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The Bronze Age


About this design:

I found this picture while looking for something else and decided to share it with you. It started with an ametrine colored hank of tri-sided #15 seeds. I waited for a special occasion to buy them - namely some gift money, a sale and the inspiration to mix them with like-colored Myiuki tris, bronze pearls and bronze chain.




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  1. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Yowsa! This is stunning, K H! I have a great respect for people who can make multiple strand necklaces – it’s something I struggle with! Great job! :D

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    K H says:

    CCS, I find that the easiest way to make a multi-strand necklace is to simply make several single stand necklaces and jump-ring them together. In this case a gathered up the various ends into an eye-pin and then ran the eye-pin though the cone and made a wrap-loop.

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    I agree, Sue! I love this but have a hard time making mine lay together well! And then there’s the “lack of patience” factor! This is beautiful! Thanks for the tips, KH!

  4. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    K H, my biggest problem is making the strands even with each other – I also use the cones and gather my ends onto a wrapped eyepin..then I hang the piece and don’t like how the strands lay! I’m with Plucky – there’s a patience factor involved as well – very frustrating….

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    K H says:

    I typically finish every strand of every necklace (or bracelet) by slipping on a crimp, then a wire guardian, then slipping a soldered ring into the wire guardian, and then threading the wire back through the crimp and bury the end in the beads. This gives a nice secure finish to the beaded strand. Clasps and extender chains are added with jump rings.

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    K H says:

    I try to make each strand about 1/2 an inch longer than the previous strand – that gives a nice “drape”.

  7. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Thanks for the tips, K H – I’ll just have to give it another go! :D

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    Me, too. I will put this in my favs to refer back to!!! Thanks!!

  9. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Already done that too!

  10. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    KH – this is fantastic! I love multistrand necklaces but so rarely take the time to make them. I love everything about this piece!

  11. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    This looks stunning :-)

  12. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Wow! Love this!! :D

  13. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    So pretty KH! I love how this one looks! The color is so beautiful!

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    therainmaker says:

    KH, this is wonderful! :D

  15. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    beautiful …into my fav.

  16. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What a beautiful necklace, KH! Love the design and the colors together! Thanks so much for the very helpful tips on multi-strand success!!! :D

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    Wow! Cool! KH!

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    fav!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Everyone pretty much said it all. I do like this very much and thank you for the info. I’ll never remember it though.

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