Verde River Necklace
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.
- river rock woven rope
- agate pendant
- silver clasp with end caps
- silver double cord connectors
- silver donut bead
- silver headpin
- jump ring
- E6000 glue
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.
Take the rope and fold it in half.
Slide on a silver double cord connector a few inches above the rope's loop.
Pull one side of the rope towards the bottom loop.
Slide on another cord connector.
Repeat, mirroring the other side.
Repeat the looping and connector process on both sides again.
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!
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.
Thread the headpin though the silver bead and agate pendant. Bend the headpin at a 90 degree angle.
Use a pair of round nose pliers to create a loop at the top of the agate pendant.
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.
Open the jump ring and attach the agate pendant.
Slide the rope from the center loop into the jump ring and close the jump ring using a north to south motion.
Snip a tiny bit off the ends of the rope so they are smooth and not frayed.
Squeeze a small amount of the E6000 glue into an end cap. You can use a toothpick to help spread the glue.
Pinch your rope end and twist it into the cap with glue. Repeat on the other side.
Allow the glue to dry overnight and you're ready to go!