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In Chains Necklace

About this design:

I had my wheels turning for this piece ever sense Melanie showed me the pictures of these pieces. I wanted this necklace to look rich and dark and beautiful and then as you get closer, you see that the necklace is really a little twisted and creepy.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • 2 4' lengths of dark brown/black silk ribbon
  • 1 4' length of green/mauve silk ribbon
  • 18" heavy rectangle antique brass plated chain
  • 1 each of root skulls by Earthenwood
  • 1 pack each of disk heishi 4mm in antique brass plated and gunmetal
  • 3 8" lengths of wire
  • 1 4" length of wire
  • 1 antique brass plated swivel clasp

Additional Images:

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Create links using 22g olive wire with gunmetal and antique brass disk heishis. Connect these to the root skulls and to the "rooted" ribbon.
Step 2:
Braid ribbon to create a cord and then weave through the chain, wrapping around the links. Make sure to dab glue or epoy at the end knots and pendant connections.

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    Fresh Baked says:

    Never thought that adorable and creepy could describe the same piece of jewelry…but here it really works! Thanks for sharing this design.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    I’m not so much into creepy, but this is pretty cute! The Earthenwood faces remind me of those little shriveled apples that resemble old people.
    :-)

  3. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Gorgeous! I would so wear this :-)

  4. Ali
    Ali says:

    Thanks, I actually have it on right now!

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    qltldy10 says:

    lol, I love those guys! I would so love a bunch of them! I made applehead dolls when I was younger, and these do look like those faces!

  6. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Love, love, love! :D

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    Treva H says:

    where the heck are the root skulls? do you have to purchase them somewhere else?

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    lazymich says:

    I really love one off jewellery so this site is awesome as I really want to design some one off pieces for myself, love it!

  9. Cat T
    Cat T says:

    >>> TREVA H
    My apologies if I am imposing, but, IN REGARDS TO YOUR QUESTION, I’d like to offer some help if you haven’t yet recieved any;

    I am relatively new to this site & back on my first visit I was trying to see if LB carried skull beads of any kind,& after 2 hours of casually browsing the site, I came across those adorable root skulls ONLY after I typed “skull” or “skulls” in their search box. I don’t have ANY clue as to why I couldn’t find em simply by browsing ,& in fact I’m sure it was due to my own error & goofiness.I hope you have found them by now but if not,or if anyone else is having some trouble I thought maybe this link might be of some help.

    http://www.limabeads.com/store.....0&y=0

    Smiles 2 all:)

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    desertgirl says:

    Ali, I usually LOVE your designs, but not this one. Sorry. Not something I would wear. Can’t please everyone, right?

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