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Malachite Necklace

Information about this project

Difficulty: Intermediate


This design is from our inspirations archive. As this design was created some time ago we sadly no longer stock all the products to create our design, but can still be useful for inspiration. 

STEP 1. Start by attaching the hook of the clasp to the centre of approx. 320cm of nylon thread using crimps and french wire.

STEP 2. Thread 6 seed beads onto each thread, then take one thread only and add a crystal, followed by a gemstone & another crystal.

STEP 3. Take the other wire and thread through the last 3 beads in the opposite direction. Now take one thread and add 6 seed beads, one crystal, a gemstone and a crystal. Now add 3 seed beads, a crystal and 3 more seed beads to the other thread. Take this wire back through the last 3 beads on the other thread from the opposite direction.

STEP 4. Keep adding sets of beads in this way until the necklace is to your desired length. Make sure the extra crystal is always added to the same side to keep the shaping correct.

STEP 5. Finish by fixing the other end of the clasp to the end using crimps and french wire.