Introduction: Aventurine & Amethyst Long Boho Necklace
This is a simply strung, long necklace that you can complete in less than an hour! We would often knot between each gemstone bead with this style of necklace, but by using tiny 15/0 seed beads we get the same effect with a lot less effort (and time, yay!). I love this combo of green Aventurine beads and deep purple Amethyst beads, but of course you could use any gemstone combination you like! The drop style pendant is often available in many different stone types, or you could use a tassel instead. In terms of length, this necklace has worked out to be about 85cm long, plus the length of the Aventurine pendant.
Beads and Materials You’ll Need:
- 30x 8mm Round Gemstone Beads. We have used Banded Amethyst 8mm in this design.
- 32x 6mm Round Gemstone Beads. We have used Faceted Aventurine 6mm in this design.
- 36x Small Gemstone Pebble Beads. We have used Light Amethyst Pebbles in this design.
- Gemstone Pendant. We have used an Aventurine Pendant in this design.
- Size 15/0 Seed Beads. Choose a colour to match – we used peacock and green.
- Clasp of your choice
- 4x Crimps (I like to double crimp for safety).
- Tiger Tail (we used 0.45mm)
Tools You’ll Need:
- Flat Nose pliers (for crimping)
- Scissors (for cutting tiger tail – never use pliers for this!)
Step 1: String the Beads!
This one’s pretty easy! Simply string all of your beads onto the tigertail in your desired pattern, using a 15/0 seed bead as a spacer between each bead. Don’t forget to add the pendant when you get to the middle point! The pattern for this design is (from the clasp):
- 3x 6mm Aventurine – 3x Amethyst Pebbles – 5x Amethyst 8mm – 3x Amethyst Pebbles – 5x 6mm Aventurine – 3x Amethyst Pebbles – 5x Amethyst 8mm – 3x Amethyst Pebbles – 5x 6mm Aventurine – 3x Amethyst Pebbles – 5x Amethyst 8mm – 3x Amethyst Pebbles – 3x 6mm Aventurine – Pendant – and then the same design up the other side of the necklace!
Step 2: Add the Clasp
Finish off your necklace using crimps and the clasp of your choice. And that’s it! Super simple.