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Tribal Sunset Necklace

About this design:

The possibilities are endless with these focal components! These two pieces felt similar to me, so I decided to stack them :)

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The products in this design are listed below.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Wire wrap a bunch of combinations of charms using 3mm melons and Czech faceted teardrops.
Step 2:
Lay out all of your components, charms & tassels. I recommend taking a picture.
Step 3:
Begin attaching your charms using a jump ring.
Step 4:
When you get to the tassels, slip a jump ring through the top just above the binding and attach to the focal. Sometimes it is helpful to slide a pin through first.
Step 5:
Now that all of the charms are attached, lay your focals on your mat in the positioning you want them to be in for your necklace.
Step 6:
Secure your bottom and top focal together using 4 double links of chain on each side. This chain is secure, has texture and is unsoldered. Open and close the links just like you would a jump ring.
Step 7:
Finish your necklace by making 2 wire wrapped bead links attaching to the link loops on the top focal to the double cable chain. You can either make your necklace long enough to slip over your head or add a larger lobster clasp.

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Measurements: 2mm hole 2mm thick

Antique Silver (plated) Every Other Etched Link Double Cable Chain

Measurements: 7mm links

per foot

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  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love it! :)

  2. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Another “beadie” loving it, also.

  3. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    I LOVE this! I was looking at these new items and was fantasizing about how I’d use them. This is great!

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    Lonnie G says:

    Very nice. It reminds me of a vintage piece I am about to sell on my site. Nice job putting it together.

  5. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Ali,you have outdone yourself with this. It makes me think of a warrior princess.
    I don’t mind telling you that you took reasonably priced findings,and made a very high end looking design.

  6. kye
    kye says:

    Very unique and very cool!

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    Totally different that you first one and I agree with Nancy MC, so great to see you back and with such great designs :D

  8. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    A wonderful design with strong ethnic appeal.

  9. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Wow. Great design.

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    Lesli MC says:

    Omgosh I absolutely love this necklace!!

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    mammakett says:

    Ali, I love this design, necklace. You are so talented.
    I enjoy looking at your designs when they pop-up on this website.
    Thanks for the inspiring designs.

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