Carnelian Chakra Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Natural gemstone beauty combines effortlessly with sparkle and shine in this lovely necklace. Sparkling Swarovski crystal beads and lustrous Swarovski pearls are contrasted with carnelian coin beads in warm colors. This rich color combination is complete with finishing touches of gold. Make this necklace to achieve effortless elegance in your everyday looks.
Step one: Cut two lengths of jewelry wire, both approximately 15 inches each. String both wires through a Dakota Stones carnelian 15mm wave coin bead so that one strand of wire goes through the front of the bead to the back and the other strand goes through the back of the bead to the front. Bring the coin to the beginning of the two strands of wire, making sure to leave a 3-inch tail.
Step two: Working on the jewelry wire coming out of the front of the coin bead, string on a Swarovski 5000 6mm faceted round in Crystal Luminous Green, followed by a Swarovski 5810 6mm round pearl in Copper and another Crystal Luminous Green bead. Working on the jewelry wire coming out of the back of the coin bead, string on eight TOHO 8/0 bead rounds in silver-lined dark gold.
Step three: Add another coin bead to the two strands of jewelry wire as you did in step one and then add the three Swarovski beads to the front and eight TOHOs to the back as you did in step two. Repeat this step five more times. String one final coin bead onto the two strands.
Step four: On the front wire, add one Crystal Luminous Green bead followed by a Copper pearl. On the back wire, add six TOHOs. String a Crystal Luminous Green bead onto both strands of jewelry wire. Crimp the strands to a 6mm 18 gauge satin Hamilton gold-plated open jump ring using a 14k/20 gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tube. For help with crimping, please see our crimp tube Handy Tip Video. Cover the crimp using a 3mm gold-filled crimp cover. Check out our Handy Tip for more information on using a crimp cover. Repeat this step for the beginning of the necklace strand.
Step five: Cut a length of the satin Hamilton gold-plated cable chain approximately 4 1/2 inches long, or 23 links long. Attach the chain to a jump ring on one end of the necklace strand. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see our Handy Tip Video. Attach one half of the 14/20 gold-filled large soft twist toggle clasp with ball end to the end of the chain. The chain links are easy to open, so you can attach the clasp directly to the chain. Repeat this step for the other side of the necklace.
Approximate Size: 16 ½ Estimated Time:45 Minutes Difficulty Level:Beginner
List of Components: Dakota Stones Carnelian 15mm Wave Coin Bead Strand (R0692, qty 1) Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal Luminous Green (5000-CLU6, qty 18) Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Copper (5810-COP6, qty 9) TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Silver-Lined Dark Gold (TBRD8-22C, qty 1) Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Cable Chain (BTF-0085, qty 1) 6mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Open Jump Ring - 18 Gauge (FIND-0471, qty 2) 14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube (GF-CRM2, qty 2) 3mm Gold-Filled Crimp Cover (GF-CCOV01, qty 2) 14/20 Gold-Filled Large Soft Twist Toggle Clasp with Ball End (ISCL-0083, qty 1)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Jonquil (5000-JON6) Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Copper (5810-COP5) TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Frosted Silver-Lined Light Gold (TBRD8-22F) Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Twisted Link and Textured Link Chain (BTF-0037)