DIY | Jewellery with precious stones

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smykker med ædelsten

Get ready for a dash of inspiration for simple and easy to make necklaces and earrings. For this collection, we chose the precious stones sapphire, emerald, ruby and aquamarine. In our web shop, these top quality beads are available in different sizes and in the varieties half-drilled and drilled through.

If you prefer other gemstones than the ones we present in this blog post, you will definitely find want you are looking for among our extensive assortment of Gemstones & Semiprecious Stones.

All metallic jewellery parts needed for the designs in the pictures are available in sterling silver, gilded sterling silver and oxidised sterling silver.

The size of the holes in the precious stone beads can vary. In case the hole is too small to pass the chain or earwires through, you can enlarge it by using a round file.

Emerald | Ruby | Sapphire | Aquamarine

 

Earrings with Emerald

øreringe med smaragd

ørering med smaragd og låseperle

We used the following materials to make these earrings:

First you thread the emerald bead on the earwire and after that the locking bead. The locking bead is provided with a rubber core, this is why the bead does not fall off.

The holes in the stone beads vary. In case the hole is to small to pass the earwire through, you can take a round file to enlarge the hole. Please file carefully so the emerald does not crack.

 

Necklace with Emerald

halskæde med smaragd

halskæde med smaragd og forgyldt ankerkæde

We used the following materials to make this necklace:

Thread the emerald bead on the cable chain. The holes in the stone beads vary. In case the hole is to small to let the chain through, you can take a round file to enlarge the hole. Please file carefully so the emerald does not crack.

On the one end of the chain you fasten a jumpring, on the other end you attach first a jumpring and then the lobster claw clasp. If you wish, you can provide your piece of jewellery with a chain extender so you can adjust its length.

 

Earthreads with Ruby

ørekæde med rubin

kuglekæde med rubin

We used the following materials to make these earrings:

 

øreringe med rubin og wirecover i forgyldt sterlingsølv

First, you cut the ball chain into two equal pieces of 6cm.  Next, you glue a clamp-on on one end of the chain. Then, you thread a ruby bead on the chain and after that, you clamp a crimp cover around one of the balls on the ball chain underneath the ruby. Where exactly depends on where you want the ruby to sit. Finally, you pass the earstuds through the hole in the clamp-on.

The holes in the stone beads vary. In case the hole is to small to let the ball chain through, you can take a round file to enlarge the hole. Please file carefully so the ruby does not crack.

 

Necklace with Ruby

halskæde med rubin

halskæde med facetteret rubin og kuglekæde

We used the following materials to make this necklace:

Thread the three rubies on the chain and close it with the connector that comes with the chain. This necklace is 60cm long and can easily be pulled over the head. An additional clasp or lock is not necessary.

The holes in the stone beads vary. In case the hole is to small to let the ball chain through, you can take a round file and enlarge the hole. Please file carefully so the ruby does not crack.

 

Earrings with Sapphire

kreol med safir

Kreoler i sterlingsølv med safir

We used the following materials to make these earrings:

Straighten the end of the hoop carefully, so you can thread the sapphire bead. Once the sapphire sits nicely on the hoop, you bend the wire back into its original position.

The holes in the stone beads vary. In case the hole is to small to let the hoop through, you can enlarge the hole by using a round file. Please file carefully so the sapphire bead does not crack.

 

Necklace with Sapphire

Halskæde i kuglekæde med safir ædelsten

Halskæde med facetteret safir i kuglekæde, sterlingsølv

We used the following materials to make this necklace:

Thread the three sapphire beads on the headpin and form an eyelet with the left over piece of wire. Please keep in mind that the eyelet has to be large enough for the ball chain.  (Here you find illustrations on how to make an eyelet.) Finally, you pull the ball chain through the eyelet and close the chain with the connector that comes with it.

The holes in the stone beads vary. In case the hole is to small to let the headpin through, you can take a round file to enlarge the hole. Please file carefully so the sapphire bead does not crack.

 

Earthreads with Aquamarine

ørekæde med aquamarin

ørekæde i oxideret sterlingsølv

We used the following materials to make these earrings:

Thread the aquamarine bead on one of the earthread’s peg, followed by a locking bead. The locking bead does not fall off because it is provided with a rubber core. Next, string the second locking bead on the earthread. This second locking bead is placed behind the ear and serves as an ear nut.

The holes in the stone beads vary. In case the hole is to small to let the earthread pass through, you can take a round file to enlarge the hole. Please file carefully so the aquamarine bead does not crack.

 

Necklace with Aquamarine

Halskæde med aquamarin

Halskæde med aquamarin i kreol

We used the following materials to make this necklace:

Cut half of the hoop off and string a locking bead and an aquamarine bead on the remaining half. The locking bead will not fall off because it is provided with a rubber core. Pull the cable chain through the hoop’s eyelet and close the chain with the jumpring.  As this cable chain is very delicate, we close it with a jumpring made of sterling silver. Its wire is thin enough to pass through the tiny chain links.

The holes in the stone beads vary. In case the hole is to small to let the cable chain through, you can take a round file to enlarge the hole. Please file carefully so the aquamarine bead does not crack.

 

In our earlier blog post Jewellery with half-drilled beads you will find more examples of jewellery we made using hoops cut in half.

ørekrog med anboret perle

 

Have fun making your own jewellery with precious stone beads!

 

Have you got any questions, suggestions or comments? Please write in the commentary field below. Thank you!


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