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gray agate layered beaded necklace

Want to make a DIY jewellery piece that is classic and trendy? Try this Gray Agate Layered Beaded Necklace! Check out the step-by-step instructions below, to learn how to make your own.
Step 1

Cut the 24" [61 cm] necklace down to 1¾" [4.4 cm] on each side of the clasp (total chain 3½" [8.9 cm]). Cut two 1½" [3.8 cm] pieces from the excess chain.

Step 2

Carefully open the jump ring that attaches the clasp to one 1¾" [4.4 cm] chain piece, and slide on the last link of one end of a 1½" [3.8 cm] chain piece; then close the jump ring.
TIP: To open and close a jump ring, simply grasp the jump ring on both sides with chain nose pliers and twist the ring open, from side to side. Never pull the jump ring, which can cause distortion.

Step 3

Carefully open the jump ring that attaches the other 1¾" [4.4 cm] chain piece to the extender chain, and slide on the last link of one end of the other 1½" [3.8 cm] chain piece; then close the jump ring.

Step 4

Add a jump ring to each of the chain ends.

Step 5

Cut two 20" [50.8 cm] pieces of transite. Set one aside.

Step 6

Thread one end of your working transite through a crimp bead, then through a closed jump ring at the end of a 1¾" [4.4 cm] chain, and back through the crimp bead. Pull the bead tight against the jump ring with about a ½" [1.27 cm] tail. Squeeze the crimp bead with your chain nose pliers.

Step 7

Slide your beads onto your transite. Tuck the ½" [1.27 cm] tail into the first few beads:
- Three Square Spacers Beads
- Three Lava Beads
- Three Square Spacers Beads
- Three Lava Beads
- Three Square Spacers Beads
- Three Lava Beads
- Three Square Spacers Beads
- Seven Howlite Beads
- Gray Agate Pendant
- Seven Howlite Beads
- Three Square Spacers Beads
- Three Lava Beads
- Three Square Spacers Beads
- Three Lava Beads
- Three Square Spacers Beads
- Three Lava Beads
- Three Square Spacers Beads

Step 8

Now, thread the end of the transite through another crimp bead, then through the jump ring on the other 1¾" [4.4 cm] chain, and back through the crimp bead. Pull the bead tight against the last spacer bead. Thread the excess through several adjacent beads.

Step 9

While holding the transite tight, squeeze the crimp bead with your chain nose pliers. Trim excess transite.

Step 10

Repeat Step 6 with the second transite piece onto a 1½" [3.8 cm] chain.

Step 11

Slide your beads onto your transite. Tuck the ½" [1.27 cm] tail into the first few beads:
- Three Square Spacers Beads
- Three Lava Beads
- Three Square Spacers Beads
- Three Lava Beads
- Three Square Spacers Beads
- Three Lava Beads
- Three Square Spacers Beads
- Two Howlite Beads
- Three Square Spacers Beads
- Seven Lava Beads
- Three Square Spacers Beads
- Two Howlite Beads
- Three Square Spacers Beads
- Three Lava Beads
- Three Square Spacers Beads
- Three Lava Beads
- Three Square Spacers Beads
- Three Lava Beads
- Three Square Spacers Beads

Step 12

Repeat Steps 8 and 9 with the remaining 1½" [3.8 cm] chain.

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