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Golden Sunrise Necklace Set

About this design:

This week I knew I wanted to make a layered necklace so I could use as many shapes of these Greek Pueblo Ceramic beads as possible- I love the light blue with the Terracotta and how they add a unique & unexpected element to the design. For this design I used peach moonstone, porcelain beads, and gold focals.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Beading Wire
  • Leather Cord (1.5-2mm)
  • Gold Chain
  • Porcelain Beads
  • Gold Czech Spacer Beads
  • Greek Pueblo Ceramic Beads
  • Peach Moonstone Pebbles & Rounds
  • Gold Focals
  • Crimp Tubes
  • Lobster Clasp
  • Jump Rings
  • Glue-In Cord Ends
  • Super Glue

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Begin with a 25" piece of beading wire. Attach one end of the wire to a 4.5" piece of chain with a crimp. Slide the beads on in the order shown in the picture. Once you've finished, attach the other end of the wire to a 4.5" piece of chain with a crimp.
Step 2:
For the second layer, I used a 22" piece of light pink leather cord. Slide the beads on in the order shown and tie a knot on each side to secure. Finish with glue in cord ends.
Step 3:
Attach a 3.5" piece of beading wire to a 7.5" piece of chain with a crimp. Slide on the beads in the order shown. Attach the other side to another 7.5" piece of chain with a crimp.

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Gold (plated) Stainless Steel Small Cable Chain

Measurements: 1.5mm x 1.0mm link

per foot
10 meter spool

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15-16" strand
½ strand (loose)

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15-16" strand
½ strand (loose)

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  1. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    Soft, yet stunning!

  2. Jean  C
    Jean C says:

    Beautiful! I love these!

  3. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Layering the ceramics is a fantastic way to use them! I also really like the addition of the moonstone pebbles. Very Nice! :)

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Love this Elaina. Fantastic colors and design.

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    sdc says:

    Love this necklace, but I just want to make the step 1 necklace. Can you give me a list of the supplies for it? Thank you!!!

  6. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    This blue is amazing!

  7. Elaina W
    Elaina W says:

    Hi sdc- The supplies needed for the necklace in step 1 are all listed above- you’ll need the beading wire, crimp tubes, Greek Pueblo Ceramic tubes, mini tube spacers, & 7-8×9-10mm rondelles, Peach moonstone pebbles & faceted rounds, Czech Glass gold Bali-style spacers, and the bottle green porcelain rondelles.

  8. Stone Treasures
    Stone Treasures says:

    Love your combinations!

  9. Jean  C
    Jean C says:

    Love these – made all of them and got many compliments!
    Everyone wants these necklaces – I think they will be a big seller at craft shows and boutiques for me! The colors appeal to everyone!
    Thanks for showing us how to make these!

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    S Burdett says:

    What mm is the leather cord?

  11. Elaina W
    Elaina W says:

    S Burdett- the leather cord is 2mm

  12. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I agree Jean, I don’t make much anymore but would buy them in a second. They are perfect for summer and beach wear.

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