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African Bead Bag Charms

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African Bead Bag Charms
African Bead Bag Charms

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African Bead Bag Charms
African Bead Bag Charms
African Bead Bag Charms

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Create a unique accessory for your key ring or purse with African beads & tassels.

Supplies you’ll need:

Large lobster clasp, 12mm jump ring, large flat oval cable chain, sterling silver headpins, 3-tiered tassels, 3mm crystal faceted rondelles, 14mm metallic gold thread wrapped beads, assorted African glass beads, assorted African brass beads, chevron hemp ribbon

Step-by-Step Instructions:

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Step 1

Using a jump ring, attach four links of the chain to the swivel lobster clasp.

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Step 2

Using a headpin and beads of your choice, make 6-7 bead links. Using jump rings, attach the bead links and tassels to the chain links.

See Tip: Wire Wrap a Bead Link

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Step 3

For an alternate version, attach ribbon ends to the chevron hemp ribbon and attach the two ends together with a jump ring. Before putting the hemp into the ribbon end, apply a bit of glue to the hemp so the ends don't unravel.

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Step 4

Attach a larger jump ring to the ribbon ends and attach the bead link charms to the jump ring.

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Step 5

To make the leather cord dangle with African brass, string 4 brass rice beads onto 1' of leather cord, make a loop and tie a knot.

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Step 6

Next, slide on the large brass rice bead, and tie a knot above it, leaving an inch of extra cord on both sides.

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Step 7

Finish by attaching leather cord ends and connecting them with a jump ring.

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