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Skill Level: Intermediate
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How to create a Opal birthstone necklace

Learn how to make October birthstone jewellery.

Learn how to make October birthstone jewellery.

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Step one.

Using the gold jump rings, make 2 x 11cm lengths of 2 in 1 chain.

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Step two.

Take one of the chains, cut a 35cm length of beading thread and attach to the chain using a crimp bead. add a crimp cover.

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Step three.

Thread on 10 bronze seed beads, 1 x gold tube,1 x bronze seed bead, 1st opal, 1 x bronze seed bead, 1 x gold tube, 1 x bronze seed bead, next opal, carry with this pattern until all 5 opals are threaded. finishing with 1 x bronze seed bead, 1 x gold tube and 10 x bronze seed beads.

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Step four.

Attach the second jump ring 2 in 1 chain to the beading thread using a crimp bead. Add a crimp cover.

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Step five.

To complete the necklace, add the lobster claw clasp to the end of one chain and an extra jump ring to the other.

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