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Watermelon Necklace

DIY JEWELRY making 


Designed by Denise Yezbak Moore
featuring Bead Gallery® beads
available exclusively at www.Halcraftcollection.com

Instructions:
24     Bead Gallery® pink dyed dolomite round 10mm (12739)
08     Bead Gallery® Philippine wood pink round 11-12mm (14990)
08     Bead Gallery® watermelon coated quartz nugget (14963)
24     Bead Gallery® mother-of-pearl large chips (12057)
12     Bead Gallery® Philippine wood tan round 11-12mm (14980)
09     Bead Gallery® 9x14mm green agate nuggets (14922)
01     Bead Gallery® green/amber dyed agate slice (15154)
48     Bead Gallery® gold tone metal rondelle (12535)
07     Bead Gallery® gold tone metal 4mm round (12524)
03     gold tone 6mm jump rings
01     gold tone large lobster clasp
01     gold tone 15mm jump ring
105” brown 3-ply waxed linen cording

Tools:
Wire nippers
2 Chain-nose pliers
Super glue

Level of difficulty (Intermediate to Advanced)

Time – Less than 1 hour

Instructions:

1.    Row 1 - Cut 25” brown cording.
2.    String 4mm round, rondelle, 3 dolomite, rondelle, 3 dolomite, rondelle, pink wood, rondelle, pink wood, rondelle, 2 watermelon nuggets, 5 mother-of-pearl chips, rondelle, tan wood, rondelle, tan wood, rondelle, *green agate, rondelle* repeat 4 times, tan wood, rondelle, tan wood, rondelle, 5 mother-of-pearl chips, 2 watermelon nuggets, rondelle, pink wood, rondelle, pink wood, rondelle, 3 dolomite, rondelle, pink dolomite rondelle and 4mm round. Set aside.
3.    Cut 4 lengths of 20” brown cording
4.    Row 2 – Bring 4 lengths of cording together, move up 5” from the end of cording and form an overhand knot.
5.    String agate slice on long ends and form an overhand knot. Pull knot tight.
6.    Separate strand Trim 2 long ends and lightly dab knot with super glue.  Let dry.
7.    Left side – String 4mm round, rondelle, agate nugget, rondelle, tan wood, rondelle, agate nugget, rondelle, *tan wood, rondelle* repeat 2 times, 5 mother-of-pearl chips, 2 watermelon nuggets, rondelle, pink wood, rondelle, pink wood, rondelle, 3 dolomite, rondelle, 3 dolomite, rondelle and 4mm round.
8.    Repeat step 7 on right side of necklace.
9.    Bring all strands together and form an overhand knot on each side of necklace.
10.    Left side – Chain together 2 jump rings 6mm and 15mm jump ring.
11.    String 6mm jump ring and form 2 simple knots on each side of the jump ring.
12.    Trim long ends and dab knot with super glue.
13.    Right side – Attach 6mm jump ring to lobster clasp.
14.    String 6mm jump ring and form 2 simple knots on each side of jump ring.
15.    Trim long ends and dab knot with super glue.
16.    Tassel – Separate strands below the agate slice.
17.    Strand 1 – Form simple knot, string 4mm round, form simple knot, move down a tad, form simple knot, string rondelle and form simple knot.  Cut end of cording to desired length.
Repeat step 17 on strands 2-4.

Denise Yezbak Moore is a self-taught artisan. Denise has been a senior designer here at Halcraft Collection for 9 years. She loves to create jewelry with a bohemian flair. She resides in Southern California and enjoys hearing from fellow beaders.



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