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Na-maka-o-Kaha'i Necklace

About this design:

I was inspired by these new shell focals to make a sea-themed necklace- Na-maka-o-Kaha'i is the Hawaiian Goddess of the Sea, so I thought it as a fitting name. I think the charms go great with the pearls, and of course there are tons of other pearl & shell combinations you could use- I think the necklace would also look nice with smaller shell charms sprinkled throughout.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • White Rice Pearls
  • Potato Pearls
  • Crystal Nugget Rondelles
  • Assorted Shell Charms
  • Silver Wire
  • Beading Wire
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Jump Rings
  • Lobster Clasp
  • Crimp Tubes

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
On a 17" piece of the beading wire, string on the potato pearls, the crystal nugget rondelles, and the rice pearls. Make a loop at the ends and secure with a crimp tube.
Step 2:
To make the charm, I made a loop with round nose pliers at the end of a 2" piece of wire around the shell charm and strung on a blue nugget rondelle, a pink potato pearl, an opal nugget rondelle, and lastly the shell bead. Make another loop at the top and attach to the center of the necklace with a jump ring.

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10 yd. spool

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30 ft. spool

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Elaina, you have created a wonderful necklace for everyone who loves pearls and shells! I have so many ideas of combinations for this!

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    So pretty. I love the color of the potato pearls in this necklace. And the shell charms make a lovely pendant.

  3. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    This is so pretty. I love the pink pearls and the combo of charms you’ve chosen for a pendant.

  4. kye
    kye says:

    This is gorgeous.

  5. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Love the soft colors!

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