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Recycled Glass Necklace

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Recycled Glass Necklace
Recycled Glass Necklace

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Recycled Glass Necklace
Recycled Glass Necklace
Recycled Glass Necklace
Recycled Glass Necklace
Recycled Glass Necklace

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I have been itching to make a summer necklace using the recycled glass. First, I had to decide which colors to use and as usual I was drawn to all the turquoise hues. The use of a couple Desert Gold pieces, leather, and Vintaj chain work really well with this color palette to give it the earthiness I was hoping for.

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step

Step 1

Select your chain and link up the ends. Lay the chain out to see how you want it to drape. I recommend marking your left and right end link with a twisty tie or a head pin so you don't loose them.

See Tip: Closing A Jump Ring

Step

Step 2

To secure the leather to your necklace, slide 1" of an end through the end chain link. Apply a touch of adhesive to the inside of the leather. Fold leather over onto the other side. Take a 6" length of heavy gauge wire and wrap tightly around the folded leather. I made my wrapping .25" long. Once you have the wrapping complete, snip off the tail of leather. Complete this step on the other end of the leather, attaching to just 1 chain link, rather than the necklace chain.

Step

Step 3

The clasp ties everything together. I chose a lamp work glass bead, made it into a charm and attached it to the single chain link off the leather cord. For the loop the glass bead is to go through, I made a leather link. Make sure that your glass bead or button can go through the larger loop in the link.

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Step 4

Embellish some links on the chain and the wrapping on the leather link clasp. I used 24 gauge wire and magatama seed beads.

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Step 5

I adorned the necklace with recycled glass. For pieces that have large enough holes, connect them to the necklace chain using extra links of your chain or Vintaj etched jump rings. I added in a few clusters of charms to help fill out the necklace.

See Tip: Closing A Jump Ring

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