This gorgeous black cord necklace by Gemma Crow would make a great gift for friends or family, or as a little treat for yourself! Using basic jewellery techniques and a colourful range of crystals, this piece is a fun project to make on those rainy afternoons…
You will need
- Small gemstone beads, amethyst x1, malachite x 1, green quartz x 1, citrine x 1, carnelian x 1, haematite x 1, sodalite x 2
- Copper spacer bead, 4mm x 1
- Copper seed beads
- Bare copper wire, 0.6mm, 0.8mm
- Copper cord ends
- Copper clasp
- Copper extension chain
- Copper jump rings, 5mm
- Ball head pin
- Black leather cord, 1mm diameter
- Wire cutters
- Flat-nosed pliers
- Steel block
To create a smaller version of the chakra pendant, follow steps 1 to 4 of the larger wirework necklace to make the basic frame, using 0.8mm wire. Omit hammering the frame and bind the two sections together with 0.6mm wire.
Make a wrapped loop with a length of 0.6mm wire and secure at the top of the frame, as before. Thread on a copper seed, then add your chosen gemstone beads within the frame in your chosen order. Secure a copper seed bead within each of the foot loops, then finish with a haematite bead and a copper seed at the bottom of the pendant.
Use another length of 0.6mm wire to wrap around each of the beads to create a bezel effect as before. Thread the completed pendant onto a length of narrow leather cord and secure cord ends either side with flat-nosed pliers. Attach a clasp and extension chain with copper jump rings. Thread a sodalite bead and copper spacer bead onto a ball head pin, trim and form a plain loop, then secure to the end of the extension chain.
To create matching earrings, make the frames with 0.8mm or 1mm wire, then attach single chakra stones to the neck areas and add earwires.