Sand and Sea Gemstone Jewelry Tutorial

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This simple strung jewelry design can be worn as a necklace or a wrap bracelet. Bead Stoppers make it easy to test the length of your finished design before crimping ends.

Created by: Veronica Greenwood



Designer Tips

  • Cut 18-20"" of cable.
  • String one copper heishi, one pearl, one copper heishi, one sunstone, one 3mm blue shade crystal, one sunstone, one copper heishi, one pearl, one copper heishi, one aquamarine, one 3mm rose gold crystal, and one aquamarine. Repeat pattern until you reach desired length.
  • Crimp lobster clasp on one end. For step-by-step crimping instructions, see Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).
  • Crimp the hammered oval on the other end. This large link not only looks great, but also makes it easy to clasp this design as either a necklace or a wrapped bracelet.

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 spool (use 2 feet) #61-763-21-87 Soft Flex Stainless Steel Beading Wire, 0.014"", 21 strand, 30' - Steel
  • 1 strand (use approx. 20 beads) #21-006-099-14 Aquamarine Gemstone Pebble Beads, 4-6 x 6-8mm
  • 1 strand (use approx. 20 beads) #21-006-131-70 Sunstone Gemstone Pebble Beads, 6-8mm
  • 1 strand (use approx. 20 beads) #20-636-09-011 Freshwater Pearl Beads, Faceted Potato, 6mm - White
  • 1 dozen (use 9 pieces) #05-328-03-431 Swarovski 5328 Faceted XILION Bicone Beads, 3mm - Rose Gold 2X
  • 1 dozen (use 10 pieces) #05-328-03-425 Swarovski 5328 Faceted XILION Bicone Beads, 3mm - Blue Shade
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  • 1 100-pack (use 40 pieces) #49-957-03-7 TierraCast Antiqued Copper Plated Heishi Beads, Cast, 3mm Heishi
  • 1 dozen (use 1 piece) #39-343-7 Antiqued Copper Plated Lobster Clasp, 12mm
  • 1 dozen (use 1 piece) #44-420-7 Antiqued Copper Plated Jewelry Link, Hammered Ovalff0000>ff0000""> - out of production by the manufacturer
  • 1 100-pack (use 2 pieces) #41-256-10-07 TierraCast Antiqued Copper Plated Crimp Tube, ""Size 2""

Tools

  • Basic Beading Tools
  • Bead Stoppers
Other Supplies
  • Ruler or tape measure