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Gemstone jewelry is always beautiful. Creating with gemstones can produce unique jewelry pieces in striking combinations or elegant monochromatic pieces.
The Bohemian style of jewelry incorporates a wide variety of materials in a single piece. This necklace tutorial I have created for you uses cotton cording, beautiful Amazonite, Agate tubes, and painted metal feather charms on a chain. It will require a more intermediate skill set.

Posted by Shelly O. from Pearl, Mississippi, United States • Published See Shelly O.'s 11 projects »
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  • How to make a gemstone necklace. Diy: Gemstone Statement Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Materials:
    54 pcs – 10 mm Amazonite Beads
    27 pcs – 6mm Amazonite Beads
    2 pcs – Painted Style Dyed Agate Tubes
    1 pc – Chain with Painted Feather Charms*
    2 pcs – Crimp Tubes
    4 pcs – Bead Cones
    2 pcs – 6mm Jump Rings
    2 pcs – 4mm Jump Rings
    20 gauge Craft or Jewelry Wire
    Jewelry Stringing Wire (roughly 12 inches)
    Cotton Cording in a gray or neutral color

    *Jo-Ann has a similar feather charm chain that is not painted that would work if you cannot find this specific feather chain.

    Tools:
    Scissors or Thread Burner
    Round Nose Pliers
    Chain Nose or Flat Nose Pliers
    Crimping Pliers
    Wire Cutters
    Glue
    Optional: Knot Tool

  • Step 2

    Measure and cut two sections of cording roughly 3 feet each and set aside.

  • How to make a gemstone necklace. Diy: Gemstone Statement Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut two equal lengths of craft/jewelry wire (around 6 inches). Form a wrapped loop at one end. Slide a bead cone on with the broad end opposite of the loop. Slide on a gemstone tube bead then another cone with the broad end on the end of the tube. Form another wrapped loop. Trim excess wire. Repeat for second gemstone tube.
    Attach a 4mm jump ring to the bottom loop of each of the gemstone tube connectors.

  • How to make a gemstone necklace. Diy: Gemstone Statement Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Choice one of the gemstone tube connectors to begin working with. Using a crimp tube attach the jewelry stringing wire to the jump ring added in the previous step. Trim the tail.

  • How to make a gemstone necklace. Diy: Gemstone Statement Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Thread on the 6mm gemstones. Using a crimp tube attach the end of the stringing wire to the 4mm jump ring of the second gemstone tube connector. Using a 6mm jump ring, attach one end of the chain with the feather charms to one of the gemstone tube connectors. Attach the other end of the chain in the same manner to the second gemstone tube connector.

  • How to make a gemstone necklace. Diy: Gemstone Statement Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Take a section of cording and fold in half. Attach to the top loop of one of the gemstone tube connectors using a “cow hitch” knot.

  • How to make a gemstone necklace. Diy: Gemstone Statement Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Make a simple knot snugly next to the cow hitch knot.

  • How to make a gemstone necklace. Diy: Gemstone Statement Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    String on a 10mm and tie a knot as tight as possible against the stone. Continue knotting the stones until you have knotted a total of 27 stones on the cord. Repeat for the second gemstone tube connector.

  • How to make a gemstone necklace. Diy: Gemstone Statement Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    Gather the ends of the cording and tie an “Ashley’s Bend” knot. Glue the knot. Trim excess cording.

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