Green Amethyst Bead Necklace

Green Amethyst Bead Necklace

This elegant necklace design is really easy to make and needs only some pliers and snips for the wire work - a great project to practice basic wire wrapping skills!

If you like the design but fancy using an alternative gemstone, browse our huge collection of gemstone beads and faceted rondelle beads which are delicate and sparkly and would also work really well with this design.

Remember to ensure your wire size is appropriate for the beads you are using. We have used 0.3mm wire.

This project requires less jump rings, beads and wire than you'll need so you can use the rest on your next projects.


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

For this design, we have used our sterling silver medium flat trace chain as it is one of our favourite lightweight styles and the links are easy to attach your wirework to, however you can choose any of the chains from our collection.

Next, take about 10cm of 0.3mm round wire. You may wish to harden the wire a little before use as it is quite fine and flexible. An easy way to do this is to hold either end of the wire with snipe or flat nose pliers and twist gently in opposite directions, you will notice after twisting a few times the wire will feel a little stiffer.

Now use round nose pliers to form a loop about 2cm down from one end.

Create a tight neat coil with the wire by wrapping the shorter end around itself.

For a detailed step by step instruction including clear photographs to help you learn the technique click here.

Next, start to thread the beads onto the wire (alternating between the metal beads and green amethyst beads) starting and finishing with a metal bead.

After threading on your beads, leave enough wire on the other end (about 2cm) to complete the necklace by using the same wire wrapping technique to create a loop.

Use snipe or flat nose pliers to twist open a jump ring and attach to the loop of the wire and one end of the chain. Repeat again for the other end and loop.

Your necklace is now finished!

Suggested Tools For This Project

Side Cutters

Round Nose Pliers

Snipe nose pliers or flat nose pliers

Customise Your Kit

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

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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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