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Gemstone Hoop Necklace

By: Michelle Lambert from mybeads.com.au
Updated March 12, 2020
Gemstone Hoop Necklace
Gemstone Hoop Necklace
This image courtesy of mybeads.com.au

"This is a simple design that really makes your gemstones stand out! We've used Tiger Eye and Carnelian Gemstone beads (any shape will work, but keep them quite small - 4mm to 8mm works best). This pendant can be hung onto a chain, or, like we have done, put onto a beaded necklace. Tip: if you don't have a circular mandrel, just use any approx. 30mm tube-like object you can find. Even the lid off a drink bottle will work!"

Project TypeMake a Project

Bead TypeGemstone, Wire

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Bead Technique UsedChainmail/Wirework

Bead Project TypeNecklace

Easy

Materials List

  • 18ga Artsitic Wire
  • 24ga Artistic Wire
  • Mixed Small Gemstone Beads 4mm - 8mm

Instructions

  1. Take 15cm of 18ga wire, and shape it around a round mandrel 30mm diameter.

  2. Cut the wire, leaving a gap of about 1cm in the middle.

  3. Using round nose pliers, form loops.

  4. Take 24ga wire, and wrap 3-4 times around the base.

  5. Attach as many beads required to fill a row, then wrap around 3-5 times. Continue this until the pendant is filled to your liking!

  6. Trim any excess wire.

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