This necklace is reminiscent of a rosary, but without the significant bead pattern of a true rosary. The iridescent green cross changes color from every angle!
24-gauge Artistic Wire is soft and easy to work with. (It was also the thickest wire that would fit through the tourmaline beads).
Wire-wrap all components directly together (no jump rings needed).
Create wire-wrapped links alternating the colors of tourmaline, and using heishi beads and a 3mm crystal bicone on every other link. For step-by-step instructions on making wire-wrapped loops, see Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF)
For the last link, at the clasp, just use a heishi and 2 crystal beads. (Skinny links at the end make it easier to open and close toggle clasps.)
One or more parts (or tools) used in this project are no longer available, so we've moved the whole project into the "Misc Jewelry Tutorials with Issues" area while we decide what we want to do about it: find a good sub, re-make this project, or retire the tutorial.
1 each #05-378-18-440 Swarovski 5378 Cross Beads, 18mm - Iridescent Green
1 pack [use 1 piece] #37-091-20-7 Antiqued Copper Plated Ball End Head Pin, Thin, 2"