Mar 25, 2014 | Post by: Meghan

DIY “Geode” Necklace

I have really been on a necklace making kick lately. I took a bit of a break, but have seen so many amazing necklace inspirations that I have gotten back on the necklace making train!

Lately I have been seeing a ton of geode necklaces. I love the natural look of these rocks paired with the glitzy shimmer effect they give off. Geodes also come in such rich colors. Having seen so many of these pretty stones, I am officially inspired!

I wasn’t looking for geode beads, but I came across these faux geodes at Joann’s. These beads look like real geodes, but are not. They are very light in weight, which is great! You don’t want your necklace to weigh down your neck! I paired my faux geodes with turquoise beads and glass faceted beads to really pull the necklace together.

DIY Faux Geode Statement Necklace #happinessiscreating.com

 Supplies:

– 6mm Glass Beads

– 12mm Turquoise Beads

– 3 Oval Geode Beads

– 8 Eye Pins

– Clasp

– 2 Jump Rings

– Beading Wire

– Wire Protectors

– 2 Crimp Beads

– Needle Nose Pliers

– Crimp Tool

{Step 1}: Run your eye pin through your large oval beads. Create a loop at the other end.

{Step 2}: Run your eye pins through your smaller beads. Cut down the end and create a loop. You will do this to 5 of your small beads.

{Step 3}: Connect one of your small beads to the end of one of your oval beads. Then, cut a piece of jewelry wire that is 14 inches long. Run your wire through a crimp bead and then, run your wire through one side of your wire protector.  Run your wire through the loop of your small bead and back down through your crimp bead. Use your crimp tool to close your crimp bead.

{Step 4}: Add another small bead to the other side of your oval, then an oval, then a small bead, then an oval, and finally a small bead. Repeat Step 3 on the other end of your other oval bead.

{Step 5}: Begin stringing your beads up each side of your wire. Start with a small bead and then a larger bead. Keep alternating beads until you have added 5 large beads on each side. Then, add 6 small beads to the top.

{Step 6}: Repeat Step 1 on both ends of your strands to finish them off.  Then, add your clasp.DIY Faux Geode Statement Necklace #happinessiscreating.com

DIY Faux Geode Statement Necklace #happinessiscreating.com

DIY Faux Geode Statement Necklace #happinessiscreating.com

DIY Faux Geode Statement Necklace #happinessiscreating.com

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