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Gemstone Double Stranded Necklace

Materials

2 clasps
4 11mm ring
1 46x35mm cast metal horse eye pendant
13.5cm chevron chain (precut into 14 & 17 links)
38cm oval brass medium chain
35 4mm jump rings
34 6mm jump rings
50 eye pins
1 head pin
12 4mm round tiger eye beads
10 6mm round lava stone beads
7 4x6mm Imperial Crystal rondelle camel beads
4 8mm round tiger eye beads
5 8mm round picture jasper beads
13 8mm round lava stone beads
6 6x8mm Imperial Crystal rondelle camel beads

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

1 Take four 4mm jump rings and the 6cm & 7.5cm sections of chevron chain. Attach a jump ring to each end of both section of chain.

Take the medium oval chain and cut four sections of 5cm and two sections of 9cm. *Take the two sections of 9cm and thread one 4mm jump ring through the ends of both chain. Take one more 4mm jump ring and thread the other end of chain. **

Repeat from * to ** two more times but substitute the 9cm chain for the 5cm chain.
2. Create the following beaded-connectors:
A: Thirteen large lava beaded-connectors: One 8mm lava bead
B: Four tiger eye beaded-connectors: One 8mm tiger eye bead
C: Four jasper beaded-connectors: One 8mm picture jasper bead
D: Six large rondelle beaded-connectors: One 6x8mm rondelle crystal bead
E Seven small rondelle beaded-connectors: One 4x6mm rondelle crystal bead
F: Ten small lava beaded-connectors: One 6mm lava bead
G: Six double tiger eye beaded-connectors: Two 4mm tiger eye 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.
3. A: Create the left outer necklace strap by using 6mm jump rings to join up beaded-connectors & chain from step one & two in the following order: Three large rondelle beaded-connectors (2D), three large lava beaded-connectors (2A), four jasper beaded-connectors (2C), the 7.5cm section of chevron chain (thread the 6mm jump ring through the 4mm jump ring), three large lava beaded-connectors & one clasp.

B: Create the right outer necklace strap by using 6mm jump rings to join up 6cm chevron chain, three large lava beaded-connectors, four tiger eye beaded-connectors, three large rondelle beaded-connectors, four large lava beaded-connectors & one 11mm plain ring.

C: Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the top of the horse eye pendant and one 11mm ring. Finish the outer necklace by using 6mm jump rings to attach the two necklace to the 11mm ring.

4. Take one head pin and thread one 8mm picture jasper bead. Trim the pin 1cm from the bead and using your round-nose pliers create a loop. Gently undo the loop and attach one 11mm ring.

5. Create the inner necklace by using 4mm jump rings to join up the beaded-connectors & chain from step one & two in the following order: Five small lava beaded-connectors (2F), the 5cm section of oval double chain (thread the 4mm jump ring through the 4mm jump ring attached to the chain), seven small rondelle beaded-connectors (2E), 9cm section of oval double chain, six double tiger eye beaded-connectors (2G) the 5cm section of oval double chain & five small lava beaded-connectors.

Thread the plain ring from step 4 so it sits in the middle of the chain. Finish by using 6mm jump rings to attach the clasp and plain ring to each side of the necklace.