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Agave Oasis Necklace

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I used a mix of Amazonite, Blue Lace Agate, Sakura Agate, Green Aventurine, and silver accents to create this early-summer inspired layered necklace.

Supplies you’ll need:

  • Gemstones (see below for the ones I used)
  • Chinese Knotting Cord
  • 8mm & 3mm Jump Rings
  • Headpins
  • Leather Cord
  • Cord Ends
  • Lobster Clasp
  • Super Glue
  • Silver 24 Gauge Wire
  • Beading Wire
  • Crimp Tubes & Covers
  • Silver Round Beads
  • Silver Noodle Bead

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1

For the first layer, begin with a piece of beading wire approx. 16" long. Loop one end through an 8mm jump ring & secure with a crimp tube & cover. Slide the beads on in the order shown in the picture. Once the beads have been strung on, loop the other end through an 8mm jump ring & secure with a crimp tube & cover.

See Tip: Crimping Basics

Step 2

For the second layer, use the 24 gauge wire to make bead links with the Amazonite rondelles, Sakura Agate, and the 4mm silver round beads. Connect the links directly to one another. I made mine to be about 14" long. Use a 3mm jump ring to attach the ends to the same 8mm jump rings that you attached the layer from step 1 to.

See Tip: Wire Wrap a Bead Link

Step 3

For the third layer, slide the amazonite rondelles, rose quartz bricks, and the silver beads onto Chinese knotting cord, tying a knot in between each bead. I made mine to be about 13" long. Tie the ends to the same 8mm jump rings from steps 1 & 2. Secure with a drop of glue.

Step 4

Attach 3 more 8mm jump rings to the one holding the strands. Make bead charms with the headpins & 4mm silver round beads. Attach the charms directly to the jump rings. Knot your desired length of leather cord through the top jump ring. Finish by attaching glue-in leather cord ends.

See Tip: Wire Wrap a Charm

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