You can make this necklace using basic bead stringing techniques. It features multicolored tourmaline gemstone beads, silver daisy spacers, a toggle clasp bar, and some small glass pearl beads for the clasp loop.
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1. Gather Your Materials
To save space in the tutorial, I've listed and described all of these items on their own separate page:
2. String the Gemstone Beads and Spacers
If needed, organize the gemstone beads into related color groupings. My strand of tourmaline was already arranged this way, with graduating shades of the same or similar color grouped together. If your strand is more random, unstring all of the beads and then group them together yourself. I used the random sizes of groupings that were on my strand, but you can make them into uniform lengths of colors if you'd prefer.
Beginning with the first color grouping, start stringing gemstone beads directly onto beading wire that is still on its spool. Then string on two daisy spacers.
Keep stringing color groups, each followed by a pair of spacers, until you have your desired length of necklace less one inch for the clasp.
3. String a Crimp and 18 Tiny Beads
String a crimp tube and 18 of the tiny, 2mm beads.
4. Pass Back Through the Crimp
Pass the end of the beading wire back through the crimp tube. Pull it through until you have a tail of beading wire two inches long on the other side.
5. Secure the Crimp
6. Trim the Beading Wire Tail
Use wire cutters to trim off the short tail of beading wire close to the crimp tube. This is necessary because the holes in small gemstone beads are typically not large enough to pass the tail back through them a second time; however, if you attached the crimp tube properly, it should still remain secure.
7. Attach a Crimp Cover
Slide a crimp cover over the crimp tube and use the crimping pliers to close the crimp cover.
Slide all of the beads down against the crimp cover.
8. Trim the Other End of the Beading Wire
Use wire cutters to trim the beading wire off of the spool about four inches away from where the gemstones beads begin.
9. String the Second Crimp, Two Tiny Beads, and the Toggle Bar
String a crimp tube, one 2mm bead, the toggle bar, and another 2mm bead.