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Deserted Beach Necklace

About this design:

I wanted to design an elegant summer necklace, I love the gold and sapphire blue colors together. The shells and African brass add beautiful textures. You can definitely make more than one design out of these components.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

You will need: - 1 strand of light sapphire recycled glass nuggets - 1 strand of desert gold recycled glass nuggets - 1 package of tiny Nassa shell charms - 1 African brass basket cage - 12 African brass etched mini rings - 10" Weaving thread (Wildfire) - 4 freshwater pearls - 1-2' of brass chain - 2 crimp tubes

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Cut your weaving thread and start string the beads on in the order shown or in your own way.
Step 2:
Then string on your crimp tube. The thread should go through the tube, then through the chain, then back down through the tube.
Step 3:
Use your pliers to crimp the tube tightly.
Step 4:
Finished, you can add a clasp to the chain if needed.

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  1. GemmeDesign
    GemmeDesign says:

    This is very original, i love how you paired the different components, beautiful!

  2. Andrea at Lima
    Andrea at Lima says:

    Thank you GemmeDesign! I have noticed a couple of your beautifully composed designs lately, I really like them.

  3. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    The Nassa shells in the design are unique and perfect for getting us all ready for spring & summer fun! :)

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