aventurine Faceted Round 4mm (1/2 strand)
  • Tanzanite Faceted Rondelle 3-4mm (1/2 Strand)
  • Rainbow Fluorite Faceted Barrel
  • Amethyst Slice
  • Moon Dust Crystal Faceted Rondelle 4mm
  • Nunn Design Double Cone (2)
  • Nunn Desin Open Circle Pendant (1)
  • Prasiolite Triangle Link (1)
  • 3mm Gold Jump Rings
  • Gold Lobster Clasp
  • Round Nose Pliers

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Slide a Rainbow Fluorite Barrel onto a 2" piece of wire. With the round nose pliers, make a loop at the bottom and bend it at a 90 degree angle so the loop is flat against the bottom of the barrel.
Step 2:
Make another loop on top- attaching it directly to the prasiolite link. Trim off the excess wire. Attach the top of the link to the Nunn Design Open Circle Pendant with a 3mm jump ring.
Step 3:
Wrap a 3" piece of wire a few times around the top of the pendant (more to the right) until it's tight & secure. Slide on 6 tanzanite rondelles, a green aventurine faceted round 4mm, a Nunn Design cone, another green aventurine bead, and 6 more tanzanite rondelles. Make a loop at the end and attach it directly to a piece of chain. Repeat on the other side.
Step 4:
Make bead links with the Green Aventurine, Tanzanite, & Crystal- attaching them directly to the chain, until you have you're desired length.

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Gold (plated) Stainless Steel Small Cable Chain

Measurements: 1.5mm x 1.0mm link

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10 meter spoolSave 19%
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  1. kye
    kye says:

    Beautiful mix of wonderful components. Just lovely.

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Love this Elaina. Colors are great. You’re right about the Green Aventurine & Tanzanite bringing out the colors of the fluorite. Such a delicate looking necklace.

  3. SF Girl
    SF Girl says:

    Extremely dreamy! Thanks

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