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Multi-Stranded Amazonite and Smokey Quartz Necklace

Part Number:VIDEO-0140


I just recently went to a great museum we have around here, I knew immediately the kids may not get me to leave this section, it was the Gems of the Earth! I was instantly stricken with inspiration for gemstone video I was coming up with. The Amazonite and Smokey Quartz crystal formation I spotted was it! I quickly snapped a picture of it, before I was being dragged away to see what I would look like as a large golf ball...seriously. Upon my return to work I pulled up my pretty inspirational formation and found the beads I need for this design. The color blocking technique works so well with the two shades of blue Amazonite and the nugget section of Smokey Quartz. I hope you all enjoy this design and can interpret it to your inspiration!

Tips and Tricks
  • Though I used one strand in the 8mm Amozonite round and Smokey Quartz Nugget, I did use a few more beads of a second strand of the 6mm Amozonite.
  • Bead boards are a great tool when making multi-stranded necklaces.
  • Using a smaller size bead at the back of the necklace works better with the 3 strand slide lock clasp.

- Karla Schafer, Auntie's Beads Lead Designer

Materials and Supplies Used in This Video:

6mm Turquoise Jasper Round 7" Bead Strand
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6mm Antique Blue Agate Faceted Round Bead Strand
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8mm Antique Blue Agate Faceted Round Bead Strand
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Bead Board, 9in x 12 1/2in
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Bead Stoppers, 6-Pack
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Silver Filled Crimp Beads, 2 x 2mm, 50pc
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Silver Plated 3-Strand Slide Lock Clasp
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Beadalon 49-strand Wire, 30 ft., .018
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Magical Crimp Forming Tool for .018" Wire
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Beadalon Flush Cutter with Soft Ergonomic Handles
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Customer Reviews

5 Stars
Amazonite and Smokey Quartz Necklace
Informative video on how to make the necklace, how to use a bead board, and the use of a magical crimp tool. Karla, as always, is clear in her instructions and does a good job of instilling confidence in a novice beader, like myself. I like the way that Karla makes an occasional "mistake" and shows the viewer how to correct. I'm glad I watched.
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Reviewed by:  from TN. on 8/29/2014
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