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Monstera Gemstone Necklace & Earring Set

Green Aventurine is also know as the “Lucky Talisman” or “Stone of Opportunity”

Materials

1 clasp
4 14mm cast metal plain rings
4 18x13mm Monstera Charms
1 48×31 Monstera Pendant
2 12x10mm Ear Stud plated with real platinum
2 earring backs
12 bead caps
5cm 22ga wire
20 head pins with ball
44 eye pins
52 6mm jump rings

7 8mm Dalmatian Jasper beads
14 4mm Green Aventurine beads
44 6mm Green Aventurine beads
8 8mm Green Aventurine beads

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

1 Take one eye pin and thread one 6mm round Green Aventurine bead. Trim the eye pin 1cm from the bead and form a loop. Repeat this step forty-one times so you have in total forty-two beaded-connectors.

2 Take six 8mm round Green Aventurine beads, six 8mm round Dalmatian Jasper beads, twelve bead caps and twelve head pins with ball. Place on each head pin one bead cap and one 8mm bead. Cut each head pin 1cm from the bead and form a loop.

3 Take ten 6mm round Green Aventurine beads and head pins with ball. Place on each head pin one 6mm bead. Cut each head pin 1cm from the bead and form a loop.

4 Take two monstera charms and two 6mm jump rings. Attach a jump ring to the top loop of each charm.

5 Make up the left necklace strap by joining the charms, beaded-connectors & bead-dangles from step 1 to 4 with 6mm jump rings in the following order:
Join three beaded-connectors (step 1), one beaded-connector (step 1) but before closing the jump ring to add it to the beaded chain thread the jump ring attached to the Monstera charm (step 4) plus one 8mm green Aventurine beaded-dangles (step 2) (Picture 5A), **three beaded-connectors (step 1), one beaded-connector (step 1) but before closing the jump ring to add it to the beaded chain thread one 6mm Green Aventurine beaded-dangles (step 3) plus one 8mm Dalmatian Jasper beaded-dangles (step 2), three beaded-connectors (step 1), one beaded-connector (step 1) but before closing the jump ring thread one 6mm Green Aventurine beaded-dangles (step 3) plus one 8mm Green Aventurine beaded-dangles (step 2)*** Repeat sequence from ** to *** three times but on the last repetition omit adding the last lot of beaded-dangles (one beaded-connector (step 1) but before closing the jump ring add thread one 6mm Green Aventurine beaded-dangles (step 3) plus one 8mm Green Aventurine beaded-dangles (step 2)

6 Make up the left necklace strap by joining the components with 6mm jump rings in the following order: Three beaded-connectors (step 1), one beaded-connector (step 1) but before closing the jump ring thread one 6mm Green Aventurine beaded-dangles (step 3) plus one 8mm Green Aventurine beaded-dangles (step 2), three beaded-connectors (step 1), one beaded-connector (step 1) but before closing the jump ring thread the jump ring attached to the Monstera charm (step 4) plus one 8mm Dalmatian Jasper beaded-dangles (step 2), three beaded-connectors (step 1), **three beaded-connectors (step 1), one beaded-connector (step 1) but before closing the jump ring thread one 6mm Green Aventurine beaded-dangles (step 3) plus one 8mm Green Aventurine beaded-dangles (step 2), three beaded-connectors (step 1), one beaded-connector (step 1) but before closing the jump ring thread one 6mm Green Aventurine beaded-dangles (step 3) plus one 8mm Dalmatian Jasper beaded-dangles (step 2)*** Repeat sequence from ** to *** two times. Finish with three beaded-connectors (step 1).

7 Take one 14mm ring, 5cm of 22ga wire and one 8mm Dalmatian Jasper beaded-dangles. Take the wire and measure 1.5cm at the end and bend at 90 degrees (Pic. 7A). Sit edge of the ring in the bend of the wire (Pic. 7B) and secure the wire by wrapping the tail around the ring (Pic. 7C). Thread the bead on the wire (Pic. 7D) and secure the other side of the wire by wrapping around the edge of the ring (Pic. 7E). Use your pliers to make sure the ends of the wire finish flushed.

8 Take two 4mm Green Aventurine beads, two 6mm Green Aventurine bead, two 8mm Green Aventurine bead and six head pins. Create beaded-dangles by placing one bead on each head pin and finishing with a wrapped loop.

9 Take one 6mm jump ring and thread from Step 8 one 4mm, 6mm & 8mm Green Aventurine beaded-dangle (close jump ring)

10 Now take one more 6mm jump ring and thread the top of the Monstera pendant, the top of the jump ring from Step 9, the remaining beaded-dangles from step 8 (one 4mm, 6mm & 8mm) and the bottom of the ring from step 7 (Pic. 10A). Take two 6mm jump rings and using one jump ring per strap attach the beaded strap from step 5 & 6 to the top of the ring (Pic. 10B). Finish by taking a 6mm jump ring & one clasp and attaching to the end of one beaded-strap and take another 6mm jump ring attach the 14mm ring to the end of the other beaded-strap (Pic. 10C).

11 Make up the earrings by taking one head pin and threading one 4mm Green Aventurine bead. Finish the head pin with a wrap loop. Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the bottom of the ear post, the newly created beaded-dangle and one 14mm ring. Take one more 6mm jump ring and thread one monstera charm and attach to the bottom of the ring. Repeat step for second earring.