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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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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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  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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  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’


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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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