Kelly McCoy, Auntie’s Beads Designer
1. Select the 6 prettiest blue agate rounds. Use your nipper tool to cut a 6 inch piece of beading wire.
2. Attach a split ring to the top of your cross pendant. String a pattern of blue agate round, bali bead, blue agate round, bali bead, blue agate round and then add your cross. Repeat on the other side of the cross so that it matches.
3. Cut four, 7 inch pieces of leather. Hold two together and force them into a gunmetal crimp end. Crimp the center of the crimp end with your pliers. Add a crimp end to the other end of the leather as well. Do the same with the other two pieces of leather.
4. Crimp your beaded wire from step 2 to both pieces of leather. Use split rings to add your clasp to the crimp ends on the other ends of the leather.
Materials and Tools Needed:
Split Leather String, 3mm, Black, 2 Yard Coil (28 inches)
Blue Agate Faceted Round Bead Strand, 14mm (6 beads)
Bali Square with Dots Bead (4 beads)
Sterling Silver Split Rings, 6mm (3)
Pewter Cross Pendant (1)
Sterling Silver Toggle (1)
Gunmetal Crimp Ends (4)
Beadalon 49-Strand Wire, .015" (6 inches)
Chain Nose Jewelry Pliers