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Antique Damask Necklace

About this design:

The swirling sands in this pendant were begging to have some color dripping off the the bottom loops. I stayed with the same style and theme for these charms and selected the simple drops in a couple earthy colors - turquoise & cantaloupe.

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The products in this design are listed below.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Attach 2 cantaloupe color drops to the third loops in on either side of the pendant using a small matching gold jump ring. Attach 3 turquoise color drops to the first loops in on either side of the pendant and the middle using a small matching gold jump ring.
Step 2:
Using a jump ring, connect the damask Y-connector to the coordinating pendant.
  Step 3:
Decide how long you want your necklace and cut 2 lengths of chain that are 2x the length needed. String one length of chain through a loop and connect the ends using another small jump ring or by making a wire wrapped bead link. Repeat on the other loop and attach clasp.

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  1. CAS
    CAS says:

    Ali, this is very, very oooohhhhh … aaaahhhhh! So oooohhhhh … aaaahhhhh in fact I had to buy the Zola Desert Damask pieces right away, couldn’t wait, have to play with them NOW!!

    Ali, thank you for always finding such fabulous things for us to play with … Lima Beads is the absolute best site ever.

  2. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    CAS did a marvelous job of expressing my feelings completely! I love these pieces and can’t wait to get some to use in designs of my own.

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    Elena A says:

    I had to buy the components. I just love this necklace. I sell the jewelry I make, and I never actually wear jewelry. But I love this necklace so much I think I will make another one and keep it for myself.

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    S Behn says:

    This is beautiful! Will mark as a favorite so I can make it later. Thanks for the great design.

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