You don’t have to be a DIY-a-holic to realise that agate geodes are hot these days. From the colourful Pink Powder jewelry to the masses of geode tutorials flooding the Internet, druzy & geode jewelry is everywhere. And just in case you’re new to the whole DIY thing, I’ve come up with the perfect 5 minute tutorial for you! 🙂
What you need:
– geode with hole in centre
I got mine in Edinburgh- isn’t it sweet? I love buying beads when travelling- had this for over 10 years!! Still looks as good as new 😉
– 2 gold chains of equal length, 24 inches in length each
Step 1: Thread it
Thread both chains through the hole in the geode.
Step 2: Open it
Use your pliers to open the last link on 1 of the chains
Step 3: Bunch it up
Then insert the other 3 ends of the chains through that link and close it tightly
Can you believe you’re done?! The necklace can even be worn in 2 (subtly different) ways- in fact, the difference is so subtle I’m not sure if you can spot it! 🙂
Stylish & simple
But if you prefer something more chunky…
What you need:
– 3 flat agate geodes (with a hole at the top of each of them)
– 5 large gold-coloured jump rings
– 1 gold-coloured clasp
– 21.5 inches/ 54 cm of gold-coloured chain with large links
– 24 inches/ 60 cm of gold-coloured chain with medium-sized links
Use the pliers to open 1 jump ring, insert the ends of both chains and the clasp through, then close the jump ring.
Step 2: Ring it again
Use the pliers to open another jump ring, insert the other end of both chains through and close the ring.
Step 3: Fold & attach
Fold the longer chain (the one with the smaller links) into half and make a note of the middle link. Use the pliers to open a jump ring and thread the middle link and the largest agate geode through. Close the jump ring.
Step 4 (below): Attach it again
Open another jump ring. Count 7 links left from the middle link, then thread the 8th link through the jump ring along with 1 agate geode. Close the jump ring.
Repeat this for the right side and you’re finished! Straight off the runway if you ask me 😉