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Turquoise Necklace and Bracelet

You need the following to make this necklace

  • 72 5mm turquoise beads
  • 48 5mm sterling silver saucers
  • 12 8mm clear crackle round Czech beads
  • 12 8mm carnelian semiprecious beads
  • about 135 inches of size 3 turquoise nylon thread

The order of the beads is

  • turquoise bead, saucer, turquoise, saucer, turquoise
  • clear bead
  • turquoise bead, saucer, turquoise, saucer, turquoise
  • carnelian bead

The finished necklace is 28 inches long. There are no knots placed between the turquoise and silver beads, as the saucer beads take the place of a knot. This necklace does not have a clasp.


The bracelet is made with left over beads strung on "stretch magic" elastic. It includes the following:

  • 7 8mm carnelian beads
  • 6 6mm clear Czech beads
  • 8 5mm turquoise beads
  • 8 5mm sterling silver corrugated beads
  • 1 7mm silver rhinestone bead
The order of the beads is:
  • silver bead
  • turquoise, carnelian, turquoise
  • silver bead
  • clear, carnelian, clear
Finish with both ends through the large silver bead and a brass crimp bead.

Turquoise Necklace


Amethyst Necklace

This necklace uses the following

  • 52 6mm light amethyst beads
  • 27 8mm dark amethyst beads
  • 2 silver bead tips
  • 1 fish-hook silver clasp
  • about 130 inches lavender size E silk thread

The order of the beads is

  • 1 dark amethyst bead
  • 1 light amethyst bead

The finished length of this necklace is 28 inches. I actually combined white thread with lavender thread, since I didn't have enough of the lavender. This necklace uses a clasp.


Amethyst Necklace