Brown and pink are a perfect wardrobe combination, so it made sense to combine pink crystal beads and brown lava beads in this beaded necklace design. Lava beads are made from actual cooled volcanic lava, so these beads have a wonderful texture to them and are also extremely light weight; therefore, you can make fairly chunky jewelry with them and not have to worry about it being too heavy to wear.

Once you make the necklace, you may also want to make these matching earrings: Pink Crystal, Brown Lava Beads, and Copper Earrings.

For this necklace you will need the following tools and materials:

26 – 8mm light pink faceted crystal beads
*25 – 15x9mm brown rondelle-shaped lava beads
52 – size 11 berry colored seed beads
50 – size 11 copper colored seed beads
30 inches .019 Soft-Flex antique brass-colored beading wire
1 – 7x14mm copper lobster claw clasp
2 – 2x2mm copper or gold-filled crimp beads
4 inches of 21-gauge dead-soft copper wire

Crimping pliers
Wire cutters
Chain-nosed pliers
Round-nosed pliers
1 Bead Stoppers
Jeweler’s file

*Lava beads are available at Rings & Things.

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