Turquoise Chrysanthemum DIY Necklace

Designed by Molly Schaller
featuring Bead Gallery Beads from the Halcraft Collection 

14 turquoise dyed howlite teardrop 20x30mm, top-drilled (large) - 11010 
9 turquoise dyed howlite teardrop 18x25mm, side-drilled (medium) -11009 
13 turquoise dyed howlite teardrop 10x14mm, side drilled (small) - 11005
1 turquoise dyed howlite natural shape -12394 
87 turquoise dyed howlite rondelle 4x6mm - 11002  
58 4mm gold rounds - 12206 
15 gold ball pins 
1 gold lobster clasp 
1 gold 10mm jump ring 
66” gold 19-strand .018” flexible beading wire JW02G-0 
2 #3 gold crimp tubes - 305X-129  

Tools: 
Wire nippers 
Crimping pliers 
Chain nose pliers 
Round nose pliers 
Bead bugs 

Tip: 

Time to create: 2 hours 

Instructions: 
1. Slide one of the largest teardrops onto a ball pin. Make a wrapped loop. Repeat 13 more times. 
2. Slide 1 natural shape bead onto a ball pin. Make a wrapped loop. 
3. Cut 20”, 22”, & 24” pieces of flexible beading wire. 
4. Place a bead bug on the end of all three strands. Holding all of them together as one, string 1 crimp tube, 1 gold round, & 35 rondells. 
5. Split the strands and string onto the 20” strand 1 gold round, 1 rondell, and 1 gold round. String a small teardrop and 1 gold round, then repeat 12 more times. String 1 rondell and 1 gold round. Place a bead bug on the wire to hold beads in place. 
6. Onto the 22” strand string 1 gold round,1 rondell, and 1 gold round. String a medium teardrop and 1 gold round, then repeat 8 more times. String 1 rondell and 1 gold round. Add this strand to the bead bug as well. 
7. Onto the 24” strand string 1 gold round, 1 rondell, 1 gold round & the loop of one large teardrop. Repeat 13 more times. String 1 gold round, 1 rondell, and 1 gold round. 
8. Remove the bead bug holding all three strands as one, string 35 rondelles, 1 gold round, & 1 crimp tube. Pass the strands through the loop of the clasp and back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube and trim excess wire. 
9. Open the jump ring and add the small natural shape drop. Close the jump ring. 
10. Remove the bead bug from the opposite end of the necklace and tighten—without pulling completely taut—the strands of the necklace. Adjust as necessary. 
11. Pass the wires through the jump ring and back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube and trim excess wire. 

To read the December Birthstone blog post about December's birthstone, Turquoise, click the image to the right! 

Molly Schaller is a beaded jewelry designer and craft industry consultant who loves beading, knitting, gardening, bookbinding, and being with her family and pets. She’s always on the lookout for new ways to express her creativity and help others learn ways to tap into their creativity as well!



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