Sedona Sunset Collection

Verde River Necklace

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This braided rope necklace, featuring a stunning polished agate pendant, is an ode to natural beauty. Pair with a breezy white button down to perfect the simple sophisticate look.

Tools

Materials

  • river rock woven rope
  • agate pendant
  • silver clasp with end caps
  • silver double cord connectors
  • silver donut bead
  • silver headpin
  • jump ring
  • E6000 glue
$16 Buy Project

Print Tutorial

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Gather your tools and supplies. You'll need the river rock woven rope, the agate pendant, silver clasp with end caps, silver double cord connectors, silver donut bead, head pin and jump ring, E6000 glue, and a set of jewelry tools.

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Take the rope and fold it in half.

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Slide on a silver double cord connector a few inches above the rope's loop.

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Pull one side of the rope towards the bottom loop.

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Slide on another cord connector.

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Repeat, mirroring the other side.

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Repeat the looping and connector process on both sides again.

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Once all the connectors are on the rope make sure everything is even. You'll want to make sure it's exactly how you want it to look before we close the connectors!

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Tighten each side of the connectors. A pair of jewelry pliers will come in handy here. You'll want to apply even pressure with the pliers on one side first and then the other. Keep your necklace relatively flat so it doesn't warp while closing the connectors.

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Thread the headpin though the silver bead and agate pendant. Bend the headpin at a 90 degree angle.

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Use a pair of round nose pliers to create a loop at the top of the agate pendant.

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Hold the loop in place with the round nose pliers and the chain nose pliers to wrap the excess wire under the loop twice for extra security. Use the clippers to cut off the excess wire.

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Open the jump ring and attach the agate pendant.

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Slide the rope from the center loop into the jump ring and close the jump ring using a north to south motion.

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Snip a tiny bit off the ends of the rope so they are smooth and not frayed.

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Squeeze a small amount of the E6000 glue into an end cap. You can use a toothpick to help spread the glue.

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Pinch your rope end and twist it into the cap with glue. Repeat on the other side.

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Allow the glue to dry overnight and you're ready to go!

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cayt

14 days ago

Would love more sourcing specifics on your projects. Love this necklace, and would like to make another for a friend. In the supplies list, can you list diameters and measurements of things? IE, what thickness of cord, what diameter of the end caps? That would be SO helpful. Also sources, if you're willing to give them!

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ForTheMakers

2 months ago

@angie456 the end caps have an inner diameter of about 4.5mm - 5mm. You should always buy end caps to fit the material going into them. For these the rope should fit snuggly in the cap so the glue can adhere to the metal and the rope without a lot of wiggle room.

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ForTheMakers

2 months ago

@eclectic your stone is absolutely a real agate! Each one is different. This would never be the case with plastic stones. Also if you tap it lightly against a glass surface you can hear the difference. Your stone should also take on some of the temperature from its surroundings so if it's on a cold surface it feels cold, warm to warm. This is also a good way to differentiate between plastic and gemstone.

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meltung

2 months ago

@threshkreen it's in The Source. https://www.forthemakers.com/posts/monsoon-skies-necklace

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threshkreen

2 months ago

I know I was not dreaming this, but I found on your site where you show how people alter the suggested designs. There was an alternate for this necklace posted but now, for the life of me, I am able to figure out where on your site I was and how to get there. Whenever I go to "Make it Yours" all I can find are the matchbooks. Thanks.

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eclectic

2 months ago

really went with the alternative monsoon version of the necklace and like it, but i have to admit i was a little disappointed that it's a plastic version of the stone and not a real agate stone :(

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Angie456

3 months ago

What size are the end caps? I want to make bracelets with my left over cord (I actually made the bracelet you guys put on facebook and now I have leftover cord).

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Kimberly

3 months ago

Just finished making this. Love it! Not-so-patiently waiting for the glue to dry on the end-caps so I can try it on.

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ForTheMakers

3 months ago

Thanks @chungirl030! Happy to hear everything arrived safely!

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chungirl030

3 months ago

Though I loved the look of the earlier edition boxes, I actually appreciate the more eco-friendly box! All of my items came in perfect condition. :-)

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ForTheMakers

3 months ago

Hi @annnneeeeee we just pushed each side down onto the rope. No need to squish the whole thing since you don't want to scratch the front surface a lot. You can see in step 14 that there is still space between the rope once the connectors have been pushed down.

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annnneeeeee

3 months ago

I don't really get how to close the cord connectors Am I supposed to smush the whole thing together? because in the picture it looks like it's supposed to kinda wrap down around the rope

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ForTheMakers

3 months ago

Hi @jmccormick123 and @threshkreen - thanks for your feedback! We loved the smaller boxes too but our supplier couldn't keep up with demand so we've decided to use the new white ones and provide cloth bags for your extra materials. We're working on a more permanent solution but in the meantime we hope you don't mind the new look. Happy making!

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mcmurphyl

3 months ago

There was no silver donut bead in the bag but I just used a bead left over from the bracelet (which I'm wearing now) and it looks great.

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jmccormick123

3 months ago

I don't like the look of the bead so I'm going to make the necklace without it or maybe find another bead or charm to go on it.

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jmccormick123

3 months ago

I agree with you, I prefer the old box. It was standard practice last year.

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threshkreen

3 months ago

My box arrived totally crushed on one end, but everything survived the ordeal. I liked that last month (which was my first) everything came in a neat and tidy box with the date on the end. I was hoping this was standard practice because I thought it was a cool idea and would help keep me organized. In any event, I am looking forward to starting this collection - especially the bracelet. Thanks!

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Kimberly

3 months ago

Love this! Can't wait to get my Jan. box.