Raspberry Sorbet Necklace

Featuring Bead Gallery Beads  from the halcraft collection
Designed by Molly Schaller  

Materials:
1 amethyst druzy pendant with gold edges (13596)
1 blue lace agate faceted nugget (15166)
6 red dyed coral branches (10743)
2 10mm light blue faceted agate rounds (13319)
19 8mm sesame jasper matte rounds (14879)
29 8mm simulated amazonite matte glass rounds (14506)
4 9-10mm dusty pink Philippine wood rounds (14991)
4 10-25mm purple coated quartz stone nuggets (14966)
2 6/0 matte gold e beads
16” gold tone flexible beading wire
28” gold tone flexible beading wire
1 gold tone eye pin
26 gold tone #1 crimp beads
2 gold tone lobster clasp
2 gold tone 6mm jump ring

Tools:
Wire nippers
Round-nose pliers
Chain-nose pliers

Level of difficulty: intermediate 

Time: 1 hour  

Tip: Play around with the length of the wires for the coral “fringe” around the pendants of this necklace. They’re all a little different in length, giving it a more organic look. 

Instructions:
1. Onto an eye pin slide 1 blue lace agate faceted nugget. Make a simple loop to create an agate link.
2. Open the bottom loop of the link and attach it to the loop of the amethyst druzy pendant.
3. Cut 8 2” pieces of flexible beading wire.
4. Near the end of one piece of beading wire, flatten a crimp bead. Slide 3 coral branches and one crimp bead onto the wire. Pass the wire through the top loop of the blue lace agate link and back through the crimp. Crimp the tube. String 3 more coral branches and a crimp bead. Flatten the crimp bead, leaving some room for the coral branches to move around. Trim any excess wire.
5. Repeat step 4 three more times at the top of the blue lace agate link.
6. Repeat step 4 four more times, attaching the fringe to the loop of the amethyst pendant.
7. Onto the remaining 28” of beading wire, string 1 crimp bead. Pass the beading wire through the loop of the lobster clasp and back through the crimp tube. Flatten the crimp tube.
8. String 1 gold E bead, then string a mix of 20 amazonite glass and sesame jasper rounds each separated by a gold E bead.
9. String 1 gold E bead, 1 dusty rose wood round, 1 coral branch, 1 purple dyed quartz point, 1 coral branch, 1 dusty rose wood round, and begin again by stringing a gold E bead.
10. String 5 of the amazonite/jasper mix beads separated by gold E beads, string 1 10mm light blue faceted agate round, a gold E bead, the top loop of the blue lace agate faceted nugget pendant, a gold E bead, 1 10mm light blue faceted agate round, and a gold E bead.
11. Continue by stringing a mix of 13 amazonite/jasper rounds separated by gold E beads, 1 dusty rose wood round, 2 coral branches, 3 purple dyed quartz points, 2 coral branches, 1 dusty rose wood round, and begin again by stringing a gold E bead.
12. Continue by stringing a mix of 9 amazonite glass/jasper round separated by gold E beads, and a crimp bead.
13. Pass the wire through a jump ring and back through the crimp bead. Flatten crimp bead and trim excess wire.


Molly Schaller loves beading, knitting, gardening, bookbinding, and being with her family and pets, which include 3 cats, a flock of 12 hens, and a jaunty rooster named Kernel.

She’s always on the lookout for new ways to express her creativity and help others learn to tap into their creativity as well!