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How to make a necklace with a natural stone – jewellery making tutorial for beginners

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Designed by: Paula Ziemska

Difficulty: Beginner

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What crafter doesn't like semi-precious? Sometimes, they are so beautiful that we must buy them and make wonderful pieces with them. Paula has got a brilliant idea and she will show you how to make a necklace with a natural stone. It’s really easy to make it and due to the pendants unique, extraordinary, beautiful shape/colour we are sure that it will turn heads.  See for yourselves.

Supplies used in this project:

  • SuperLon-Fine thread
  • A big stone with a hole longwise
  • Scissors
  • Glue or a lighter
  • Various tiny beads and stones; I used:
  •  3 and 4mm agates,
  • 3mm Fire Polish
  • TOHO Treasure beads (they make perfect spacers between the beads)
  • Mother-of-pearl
  • Hematite
  • And 30-45 minutes of your free time

Let’s begin! Ready, set, go!

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Cut a long piece of thread. The idea is that the stone is placed in the middle of bridge + 50 cm extra thread (trimming the rope endings may take some of it).

If you prefer shorter necklace you may take a shorter thread – just remember, that you will need the necklace to pass over your head with ease.


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Tie a double knot on one of the endings and string the 1st sequence:

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Pass the thread through the stone.

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Now we will string a sequence for the whole necklace.

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The way you string the beads is up to you. I recommend to separate the bigger stones with TOHO Treasure beads. They are perfect for it and their colours (especially the new ones) rock.

But, let’s get down to work.

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String and string….

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We’re halfway! Now we need to string a mirror image of the sequence already strung.

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I’ve reached the end. Pass the rope through the stone and finish your work making the 2nd tail (I’ve made it a bit different than the 1st one).

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Tie a double knot.

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Cut off the excess thread. 

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You may secure the endings with a lighter or glue.

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It’s finished!

That was fast, wasn’t it?

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As you can see, it’s really fast and pleasant to make a necklace with a natural stone. We’re sure you'll make your very own ones. Maybe they will be very colourful or quite the opposite – with subdued colours.  We can’t wait to see your versions of this necklace so let us know the result of your work on our Facebook group.

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