Single-Strand Necklace with Aventurine Gemstone Beads and "Pewter" Bead Caps
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Jamie, Jewelry Production Specialist, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Bead, green aventurine, 6mm round (18 beads)
- Bead, green aventurine, 8mm round (29 beads)
- Bead cap, antiqued copper ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 5mm lacy cone, for 6mm bead (36 beads)
- Bead tip, Hot Tips, antiqued copper-plated brass, bottom clamp-on, 10x4x2mm with leaf (2 bead tips)
- Clasp, S-hook, antiqued copper pewter, 24x14mm with 2-rings and floral design (1 clasp)
- Crimp bead, silver-plated, 2x1.5mm round (2 crimp beads)
- Beading wire, Accu-Flex, Spring green, 49 strand, .024-inch diameter
- Pliers, round-nose
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, crimping
A simple strand of green aventurine beads, paired with antiqued copper beads, creates a vintage-style necklace with timeless elegance.
Measure and cut a 24-inch piece of spring green Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String on a crimp bead and crimp it with your crimping pliers as close as possible to the end of the beading wire.
Thread the beading wire through the hole of the antiqued copper bead tip and pull the wire until the crimped crimp bead is seated within the cup. Using your chain-nose pliers, gently pinch the antiqued copper bead tip closed over the crimp bead. Thread the copper jump ring from the clasp onto the opened loop of the bead tip. Using your round-nose pliers, close the loop.
String on the following set of beads a total of nine times:
Two 8mm green aventurine beads
Two antiqued copper bead caps
One 6mm green aventurine bead
One 8mm green aventurine bead
Two 6mm green aventurine bead
String on two 8mm green aventurine beads, an opened antiqued copper bead tip threaded from the bottom and a crimp bead.
Pull the beading cord until the crimp bead is snug against the cup of the opened bead tip. Using your crimping pliers, crimp the crimp bead as close as possible to the bead tip and then clip the tail. Using your chain-nose pliers, gently pinch the bead tip closed over the crimp bead.
Thread the second jumpring attached to the S-hook clasp through the open loop of the bead tip. Using your round-nose pliers, close the loop. Necklace measures approximately 21 inches in length.
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