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Gemini Pearl and Gemstone Necklace

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Gemini Pearl and Gemstone Necklace Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

Show your wild side with your mild side all in one beautiful piece. This necklace is perfect for a bodacious bride or just a day on the beach.

Step one: When you detach the two parts of the toggle clasp, leave the extra jump rings on the ring side of the clasp. Cut two lengths of Beadalon® .013 to approximately 17 inches. Using a 2x2mm crimp tube, attach one of the strands to the bar end of your toggle clasp. String 10 rose quartz roundelles followed by one white potato freshwater pearl, repeat this pattern seven more times and end with ten more roundelles. Crimp the end of the wire to the jump ring of the Hill Tribe silver large, brushed round link.

Step two: Crimp the second strand to the same place on the bar of the toggle clasp. String ten white freshwater pearls followed by a transparent matte rosaline AB Toho bead, a peridot nugget, and another Toho bead. Repeat this pattern four more times. Finish this strand with nine pearls, and crimp the end of the wire to the Hill Tribe silver link.

Step three: Attach a large oval jump ring to the smaller jump rings on the ring side of your toggle clasp. Cut two eight inch lengths of sterling silver oval polished and twisted sterling silver handmade chain. Add another large oval jump ring to the un-embellished side of the Hill Tribe silver link. With a small jump ring attach them to the loop end of the clasp and the other side of the Hill Tribe silver link.

Step four: Cut three 11-inch lengths of Beadalon®. Crimp one piece to the oval jump ring on the loop of the toggle clasp. Alternate peridot nuggets with matte rosaline AB Toho beads until you have three of each then add one large white nugget pearl and another Toho. Repeat this pattern three more times. Finish this strand with alternating peridot and Toho beads, depending on what you need to make the strand even with the chain lengths. Crimp the end of the wire to the oval jump ring on the silver link.

Step five: Crimp another piece of Beadalon® onto the jump ring of the toggle and string a peridot bead followed by a Toho, now alternate five large white nugget pearls with Toho beads. Repeat this pattern until you have reached the appropriate length and crimp the end to the jump ring on the Thai silver link.

Step six: Crimp the final strand to the same jump ring and string a single peridot nugget, mix the potato pearls with pearl nuggets randomly for approximately two inches. Add another peridot nugget and three more inches of mixed pearls. Continue in this pattern until you have reached the desired length. Finish by crimping the end to the jump ring at the end.
Approximate size: 24 inches
Approximate cost: $198
Estimated time: Less than three hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Beadalon® 49 .013 30ft- bright (B49-30F-013)
List of Components:
Freshwater white nugget pearls (P-WHT8, qty 1 strand)
5-5.5mm white freshwater pearl (P-WHT7, qty 1 strand)
Peridot nuggets (R-PER-NUG, qty 1 strand)
3x6mm rose quartz roundelles (R-RSQTZ-RDL, qty 1 strand) Discontinued
Toho bead round 8/0 trans-rainbow-frosted rosaline AB (TBRD8-169F, qty 1 pack)
Sterling silver oval polished and twist handmade chain (925CH94, qty 2 ft)
Hill Tribe silver large brushed round link (HTS228, qty 1)
Hill Tribe silver flat swept antique toggle (HTS227, qty 1)
Sterling silver large oval open jump ring (SS-OJR-OV6, qty 2)
Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR35-C, qty 4)
2x2mm sterling silver jump rings (SS-CRM2, qty 10)

Note: Our 3x6mm rose quartz roundelles (R-RSQTZ-RDL) has been discontinued. To check out our other great gemstones click here.

Purchase Idea Kit Components

White Nugget Pearls Strand
Code: P-WHT8
16 inch strand, Length 8-11mm, Width 8-11mm 
Sale Price: $63.38
Price: $75.04
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Trans-Rainbow-Frosted Rosaline AB
Code: TBRD8-169F
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
$1.36 $1.14$1.27 $1.07$1.19 $1.00
Sterling Silver Oval Polished & Twist Handmade Chain by the Foot
Code: 925CH94
Links 8.5x6mm, 20 gauge 
$21.84 $19.23$20.77 $18.29$19.76 $17.40
Hill Tribe Silver Flat Swept Antique Toggle Clasp
Code: HTS227
Approx. Loop 26mm, Bar 25.5mm 
Sale Price: $16.66
Price: $19.73
Sterling Silver Oval Open Jump Ring 6.4 x 9.6mm, 16 gauge
Code: SS-OJR-OV6
.252x.378 (6.4x9.6mm), 16 gauge 
$1.20 $1.03$1.12 $0.96$1.05 $0.90
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-C
Diameter 4.6mm, 19 gauge 
$0.33 $0.29$0.31 $0.27$0.28 $0.24
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
$0.16 $0.14$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.64
Price: $8.63
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.34
Price: $13.99
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.78
Price: $7.67
Beadalon 49 .013 30FT - Bright
Code: B49-30F-013
Diameter .013 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $20.67
Price: $23.18

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