Chunky Turquoise Twist Necklace

Chunky Turquoise Twist Necklace

This chunky turquoise twist necklace re-creates one worn by actress Cate Blanchett on the red carpet!

Are you thinking of making this as a gift? Why not add a presentation box or gift bag to your order.

Step by step instructions

Start by deciding what length you would like your necklace - you could do this by using the silkon thread to measure around your neck.

Cut 5 strands of silkon thread to the length you desire using thread snips, ensure your thread is all the same length - allowing a couple of extra inches either end for the crimp and hook.

Start by attaching 5 ends of the threads to the sterling silver crimp using snipe or flat nose pliers.

Now you are ready to start threading on the turquoise and quartz chip beads using a bead stringing needle - four strands will be turquoise, one crystal quartz. 

Once complete, twist the strands around each other gently, then secure the other end of the five strands of silkon thread in the sterling silver crimp clasp using snipe or flat nose pliers.

Your necklace is now complete! 

Suggested tools for this project

Bead stringing needle - a fine, flexible wire needle with a collapsible eye ideal for threading beads onto thread

Thread snips - ideal for cutting beading thread, thin wires, french wire and much more

Flat nose or snipe nose jewellery pliers - for bending angles in sheet or wire and opening and closing jump rings or loops

Or pack of pliers & side cutters which is an economical way of buying all the pliers you will need for every project!

Customise Your Kit

Make the design your own by using your favourite jewellery supplies

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Jewellery Making Books

The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques by Sara Withers

The Basics of Bead Stringing by Debbie Kanan

Beading Design by Kim Glover

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You can buy all the products in this collection at once by clicking the button below or add individual products by clicking the button beside each one.

Total price for all items: £32.78

Crystal Quartz Chip Beads

Quantity: 1
Total price: £4.99

Sterling Silver Crimp and Hook Clasp

Quantity: 1
Total price: £3.95

Silkon Thread, 0.4mm

Quantity: 1
Total price: £2.95

Bead Stringing Needles (Pack of 5)

Quantity: 1
Total price: £2.99