Design Instructions



Supplies needed

  • 1    Crescent Moon & Star Charm    (94-2583-26)
  • 1    Cathedral Clasp Set    (94-6261-26)
  • 13    Oval Jump Ring 29ga 2x3mm ID    (01-0016-09)
  • 16"   Brass 2x6mm Cable Chain    (20-0925-26)
  • 10    Bicone 8mm Crystal Beads, 2 each Siam, Topaz, Emerald, Sapphire, and Amethyst, 
  • 24 Gauge Craft Wire, gold


  • chain nose pliers (2)
  • round nose pliers
  • wire cutters

Skill Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Finished Size: Approx. 17"

Designer:  Tracy Proctor

Download the Crystal Crescent Necklace PDF

Watch our technique videos TierraCast Blog (look for Wrapped Loops and Jump Rings).

For a demo of different ways to make your own wire head pins we like this one from Susan at JTV's Jewel School!

Tip: This necklace design will hang nicely at shorter lengths, but cut your chain to whatever length you desire. Hang crystal colors however you choose, but for "rainbow" color placement attach them in the following order: red, orange, green, blue, violet.


  1. Open 1 jump ring and attach clasp bar at one end of chain. Close jump ring. Repeat at other end to attach clasp ring.
  2. Open 1 jump ring and attach to charm. Before closing attach to center link of chain. Close jump ring.
  3. Cut one 6" piece of craft wire. To make a knot style head pin, use round nose pliers to make a small coil (2-3 rounds) of wire at one end, then thread the uncoiled end through the coil and pull wire through. (For a demo see the Jewel School link above. Knot head pin demo starts about 2 1/2 minutes in.)
  4. String 1 crystal bead onto head pin. Bend wire at right angle above bead, leaving about 1/8" of space between bead and bend. Use round nose pliers to form a small loop, wrapping wire around top of bead generously. Use all wire or trim as desired. Use tip of chain nose pliers to tuck wire end in. 
  5. Repeat Steps 3-4 for remaining crystal beads.
  6. Lay chain out on work surface in a round, or necklace, shape to determine placement of crystal dangles. Position the first three on either side of the charm about 3/4" apart. Optional: for the last two on either side add a small bit more distance between them as they will appear to hang closer together when the necklace is worn. Use jump rings to attach each dangle.