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Gemstone Amethyst Double Stranded Long Necklace

Materials

1 single point Amethyst large pendant
1 clasp
3 8mm twisted rings
2 10×1.5mm jump rings
20cm chain
11 small head pins
1 medium head pin
45 small eye pin
6 medium eye pins
3 bead caps
6 6mm rhinestone rondelle beads

4 6mm Amethyst round beads
30 8mm Amethyst round beads
1 10mm round Amethyst beads
1 tear drop Amethyst bead
5 4x6mm Imperial Crystal rondelle beads – Tanzanite
46 6x8mm Imperial Crystal rondelle beads – Violet

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

1 Create the following beaded-connectors using the small eye pin:
A: Forty-six violet beaded-connectors: One 6x8mm violet crystal rondelle bead
B: Eighteen amethyst beaded-connectors: One 8mm Amethyst bead
Create the following beaded-connectors using the medium eye pin:
C: Six medium amethyst beaded-connectors: One 8mm Amethyst bead. one rhinestone rondelle and one 8mm Amethyst bead
D: One centre amethyst beaded-connector: One bead cap, one 10mm round amethyst bead and one bead cap.

Note: Beaded-connectors are created by threading the bead or sequence of beads on an 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.
2 Create one of the outer necklace strap by using 6mm jump rings to join beaded-connectors from step 1 in the following order: [One 1B amethyst beaded-connector, one 1A violet beaded-connector] x four, [one 1C medium amethyst beaded-connector, one 1B amethyst beaded-connector] x two, one 1A violet beaded-connector, one 1B amethyst beaded-connector and seven 1A violet beaded-connector. Repeat this step to create a second necklace strap.
Note Brackets [ ] are also used to enclose a sequence of beaded-connectors that are to be repeated a specified number of times.
3 Divide the chain into two 10cm sections.
*Create one of the inner necklace strap by using 6mm jump rings to join beaded-connectors from step 1 in the following order:
One 1B amethyst beaded-connector, one 1A violet beaded-connector, one 1B amethyst beaded-connector, two 1A violet beaded-connectors, one 1B amethyst beaded-connector, three 1A violet beaded-connectors, one 1B amethyst beaded-connector, three 1A violet beaded-connectors and one 10cm sections of chain.** Repeat from * to ** for the second inner necklace strap.
4 Take two 6x8mm violet crystal rondelle beads, four 6mm Amethyst round bead, four 4x6mm tanzanite crystal rondelle bead and ten small head pins. Place one bead on each head pin and create beaded-dangles by finishing each head pin off neatly with a loop.
5 From step 4 take two violet crystal beaded-dangles, two small amethyst beaded-dangles and two tanzanite crystal beaded-dangles. Take one 10mm jump ring and thread the top loop of the crystal point pendant and on the jump ring each side of the pendant thread in the following order one violet crystal beaded-dangle, one small amethyst beaded-dangle, one tanzanite crystal beaded-dangle. Before closing the jump ring thread 1D centre amethyst beaded-connector. Now thread one 6mm jump ring through the top loop of 1D centre amethyst beaded-connector and the bottom of the two necklace straps from step 2.
6 Take one medium head pin and thread one amethyst tear drop bead, one bead cap and one 4x6mm tanzanite crystal rondelle bead. Finish the head pin with a wrapped loop. Now take one 10mm jump ring and thread the newly created tear drop beaded-dangle and each side of the bead-dangle thread from step 4 one small amethyst beaded-dangle, one tanzanite crystal beaded-dangle. Before closing the jump ring thread the bottom of the two necklace straps from step 3.
7 Take three 8mm twisted rings and two 6mm jump rings. Create a chain by using the 6mm jump rings to join the twisted rings. Now take one head pin and thread one tanzanite crystal rondelle bead. Start to form a loop but before closing the loop attach on one of end the twisted rings on your newly formed chain. Now Take one 6mm jump ring and thread one end of both the inner and outer necklace and one clasp and one end of the newly created twisted ring chain. Take one more 6mm jump ring and thread the other side of the inner and outer necklace and one clasp.