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Golden Rutile Slice Necklace

Golden Rutile Slice Necklace

A simple necklace project using a golden rutile quartz slice. These stunning clear quartz slices with golden rutile needles scattered throughout look beautiful and even more so when they catch the light.

This kit provides you with more wire and jump rings than needed so you can make more similar creations.


Simply cut a length of wire about 10cm long and use this to wire wrap the golden rutile slice.

Slip your bead onto the wire, leaving approximately 2cm at one end (the other end will be longer).

Pinch both ends of the wire together at the top of the bead. Check that the bead is centred. Use side cutters to cut off the end of the short side of wire, so that it is only about 2-3mm above the bead. Next form a loop with the longer side of wire by bending it to a right angle and wrapping it around the tip of your round nose pliers.

Make sure the loop is above the end of the short side of the wire and centre of the bead.

Switch to using the snipe nose pliers and hold the loop flat between the tips.

Take the long length of wire between your fingers and hold it taught. Start wrapping it around the stem of the wires - starting at the base of the loop and working down towards the bead.

Make sure that each wrap sits neatly and close to the last.

When you reach the top of the bead trim the end neatly with the side cutters.

If there is a sharp end left bend it gently with the snipe nose pliers so that it sits flat and is tucked neatly away, so it will not snag on clothing.

Twist open a 3.5mm jump ring using snipe nose pliers and attach to the top loop. Thread the chain through the jump ring to finish.

Why not view our selection of presentation boxes to complete the look and make a beautiful gift?


Side cutters

Snipe nose pliers

Round nose pliers


Make the design your own by using other gemstone beads and charms.

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The New Encyclopedia Of Jewellery Making Techniques - Jinks McGrath

The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques By Sarah Withers

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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Golden Rutile Faceted Head Drilled Slice Beads, Approx 8x6mm To 14x10mm

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