Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

lava chevron chakra bar necklace

This lovely Lava Chevron Chakra Bar Necklace is perfect to accessorize your party outfit. Pair it with a pre-made charka bracelet or make one with your leftover semi-precious stones.
Step 1

Measure and cut two 7" [17.8 cm] pieces of chain. Set aside.

Step 2

Make bead dangles with one of each of the following semi-precious stones: Amethyst, Reconstituted Lapis, Turquoise, Green Aventurine, Tiger Eye, Orange Quartzite and Red Quartzite. To do this:

  • Slide a bead onto headpin.
  • Bend the wire of the headpin in a 90° angle just above the bead.
  • Grasp the eye pin wire, about 3/8"-½" [0.3 cm - 1.3 cm] from the bend, between the jaws of your round nose pliers.
  • Rotate the pliers toward you, keeping a firm grip on the wire, until a small loop is formed. Trim excess wire.
Step 3

Now, make the lava stone bead links to form your chevron. To do this:

  • Slide a bead onto an eye pin.
  • Bend the wire of the eye pin in a 90° angle just above the bead.
  • Grasp the eye pin wire, about 3/8"-½" [0.3 cm - 1.3 cm] from the bend, between the jaws of your round nose pliers.
  • Rotate the pliers toward you, keeping a firm grip on the wire, until a small loop is formed. Trim excess wire.

Make two with a single lava stone, two with two lava stones, two with three lava stone and one with four lava stones.

Step 4

Carefully open a loop at the bottom of each lava stone bead link just enough to slide a bead dangle inside, then close the loop.
TIP: Add the bead dangles in the following order:

  • One Lava Stone: Amethyst Bead Dangle
  • Two Lava Stones: Reconstituted Lapis Bead Dangle
  • Three Lava Stones: Turquoise Bead Dangle
  • Four Lava Stones: Green Aventurine Bead Dangle
  • Three Lava Stones: Tiger Eye Bead Dangle
  • Two Lava Stones: Orange Quartzite Bead Dangle
  • One Lava Stone: Red Quartzite Bead Dangle
Step 5

Trim the flat head end of a 3" [7.6 cm] off the wire. Make a loop on the end.

Step 6

Slide on the Red Quartzite bead dangle, a Silver spacer bead, Orange Quartzite spacer bead, a Silver spacer bead, Tiger Eye bead dangle, a Silver spacer bead, Green Aventurine bead dangle, a Silver spacer bead, Turquoise bead dangle, a Silver spacer bead, Reconstituted Lapis bead dangle, a Silver spacer bead and finally the Amethyst bead dangle.

Step 7

Make another loop on the other end and trim excess wire.

Step 8

Attach a chain piece to each side of the chevron chakra bar with a 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 9
On one chain end, add a jump ring and on the other end, add a jump ring with a lobster clasp.

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