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Treasures of the Sea Necklace

About this design:

For this design, I used a mix of Czech glass, recycled glass, shells, crystal, and moonstone nuggets to create bead charms for this sea-inspired necklace. I love how the soft colors of the beads look against the crystal chain, and I think the mermaid charm is a fun addition!

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Crystal Bead Chain
  • Czech Glass Mermaid Bead
  • Gold Headpins
  • Gold Chain (1" piece)
  • Gold Jump Rings
  • Gold Lobster Clasp
  • Gold 22 or 24 Gauge Wire
  • Assorted Czech Glass, Gemstones, Shells, Recycled Glass, Seed Beads, and Crystals (see below for everything I used)
  • Round Nose Pliers

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
With your wire, make a bead link with a moondust crystal rondelle, a Czech glass AB crystal spacer, a czech glass large hole turquoise rondelle, another spacer, and another crystal. With a jump ring, attach a small piece of chain (a little less than an inch) to the bottom of the bead link. Make bead charms with the gemstones, Czech glass, shell, recycled glass, and crystal. Attach to the piece of chain with the jump rings. I made 10 charms, but you can make as many or as few as you'd like.
Step 2:
Make bead links (see picture for the beads I used) and attach them directly to each other. I made 16 links total (8 on each side of the necklace).
Step 3:
Attach a 3" piece of the Champagne crystal bead chain to the topmost bead link on each side of the necklace. Make two more bead links w/ the Czech Glass AB crystal spacers & the Seafoam Line Agate. Attach them to the bead chain with jump rings. Lastly, attach a 3" piece of the clear crystal chain to the top of the bead link on each side of the necklace. Finish by attaching a lobster clasp and jump ring to the ends of the chain.

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    I love the colors in this necklace – and the moonstone nuggets look wonderful.

  2. Squash
    Squash says:

    Beads, beautiful beads, pendants, chains, gemstones, colors, more colors, wire of different shades — these are parts of beading that make me happy. The fact your company supplies us beaders with the finest of these supplies at a fair price is something for which all of you should be proud. Even during these unexpected times, orders arrive in a timely manner. Thank you for all you do; it is appreciated greatly.

  3. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great variety of beads with wonderful colors.

  4. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Love the soft colors and how you incorporated the beaded chains into the design. Thanks for the great design ideas! :)

  5. BevB
    BevB says:

    Another winner! Love the soft colors.

  6. Chali-o
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