Multi Strand Smoky Quartz Necklace: Project Instructions

Multi Strand Smoky Quartz Necklace: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 27th Mar 2019

Floating necklaces are created using tigertail - spacing out each bead, leaving tigertail visible. Our floating necklace uses crystals and smoky quartz to create a lovely draped look. Read on to find out more!

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 1 heart toggle clasp
  • 16 smoky quartz flat oval beads
  • 12 x 4mm black bicone crystals
  • 8 x 4mm black AB bicone crystals
  • 72 small crimps
  • 2 large crimps
  • 2 strong jump rings
  • 1 x 47cm, 1 x 51cm, 1 x 55cm, 1 x 59cm tigertail

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • Crimping Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Twirly Wirlies

INSTRUCTIONS

Pick up the four strands of tigertail and thread through a large crimp (don't squish yet), through one of the jump rings and back through the large crimp. Pull up tightly and squish down the large crimp.

Pattern

Take the shortest strand and thread on a small crimp. Crimp down 25mm from the large crimp. Thread on:

  • a black 4mm bicone crystal
  • a small crimp (squish down)

Leave a gap of 30mm, and thread on:

  • a small crimp (squish down)
  • a flat oval black quartz bead
  • a small crimp (squish down)

Leave a gap of 30mm, and thread on:

  • a small crimp (squish down)
  • a black AB 4mm bicone crystal
  • a small crimp (squish down)

Leave a gap of 30mm, and thread on:

  • a small crimp (squish down)
  • a flat oval black quartz bead
  • a small crimp (squish down)

Leave a gap of 30mm, and thread on:

  • a small crimp (squish down)
  • a black 4mm bicone crystal
  • a small crimp (squish down)

Leave a gap of 30mm, and thread on:

  • a small crimp (squish down)
  • a flat oval black quartz bead
  • a small crimp (squish down)

Leave a gap of 30mm, and thread on:

  • a small crimp (squish down)
  • a black AB 4mm bicone crystal
  • a small crimp (squish down)

Leave a gap of 30mm, and thread on:

  • a small crimp (squish down)
  • a flat oval black quartz bead
  • a small crimp (squish down)

Leave a gap of 30mm, and thread on:

  • a small crimp (squish down)
  • a black 4mm bicone crystal
  • a small crimp (squish down)

You should now be approximately 45mm from the end of the necklace (if not, cut off some of the excess tigertail to account for this). Now take the next shortest strand of tigertail and repeat above procedure, leaving a 35mm gap between each set.

Thirdly, take the second longest strand of tigertail and repeat above procedure, leaving a 40mm gap between each set.

Finally, take the longest strand of tigertail and repeat above procedure, leaving a 45mm gap between each set.

Bring all 4 strands of tigertail together. Pick up a large crimp and thread it over the three strands (don't squish down yet). Thread the three strands through the end of a jump ring and then back through the large crimp. Pull up tightly and squish down. Cut off any excess tigertail.

On one end of the necklace, open up the jump ring and join it to the heart part of the toggle clasp. Close securely. Open up the other jump ring from the other end of the necklace. Thread through the bar part of the toggle clasp and close securely.

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