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How to create a ruby and sterling silver Necklace

Create a Ruby and Sterling Silver Necklace

Learn how to make a Ruby Necklace with JewelleryMaker.

Ruby is well known for being the birthstone for the month of July, but it is also representative for both the 15th and 40th year of marriage. Follow our step by step method for creating a beautiful Ruby necklace to gift to a July born friend and they will have something that they will cherish for a lifetime. It was once believed that the Ruby gemstone could remove sadness and prevent illnesses so it would also make the perfect gift for a friend or family member going through a healing process. Share your design with us online via social media by tagging us in your posts on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram social media channels.

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How to make a ruby necklace tutorial step 1

Step One

Cut a 45cm length of beading thread, thread on a crimp bead then one end of a piece of chain, pass thread back through the crimp bead, pull to form a neat loop and crimp. Trim the thread and add a crimp cover.

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How to make a ruby necklace tutorial step 2

Step Two

Cut one end of the Ruby strand, thread on 5 Rubys and a small spacer bead.

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How to make a ruby necklace tutorial step 3

Step Three

Repeat to create 5 sections ending with a spacer bead.

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How to make a ruby necklace tutorial step 4

Step Four

Thread on the next 2 Rubys, large spacer, 2 Rubys, large spacer.

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How to make a ruby necklace tutorial step 5

Step Five

Thread on the largest Ruby as a center stone.

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How to make a ruby necklace tutorial step 6

Step Six

Repeat these steps in reverse to create the other side of the necklace.

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How to make a ruby necklace tutorial step 7

Step Seven

With pliers open a jump ring and place on the blank end of the chain and the round of the clasp then close. Do the same at the other end of the necklace chain with the bar of the clasp.

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