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Colour Stone Necklace


About this design:

This is my favourite "Happy" necklace to wear. The colours go with everything and anything and I wear it when I'm happy with the world. So, I wear it a lot! I made red coral earrings to go with it, but I don't have a photo of them. It's great to wear out shopping or just to a party. I just love it!

Components:

Green Jade, Red Sponge Coral, Amethyst chunks, White Howlite, and Clear Quartz with gold filled beads, topaz Swarovski rounds and Silver Shade Swarovski Bicones on a Gold Plated Bali Silver Swirl Toggle Clasp and a special extender-clasp I invented

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Solder the Bar part of the toggle clasp with 4mm gold filled jump ring to the open ring at the end of the gold filled extender chain.
Step 2:
Attach a gold filled cable protector to a very small gold filled parrot or ring belcher clasp.
Step 3:
Run a piece of tiger tail through the cable protector and crimp in place, leaving an end long enough for your necklace. Cover the crimp with a gold filled crimp cover.
Step 4:
String your beads on the long end of the Tiger Tail in a random, but pleasing fashion. Making sure to add plenty of Swarovski beads for sparkle.
Step 5:
Attach a gold filled cable protector to the Ring part of the Toggle clasp, run the last of your tiger tail through it and crimp in place. Cover with a gold filled crimp cover.
Step 6:
Attach the parrot or ring belcher clasp to the extender chain so that the necklace sits where you want it to when you put the bar piece of the toggle clasp through the ring piece. Never have to fiddle with the tiny little parrot clasp again. Unless you want to change the length at anytime to suit your outfit and then put the necklace on using the toggle clasp. Great for arthritis sufferers!


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  1. CAS
    CAS says:

    WOW!!!! Su Z C I LOVE your extender design, very unique, and awfully clever.

  2. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    very pretty, and very colorful !!!

  3. Su Z C
    Su Z C says:

    Thanks for the comments. Feel free to use the extender design for your own necklaces and bracelets. I’ve got new ideas and jewelery coming through all the time, so check out my Etsy site, Australian Jewelery Creations or type in this url:
    http://www.suzcarr.etsy.com and have a peek! There will be a sale after July 4, of course! So, keep your favorites in mind and get them at a discount!
    I’ve enclosed a photo of a sneak peek of a new pair of Gothic style drop earrings I’ll be putting up for sale this week! Mention Design Gallery and get 5% off!

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  4. Su Z C
    Su Z C says:

    Thanks for the comments. Feel free to use the extender design for your own necklaces and bracelets. I’ve got new ideas and jewelery coming through all the time, so check out my Etsy site, Australian Jewelery Creations or type in this url:
    http://www.suzcarr.etsy.com and have a peek! There will be a sale after July 4, of course! So, keep your favorites in mind and get them at a discount!
    I’ve enclosed a photo of a sneak peek of a new pair of Gothic style drop earrings I’ll be putting up for sale this week! Mention Design Gallery and get 5% off!

    Attachment Attachment

  5. WireWrangler
    WireWrangler says:

    Invention, creative process.
    Keep it up!
    Thank you for sharing!

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