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Beach Party Necklace

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This week I wanted to make something beach-y and colorful, so I thought it would be fun to mix a bunch of my favorite beads & shells to create a unique, long-length necklace. This design is also great if you have extra beads left over from other designs that you're not sure what to do with.

Supplies you’ll need:

  • Wire (20 or 22 and 24 gauge)
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Cowrie Shells
  • Assorted Beads (see below for all of the beads I used)

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1

Make bead links with the beads & shells. Connect them directly to each other. I used 20 gauge wire for everything except for the cowrie shells, for which I used 24 gauge wire.

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5-9$0.54
10+$0.49
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5-9$0.38
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½ strand (loose)
$4.48
5" strand
1$7.90
2-4$7.27
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7" strand
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3-5$1.75
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