Gemstone Bar Necklace

Gemstone Bar Necklace

This design is nice and easy to create and takes minimal tools. It is a great project to practice basic wire wrapping skills and working with beads.

We have chosen to use our tourmaline chip beads as we love the array of complementary colours on the strand and the way the chip-style works with the design. 

This design is so versatile that any style bead can work. Browse our large collection of gemstone beads to choose your favourite. If you do decide to use another bead style, remember to ensure your wire size is appropriate.

Step By Step Instructions

Find the half way point in your chain and cut it in half using side cutters.

Next, take about 10cm of 0.5mm round wire and use round nose pliers to form a loop about 2cm down from one end. 

Thread one side of the chain into the loop and then create a tight neat coil with the wire by wrapping the shorter bit around the longer bit.

For detailed step by step instruction with images on how to wire wrap a bead click here.

Now you need to thread your gemstone beads onto the wire, being mindful of the order you would like them in.

When threading your beads leave enough wire on the other end (about 2cm) to complete the necklace.

Using the same process as before wire wrap the rest of the wire onto the other side of the chain. 

Your necklace is now finished! Wear on its own for a simple elegant look or layer up with other necklaces.

Suggested Tools For This Make

Side cutters

Round nose pliers

Customise Your Kit

Make the jewellery design your own by using your favourite supplies.

Shop gemstone beads

Shop chain - you could also use a bracelet chain.

Helpful Pages

Wire-wrapping advice and tutorials

How to wire-wrap a bead

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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Tourmaline Chip Beads

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