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Birds on a Wire Necklace

About this design:

I love Kylie's "Birds on a Wire" Pendant, they look so sweet watching the sunset. I wanted to incorporate the colors of the sunset into the cord, which is where the silk ribbons came into play. I then randomly knotted several snippets of blue leather to represent the birds flying off into the fading sun.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • 1 Kylie Parry Ceramic Birds On a Wire Pendant 35x23mm
  • 2' Echinacea Hand Dyed 100% Silk Ribbon 7/16"
  • 2' Golden Maple Hand Dyed 100% Silk Ribbon 7/16"
  • 17" Natural Brown Woven Leather Cord 4mm
  • 6 2" lengths of Blue Deertan Lace Leather 3/16"
  • 4 Beach Stone Pebbles
  • 7 Vintaj Natural Brass Etched Jump Ring 9.5mm - 15 gauge
  • 1 Antique Copper (plated) Hammered Simple Hook & Eye Clasp 32x12mm
  • 2 Antique Copper (plated) Crimp Cord End 4mm

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Take the 2 ribbons, starting at one end of leather cord, tie a knot. Then continue to twist around leather cord and knot until you reach the other end of the necklace.
Step 2:
Attach the pendant to the necklace by stringing a 6" length of both ribbons through each hole going over the top of the pendant. Then loop the ribbon over the necklace, back down and under the ribbons that are going over the pendant. Secure with a knot.
Step 3:
Create a Beach Stone Pebble chain trickle next to the pendant by looping a jumpring through a pebble. Then attach to another jumpring with another pebble an so on until you are out of pebbles. Secure the last jumpring to the necklace, right next to the pendant.
Step 4:
To create the "birds" flying away, randomly knot blue lace leather onto the necklace.

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  1. No Photo
    Reet says:

    Something different. Love it very much!!!!

  2. g peak
    g peak says:

    Love this one!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Love this one!

  4. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    This is so beautiful. I love the “birds on a wire” pendant, and the dangled stones next to it are an added plus. I think you did a fabulous job of matching the pendant colors in the ribbons and leather … fabulous.

  5. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Ali, you R-O-C-K!!! This necklace is the bomb! Love, love, love! 8O Did I mention I LOVE it?

  6. DMYJewelryDesign on etsy
    DMYJewelryDesign on etsy says:

    The more I look at this, the more I like it….it’s growing on me :)
    Perfect with a jeans and a T-shirt

  7. Ali
    Ali says:

    Thanks everyone!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    I just love your use of ALL the components! Truely inspiring! Fav, Ali!

  9. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What a wonderful idea, Ali! I love this necklace! :D

    BTW, I received some of the Natural Brown Woven Round Leather Cord (4mm) this week and I simply LOVE it!!! Hope you get it in other colors, too! :D

  10. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    I love this one too … great idea to use the woven round leather cord as the base for the silk ribbon. LOVE IT! SLS

  11. Kylie P
    Kylie P says:


  12. Mustard Seed Beads
    Mustard Seed Beads says:

    Great design!!!!

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    S Drousche says:

    how do you attach the silk to the hook and eye clasp?

  14. Robin Alayne
    Robin Alayne says:

    Your work brings out the hippy artist in me
    Thanks you. Love this

  15. DreamingFoxStudio
    DreamingFoxStudio says:

    I love the simplicity of this design and the colors work so well.

  16. desert beader
    desert beader says:

    Ali, I love the necklace and it’s concept. Keep up the great bead work, and thanks to Lima beads for supplying their classy product

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