Rose Garden Necklace

Materials

  • Rose charm with oxidized silver frame, 27x35mm
  • Antique silver infinity chain, 3mm: 5-1/2” piece (28 oval links); two 3” pieces (15 oval links); two 2-1/2” pieces (13 oval links)
  • Antique silver-plated jump ring, 4mm
  • Cherry quartz round beads: 8mm; 6mm, 24
  • Unakite beads: 8x12mm ovals, 16; 5mm rounds, 20
  • Gunmetal daisy spacers, 3mm, 60
  • Nylon-coated beading wire, .018, 22” length
  • Gunmetal findings: crimp beads, two; headpins, 2”, six; ear wires, two
  • Antique silver toggle clasp

Tools

  • Chain-nose pliers, two pairs
  • Round-nose pliers, wire cutters, crimping pliers
  • Bead stopper or masking tape

Basic Supplies

ruler

Directions

STEP 1

  • String 8mm cherry quartz bead onto center of beading wire. Tape down one side of wire or use bead stopper. On other side, string on daisy spacer, oval unakite bead, spacer, cherry quartz bead, spacer, round unakite bead, and fourth oval link from one end of 5-1/2” chain. Three oval links of chain will hang down.

STEP 2

  • String spacer, one end of 3” chain, unakite round, spacer, cherry quartz round, spacer, unakite oval, spacer, cherry quartz round, spacer, unakite round, and third oval link from end of 3” chain.

STEP 3

  • String spacer, one end of 2-1/2” chain, unakite round, spacer, cherry quartz round, spacer, unakite oval, spacer, cherry quartz round, spacer, unakite round, and last link of 2-1/2” chain.

STEP 4

  • String spacer, unakite round, spacer, cherry quartz round, spacer, unakite oval, spacer, cherry quartz round, spacer, and unakite round. Repeat Step 4.

STEP 5

  • String spacer, crimp bead, and half of toggle clasp. Pass end of wire back through crimp and couple of beads on end of strand. Use crimping pliers to crimp crimp bead. Trim wire.

STEP 6

  • Attach jump ring to rose charm and close ring. String jump ring onto 5-1/2” chain.

STEP 7

  • Remove tape or bead stopper. Repeat steps for other side of necklace starting after center 8mm rose quartz bead in Step 1. Pick up fourth link of center chain.

STEP 8

  • String unakite oval, spacer, cherry quartz round, and spacer on headpin. Make simple loop above spacer. Open loop and attach to end link of dangling chain. Close loop. Repeat for other three headpins.

STEP 9

  • For earrings, string unakite oval, spacer, cherry quartz round, spacer, and unakite round on headpin. Make simple loop. Open loop and attach to loop on earring wire. Repeat for other earring.
by Terry Ricioli
Rose Garden Necklace
Rose Garden Necklace