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Para Ibeth

About this design:

I made this piece for a friend who wanted something "tribal-like" but simple and dressy???? Getting into someones else's head can be a challenge....she purchased and gave me the beads, and loved what I made....wears it constantly! She was happy, that is what mattered. My personal taste is different but I was happy because it turned out how she wanted it to look like....that's what friends are for right? (I added photo of the other piece I made for her as well, I like this one better).


wood beads, mother of pearl crescents, and Brass clasp, jump rings, crimps, crimp covers and cable thimbles (wire guards) silver wire.

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
set up beads according to design pattern in photo
Step 2:
string using favorite wire, light weight, not heavy, ie: 7 strand of 12 or 15 wt.
Step 3:
I like to use crimps, cable thimble (wire guards) to end my pieces. Thread wire through crimp, then cable guard, back through crimp (plus a few beads where possible)tighten crimp with crimping pliers (I do a second 3/4 roll and crimp again ....makes for a nice barrel-like
effect)then put on a crimp cover and close it over compressed crimp. Open your jump ring slightly using a slight side-ways twist and insert into one side of clasp portion then into cable guard and close jump ring carefully twisting ends back in place. Repeat on opposite side. Carefully clip the excess wire making sure any portion is neatly tucked inside a bead, or clip close to the crimp, then cover crimp and cut end of wire with the crimp cover. Either method works. I try to determine if main closure piece should be on left or right side of necklace. My niece is left-handed so I put her closures the opposite side from usual clasp closure for right-handed people and this makes it possible for her to close her clasps without seeking help. Same for right-handed people....ever struggle with a clasp and realize it is on the wrong end for you?
Step 4:
wear it and enjoy it!

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Steve
    Steve says:

    Suleika, thanks for including instructions! Love your design, too!

  2. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Great design, you did indeed achive your goal!!

  3. Suleika Alejandra
    Suleika Alejandra says:

    Hola, thanks for the comments! Oops! Just found picture in my files of the second one I made for Ibeth on the same day. More my favorite.

  4. LoriEllen
    LoriEllen says:

    I really love that first one!

  5. moarkgal
    moarkgal says:

    Love your design!

  6. lizanna
    lizanna says:

    Are those batiked bone beads?> Where did you get them? THX! I really like the triangle silver.

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