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Mosaic Ladder Necklace


About this design:

This pendant set is fantastic! I immediately knew I wanted to use them in a necklace with more brown tones to make the bright colorfulness of the Mardi Gras Jasper more earthy :) Typically I don't find myself drawn to something so colorful, but this stone makes me happy like summer is coming and it's going to be a great one!

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • pendant set
  • 4"-5" of 4mm rondelle in matching stone to pendant
  • 1" of 6/0 or 8/0 seed beads
  • 1"-2" of small pyrite beads
  • 28" of Vintaj chain for necklace
  • 3" of Vintaj chain for ladder
  • 10" 18ga craft wire for stringing pendant set

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Create the necklace chain using bits and pieces of chains into a 28" length. For the middle 5"-6" I recommend using something simpler that is smooth since this is at the back of your neck.
Step 2:
Using the 10" of 18g wire, create a wire-wrapped loop at one end, string on the pendants, and wire wrap the other end to finish off. You will need to bend your wire so the pendant lays nicely.
Step 3:
String 3 separate lengths of beads all 2.5" long onto Irish waxed linen. These will be used as the ladder rungs.
Step 4:
Decide where you want your ladder rungs. I recommend every other chain link. Tie the ends of the waxed linen onto the chosen chain links.
Step 5:
This is a photo of the completed rungs. I included a length of chain in with the beaded ones. Once you attach the last one, you are done!

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  1. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    Okay – here goes my ‘opinion’ again – LOL; I love the style – but not the colors – sorry. I already have in mind what colors I would use; I’m glad to have the instr. – thanks

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Ali this seems like the perfect *go with any of your colorful summer shorts* necklace. With a simple Tee and a summer tan…..perfect!

  3. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Interesting look.

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    AWESOME!!!!!

  5. J Gamble
    J Gamble says:

    What a beautiful necklace! Love that style. Will definitely try this.

  6. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Ali,this is a 10 in my book. I’m a huge fan of vibrant and happy color,and this rocks my world!!

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    N Shell says:

    I love this!!! and all the colors too. I have some chain this color but assumed it would only look good with browns and tans boy was I wrong!

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love everything about this, beautiful use of the vibrant Jasper beads, a fave :D

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    P Boyd says:

    I love the beautiful colors and they will go with a lot of my clothes I can’t wait to make it

  10. M Laughlin
    M Laughlin says:

    LOVE IT! Love the colors. My next project .

  11. J Lawson
    J Lawson says:

    Gorgeous! Does Lima carry the pendant set? I could not find it. Thanks
    Jo

  12. Realbiker
    Realbiker says:

    Where can I get a pendant set like this?

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