This emerald sterling silver necklace stands out beautifully.
Are you thinking of making this as a gift? Why not add a presentation box or gift bag to your order.
Start by wrapping the end of some of the wire around round nose pliers to make a loop, then wrap the wire to make it secure.
Thread your emerald beads onto the wire and repeat with the other end of the wire making a loop and wrapping it to make it secure.
Repeat on the other side. For tips on opening and closing jump rings neatly click here.
Using Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy Glue, glue the emerald cabochon into the sterling silver pendant setting.
The glue creates super-fast, high strength, high-quality bonds and as it sets clear it is excellent for filling gaps so ideal for setting stones. For full instructions plus some hints and tips on mixing and application click here.
Thread the emerald pendant onto the beads so it hangs centrally.
Cut your chain in half - an easy way to cut it exactly in half is to hold the chain up with the fastenings at the top then cut it where it falls centrally at the bottom.
Using snipe or flat nose pliers open the links of the chain and attach the emeralds by the jump rings either side.
If you want to read more tips on bead stringing our handy Bead Stringing Leaflet explains the basic principles of bead stringing techniques.
Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy Glue - for glueing cabochons into settings
Sice cutters - for cutting and trimming wire
Round nose pliers - for bending loops in wire
Flat nose pliers - for gripping wider surfaces, bending angles in sheet or wire and opening and closing jump rings or loops
Snipe nose pliers - for bending metal wire and opening or closing jump rings
You may like to get our 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 choosing 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
Kernowcraft's jewellery making kits are aimed to inspire you - therefore the step by step instructions are available online only with a shopping list, where you can easily customise the design to suit you. We recommend printing or bookmarking this page ready to follow.
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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