Chip Off the Ol' Nugget
Designer Lisa Vernon
Skill Level Beginner

Materials

Pink Rhodochrosite Soft Flex Beading Wire .019 diameter - approx. 61"
12mm Lobster Clasp or 3 Strand Clasp - 3 pcs
2x2mm Crimp Tubes - 6 pcs
3mm Crimp Covers - 6 pcs
5mm Sterling Silver Soldered Jump Rings - 3 pcs
Rhodochrosite Chips - 36" strand
Serpentine Large Nuggets - 16" strand
Serpentine Pebbles - 16" strand

Tools

Crimping Pliers
Cutters
Bead Stoppers

Instructions

Strand #1:

Step 1: Cut 22 inch piece of pink .019 wire.

Step 2: Put crimp on, then clasp, string back through crimp, using crimping instructions.

Step 3: Start with a pebble then a chip, repeat 13 times.

Step 4: Add a nugget.

Step 5: Add a chip then a pebble, three times.

Step 6: Add 1 1/4 inches of chips.

Step 7: Add pebble then a chip, three times.

Step 8: Add a nugget - this will be the center of the necklace.

Step 9: Add a chip then a pebble, three times.

Step 10: Add 1 1/4 inch of pebbles.

Step 11: Add a pebble then a chip, three times.

Step 12: Add a nugget.

Step 13: Add a chip then a pebble, approximately 13 times- you will need to make this side even with the other. Because these gemstones are not always the same size, the number of pebbles, chips on this side might vary from the other side.

Step 14: Add a chip then a pebble, approximately 13 times- you will need to make this side even with the other. Because these gemstones are not always the same size, the number of pebbles, chips on this side might vary from the other side.

Step 15: Cover both crimps with crimp covers using round hole of crimping pliers to compress.


Strand #2:

Step 1: Cut 20 inches of Pink wire.

Step 2: Add crimp, then clasp, string back through crimp, and secure using crimping instructions.

Step 3: Add 5 inches of chips.

Step 4: Add one pebble then 3/4 inch of chips. Repeat 6 more times.

Step 5: Add 5 inches of chips.

Step 6: Add crimp, 5mm soldered jump ring, string back through crimp. Secure.

Step 7: Cover both the crimps with crimp covers, compress.


Strand #3:

Step 1: Cut 24 inches .019 Pink Wire.

Step 2: Add crimp, clasp, string back through crimp. Secure using crimping instructions.

Step 3: Add 6 - 6 1/4 of chips.

Step 4: Add one nugget, then 4 chips. Repeat 9 times.

Step 5: Add 6 - 6 1/4 of chips- to match the other side of necklace.

Step 6: Add crimp, clasp, string back through crimp. Secure.

Step 7: Cover the crimps with crimp covers, compress.


Projects not intended for children under the age of 13. The information on this instruction sheet is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed. Soft Flex® Company disclaims all liability from any injury to anyone undertaking the construction of this project as a result of improper safety precautions.