Stone Jewelry Making - Build Your Own Statement Necklace
Summary: This tutorial on building your own necklace features a stone, the very trendy turquoise bead, plus two types of anti-bronze chain, tiger tail wire and two lobster claw clasps. Super easy and fun!
Synthetic Turquoise Beads, Size: about 18mm long, 8~10mm thick, hole:1mm, about 12strands/kg.(TURQ-H033-1)
Unit: 2000 g Weight: 2300(g)
US $17.93 / 2000 g
Tiger Tail, Silver-Gray, 0.5mm in diameter, about 35m/roll(L0.5MM01)
Unit: 10 rolls Weight: 467(g)
US $7.62 / 10 rolls
Brass Lobster Claw Clasps, Nickel Free, Antique Bronze, about 12mm long, 7mm wide, 3mm thick, hole: 1mm(KK-902-AB-NF)
Unit: 200 pcs Weight: 113(g)
US $6.10 / 200 pcs
Iron Cross Chains, Antique Bronze, 0.7x2.8x3.9mm, Come On Reel, 100m/roll(N0YHW011)
Unit: 100 m Weight: 1142(g)
US $9.60 / 100 m
JumpRings, Close but Unsoldered, Brass, Antique Bronze, about 6mm in diameter, 1mm thick, about 4900pcs/500g(JRC6MM-AB)
Unit: 500 g Weight: 575(g)
US $10.37 / 500 g
Brass Crimp Beads, Silver Color, Tube, about 1.5mm long, 1.5mm wide ,hole: 1mm(E001-S)
Unit: 30000 pcs Weight: 194(g)
US $10.06 / 30000 pcs
A Set of Three Pliers with a Container, Ferronickel, 12cmx16cmx2.8cm(P011Y)
Unit: 1 Set Weight: 460(g)
US $4.76 / 1 Set
Building your own necklace can be rewarding, and sometimes worthwhile and amusing. Turquoise is naturally one of my favorite materials to work with. Jewelry making out of such kind of stones can be tailored to your taste as well as any trendy stylishness.
Supplies needed in the stone necklace:
Turquoise bead strand
Anti-bronze chain (2 types)
Lobster Claw Clasp
0.5mm Tiger Tail Wire
Side Cutting Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Flat Nose Pliers
How to build the turquoise necklace?
Step 1: Create the focal beaded strand
1st, cut a 40cm long piece of wire, pass through the jumpring and pull the two ends to be equal;
2nd, slide a crimp bead. Push up and clamp near the jumpring;
3rd, string five selected turquoise beads;
4th, orderly add a crimp bead and a jumpring on the other end. Take the wire to go back through the crimp bead, pull the wire snugly and squeeze the crimp bead. Trim off the excess wire and that’s the focal stone part.
Step 2: Prepare the decorative chain strands
1st, take two strands of thinner chain, measuring 18cm and 28cm long;
2nd, attach a clasp on two ends of chain strands, with a jumpring.
Step 3: Build your own necklace
1st, measure the required length needed for the thicker chain;
2nd, cut the needed chain and mark its center;
3rd, on one end of the beaded strand, open the jumpring and hook the center chain link. Then close it off;
4th, on the other end, open the jumpring and hook the last link on two ends. Close the jumpring as before;
After that you’ll see the semi-finished necklace as below:
5th, lift the chain adornment, open the two lobster clasps and attach to the beaded strand.
You’re done now. Admire it and then wear it or pass it on to others. All friends and family will love the way you built your own necklace very much! Be aware of all episodes in life and let them provide inspirations!