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Ethereal Glow Statement Necklace

About this design:

This week I had a lot of fun making this statement necklace- I used a mix of gemstones, Czech glass, and crystals to make the focal pieces, and then I simply attached them together with bead links. I love the mix of shapes (cubes, teardrops, and rondelles) and this color combo- the rose gold teardrops really seem to glow in the sunlight!

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • African Turquoise Small Faceted Cube
  • Sunstone Small Faceted Cube
  • Czech Glass Rose Gold Teardrop
  • 3mm Crystal Rondelles (gold & lavender)
  • Peach Moonstone Faceted Round 4.5mm
  • Gold 20 Gauge Wire
  • Gold 28 Gauge Wire
  • Gold Lobster Clasp
  • Gold Jump Rings
  • Gold Chain

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Make a bead link with a piece of 20 gauge wire & a Czech glass teardrop.
Step 2:
Wrap a piece of 26 or 28 gauge wire (about 5" long) a few times around the wire between the teardrop and the loop of the bead link.
Step 3:
Slide 3 lavender crystals, 3 gold crystals, 1 turquoise cube, 3 gold crystals, and 3 more lavender crystals onto the wire.
Step 4:
Wrap the end of the wire a few times around the wire between the teardrop and the loop of the bead link.
Step 5:
Repeat step 2, but with a longer piece of wire. Slide 1 moonstone faceted round, 4 sunstone cubes, 1 gold crystal, 1 turquoise cube, 1 gold crystal, 4 sunstone cubes, and 1 more moonstone round onto the wire.
Step 6:
Repeat step 4.
Step 7:
Wrap a small piece of 26 or 28 gauge wire around the two bead links & twist them together a few times. Repeat on the other side.
Step 8:
This is what the finished piece should look like.
Step 9:
Repeat steps 1-8 seven more times. Connect each piece together with a turquoise cube bead link. Attach each link directly to each teardrop focal.
Step 10:
Make 4 bead links with the Czech glass teardrops. Using jump rings, attach two links to each end of the necklace.
Step 11:
Attach a 2.5" piece of chain to each end of the necklace. Finish with a jump ring & lobster clasp.

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  1. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Ethereal Glow is right. Very interesting design also.Love it.

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Such a unique design! I adore all the beautiful beads & colors you used. The teardrop centers are a great foundation to build the wrappings on. Definitely makes a statement! :)

  3. Kathryn Lobert
    Kathryn Lobert says:

    Stunning and spirit lifting!

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