How to make a necklace with a natural stone – jewellery making tutorial for beginners
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Designed by: Paula Ziemska
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
- 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)
- And 30-45 minutes of your free time
Let’s begin! Ready, set, go!
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.
Tie a double knot on one of the endings and string the 1st sequence:
Pass the thread through the stone.
Now we will string a sequence for the whole necklace.
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.
String and string….
We’re halfway! Now we need to string a mirror image of the sequence already strung.
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).
Tie a double knot.
Cut off the excess thread.
You may secure the endings with a lighter or glue.
That was fast, wasn’t it?
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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