Time Required :
About 30 minutes
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mixed stone necklace

Combine several textures and various shaped beads and semi-precious stones to get this beautifully artistic Mixed Stone Necklace.
Step 1

Measure and cut about 24" [61 cm] of transite cord.

Step 2

Tie one end of your cord onto one of the rings attached to your clasp in a secure knot. Add a dab of glue to the knot and set aside to dry.

Step 3

To make your bead drop for the middle of your necklace, slide a small black bead onto a headpin. Bend the wire of the headpin in a 90° angle just above the bead. Grasp the headpin wire, about 3/8"-½" [0.3 cm-1.3 cm] from the bead, 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 4

Cut off the end of a second headpin and bend that end into a loop. Now, repeat Step 3 with a lava drum stone.

Step 5

Attach the black bead drop from Step 3 to a loop on one end of your lava drum so it hangs from the bottom.

Step 6

String your beads and stones onto your transite cord. Be sure to slide the top loop of your bead drop so it hangs in the middle of your necklace.
TIP: Make sure to tuck the excess cord inside the first few beads/stones as you string.

Step 7

Tie the end of your cord to the other loop on your clasp just above the last strung bead. Tie in a secure knot and tuck ends into adjacent beads. Add glue and let dry.

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