I just love the way amethyst looks and this necklace shows it off in all its glory. Also I’m hopping to get some inspiration tomorrow at the beach, like maybe a wave bracelet? We shall see, anyways back to the necklace!
Fine wire (tarnish resistant) – 28, 30 (the larger the gauge, the smaller the wire is, which makes it easier to work with your crochet hook) I used a 28 gauge amethyst plated silver (did you notice that slight purple hue).
Crochet hook – any size can be used (use a metal one, it may damage other materials such as plastic) if you want larger loops for your necklace then use a larger hook, experiment a little, make a few loops with the hooks you are deciding and pick which one works best for you with this project. I used a 3/2 .10 mm.
cord necklace – you can get a fancy one like mine or just one with 1 cord.
Beads – though this says amethyst, you can use whatever type of bead you want! you will need about 30 hanging beads and 7 size 6 seed beads.
Wire pliers– these are not needed but make your life a lot more easy while pushing the tails through the beads.
Scissors – to cut the wire of course (it’s very fine so normal scissors will work).
This necklace is really straight forward and easy to do it is pretty much 7 different chains of different length.
Step 1 (do this for each chain)
slipknot, yarn over the cord and chain 1 (so that the chain is attached to the cord)
Each chain is a different length that increases by 2 and 1 bead until the middle then decreases by 2 and 1 bead. So the shortest ones should be on the end and the longest one in the middle. These do not include the yarn over to attach the chain to the cord.
fasten off on the last bead in each chain and put the tail into the bead (you will have to cut it to shorten it).
1) chain 7 with beads on 3,5,7
2) chain 11 with beads on 3,5,7,9,11
3) chain 11 with beads on 3,5,7,9,11
4) chain 13 with beads on 3,5,7,9,11,13
5) chain 11 with beads on 3,5,7,9,11
6) chain 11 with beads on 3,5,7,9,11
7) chain 7 with beads on 3,5,7
Attach the seed bead at the top, this is mostly to keep your chains slightly spread out from one another. Put the seed bead on the chains tail wrap the wire around to the back of the wire and bring to the front of the wire and push it through the bead again you can either cut the wire short or wrap it along the other wire on the cord (note since the bead inst really keeping anything on the cord and not a lot of weight is on it I opted to just cut it shorter and put it in the bead).
you should now have a nice amethyst necklace to show off!