Green Rutile Quartz Necklace Tutorial

I wanted to share my new beautiful (and easy) Green Rutile Quartz Necklace Tutorial!  If you have basic jewelry making skills, this necklace will be a breeze!  Perfect for wearing to work and out on the town.  It’s a classic piece, with a bit of a twist…l the toggle clasp is part of the design!

As with any of my designs, take this and make it your own.  If you don’t like the green tones, find another stone to use.  Mix it up a bit and make something new.

 

Green Rutile Quartz Necklace Tutorial | Mini Van Dreams

Supplies

  • Sterling silver toggle clasp
  • 4 Sterling silver corrugated spacer beads
  • 2 strands green rutile quartz nuggets, approximately 12mm each*
  • 10- 6 mm round faceted glass beads, light yellow
  • 8- 4 mm round faceted glass beads, lemon green
  • 2 medium glass bead faceted nuggets, yellow green color 13×10 mm
  • 1 large glass beads faceted nugget,  yellow green color  18×14 mm
  • Soft Touch Beading Wire, stainless steel – .019 in
  • 2 flat end head pins
  • Tools
  • 2 crimps
  • 2 silver crimp covers

Note:  All these supplies can be purchased at House of Gems!

Directions

  1. Using wire cutters, cut a piece of beading wire approximately 10″ long.
  2. On one end, thread a crimp bead, then the round portion of the toggle clasp, and then thread the wire through the crimp bead again.  Allow for approximately a 1″ tail of wire from the crimp bead.  Using pliers, or a crimping tool, crimp the wires together securely.
  3. Using pliers, add the crimp bead cover.
  4. Sort through the quartz beads and find one larger, colorful/unique bead to be the focal of the necklace.  Set aside.
  5. Thread two 4 mm glass beads, two 8 mm glass beads, then two quartz nuggets.
  6. Thread one sterling silver bead spacer, then a medium (13×10 mm) glass bead, then a second sterling silver bead spacer.
  7. Thread three quartz nuggets, then one 4 mm glass bead, one 8 mm glass bead, then another 4 mm glass bead.
  8. Thread 14 quartz nuggets.
  9. Thread one 4 mm glass bead, one 8 mm glass bead, another 4 mm glass bead, then three quartz nuggets
  10. Thread one sterling silver bead spacer, then a medium (13×10 mm) glass bead, then a second sterling silver bead spacer.
  11. Thread two quartz nuggets, two 8 mm glass beads, and two 4 mm glass beads.
  12. Thread a crimp bead, then the end of the wire through the other side of the toggle clasp and then back through the crimp bead.  Using pliers or a crimping tool, crimp the wires securely.
  13. Cut the wire to approximately 1″ and feed back through the last few beads to secure.
  14. Using pliers, add the crimp bead cover.
  15. On a head pin, thread one 8 mm glass bead, the large glass bead (18×14 mm), and a second 8 mm glass bead.
  16. Using your needle nose pliers, create an eye loop large enough to fit loosely over the round portion of the toggle clasp.  If there is any remaining headpin, wrap it neatly around the base of the eye loop.
  17. On the second head pin, thread one 8 mm glass bead, the larger-sized quartz nugget you set aside earlier, and a second 8 mm glass bead.
  18. Repeat step #15.
  19. Open the eye loops slightly and gently attach to the round portion of the toggle clasp.  Close the eye loop securely.  (See picture below.)
  20. Any leftover beads can be used to make a bracelet and/or earrings.

*When working with natural stones like quartz, I like to mix two strands together in a bowl to create a uniquely colored necklace, rather than use one strand then the next.  It makes it more beautiful and natural-looking.

Green Rutile Quartz Necklace Tutorial | Mini Van Dreams

For a printable PDF of these instructions and supply list, click here.

If you would like to see the supplies for this project or browse some other beautiful stones and beads, please visit House of Gems.

 

In exchange for this post, I received a store credit at House of Gems to purchase supplies to make this project.   All opinions, statements, and jewelry design are my own and were not influenced in any way by the compensation received.  All photos and information used with permission.  Please see my disclosure for more information.