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.
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.
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.
Your necklace is now complete!
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
Or pack of pliers & side cutters which is an economical way of buying all the pliers you will need for every project!
Make the design your own by using your favourite jewellery supplies
The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques by Sara Withers
The Basics of Bead Stringing by Debbie Kanan
Beading Design by Kim Glover
The suggested products used in this project are suggestions to inspire you. Products used were compatible at the time of making but do be aware that gemstones are natural and hand cut stocks can vary, so do use your own common sense as to the compatibility of each item when making.
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