Gather your supplies on a jewellery mat
You will need a wire cutter
Flat nosed jewellery pliers
Gemstones off your choice - I'm using smokey quartz, pink cracked agate and green apitite. Lay out your design before threading.
Use jewellery cutter to cut a length off wire longer than what you actual need
Start to thread your gemstones beads onto the wire.
Getting there :)
All on the wire now!
Now you will need silver findings for your necklace. Like these. If your like me I can't wear fake metal as it irritates my skin. The findings aren't that expensive
Thread the tiny clasp finding onto the wire like this
Add the circle finding to the end off the wire like this and then loop the end into the same clasp finding like so
Pull the wire through the clasp until it's all through
It should look like this :)
Now take your flat nosed pliers and press the tiny clasp finding together to hold in place
Cut away the excess wire
It should look like this - all neat
Now do the same on the other end but using the crap claw finding
Loop like so ....
Squeeze into place ....
Cut excess wire and it then should look like this
Hey pesto one smokey quartz and cracked agate silver necklace - now for some matching earrings :)
You will need silver earring findings
Silver rod findings
Choose your gemstones - I ran out off quartz so replaced with fools gold.
Assemble the stones onto the rod - I've added a little silver cap for my agate to sit in
All on now ...,
Hold you piece secure in hand like this
Use round nosed pliers to shape top off rod
Curl end off rod around the pliers
See the little loop
Open end off earring finding so you can attach to loop you have just made
Attach and close back together so it's nice and secure
Real happy with these :)
Now just do again for a matching pair to go with your necklace
A whole genuine silver and gemstone set in half an hour.
Here is the necklace on
I hope you enjoyed this guide :)
- Jewelry mat
- Jewerly tools
- Silver findings
- Jewelry wire
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