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Darwin, Northern Territory

I live in Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia, close to the spectacular sailing country of the Kimberley, Western Australia. I like the feeling that Darwin is still the Last Frontier in ...

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Gemstone Chip Collar Tutorial

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(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Gemstone Chip Collar Tutorial
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Pattern Description:

This is basically the same collar as my Freshwater Pearl Collar, but writen specifically for use with gemstone chips, and covers sorting and grading the chips according to size and colour. It can be a worn for a the most glamorous evening occasion or with a daytime outfit. Imagine it in turquoise or red coral chips with your favourite sweater and jeans - or a little black dress.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Collar is adjusted to fit the wearer.


  • Gemstone chips - about 3 or 4 strands
  • A few small pearls or crystals (optional)
  • 7 x 1.75 metre lengths of 0.4mm (26 gauge) silver wire
  • 2 x 7cm lengths of 0.8mm (20 gauge) round sterling silver wire
  • 2 sterling silver end cones - 2cm long, 6mm ID
  • 2 round sterling silver beads - 3mm
  • 1 sterling silver clasp (s-hook or lobster clasp)

You Will Also Need:

  • Chain nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire Cutters