How to Make a Crystal Necklace Rectangle

Add a bit of sparkle to your everyday ensemble with a Crystal Necklace Rectangle. Whether you’re looking to elevate your look or want to gift one to someone special, our necklace collection has a little something for everyone.

Engrave a beloved photo and add a sweet message to create a personalized keepsake. Whether it’s for a birthday, anniversary, or holiday, an engraved pendant is the perfect gift!

Bead Cones

A metal finding in the shape of a cone used to give a professional finish to the end of a strung necklace or bracelet by covering and hiding the knotted strand ends. They come in a range of sizes and finishes.

Bicone Beads: A popular bead shape resembling two cones stuck together flat end to flat end, they can be faceted or gently rounded. They are available in a wide range of colors and finishes including gold plated.

Cloisonne Beads: A type of enamelled jewellery. Strips of metal are soldered onto a base of copper and the spaces between the strips, called cloisons, are filled with enamel. The whole is fired, polished and sometimes coloured with a paint to create the desired design.

Delica Bead: Manufactured in Japan, these beads are a favourite with bead loomers as they have large holes and thin walls. They are also available in a range of colours, finishes and shapes including hex cut (six sided) or smooth cylinders.

Hematite: A dark steel coloured mineral. It is often used in bead woven or peyote stitch jewellery.

A jewellery setting encircling and securing a crystal, stone or Cabochon. The setting usually has a continuous groove cut into it which seat the cabochon.

Decorative End Caps

Add the finishing touch to your necklace with decorative end caps. These simple metal components are cone-shaped and designed to conceal knots, crimp beads and the end of chain. They also work well to connect several strands together before attaching a clasp or other jewelry finding. They’re easy to use – just line the end of a chain or stringing material with glue, insert it into a cap and tighten as needed.

Whether you’re designing a beaded bracelet or a multi-strand necklace, these end caps come in a variety of sizes and shapes. They are also available in a variety of finishes including rhodium, gold and rose gold. You can even find a selection that has a special asterism effect. This effect appears as rays of white light that radiate from a center point.

Clasps are the finishing piece that fastens a single or multi-strand necklace to the wearer. They are available in a wide range of styles from tab lock to toggle and barrel clasp. Typically these clasps have a small opening on one side that a bar can be pushed through and then pivoted to close.

For a more personal touch to your necklace design consider creating a personalized crystal pendant. This luxury keepsake is sure to be treasured for generations. Choose a shape, upload a picture and select from the customization options to create an elegant photo necklace that will be as unique as you are.

Bezel Wire

Whether your bezel is going to be soldered into place or you want it to slide over a ring shank, make sure the walls of your bezel are thick enough to support the pressure from a ring. This is especially important if you are using a thicker, heavier stone. Also consider if the bezel walls will fit together when you are soldering them. If you have to, you can use a bezel with partial walls or gallery wire to get a tight fit.

To figure out how long to cut your bezel strip, wrap something around your cabochon, such as paper or wire and mark where the end of the bezel meets that item. Then add a few millimeters for the thickness of the bezel wire. This will ensure that the bezel will have the height you need to cover your cabochon.

The bezel walls will probably need to be sanded down at some point during the setting process, so be sure your strip has the right amount of height when you order it. It is also a good idea to buy a little more than you think you need. If you have too much metal, you can always trim it to size later. Be sure to leave a bit of extra wire on the backside of your bezel so that you can attach things like earring posts, pin backs, bails or leverback ear wires.

Ring Band

A simple silver ring band can add a lot to your crystal pendant necklace. You can use a plain band or one with a pattern to suit your style. The patterned band is particularly eye-catching and can give your jewelry a unique look.

A raw crystal pendant in a bezel setting with a ring band can be very striking. It is also very easy to create. First, fit the crystal with bezel wire to get a tight fit. Then, encase it in a ring band of your choice and solder it together. This method eliminates the need for glue, making it very quick and easy.

You can also use a ring band to frame a raw crystal pendant that has been soldered closed. This method is especially helpful for items that you want to keep in pristine condition. If you use this technique, it is important to make sure that the raw crystal is not damaged before you solder it closed and then ring it out.

A ring with a crystal pendant is the perfect accessory for any outfit, but it’s an especially good choice for special occasions. Engraved crystal keepsakes like this are a great gift for birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays. They are a thoughtful gift that lets the recipient treasure a precious memory every time they wear the jewelry.