Amber & Natural Shell Necklace: Project Instructions

Amber & Natural Shell Necklace: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 25th Mar 2019

This necklace features MOP shell beads and glass crystals. We have changed things up, and used the toggle clasp at the front; this serves two purposes - it looks great as a focal, and makes the necklace easier to fasten!

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 15 natural shell nugget beads
  • 1 heart toggle clasp
  • 12 strong jump rings
  • 1 x 60cm tigertail, 3 x 15cm tigertail
  • 8 filigree metal tubes
  • 30 x 8mm round faceted glass crystal beads
  • 3 shell tear drop beads
  • 12 daisy metal beads
  • 53 plain metal beads
  • 8 small crimps

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • Crimping Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Twirly Wirlies

INSTRUCTIONS

The Pattern

(you'll need this for most of the necklace)

  • a natural shell nugget
  • a plain metal bead
  • an 8mm round faceted glass crystal
  • a plain metal bead
  • a daisy metal bead
  • a plain metal bead
  • an 8mm round faceted glass crystal
  • a plain metal bead

The main part of the necklace

Pick up the 60cm strand of tigertail. Thread on a small crimp, a jump ring, then thread back through the crimp. Pull up tightly and squish down the crimp. Cut off any excess tigertail. Thread on a filigree metal tube, an 8mm round faceted crystal and a plain metal bead. Then thread on the pattern (as above) 9 times, so you have a total of 9 natural shell nuggets.

Then thread on:

  • a natural shell nugget
  • a plain metal bead
  • an 8mm round faceted glass crystal

Finally, thread on a filigree metal tube, followed by a small crimp, a jump ring, then back through the crimp. Pull up tightly and squish down the crimp. Cut off any excess tigertail.

Open up another jump ring. Thread on the bar part of the toggle clasp, then thread through one of the jump rings on the end of the strand. Close securely. Open the jump ring on the other end of the strand, thread on the heart part of the toggle clasp (thread through the loop at the top of the heart) and close securely.

Drop 1

Take one of the 15cm pieces of tigertail. Thread on a crimp, thread through a jump ring, then back through the crimp. Pull up tightly and squish down the crimp. Cut off the excess tigertail. Thread on a filigree metal tube. Follow with:

  • an 8mm round faceted glass crystal
  • a plain metal bead
  • a daisy metal bead
  • a plain metal bead
  • an 8mm round faceted glass crystal
  • a plain metal bead
  • a natural shell nugget
  • a plain metal bead
  • an 8mm round faceted glass crystal

Finish by threading on a crimp, a filigree metal tube, a jump ring, then back through the filigree metal tube and crimp. Pull up tightly and squish down the crimp. Cut off the excess tigertail. Open up another jump ring slightly and thread on one of the shell tear drop beads. Whilst the jump ring is still open, thread onto the last jump ring on your drop and then close the jump ring securely.

Drop 2

Take the next 15cm length of tigertail and thread on a crimp, thread through a jump ring, then back through the crimp. Pull up tightly and squish down the crimp. Cut off the excess tigertail. Thread on a filigree metal tube. Follow with:

  • a natural shell nugget
  • a plain metal bead
  • an 8mm round faceted glass crystal
  • a plain metal bead
  • a daisy metal bead
  • a plain metal bead
  • an 8mm round faceted glass crystal
  • a plain metal bead
  • a natural shell nugget
  • a plain metal bead
  • an 8mm round faceted glass crystal

Finish by threading on a crimp, a filigree metal tube, a jump ring, then back through the filigree metal tube and crimp. Pull up tightly and squish down the crimp. Cut off the excess tigertail. Open up another jump ring slightly and thread on one of the shell tear drop beads. Whilst the jump ring is still open, thread onto the last jump ring on your drop and then close the jump ring securely.

Drop 3

Take the next 15cm length of tigertail and thread on a crimp, thread through a jump ring, then back through the crimp. Pull up tightly and squish down the crimp. Cut off the excess tigertail. Thread on a filigree metal tube. Follow with:

  • an 8mm round faceted glass crystal
  • a plain metal bead
  • a natural shell nugget
  • a plain metal bead
  • an 8mm round faceted glass crystal
  • a plain metal bead
  • a daisy metal bead
  • a plain metal bead
  • an 8mm round faceted glass crystal
  • a plain metal bead
  • a natural shell nugget
  • a plain metal bead
  • an 8mm round faceted glass crystal

Finish by threading on a crimp, a filigree metal tube, a jump ring, then back through the filigree metal tube and crimp. Pull up tightly and squish down the crimp. Cut off the excess tigertail. Open up another jump ring slightly and thread on one of the shell tear drop beads. Whilst the jump ring is still open, thread onto the last jump ring on your drop and then close the jump ring securely.

Putting it together

Open up the jump ring on the end of drop 1 and thread through the heart part (the main heart) of the toggle clasp. Close securely. Repeat with drops 2 and 3. Your necklace is now ready to wear!

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