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Halcyon Days Necklace

About this design:

For this design, I paired Aquamarine with Fossil Jasper to create this long, layered necklace. I love using this brown & blue color combo in designs- something about it is very calming & peaceful.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • African Brass Rice
  • Indonesian Fossil Jasper Energy Tube
  • Aquamarine Energy Tube
  • Coconut Shell Rondelles
  • 11/0 Seed Beads
  • Thread Tassel
  • Microsuede Flat Cord
  • Beading Wire
  • Gold 24 Gauge Wire
  • Czech Glass Lotus Coin
  • Gold Crimp Tubes/Covers
  • Gold Jump Rings
  • Gold Chain

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Begin by making a bead link with the wire and the lotus coin. Attach the tassel to the bottom of the link.
Step 2:
Slide a piece of beading wire (about 18" long) through the top of the link. Slide 14 seed beads onto each side of the wire.
Step 3:
Bring the pieces of wire together and slide on an African Rice bead.
Step 4:
Slide 3 seed beads onto each wire. Continue sliding on beads in the order shown in the picture. *Note* the larger seed beads I used that are separating the Fossil jasper energy tubes are the seed beads that you'll get with the energy tube strand* Once you've finished stringing on the beads, make a loop at the end of the wire & secure with a crimp tube & cover.
Step 5:
Next, you'll need a piece of microsuede cord about 23" long.
Slide the end of the microsuede through the loop about 1/4". Wrap wire around the two pieces of microsuede to secure.
Step 6:
For the second necklace, I made bead links with the Aquamarine energy tubes, coconut rondelles, and African brass rice until I reached a length of 18".
Step 7:
Lastly, use jump rings to connect the ends of the bead chain to an 8.5" piece of gold chain. I made both necklaces long enough to fit overhead, so no clasp is needed.

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  1. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Elaina….I love the way you did the pendant….I’ll have to remember that…it just makes the necklace.

  2. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    I love the unique way you made the pendant drop and the aquamarine with the Indonesian Fossil Jasper together.

  3. SF Girl
    SF Girl says:

    I agree with the above – thank you for showing us that technique with the beaded loop brought together with the African rice bead. Also, BTW, this piece is lovely!

  4. DB
    DB says:

    A great look and one I may emulate on a future project

  5. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    I agree – the pendant is unique and fun. Another great necklace.

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