Note: I’m using Hematine here, which is a synthetic equivalent of Hematite and virtually identical. Either will work for this project. I used the word Hematite in the title because it is a much more common word for both materials.
- beading wire
- 2 jump rings
- 4 clam shells (crimp covers)
- crimp beads
- lobster claw clasp
- oval-shaped link
- barrel-shaped hematite beads
- beads in a contrasting color that are a similar size to your hematite beads
- bead tray (also called a beading board or design board)
Cut two strands of beading wire, several inches longer than your finished piece will be. String a crimp cover on one of the strands. Then add a crimp bead and crimp it into place with crimping pliers. Cut any excess wire and slide your crimp cover back over the crimp bead. Close the clam shell, but leave the loop open.
String on all the beads from your first row. End the strand the same way you began it: slide on a crimp cover and then a crimp bead. Make sure your crimp bead goes all the way into the mouth of the crimp cover. Once you’ve crimped your crimp bead, close the cover, but leave the loop of the crimp cover open. Repeat the process for your second row of beads.