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.
Finish the NecklaceFinish your necklace the same way you started, adding the other half of your clasp. Using your chain-nose pliers, push the wire tail back through a few beads before snipping it off.
Keep two 16-millimeter coin stones, two 7-millimeter round stones, two 4-millimeter round stones and two spacers for your earrings.