Nicole's™ Bead Shop Simply Chic Hamsa Necklace

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by Nicole's™ Bead Shop Design Team

Nicole's™ Bead Shop Simply Chic Hamsa Necklace

Hamsa, or khamsa, has long been used as a theme in Middle Eastern jewelry to protect against the evil eye. Complement the pendant in this necklace by using increasingly darker shades of Teal and Green beads. Add a tassel made from coordinating embroidery floss to ensure you generate a positive vibe when you wear it!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Set aside one eyepin. Cut two pieces of jewelry wire that are each 14 inch long. Attach each piece of jewelry wire to the eye of the eyepin using a crimp bead. String nine inches of random teal colored glass beads onto each piece of jewelry wire. Use crimp beads to attach the ends of both strands onto the ring at the top of the Hamsa pendant. These crimps can be covered using 5 mm crimp covers to achieve a more finished appearance. The eyepin has two strands of beads attached to it. Slide the cone down onto the eyepin, so that the eye and the crimps are now hidden inside. Pull the cone firmly into place and bend the eyepin to a 90 degree angle where it exits the cone. Cut the excess eyepin so that 3/8 inch remains, and use your round nose pliers to make a loop. Cut a piece of jewelry wire that is 12 inch long. Use a crimp bead to attach one end to the loop you have just made at the top of the cone. String an alternating pattern of eleven mental roundels and ten facetted agate beads onto the wire. Use a crimp bead to attach the opposite end onto one side of the toggle clasp. You have just created the right side of the necklace.
  • 2
    Repeat step 1 in its entirety to create the left side of the necklace. Attach the two sides of the necklace with a jump ring.
  • 3
    To make a tassel, cut a 12 inch piece of floss from the skein. Then, slide the 12 mm split ring onto one end of the skein and move it to the center. Fold the skein in half around the split ring. Use the 12 inch piece of thread to wind around and around the tassel, just below the split ring. Knot it several times, and allow the ends to dangle downwards as part of the tassel. Finally, cut all the strings at the bottom of the tassel in a neat line. Use an oval jump ring to attach the tassel to the bottom of the Hamsa pendant. Decorate oval jump ring with a few random bead dangles.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole's™ Bead Shop 48 inch Mixed Glass Beads Teal 104799353
  • Nicole's™ Bead Shop 10 mm Agate Faceted Round Acrylic Beads Green 20 pc. 104800015
  • Sweet Beads Focal Point Pendant Silver Hamsa 104833249
  • Nicole's™ Bead Shop Metal Roundel Beads 4 mm x 6 mm Silver 46 pc. 104799941
  • Sweet Beads Fundamental Findings 50 mm x 0.8 mm Head Pins Silver 60 pc. 104596781
  • Sweet Beads Fundamental Findings 8 mm x 6 mm Jump Rings Silver 88 pc. 104596866
  • Sweet Beads Fundamental Findings 8 mm x 12 mm Filigree Cone Silver 8 pc. 104596934
  • Sweet Beads Fundamental Findings 2 mm x 2 mm Crimp Tube Silver 300 pc. 104596882
  • Sweet Beads Fundamental Findings Extender Toggle Clasps Silver 3 pc. 104808516
  • Sweet Beads Fundamental Findings 50 mm x 0.8 mm Eye Pins Silver 60 pc. 104596793
  • Nicole™ Crafts Jewelry Connection™ 12 mm Split Rings Silver 10 pc.104244310
  • DMC #117 Six-Strand Embroidery Floss 3847 Dark Teal Green 104230304
  • Cousin Tool Basics Value Pack 3 pc. 104257385
  • Panacea 8 inch Heavy Duty Wire Cutters 104455865
  • Ruler & Scissors