I’ve been wanting some turquoise spears for a while, and in fact I’ve had some favorited on Etsy, but when I saw these at a big craft store the other day I couldn’t resist. Turns out they’re somewhat tricky to find, as I hadn’t seen them anywhere else in person. And as with many of the offerings online, these aren’t real turquoise–they’re dyed howlite. No matter what stone they’re made of, I think they make for some pretty cool jewelry. In fact, I couldn’t stop at just one project. Check back later this week for another turquoise spike tutorial!
Chain (at least 15 inches, or longer, depending on how long you want your necklace)
Necklace clasp and jump ring
1. Select a long spike of turquoise that you’d like to use for your necklace and thread a length of wire through it, then bend the wire and wrap it around itself. Cut the wire, leaving a tail of about 2 inches.
2. Bend the wire tail into a loop, then wrap it around itself a few times and trim the excess wire. Make sure to make the loop big enough for your chain to fit through.
3. String the chain through the wire loop.
4. Add a clasp and jump ring to the ends of the chain.
That’s it, you’re done!
I decided mine looks cute over a shirt collar (and sweater–after a warm spell, it got cold again!).