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Bohemian Sun Necklace

About this design:

I've been really looking forward to creating something with these great new African Brass pieces- they add a unique focal element to any design. Lately I've been liking this color combination of oranges & blues, but the brass is a fun compliment to any color combination!

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Assorted African Brass Pieces
  • African Zigzag Barrel Bead
  • Hyacinth & Vanilla African Trade Beads
  • Beading Wire
  • Gold Czech Glass Spacers
  • Brass Disc Chain
  • Brass Wire
  • Turquoise 11/0 Seed Beads
  • Turquoise Spike Focals
  • White Tassels

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Begin by making two bead links with the African Brass triple disc.
Step 2:
Make 4 bead links with the tiny African Brass discs with a white bead on each end.
Step 3:
link a 1.75" piece of wire around one end of the triple disc bead. Slide on the turquoise beads, the orange beads, the gold spacers & the 4 bead links from step 2 in the order shown in the picture & attach the other end to the other triple disc bead.
Step 4:
Make 4 bead links with the blue rounds. Attach them directly to the bead links from step 2. Attach a 3" piece of brass disc chain to each end of the triple disc bead.
Step 5:
Loop a 4" piece of beading wire through the bottom of two of the bead links.
Step 6:
Slide on an orange bead, white bead, brass disc, another white bead, orange bead, brass tie, orange bead, and another white bead. make a small loop at the bottom & secure with a crimp. Attach a white tassel to the loop.
Step 7:
Loop a 19" piece of beading wire through the top of the triple disc brass bead & secure with a crimp tube.
Step 8:
Slide the beads onto both strands in the order shown in the picture. Make a loop at the end & secure with a crimp. Repeat on the other side of the necklace.
Step 9:
Make a link with the large brass coin & attach to the top of the triple disc pieces.

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2.5" tube

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Measurements: 0.6mm hole/22 gauge

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    First saw this necklace when I opened my email this morning. A very pretty and fun design. Great colors. Wonderful use of the African brass.

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    What a great bohemian/african vibe you created with this necklace! Such a fun array of elements to work with. I like your creative vision and unique focal in this design. :)

  3. kye
    kye says:

    This is such an interesting necklace. Really catches your eye.

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