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Rose Ladder Necklace

About this design:

This week I was really excited to design with these new gemstones! I was especially looking forward to using the pink opal tubes- I love mixing different shapes. The tubes, along with the rounds, rice beads, and spacers, worked great for creating a unique & eye-catching design.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Pink Opal Square Tube
  • Chalcedony Faceted Round 5-6mm
  • Kyanite Round 5-6mm
  • Blush Thread Tassels
  • Beading Wire
  • Gold Crimp Tubes
  • Gold Wire (22 or 24 gauge)
  • Gold Jump Rings
  • Gold Headpins
  • African Brass Rice Beads
  • Pink Seed Beads
  • Czech Glass Gold Spacers

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
With the gold wire, make 5 bead links with the Pink Opal Tubes & the Chalcedony Rounds.
Step 2:
Make two more bead links with the gold wire. Slide a pink seed bead onto each piece of wire, followed by a link from step 1 and three more seed beads. Repeat until all links are on the wire, finishing with one seed bead on top.
Step 3:
With the gold wire, make two more bead links & attach them directly to the bottom of the links from step 2. Slide the beads on in the order shown in the picture. Use jump rings to attach the tassels to the bottom of the links.
Step 4:
Make two more of the bead links from step 1, attaching directly to the top & bottom of the links from step 2. Using a crimp tube, attach a 12" piece of beading wire to the top of the bead link. Slide the beads on in the order shown in the picture. Make a loop at t he end of the wire & secure with a crimp tube. Repeat on the other side of the necklace. To make the bead charms, slide a gold spacer, a chalcedony bead, and another spacer on to a headpin & make a loop at the top with round nose pliers. You'll need 22 bead charms.

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2.5" tube

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Measurements: 1.4mm hole/15 gauge

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love the soft pink hues in this necklace! A great contrast to the deep blue kyanite.

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love your design and the way you have used the different elements.

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Eye catching is right. Beautiful design.

  4. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Elaina, this necklace is awesome! I love the colors and design. Especially love the little pig tails at the bottom. When I first looked at it I thought oh, it reminds me of a French braid. does anyone else see that or have been home tooooooo long? anyhoo, I love it

  5. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Elaina, your color choice is amazing in this piece! Really like the gold accents. I always lean toward silver with blue, but this has me rethinking that tendency of mine. Loving those side dangles! :)

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