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Chunky Funky Tribal Necklace

About this design:

I originally used the African glass beads in my Abalone Collar, but decided they were too "heavy". Then this was to be a bracelet, but I just kept going!
You can wear this necklace any way you want to!


African recycled glass beads, some sort of gemstone, copper 1mm leather cord, vintage wooden button.

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  1. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    This is very pretty!

  2. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Beautiful necklace and love the leather cord. Perfect color compliment to the beads.

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    for ME??? just kidding! Susie, love this design and you do excellent work!! xoxo

  4. Lyric Chick aka Bev
    Lyric Chick aka Bev says:

    I really like this! Both the color blend, workmanship, and style. Would wear this in a heartbeat.

  5. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    This is gorgeous, Susie. Really coveting this one. ha! Great design.

  6. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Beautiful work. It’s so stylish,and the colors are soft,while still making a statement. I can picture wearing this with a bathing suit,or anything else. It’s very “vacationy.” I love the recycled glass!!

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Marvelous design in my kind of colors. Love it! :)

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    Copper Penny says:

    So lovely! The colors are gorgeous!

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    S Moyers says:

    Nice! I am really liking leather cord in designs. Just started using it. Your design gives me hope that I can design a piece just as lovely.

  10. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks for all the great comments! This is one of my favs!

  11. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Gorgeous design!

  12. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Really love this Susie! It is gorgeous!

  13. Asia
    Asia says:

    Absolutely lovely :)

  14. nancykathryn
    nancykathryn says:

    I like this one too. I love how you wrapped the copper around the beads, it makes a great accent to them.

  15. Dragon Stars
    Dragon Stars says:

    Love the photo with the shell. Also love the necklace

  16. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks for the kind words!

    DS, I use that shell for many photos. Seems to help “set things off”. :)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Way, way cool!!! I really love this Susie!

    Would love to learn this technique with leather. Got any pointers on where I can learn? Love that tiny 1mm leather too.

  18. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks, Mary! This necklace was very easy..just centered the button, made a knot,then strung both ends of the cord thru the glass beads, made a knot, and strung one end thru the stone, made a knot, etc….

  19. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Just love this one … I too would want to wear this in a split second. Love the beads/cord look combo … great job! SLS

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    :-D Thank you so much Susie! Very simple indeed but such a wonderful, earthy statement it makes!
    Now I need to find 1mm leather cord.
    LB, think you can find some…? Hmmmm…? :-)

  21. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks, Shannon!

    Mary, you can also find knotting videos on Youtube.

    Here’s to hoping LB will carry 1mm leather cord, and LARGE HOLE pearls, too! (hint)

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    Luna Chick aka Coral says:


    This is just gorgeous. Love it.

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