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Two ways to make your own Uncut Gem Necklace
There's just something so pretty about a rustic, uncut gem. I found these in a local market and thought they would make for great pendants. But if you can't find gems, you could do this tutorial with just about anything you want to use. For the rest of the materials, I took apart older necklaces that I was no longer using and used them for parts.

Posted by The Sunday Project from Cebu City, Central Visayas, Philippines • Published See The Sunday Project's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a chain necklace. Uncut Gem Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut your wire about 2" long and make a loop at one end. The way I like to do this is to hold one end with a pair of needle nose pliers then just wrap the wire around until you get a loop.

  • How to make a chain necklace. Uncut Gem Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    I added a little embellishment, completely optional, than I just added the gem and another embellishment on the other side. Finish off with another loop to hold everything in place.

  • How to make a chain necklace. Uncut Gem Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    String your chain through the loops and seal the loops using your flat nose pliers so it doesn't fall off the chain.

  • How to make a chain necklace. Uncut Gem Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Another optional step, cut the other end of your chain in half and add a clasp. I only did this because the chain I had wasn't long enough to slip over my head.

  • How to make a chain necklace. Uncut Gem Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Another style you can try: String your gem on to your wire and make a loop to hold it in place

  • How to make a chain necklace. Uncut Gem Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Make a larger loop at the other end, leaving some space between the loop and the gem.

  • How to make a chain necklace. Uncut Gem Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Wrap the wire back down on itself. You could stop right at this step, just cut the wire and add your chain.

  • How to make a chain necklace. Uncut Gem Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Or you could wrap the wire around the gem a few times. Just to add another dimension to it. Then cut and hang it on your chain.

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