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Blue Lagoon Necklace

About this design:

For this design, I paired various sizes & shapes of turquoise with amazonite, seed beads, and silver accents to create this long, layered necklace. I love how the turquoise looks with the leather cord & the pops of pink from the African trade beads!

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

Leather cord, assorted gemstones & seed beads (see below for the ones I used), beading wire, 24 gauge silver wire, crimp tubes & covers, cord ends, lobster clasps, jump rings, super glue, silver tubes & charms (see below for the ones I used).


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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Begin with a 14.5-15" piece of leather cord. Slide the focal onto the center of the cord & tie a knot on each side to hold it in place. Finish by attaching cord ends & a lobster clasp to the ends of the cord.
Step 2:
Make a loop at one end of a 5" piece of beading wire & secure with a crimp tube & cover. Slide on the turquoise chips (I used approx. 27 chips). Make a loop at the other end & secure with a crimp tube & cover. Repeat these steps for the next strand, except you'll be using a 6" piece of beading wire & 15/0 seed beads. Once you've reached the center, slide on 12 silver drops, each separated by 2 seed beads, and then continue sliding on seed beads until you've almost reached the end. Make a loop at the end of the wire & secure with a crimp tube & cover. Slide the loops at the ends of the strands onto the silver twisted jump rings. Tie a 10" piece of leather cord to each jump ring. Finish by attaching cord ends & a lobster clasp to the ends of the cord.
Step 3:
Begin with a piece of beading wire about 26" long. Make a loop at one end & secure with a crimp tube & cover. Slide on turquoise chips, rounds, seed beads, and silver tubes. To finish, make a loop at the end and secure with a crimp tube & cover. Attach a jump ring & lobster clasp to the loops.
Step 4:
Make the bead chain using turquoise nuggets, rounds, seed beads, and silver beads. I made mine to be 22" long. For extra length, I attached a 4" piece of leather cord to each end using the crimp cord ends. The necklace is long enough to slide over your head, so you won't need to attach a clasp. For the center focal, make 5 bead charms with the turquoise rounds & headpins. Attach them to a 10mm silver twisted jump ring with 3mm jump rings. Slide the twisted jump ring through the figa fist focal. I placed a drop of glue on the back of the focal to keep the jump ring in place. Attach the focal to the center of the necklace.

Buy Products from this Design

15-16" strand
$16.90
½ strand (loose)
$8.95

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  1. Creel U
    Creel U says:

    Love the stack of strands. Beautiful mix.

  2. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Lovely layers. Great design. The new turquoise beads are beautiful.

  3. ByCherylLynn
    ByCherylLynn says:

    Love love LOVE!! ♥

  4. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Fantastic way to use the new turquoise beads! The layers make such a statement when all are worn together.

  5. kye
    kye says:

    So pretty! I really like the subtle use of pink.

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    kathymason6964 says:

    I really like the necklace, I’m going to try and make it.

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