Jasper and Tiger Eye Necklace
- (1) “Darice” 18mmx25mm Imperial Jasper rectangle (7’’ strand)
- (1) “Cousin” 9-loop bronze connector (26 piece pack)
- (9) “Dazzle-It!” 2/0 seed beads, in Silver-Lined Cobalt (24 gram tube)
- (Appx 2/3 tube) “Dazzle-It!” Chip Beads, in Tiger Eye Mix (24 gram tube)
- (Appx 6’’) Artistic Wire, in Gunmetal (15 yarn spool)
- (Appx 9’’) “Darice” Large Stamped Oval Chain, in Antique Bronze (48’’ piece)
- (Appx 8.5’’) “Darice” Fancy Round Link Chain, in Antique Bronze (54’’ piece)
- (Appx 11’’) “Beadalon” .018’’ bead stringing wire, in Bronze (30 foot spool)
- (1) “Cousin” Large Toggle Clasp, in Antique Gold
- (2) Antique gold crimp tubes
- Round nose pliers
- Chain nose pliers
- Flat nose or nylon nose pliers
- Wire cutter
Cut a 6’’ piece of Artistic Wire. Make a spiral at one end using the round nose and flat/nylon nose pliers: Make a small loop using the round nose pliers, then turn the loop sideways and use the flat nose pliers to hold it as you wrap the wire around it to start forming a spiral. Continue wrapping until the spiral as small or large as you wish.
Put the straight end of the wire through the hole of the jasper bead. Bend the spiraled wired up so that it lays flat against the bead. Glue down in place if desired. Make a wrapped loop on the top of the bead, putting the end of the wire through one of the loops of the connector before wrapping it. Trim the excess wire with a wire cutter, and use the flat nose pliers to push down the end if it’s sticking up at all.
Attach the piece of bead stringing wire to a middle loop on the connector, next to the hanging jasper piece, using the crimper and crimp tube. String on five bead chips and one cobalt bead. Repeat eight times. End with five more bead chips. Secure the other end of the wire to the round part of the toggle clasp. The length may vary slightly due to the uneven nature of the bead chips, but will be around nine inches.
Cut a piece of round link chain about a quarter to a half inch shorter than the bead chip strand. Attach one side to the loop on the connector piece next to bead chip strand, and the other end to the round part of the toggle clasp. The links on this chain are too small to fit around the toggle, so use a link from the larger chain to connect them.
Cut a piece of the stamped oval chain the same length as the other chain. Connect one end to the last open corner loop on the connector, and the other end to the bar part of the toggle clasp.