Copper Teardrop Necklace
Copper and turquoise has been paired in jewelry for centuries. Here it creates a striking necklace with a bright and bold pendant wrapped in just enough wire to make an uncommon statement. Tiny copper lined seed beads separate the turquoise cubes, carrying the copper motif through the necklace. This project can be completed in nine uncomplicated steps. It’s as easy to make as it is beautiful.
step 4 - Add a seed bead, a 10mm square turquoise bead and another seed bead to the wire.
I have had the square turquoise beads for a couple of years and was unable to find them on Amazon now. You might look at JoAnn’s, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, eBay, or search for Square Turquoise beads and Turquoise Howlite beads online. A different size or shape turquoise bead could be substituted for the square bead I used.
- 60 cube beads .25”, 4mm
- one square 10mm turquoise bead
- copper lined 11/0 seed beads
- 18 gauge copper wire
- 1.50” long copper teardrop and jump rings
- jewelry pliers
- crimp tool
- copper crimp beads
- beading wire 0.38, 19 strand
- copper lobster clasp
- masking tape