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Lapis Chip Sterling Silver Necklace

Lapis Chip Sterling Silver Necklace

This lapis chip sterling silver necklace really stands out and the beautiful bright blue lapis contrasts well against the sterling silver.

You could even make some earrings to match!

Step by step instructions

Start by cutting your wire into 20 x 6cm lengths.

Divide your lapis chip beads into 20 piles approx the same amount of beads in each pile.

Take your rope connector link and using round nose jewellery pliers loop one end of 6cm sterling silver wire through the connector loop and wrap the wire to secure it. 

Thread one pile of lapis chip beads onto the wire and using round nose jewellery pliers loop the other end of the wire and wrap it securely. 

Take another length of 6cm sterling silver wire and using round nose jewellery pliers make a neat loop through the previous loop and wrap your wire to secure it.

Thread another pile of lapis chip beads onto a piece of wire and using round nose jewellery pliers, loop the other end of the wire and wrap it securely.

Continue doing this for 7 sections then attach another rope connector link. The next connector link will be attached after 6 sections as you have 20 sections in total.

Once complete you will have a lovely long necklace which doesn't need fastening and can easily slip over your neck.

Suggested tools for this project

Round nose pliers - for bending loops in wire

Customise Your Kit

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

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Jewellery Making Books

'The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques' by Sara Withers

'The Basics of Bead Stringing' by Debbie Kanan

'Beading Design' by Kim Glover

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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Total price for all items: £28.30

Lapis Lazuli Chip Beads

Quantity: 1
Total price: £17.65

Sterling Silver Twisted Rope Connector Link

Quantity: 3
Total price: £7.05