Green is my favorite color, so it’s not hard to imagine why I was drawn to these stones. I was completely inspired by them! This set is easy to create, is subtly classic, but sure to grab attention, too.
- about 12 very small gemstone beads (4 mm)
- about 20 small gemstone beads (7 mm)
- about 10 small glass beads of a matching color (8 mm)
- four large coin gemstone beads (16 mm)
- large focal gemstone bead
- handful of spacer beads
- a clasp
- 2 headpins
- 2 earwires
Design Your NecklaceThough the length of the necklace is up to you, my necklace measures 18.5 inches, and I think this necklace works better short because you really want the center stone to catch attention.
I’ve tapered small as the necklace nears the clasp, and I used my smallest stones (4 millimeters) in that area. I brought my larger stones down to the front and, of course, my largest stone is the center focal bead.
I strung the beads on my wire in a spacer-stone-glass bead-stone-spacer sequence throughout most of the necklace. Toward the front of the necklace, I incorporated a coin stone-spacer-focal stone-spacer-coin stone sequence. I selected a roped silver toggle clasp, which sets it off nicely.
String BeadsString on your beads in the sequence you laid out.
Keep two 16-millimeter coin stones, two 7-millimeter round stones, two 4-millimeter round stones and two spacers for your earrings.