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