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Turquoise & Rhinestone Necklace

Materials

1 clasp
1 10mm cast metal ring
3 37x35mm rhinestone connectors
2 rhinestone drops
8 6mm rhinestone spacer beads
13 7mm rhinestone spacer beads
5 head pins
16 small eye pins
10 medium eye pins
33 6mm jump rings

9 6x8mm Imperial Crystal rondelle beads – silver
21 6mm faceted Turquoise beads
20 8mm faceted Turquoise beads

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

STEP 1 Take one head pin and thread one 6mm turquoise bead, one 7mm rhinestone spacer bead, one 6x8mm silver rondelle bead. Trim 1cm from the last bead and with your round nose pliers form a loop. Gently undo the loop and now thread the bottom hole of one of the rhinestone connectors and secure by redoing the loop. Repeat this step two more times.

STEP 2 Take one head pin and thread one 6mm turquoise bead, one 7mm rhinestone spacer bead, one 6x8mm silver crystal rondelle bead.. Trim 1cm from the last bead and with your round nose pliers form a loop. Take one 6mm jump ring and hang the newly created beaded-dangle to the right side of one of the rhinestone connectors. Repeat this step but hang the beaded-dangle on the other side of the same rhinestone connector.

STEP 3 Finish the middle section of the necklace by taking the rhinestone connector from step 2 and using 6mm jump rings attach one rhinestone connector to each side.

STEP 4 Create the following Beaded Connectors:
USE SMALL EYE PIN
A Eight silver beaded-connectors: One 6x8mm silver crystal rondelle bead
B Eight small turquoise beaded-connectors: One 6mm turquoise bead, one 6mm rhinestone spacer bead and one 6mm turquoise bead
USE MEDIUM EYE PIN
C Eight medium turquoise beaded-connectors: One 8mm turquoise bead, one 8mm rhinestone spacer bead and one 8mm turquoise bead

NOTE: Beaded-connectors are created by threading the bead or sequence of beads on a eye pin, then trimming the eye pin 1cm from the last bead. Then take your round-nose pliers and form a loop on the end.

STEP 5 Take a medium eye pin and thread one 8mm turquoise bead, one rhinestone drop and one 8mm turquoise bead. Form a beaded-connector. Repeat this step one more time.

STEP 6 Create the beaded middle tier of the necklace by using 6mm jump rings join up the eight small turquoise beaded-connectors from step 4B

STEP 7 Create one necklace strap using 6mm jump rings to join up beaded-connectors from step four and five in the following order: One rhinestone beaded-connector (step 5),*one silver beaded-connector, one medium turquoise beaded-connector**. Repeat from * to ** three times and one clasp. Repeat this step for the second necklace strap but replace the clasp with a cast metal ring.

STEP 8 Using 6mm jump rings attach the necklace straps from step 7 to each side of the middle connector from step 3.

STEP 9 Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the jump ring between the first silver beaded-connector and first medium turquoise beaded-connector on the left side of the necklace (use picture as a guide) and one end of the beaded middle tier of the necklace (step 6). Repeat to attach the other end of the beaded-chain to the other side of the necklace.