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Paua Shell Tapered Necklace

Paua Shell Tapered Necklace

This tapered turquoise necklace is so simple to make and hangs beautifully on the neck.

We have used our versatile sterling silver necklet wire which is a real favourite with our customers. With so many styles and types of gemstone beads to choose from that simply slide on to the wire, it is a very popular choice for creating effective and delicate necklaces, to see our full range of gemstone beads click here.

We used our best-selling popular paua shell tapered bead set to create this eye-catching and on-trend necklace.

Step by step instructions

Use side cutters to cut your desired length of flex rite wire.

Start by threading the beads onto the wire, using sterling silver beads as spacer beads in between each paua bead.

To finish your necklace, add a crimp with loop to either end of the wire and squeeze gently with snipe or flat nose jewellery pliers. Open the bolt ring and add to one of the loops. Fasten the necklace and your design is complete!

Recommended tools for this project

Snipe nose pliers  

Customise your kit

Make the design your own by using your favourite 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

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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