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Coastal Holiday Necklace

About this design:

These necklaces are a great accessory or gift if you're planning on spending your holiday somewhere tropical, or if you just wish you were!

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Hemp
  • Cowrie Shells
  • Green Agate Slice
  • Aqua Agate Slice
  • Assorted Seed Beads (8/0 & 11/0)
  • Assorted Bead Cord
  • Gold Turquoise Small Cable Chain
  • Eye Pins
  • Jump Rings
  • 24 Gauge Wire
  • Lobster Clasp

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Begin by making you're tassel. For the blue agate design I used 3 different colors of bead cord, and for the green agate design I used the natural hemp cord, but I untwisted the hemp before I made the tassel. You'll also want to make the tassel longer than you want at first so you can easily slide the seed beads onto the ends and tie a knot. You'll only need to tie one knot to secure the beads, and then trim off the excess. I also made the strands of hemp varying lengths.
  Step 2:
Slide a jump ring through the top of the tassel. Slide an eye pin through the agate slice, and attach the jump ring to the loop of the eye pin. Using round nose pliers, make a loop at the top of the eye pin-coming out of the top of the agate slice. For the green agate necklace, slide a gold large hole rondelle onto the eye pin, and then slide on the agate slice.
Step 3:
Wrap a piece of wire around both ends of the cowrie shell and make a loop using the round nose pliers. Using a 3mm jump ring, attach one end of the shell to the top of the agate slice. For the blue agate necklace, I used three pieces of the mermaid hemp and braided them together- I made it long enough to fit over my head without a clasp. Using a jump ring, attach the cowrie shell to the middle of the braided hemp. For the green agate necklace, I used an 18" piece of chain and attached the cowrie shell with a jump ring. The chain is small enough to just slide the jump ring over the chain, rather than attaching it to a link in the chain.

Buy Products from this Design

Gold (plated) Stainless Steel Turquoise Small Cable Chain

Measurements: 2mm x 1mm chain link

per foot: $1.90
8 meter spool: $39.90
2.5" tube $2.50 OUT OF STOCK

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Measurements: 1mm hole/18 gauge

2.5" tube $1.30

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Measurements: 0.6mm hole/22 gauge

2.5" tube $1.30 OUT OF STOCK

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Measurements: 1mm hole/18 gauge

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  1. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    So pretty Elaina. Love the aqua fire agate.Your designs are always so pretty and beachy.

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    BevB says:

    Beautiful Colors! Very boho. Nice summer jewelry.

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