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After the Rain Necklace

About this design:

Inspired by the Pantone colors of the year- Ultimate Gray & Illuminating- I paired labradorite with yellow opal and added some pops of color here & there for this layered necklace design.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Gold 24 Gauge Wire
  • Beading Wire
  • Gemstones (see below for the ones I used)
  • Gold Seed Beads
  • Gold Chain
  • Crimp Tubes
  • Crimp Covers
  • Lobster Clasps
  • Jump Rings

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Using the 24 gauge wire, make bead links (connecting the links directly to each other) with the labradorite drops, yellow opal, fancy jasper rondelles, and the amazonite rondelles. Continue making links until you've reached your desired length (I made mine to be about 25"). Finish with a lobster clasp & jump ring.
Step 2:
For the second necklace, begin with a piece of beading wire about 13" long. Make a loop at one end and secure with a crimp tube & crimp cover. String on labradorite rounds, apatite rounds, gold seed beads, and tourmaline puff coins.
Step 3:
Once you've almost reached the end of the wire, make another loop and secure with a crimp tube & cover. Use a jump ring to attach each end of the wire to 6" pieces of chain. Alternatively, you can loop the wire directly through the bottom link of chain & secure with a crimp tube, foregoing the use of the jump ring. Finish with a lobster clasp & jump ring.

Buy Products from this Design

Satin Hamilton Gold (plated) Tiny Flat Oval Chain

Measurements: 2x1mm links

per foot: $1.20

↳ Also available as: 25 ft spool

Satin Hamilton Gold (plated) Flat Diamond Chain

Measurements: 4x3mm links

per foot: $1.55

↳ Also available as: 25 ft spool

15-16" strand
½ strand (loose)

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  1. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Love the new Pantone colors of the year. Nice job with the design. The labradorite sticks look stunning,

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    I really like how you used the chips in this design. They add a level of texture that is always welcome. Nice work!

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