Lapis Bamboo Necklace
Designer Damien Shay

Materials

Soft Flex Wire, Satin Silver .019 Diameter - 19"
Lapis Lazuli Smooth Flat Oval Bead - 5 pcs
7x5mm Black Colored Bamboo Rice Bead - 42 pcs
6mm White Howlite Rondelle Bead from New Mexico Bead & Fetish - 16 pcs
2x2mm Silver Filled Crimp Tube - 2 pcs
1 Strand Sterling Silver Clasp - 1 set

Tools

Regular Crimper
Cutter
Round Nose Pliers
Bead Stopper

Instructions

Finished Size: 18 1/4"

Step 1:
Cut 19" of .019 diameter Soft Flex satin silver colored beading wire and attach a bead stopper to one end. String these beads on the wire in the following order: 1 bamboo, 1 howlite, 1 bamboo, 1 howlite, 1 bamboo, and 1 howlite.





Step 2: Then string 6 bamboo, 1 howlite, 1 lapis and 1 howlite. Continue stringing beads in this order until there are 5 lapis beads with holite beads on each side.

Step 3: String the following beads in this order: 6 bamboo, 1 howlite, 1 bamboo, 1 howlite, 1 bamboo, 1 howlite and 1 bamboo.



Step 4:
Add a 2x2mm crimp tube to the end of the wire. Then string half of the clasp and take the end of the wire and string it back through the crimp tube. Crimp using the regular crimping pliers. Click here for step by step instructions on how to crimp. Next use the cutter and trim the excess wire flush to the crimp tube making sure not to cut the side of the wire with the stringed beads.

Step 5: On the other end of the wire, remove the bead stopper and string a 2x2mm crimp tube and the other half of the clasp, then follow the same directions to crimp and trim.




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