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    Tana R on “Gifted”:
    “I looked at the time on my message, it's not really 2:46 am! It's still the…” read »

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    Tana R on “Gifted”:
    “Very groovy, Annie! I have to ask, is it choker style? I imagined campfire and guitar…” read »

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    wellsdalakaJulie on “River Stones”:
    “This looks so peaceful and lovely, with all the elements in perfect balance.…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “River Stones”:
    “The stones are gorgeous whatever name they go by! I like your choice of smokey quartz…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Thank you LRC! I am anxious to try out your instructions. They are…” read »

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    Mahala RockChick on “River Stones”:
    “Yes, I believe it is the same stone, just a different name.…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
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    dolllady aka Pam on “River Stones”:
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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow! This is wonderful. Love these necklaces and tiger eye is a favourite of…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall?”:
    “I too love the bracelets you keep coming up with - you definitely have a wonderful…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I love the soft muted colours - so serene and relaxing. Beautiful design!…” read »

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    Maggies Mom on “I took a Class”:
    “Amazing! Can't believe this is your first time weaving! I am very impressed!…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall Tones”:
    “I love this colour mixture and the design is so appealing - very nice.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Ooooh - this is so cool and I love it all especially the turtles. :) …” read »

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    “This is gorgeous - love the stones - love the design. Fantastic!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Beautiful Gail! I agree the turtles are such a cute addition.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Gifted”:
    “Thank you - still lots of wood beads left to play with.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “I took a Class”:
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    puppychick labratbecky on “Fall?”:
    “Yummy components and beads! I love your style and aesthetic!!!!!!!…” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “I took a Class”:
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    puppychick labratbecky on “Turtle Beach”:
    “IMHO more is more! I love it either way but I am partial to extra details…” read »

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    sweetjane on “Fall?”:
    “Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments! This was certainly fun to make!…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “* would look GREAT with *…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

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    “Wire weaving? You're a "greenie?" I'd say you are well on your way to being…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
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    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
    “Ditto to all of the above comments. This is a great way to welcome fall...just…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Thanks for all of the compliments everyone. The tiger eye is one of my favorites.…” read »

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    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
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    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
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  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “I took a Class”:
    “Wow! I agree with Donna, this piece looks very complicated but you certainly did fantastic with…” read »

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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

Rusty Ocean Necklace


About this design:

I LOVE the graduated fossil coral faceted rounds and was very intrigued when the red abalone chips showed up at our door. Then I put this 2-strand together accenting with abalone and some czech glass rondelles that look like they were made for this necklace.

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The products in this design are listed below.


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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
When making a 2 strand necklace, there are a few things to remember:
1) crimp each strand individually and either connect directly to your clasp or use a 2:1 link
2) string your inside strand first, you don't want to do this strand after the outer strand only to find that you now have a 2 strand choker :-)
3) make your outer strand around 3-4" longer than the inside strand

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Ali, this ROCKS! :D

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    love to bead aka Donna says:

    Absolutely gorgeous.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Ugh!! Now I have MORE things to add to my wish list! ;-)
    You’re right, these stones were made for each other. You really made this one sing, Ali!

  4. Gina P - Delta Chick
    Gina P - Delta Chick says:

    Incredibly beautiful!

  5. Fat Redhead Designs
    Fat Redhead Designs says:

    Very nice earthy combination.

  6. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Love this necklace, Ali!

  7. Ali
    Ali says:

    Thanks everyone, Payton is always picking this one out for me to wear :-)

  8. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Payton has good taste! This is fabulous, Ali! Thanks for the tips on creating a 2-strander, too! :D

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    ZUBEAJAY says:

    LOVE THIS !

  10. Ana
    Ana says:

    Great job Ali!

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    S Nodelman says:

    Beautiful necklace. Is it heavy?

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    T Michael says:

    just waiting for my order to get here .HAPPY DAY when it gets here.

  13. Jinxci
    Jinxci says:

    Wow, a combination made in heaven. Thanks for the inspiration.

  14. jdbeast1
    jdbeast1 says:

    Love it, looks like an ancient treasure unearthed !

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    Frimal W says:

    I think your beads are absolutely wonderful’

    Frim

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    C Wall says:

    Love this! What are the chip-looking pieces you used?

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    K hempfling says:

    I always LOVE your designs.

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    girlflowerpaint says:

    Absolutely fabulous – reminds me of Arizona jewelry where I used to live. I am just starting to make jewelry (haven’t made my first piece actually, but I’m so excited! Any tips for a newbie?

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    Suvarna H says:

    I love this necklace and the lovely combination of different textures and colors…I did wonder, as an earlier person commented, is it heavy to wear for long periods of time?

    Ali, long before I signed up, I thought you were an artistic genius, and to date, I haven’t changed my mind…some things cannot be taught! :)

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