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Turquoise Green Statement Necklace

Materials

1 57x98mm v-shaped connector
1 clasp
66 6mm jump rings
5 8mm jump rings
19 head pins
19 bead caps
47 eye pins

19 13x7mm tear drops – Turquoise
34 8mm turquoise round beads
44 8mm howlite (synthetic) round – Dark green
6 6x8mm Imperial crystal rondelle beads – Sapphire
6 4x6mm Imperial crystal rondelle beads – Aqua

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

1 Create the following beaded-dangles:
A: Seven green tear drop beaded-dangle: One bead cap, one turquoise tear drop & one 8mm green howlite bead
B: Six sapphire tear drop beaded-dangle: One bead cap, one turquoise tear drop & one sapphire 6x8mm crystal rondelle
C: Six aqua tear drop beaded-dangle: One bead cap, one turquoise tear drop & one aqua 4x6mm crystal rondelle
D: Thirteen single green beaded-dangle: One 8mm green howlite bead
E: Twelve double green beaded-dangle: Two 8mm green howlite bead
F: Ten single turquoise beaded-dangle: One 8mm turquoise bead
G: Twelve double turquoise beaded-dangle: Two 8mm turquoise bead

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

2 Take one 6mm jump ring and attach one green tear drop beaded-dangle (step 1A) to the centre hole of the V-connector

3 You are going to use 6mm jump rings to attach the beaded dangles to the right side of the v-connector . You will work left to right connecting beaded-dangles to every second hole.
2nd hole, 4th hole & 6th hole from middle: One green tear drop beaded-dangle (step 1A)
8th, 10th, 12th hole from middle: One sapphire tear drop beaded-dangle (step 1B)
14th, 16th, 18th from middle: One aqua tear drop beaded-dangle (step 1c)

Note the 18th hole is the last hole in the V-connector.

Repeat this step for the other side but you will be working right to left from the centre hole.

4 Create one beaded strap by using 6mm jump ring to attach beaded-dangles in the following order: *One single turquoise beaded-dangle (step 1F) & one double turquoise beaded-dangle (step 1G)**, repeat sequence from * to ** four times & finish with one double turquoise beaded-dangle.

Repeat this step for the second necklace strap and then use 6mm jump rings to attach the necklace straps to each side of the v-connector

5. Create the centre green beaded-chain by sing 6mm jump ring to attach
beaded-dangles in the following order: *One single green beaded-dangle (step 1d), one double green beaded-dangle (step 1e)**, repeat sequence from * to ** eleven times & finish with one single green beaded-dangle.

6. Take one 8mm jump ring and thread one end of the turquoise necklace strap from step 4 and one end of the green beaded-chain from step 5. Now take another 8mm jump ring and thread the end of the other turquoise necklace and green beaded-chain. Take three 8mm jump rings and create a jump ring chain by attaching them to each other and attach to one side of the necklace. Take one 6mm jump ring and attach the clasp to the other side.