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Peaceful Embers Necklace

About this design:

This week I wanted to design something with a color palette that I don't normally use, and I love the way it turned out! For this necklace, I used carnelian, lepidolite, & turquoise impression jasper, along with silver & bronze accents. I think pairing together an unexpected color combination can really help to add interest to an otherwise simple design!

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

Brass 24 gauge wire, assorted gemstones (I used carnelian, lepidolite, turquoise impression jasper, and rock crystal), silver 3mm round beads, silver tubes, headpins, and a peace sign pendant

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Make a bead link with a 4.5mm turquoise impression jasper round, and attach the bottom of the link directly to the peace sign pendant. Make another bead link with an 8mm carnelian round & attach it directly to the top of the turquoise link.
Step 2:
Use the brass 24 gauge wire to make bead links with the carnelian, lepidolite, turquoise impression jasper, rock crystal rondelles, and the silver tubes. I started each side of the necklace with a turquoise impression jasper bead link that I attached directly to the carnelian link from step 1. Connect each link directly to one another. Continue making bead links until your bead chain is about 26" long. Lastly, I made 4 bead charms using headpins & the silver rounds and attached them to the first few bead links in the necklace.

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15-16" strand
½ strand (loose)

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15-16" strand
½ strand (loose)

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  1. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Elaina, the burst of color is refreshing & fun! The peace focal adds a little ‘groovy’ too! Great necklace :)

  2. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    What a fun necklace! The colors are some favorites. I can see it worn with a sweater or long sleeved tee for winter. It would also be great with a t-shirt for summer. It makes me feel young again as it reminds of the late 60′s and early 70′s.

  3. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Takes me back.

  4. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Love the color combination. And the peace sign! What fun.

  5. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love the colors and the design in the beaded section but I’m not too fond of the focal.

  6. kye
    kye says:

    Groovy man! Love the colors. They are unexpected but really work.

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