October Birthstone Inspiration (Opal) for DIY Jewelry Projects

Create birthstone-inspired chainmaille jewelry for October

Our featured October birthstone-inspired kit is a variation on one of our beginner chainmaille patterns, Flowers. Purchase all-in-one, limited-edition kits on our seasonal page.

If you’d like to customize a different color scheme, check out the supplies list below to create a necklace and matching earrings. Purchase jump rings from our aluminum jump rings page.

  • * qty 7 – 14mm White Opal Glass Rings
    * qty 24 – P16 ALUM – 16 SWG (1.6 mm) 5/16″ (7.9 mm) for Flowers (Möbius) units* qty 16 – N16 ALUM – 16 SWG (1.6 mm) 7/32″ (7.1 mm) to connect flowers to glass rings
    * qty 10 – D18 ALUM – 18 SWG (1.2 mm) 1/8″ (3.2 mm) for earwire, and to connect the end N16s to the chain
    * qty 2 – H18 ALUM – 18 SWG (1.2 mm) 3/16″ (4.8 mm) for clasp
    * 1 lobster claw
    * 2 earwire + rubber ear backs
    * cable chain

Opal Color Inspiration

Many opal stones come with hints of iridescent seafoam, pinks, and even more colors depending on the stone’s origin.

Click an image to purchase:

aquamarine swarovski crystal faceted bead Aquamarine Swarovski® crystal bead
silver grey Miyuki® seed beads
white enameled copper jump rings white enameled copper jump rings
silver niobium rings silver lining anodized niobium jump rings
Crystal Satin Swarovski® crystal bead
seafoam seed bead seafoam Miyuki® seed beads
seafoam czech glass ring seafoam glass donut rings – Czech glass rings in 9.4 mm or 14 mm outer diameter


 pink anodized aluminum jump rings rose anodized niobium jump rings
vitrail cosmic ring Vitrail light Swarovski® crystal cosmic ring



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