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Dancing Dahlia Necklace Set

About this design:

For this design, I used a mix of gemstones, Czech glass, and African brass to create this lariat layered necklace. I love how the different shades of purple look with the little pops of blue- one of my favorite color combinations!

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Beading Wire
  • Gold Chain
  • Gold Jump Rings
  • Gold Crimp Tubes
  • Gold Lobster Clasps
  • Gold Headpins
  • African Brass Tubes
  • Gold Filigree Coin Focal
  • Assorted Gemstones, Czech Glass, & Seed Beads (see below for the products I used)

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
For the shorter necklace, begin with a piece of beading wire about 12" long. Make a loop at one end and secure with a crimp tube. Using headpins, make 5 bead charms with a seed bead & the African brass tubes. Slide the beads & bead charms onto the wire in the order shown in the picture. Make a loop at the end of the wire & secure with a crimp tube.
Step 2:
Using jump rings, attach each side of the wire to a 5" piece of chain.
  Step 3:
For the Lariat necklace, begin with a 3" piece of chain.Attach the coin charm to the bottom with a jump ring. Attach a jump ring to the top of the chain & slide on two 10.5" pieces of chain.
Step 4:
Using headpins, make bead charms with the Kunzite nuggets, Amazonite roundels, garnet, and the Czech glass rose bicones.
Step 5:
Use jump rings to attach the bead charms to the chain.

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4.5" strand

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Measurements: 0.8mm/20 gauge hole

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    Ralitsa S says:

    I absolutely love this!!!

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Lovely necklace set to complement the statement earrings. So soft & delicate.

  3. Lynn g
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  4. SF Girl
    SF Girl says:

    Beautiful and delicate. (My sister will love this.) Thanks for all of your designs.

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