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Lavender Sky Necklace

About this design:

Amethyst is one of my favorite gemstones, so I was really excited to design something with these nuggets. I paired them with pink opal, aquamarine, turquoise, seed beads, and silver accents.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Amethyst Rough Nuggets
  • Pink Opal Chips
  • Aquamarine Chips
  • Labradorite Sticks
  • Amethyst Faceted 4mm Rounds
  • Peruvian Turquoise 6mm Rounds
  • Amazonite 4mm Faceted Rondelles
  • Silver Organic Tubes
  • 11/0 Seed Beads
  • Silver 24 Gauge Wire
  • Beading Wire
  • Silver Headpins
  • Silver Crimp Tubes/Covers
  • Silver Jump Rings
  • Silver Lobster Clasp

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Begin by sliding an amethyst nugget onto a headpin & make a bead charm. Next, use the wire & amethyst nuggets to make two bead links. Connect the first link directly to the charm and connect the second link directly onto the first link.
Step 2:
Use the wire to make bead links with the pink opal chips, aquamarine chips, Peruvian turquoise, amazonite, amethyst, and the silver tubes. Connect each link directly to one another. Continue making bead links until your bead chain is 6" long. Repeat to end up with two 6" long pieces of bead chain. Connect the chain to the top of the amethyst link with jump rings.
Step 3:
Next, slide a 4-4.5" piece of beading wire through the topmost bead link & secure with a crimp tube & cover. Slide on the seed beads. To finish, make a loop with the wire & secure with a crimp tube & cover. Repeat on the other side of the necklace. Attach jump rings & a lobster clasp to the ends.

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15-16" strand
½ strand (loose)

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Beautiful combination of colors and design!

  2. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love the combo of pastels! Gorgeous raw amethyst chunks, too.

  3. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Lovely pastels. Love the way you used the seed beads.

  4. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Oh, I’m in love with those Amethyst nuggets. I like how you used them as a linked drop focal. The small chips adds to the natural feel of the design too. Great ideas Elaina!

  5. DazzleBeads
    DazzleBeads says:

    Thanks for this posting, it’s so very pretty. I always have problems with the tie off or crimping, otherwise I can make this!

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