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Aquamarine fish bead jewelry set

Gone fishin'? Catch this fish bead with a strand of faceted aquamarine and delicate chain! Use the extra chain and beads to make a matching earring set.

The lariat’s asymmetrical design suggests the ebb and flow of water. Because one strand of aquamarine rondelles is enough to make two jewelry sets, you may want to make an extra lariat to pass on to a Pisces friend.

MATERIALS

lariat

  • fish-shaped bead, approximately 18mm (Rings & Things, rings-things.com)
  • 16-in. (41cm) strand 3–4mm faceted aquamarine rondelles
  • 7–11 3mm flat spacers
  • flexible beading wire, .010 or .012
  • 12–18 in. (30–46cm) chain, 2–3mm links
  • 7–10 2-in. (5cm) 26-gauge decorative head pins
  • 2 crimp beads
  • 2 crimp covers
  • loop half of a toggle clasp
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters
  • crimping pliers (optional)

earrings

  • 2 fish-shaped beads, approximately 18mm (Rings & Things, rings-things.com)
  • 12–16 3–4mm faceted 
  • aquamarine rondelles
  • 2 3mm flat spacers
  • 2 in. (5cm) chain, 
  • 2–3mm links
  • 8–10 2-in. (5cm) 
  • 26-gauge decorative head pins
  • pair of earring wires
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters

INSTRUCTIONS

Lariat

March Aquamarine_lariat 1

1. Cut a 10-in. (25cm) piece of beading wire. Decide how long you want your lariat to be. (My lariat is 22 in./56cm.) Subtract 5 in. (13cm) and cut a piece of chain to that length.

 

On one end of the wire, string five rondelles, a crimp bead, a rondelle, and the loop half of a toggle clasp. Go back through the beads just strung, tighten the wire, and crimp the crimp bead.

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2. String 5 in. (13cm) of rondelles interspersed with six to ten flat spacers. String a crimp bead, a rondelle, and the chain. Go back through the last few beads strung, tighten the wire, and crimp the crimp bead. Use chainnose pliers to close a crimp cover over each crimp bead. Check the fit, and trim chain if necessary.
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3. On a decorative head pin, string a fish-shaped bead, two rondelles, a spacer, and a rondelle. Make the first half of a wrapped loop.
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4. On a decorative head pin, string one to three rondelles. Make the first half of a wrapped loop. Make seven bead units. 
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5. Attach the loop of the fish-bead unit to the remaining end of the chain. Complete the wraps. Attach the loop of each rondelle unit to a link of chain. Complete the wraps.
Earrings full
One strand of aquamarine rondelles, two sets of jewelry! 
Earrings
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1. Cut a 1-in. (2.5cm) piece of chain. Repeat step 3 of the necklace. Attach the loop of the fish-bead unit to one end of the chain. Complete the wraps.
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2. On a decorative head pin, string one or two rondelles. Make the first half of a wrapped loop. Make three bead units.
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3. Attach the loop of each bead unit to a link of chain as shown. Complete the wraps.
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4. Open the loop of an earring wire. Attach the dangle and close the loop. Make a second earring to match the first.
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