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Tranquil Falls Necklace

About this design:

I love the calming, tranquil vibe you get when pairing browns & blues together. I think the Larimar chips go great with the Natural Agate & the Wooden Jasper. Adding the tassels and dangling chain are a great way to introduce more textures into the design.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Natural Agate Round 6mm
  • Larimar Chips
  • Wooden Jasper Faceted Round 6mm
  • Gold Chain
  • Czech Glass Rondelles
  • Czech Glass Gold Spacers
  • Apatite Faceted Round 3mm
  • Beading Wire
  • Ivory Tassels
  • Gold Crimp Tubes
  • Gold Headpins

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
For the focal, use the wire to make 2 bead links. Make them at the same time because you'll be sliding a piece of chain on both to connect them together. Slide on three rounds, a Larimar chip, a 7.5" piece of chain (so that there's an inch of chain between the two links), two rounds, another chip, a 1" piece of chain, and three more rounds. I used a mix of the wooden jasper & natural agate rounds. From the bottom of the links, attach a 3.5" piece of chain with a jump ring. Make two bead charms with the blue czech glass rondelle and attach them directly to the bottom of the chain. On the shorter pieces of hanging chain, attach the tassels.
Step 2:
Make a loop at one end of a 1.5"-2" piece of beading wire and secure with a crimp tube. Slide on the apatite rounds, tassels, and the top of the two bead links in the order shown in the picture. Make a loop at the other end of the wire & secure with a crimp tube.
Step 3:
For the bottom half of the necklace, I made bead links with the gemstone rounds & Larimar chips. For the top half, I strung the rounds, chips, and gold spacers onto beading wire & connected to the links.

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  1. BevB
    BevB says:

    Another beautiful creation!

  2. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Such a lovely organic feel.

  3. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    How cool are those little tassels!

  4. kye
    kye says:

    This is such a wonderful and unique design. It has a sculptural quality I find interesting. I’m glad you posted the photo of what it looks like being worn. It’s so beautiful.

  5. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Wow! This is such an unusual design. Love it!

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