Aug 042012
 

I’m not actually a big fan of orange, but it’s growing on me.  Since Tangerine Tango IS this year’s color, it seemed a good idea to give it a try.

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There something about the lush look of all these beads clusters that I love.

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It’s full and rich and funky.  Yet, having the other two chain strands, empty, seems to balance it out and keep it elegant.

All the bead wire wrapping is time consuming, but other than that it’s not a complicate necklace to make. (Hooray for messy wraps!)

Materials:

  • 18-inch length chain
  • 16-inch length chain
  • 13-inch length chain
  • two 4-inch lengths chain
  • two 8mm split rings or small soldered rings
  • two jump rings
  • lobster clasp
  • ~25 3-inch head pins
  • ~50 assorted beads
  • two pair chain nose pliers
  • round nose pliers
  • wire cutters
  • bead design board
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Instructions:

  1. Use heads pins, beads, chain nose pliers, and round nose pliers to make approximately 30 bead dangles. Dangles can consist of one, two, three, or four beads. Attach dangles to center 5 inches of 13-inch piece of chain.
  2. Open end links of each of the 18-, 16- and 13-inch pieces of chain and attach to 8mm split rings.
  3. Attach one end of each 4-inch chain to a split ring. Attach a jump ring to one remaining end of chain. To last end of chain, attach a lobster clasp with a jump ring.

Happy creating!

 

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Comments (4)
  1. You need a citrus drink in your hand when you’re wearing that. Very pretty and fresh. Actually, it would probably tide you over the fall, too. Nice!

    • Mmmmm, a citrus drink sounds good right about now.

      And, yes, I can see this with a turtleneck in the fall. But I don’t want to think about that at the moment, too hot!

  2. Sandy, thinking about the fall is the only thing that’s going to get me through August.

    • That makes sense, considering the kind of heat you guys get in the summer.

      For me, fall makes me think of impending heating bills and all the problems that come with dealing with snow and cold weather.

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