Herkimer Diamond And Charm Necklace

Herkimer Diamond And Charm Necklace

Add a touch of luxury to your jewellery collection with this beginner friendly herkimer diamond necklace project.


1. Firstly, wire wrap the herkimer diamond bead. Using 15-20cm of sterling silver round wire, slip the bead onto the wire around 3-4cm down. Pinch both ends of the wire together at the top of the bead to form a triangle shape. Use round nose pliers to bend the longer length to a right angle and if necessary, use side cutters to cut the short side of the wire. Use round nose pliers to form a loop with the longer side of wire by bending it to a right angle and wrapping it around the tip of the pliers.

Click here for step by step instructions with photos of how to wire wrap a briolette.

2. Hold the loop flat using snipe nose pliers and begin wrapping the wire down towards the bead. Wrap it back up towards the loop, trim and tuck in with snipe nose pliers.

3. Use snipe nose or flat nose jewellery pliers to twist open a jump ring and attach the loop of the wire wrapped bead to the bottom of the charm. Close the jump ring

4. Twist open another jump ring and attach top of the charm and the chain. Close the jump ring.

Your necklace is now ready to wear!

*Please note that due to current stock, we have added slightly different charm to that featured in the photo to the shopping list.

Flat nose pliers or snipe nose pliers

Round nose pliers

Side cutters

Or 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.

Shop charms

Shop chain

Shop jump rings


How to open and close a jump ring


'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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