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Black Hills Necklace







Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Unique shapes are on full display in this striking necklace design! Fiery coiled Artbeads Designer Wire pops against the black nugget gemstone beads, while heishi spacers and Nunn Design faceted round pewter beads add warmth. All of these different shapes create a bold, earthy vibe that will leave a lasting impression on your style. With the Coiling Gizmo, it's easy to dream up unique designs like this one. See more of this necklace and other designs featuring coiled accents in this Artbeads Cafe episode.

Step one:
Coil a section of the Copper 24 gauge Artbeads Designer Wire using the Coiling Gizmo set. For help using the Coiling Gizmo, please see our Mini Tutorial Video. Slide the coiled wire over Black 24 gauge Artbeads Designer Wire and then coil the black wire to create a beaded bead. Repeat two more times for a total of three coiled wire beads.

Step two:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 24 inches long. Crimp one end to an 8mm gunmetal-plated 18 gauge open jump ring using a TierraCast 2x2mm black finish brass crimp tube. Then, attach the jump ring to half of the JBB gunmetal-plated pewter hook and eye clasp. For help with crimping, please see our Handy Tip. To learn how to properly open and close jump rings, take a look at this Jump Ring Handy Tip Video.

Step three:
Add the following beads to your jewelry wire:
  • One Nunn Design antique copper-plated pewter faceted 6mm round bead
  • One TierraCast antique copper 7mm nugget heishi spacer
  • A Dakota Stones matte onyx 7x12mm faceted nugget bead
  • One spacer, one Nunn Design faceted bead and another spacer
  • Three Dakota Stones beads
  • One spacer, a faceted bead and another spacer
  • Three Dakota Stones beads
  • One spacer, a faceted bead and another spacer
  • Three Dakota Stones beads


Step four:
Add a coiled wire bead, followed by three Dakota Stones beads, another coiled wire bead, three more Dakota Stones beads and your final coiled wire bead. Make a mirror image of the bead pattern from step three on the other side of the coiled wire beads. Attach the end of your necklace to the other half of the clasp using a crimp tube and a jump ring.

Approximate Size: 21 Inches
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
Coiling Gizmo Set (TOOL-135)
Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
ZambaPro Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)

List of Components:
Artbeads Designer Wire - Copper Non-Tarnish 24 Gauge (60 ft. spool) (ADW0039, qty 1)
Artbeads Designer Wire - Black Non-Tarnish 24 Gauge (60 ft. spool) (ADW0038, qty 1)
Dakota Stones Matte Onyx 7x12mm Faceted Nugget Bead Strand (R0306, qty 1)
TierraCast Antique Copper 7mm Nugget Heishi Spacer (CA-0436, qty 14)
Nunn Design Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Faceted 6mm Round Bead (BEAD-3167, qty 8)
JBB Gunmetal-Plated Pewter Hook and Eye Clasp (PGM-CL004, qty 1)
TierraCast 2x2mm Black Finish Brass Crimp Tube (BKO-0030, qty 2)
8mm Gunmetal-Plated 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BGM-OJR08, qty 2)

Components

Artbeads Designer Wire - Copper Non-Tarnish 24 Gauge (60 ft. spool)
Code: ADW0039
24 gauge, 60 feet 
Sale Price: $2.79
Price: $3.49
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Artbeads Designer Wire - Black Non-Tarnish 24 Gauge (60 ft. spool)
Code: ADW0038
24 gauge, 60 feet 
Sale Price: $3.99
Price: $4.99
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Dakota Stones Matte Onyx 7x12mm Faceted Nugget Bead Strand
Code: R0306
Strand Length 8 inches, Length 7mm, Width 11.5mm 
1-23-56+
$16.65 $12.65$15.52 $11.79$14.46 $10.98
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TierraCast Antique Copper 7mm Nugget Heishi Spacer
Code: CA-0436
Length 2.5mm, Width 6.5mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.25 $0.18$0.23 $0.17$0.20 $0.15
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Nunn Design Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Faceted 6mm Round Bead
Code: BEAD-3167
Length 5mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 1.6mm/14 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.41 $1.12$1.30 $1.04$1.20 $0.96
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JBB Gunmetal-Plated Pewter Hook and Eye Clasp
Code: PGM-CL004
Hook 22.5mm x 12mm, Eye 17mm x 10.5mm 
1-78-1516+
$2.07 $1.34$1.91 $1.24$1.77 $1.15
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TierraCast 2x2mm Black Finish Brass Crimp Tube
Code: BKO-0030
Length 2mm, Width 2mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-7475-149150+
$0.09 $0.08$0.08 $0.07$0.07 $0.06
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8mm Gunmetal-Plated 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BGM-OJR08
Length 8mm, Width 8mm, 18 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
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Coiling Gizmo Set
Code: TOOL-135
Sale Price: $6.98
Price: $9.19
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ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
1-23-56+
$12.01 $10.80$11.19 $10.07$10.43 $9.38
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Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $11.68
Price: $13.43
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Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $6.99
Price: $8.04
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