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Rock collector lava necklace

The perfect look for a beach lover!

String pyrite chunks, lava lentils, and faceted blue goldstone for a necklace that will capture the eye of an aspiring geologist.

SUPPLIES

necklace 15 in. (38 cm) 

  • 8 18–20 mm lava lentil beads (Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, firemountaingems.com)
  • 3 10–15 mm pyrite nuggets (Fire Mountain Gems and Beads)
  • 50 4 x 6 mm faceted blue goldstone beads
  • clasp
  • 2-in. (5 cm) head pin
  • 2 1 1/2-in. (3.8 cm) head pins
  • 2 crimp beads
  • 2 crimp covers
  • flexible beading wire, .018
  • chainnose pliers
  • crimping pliers
  • roundnose pliers
  • wire cutters

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Rock collector full necklace

1. On a 2-in. (5 cm) head pin, string the largest of the 10–15 mm pyrite nuggets. Make a plain loop at the end of the head pin.  

2. Repeat step 1 twice on two 1 1⁄2-in. (3.8 cm) head pins using the remaining pyrite nuggets.

3. Cut an 18-in. (46 cm) piece of beading wire. String a crimp bead and half of the clasp. Go back through the crimp bead, and crimp it. 

4. Over both ends of wire, string 4 x 6 mm faceted blue goldstone beads until the short end of the wire is covered. Over the remaining wire, continue stringing 4 x 6 mms for a total of 25. 

5. String three 18–20 mm lentil beads, the loop of a 1 1⁄2-in. (3.8 cm) head pin, a lentil, the loop of the 2-in. (5 cm) head pin, a lentil, the loop of a 1 1⁄2-in. (3.8 cm) head pin, three lentils, and 25 4 x 6 mms.

6. String a crimp bead and the remaining half of the clasp. Go back through the crimp bead and a few 4 x 6 mms. Crimp the crimp bead, and trim the excess wire. 

7. Using crimping pliers, close crimp covers over the crimps. 

 

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