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Twilight Garden diy Necklace

DESIGNED BY Molly Schaller
FEATURING BEAD GALLERY® BEADS BY HALCRAFT COLLECTION 

The Twilight Garden Necklace is part of our monthly Pretty Palettes design challenge. Click to learn how you can play along!

Materials:
1 sky blue dyed cloud agate pendant
12 8mm green coated druzy agate rounds
7 10mm pink coated druzy agate rounds
6 10mm blue coated druzy agate rounds
10 10mm green coated druzy agate rounds
7 4x8mm gunmetal acrylic rondelles
5 15-28mm multi iris coated quartz stone cut nuggets
1 9x21mm blue faceted glass teardrop
3 gold jump rings
1 gold lobster clasp
96” 22-gauge gold color German style wire

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

Level of difficulty: intermediate

Time: 2-3 hours

Instructions:

1. Cut 1 10-inch piece of wire. At the halfway point of the wire, string the sky blue cloud agate pendant. Make a wrapped loop.

2. Slide 1 quartz point onto one of the wire tails. Wrap each of the wires around the stone.

3. Twist the two wires together. Slide another quartz point onto one wire. Wrap each of the tails around the stone then bring them together so that they meet above the stone.

4. Holding both wires as one, Make a wrapped loop.

5. Cut 43 2-inch pieces of wire.

6. Make a wrapped loop with one wire, string one of the druzy agate rounds and make another wrapped loop.

7. Repeat step 6 using either druzy agate rounds, the final three quartz points, and the acrylic rondelles, attaching links as you make them to create two 13” strands with the smaller druzy rounds at the ends (5 8mm druzy rounds on each strand).

8. Onto the final piece of wire, string the faceted glass teardrop so that it is ½ inch from the end of the wire. Bend the wire into a U shape so that the wire conforms to the end of the bead. Wrap the short wire around the longer wire.

9. Make a wrapped loop with the longer wire and wrap over the first wraps. Trim wire as necessary.

10. Open a jump ring and attach the wrapped loop above the pendant and each of the two strands of bead links.

11. Open the second jump ring and attach the other end of one strand near the smaller druzy rounds as well as the faceted teardrop.

12. Open the third jump ring and attach it to the other end of the necklace and the loop of the lobster clasp.

Molly Schaller is a crafts industry consultant, jewelry designer, and communications specialist. She loves how crafts weave one's heart, hands, and mind into one beautiful experience and is always on the lookout for a new crafting hobby.