Emerald Sterling Silver Necklace

Emerald Sterling Silver Necklace

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.

Step by step instructions

Start by wrapping the end of some of the wire your wire around some 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. 

Using flat nose or snipe nose pliers open the 3.5mm sterling silver jump ring and attach it to the loop at one end of the wire then close the jump ring. 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 cabachon into the sterling silver pendant setting. The Devcon 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

Using flat nose or snipe nose pliers open the 5mm sterling silver jump ring and loop on the emerald pendant then close the jump ring.

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 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.

Suggested tools for this project

Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy Glue - for gluing cabachons into settings

Sice cutters - for cutting and trimming wire, head pins etc.

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

Books which may interest you

'The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques' by Sara Withers

'The Basics of Bead Stringing' by Debbie Kanan

'Beading Design' by Kim Glove

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Total price for all items: £47.35

Emerald Cabochons

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