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Lua Wai Necklace

About this design:

This necklace looks complex, but is actually super easy to make- just a series of graduated bead links connected to bar links. I think it's just statement making enough, and the perfect accessory for summer!

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Coin Charms (13)
  • Bar Links (13)
  • Apatite Faceted Round 3mm Beads
  • 22 or 24 Gauge Silver Wire
  • Beading Wire
  • Red Agate Faceted Rondelle 3x4mm
  • Silver Crimp Tubes
  • Silver 3mm Jump Rings
  • Lobster Clasp
  • Cable Chain

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Begin by attaching the coin charms to the bar links (you'll need 13 coins & 13 bars) with the jump rings. Next, make the bead links with the Red Agate (look to the picture for how many beads should go on each link). You'll be attaching the links directly to the top of the silver bar links.
Step 2:
Next, you'll need two 6.5" pieces of chain. Attach a 4" piece of beading wire to the chain with a crimp tube. Slide on the Apatite & the links in the order shown in the picture. Attach another 6.5" piece of chain to the other end of the wire. Finish by attaching a jump ring & lobster clasp to the ends of the chain.

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Stainless Steel Tiny Cable Chain

Measurements: 1.25mm x 1.0mm link

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. BevB
    BevB says:

    Gorgeous, fun necklace! The Apatite and the Red Agate look great together.

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Love the focal! The links leading from the beaded sections to the coins are a wonderful effect! Color combo draws the eye in! :)

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    What a pretty, dainty necklace. Love the coins and the colors are great.

  4. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love your bright and sunny design. Perfect for summer.

  5. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    For some reason I keep thinking magma-waterfall. Excellent delivery of a graduated chain-drop. Those stones are great together.

  6. kye
    kye says:

    This is so pretty. It’s even prettier in the photo being worn.

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    doglover72 says:

    Love it as usual!! What fun! Linda

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    Moogie says:

    Ooo, I really like this! It’s so versatile you can use so many combinations of beads, chain & drops. Into my favs for inspiration!

  9. SF Girl
    SF Girl says:

    This is stunning! Thanks

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