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Beach Party Necklace

About this design:

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.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

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

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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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15-16" strand
½ strand (loose)

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6 yd. spool

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10 yd. 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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2.5" Tube

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Measurements: 1mm hole/18 gauge

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  1. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    What fun!!!

  2. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    What a cute fun pick for summer wear!

  3. BevB
    BevB says:

    Nice and fun for the summer. Great creation as always.

  4. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    I really like the flow of color in this piece. Nice variety of elements! :)

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