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Leather Tiger Focal Necklace

About this design:

Leather cord & African Turquoise accentuate the tiger focal in this drop necklace.

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The products in this design are listed below.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Begin by making two bead links with a headpin and 5 beads from the African Turquoise strand.
Step 2:
Tie the leather cord to the bead links. I tied 2" to the bottom of the link & 4" to the top on the right side, and 3" on the top & bottom on the left side, but you can make it even if you'd like. Apply a small drop of glue to the knots so they stay secure.
Step 3:
Next, string wire through the teardrop pendant with a drop bead in the center (I added two small 2mm crystal rondelle beads on either side of the drop, but that's optional).
Step 4:
Make a loop with the wire and knot the leather cord through the loops you made. Secure with a small drop of glue.
Step 5:
Attach the tiger charm to the bottom of the teardrop pendant with a jump ring. Finish by gluing leather cord ends to the ends of the cord and attach a jump ring and lobster clasp.

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15-16" strand
½ strand (loose)

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PieceSave up to 27%

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Measurements: 1.25mm hole


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