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The Bronze Age

About this design:

I found this picture while looking for something else and decided to share it with you. It started with an ametrine colored hank of tri-sided #15 seeds. I waited for a special occasion to buy them - namely some gift money, a sale and the inspiration to mix them with like-colored Myiuki tris, bronze pearls and bronze chain.

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Yowsa! This is stunning, K H! I have a great respect for people who can make multiple strand necklaces – it’s something I struggle with! Great job! :D

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    K H says:

    CCS, I find that the easiest way to make a multi-strand necklace is to simply make several single stand necklaces and jump-ring them together. In this case a gathered up the various ends into an eye-pin and then ran the eye-pin though the cone and made a wrap-loop.

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    I agree, Sue! I love this but have a hard time making mine lay together well! And then there’s the “lack of patience” factor! This is beautiful! Thanks for the tips, KH!

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    K H, my biggest problem is making the strands even with each other – I also use the cones and gather my ends onto a wrapped eyepin..then I hang the piece and don’t like how the strands lay! I’m with Plucky – there’s a patience factor involved as well – very frustrating….

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    K H says:

    I typically finish every strand of every necklace (or bracelet) by slipping on a crimp, then a wire guardian, then slipping a soldered ring into the wire guardian, and then threading the wire back through the crimp and bury the end in the beads. This gives a nice secure finish to the beaded strand. Clasps and extender chains are added with jump rings.

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    K H says:

    I try to make each strand about 1/2 an inch longer than the previous strand – that gives a nice “drape”.

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Thanks for the tips, K H – I’ll just have to give it another go! :D

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    Me, too. I will put this in my favs to refer back to!!! Thanks!!

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Already done that too!

  10. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    KH – this is fantastic! I love multistrand necklaces but so rarely take the time to make them. I love everything about this piece!

  11. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    This looks stunning :-)

  12. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Wow! Love this!! :D

  13. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    So pretty KH! I love how this one looks! The color is so beautiful!

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    therainmaker says:

    KH, this is wonderful! :D

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    Dora H says:

    beautiful …into my fav.

  16. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What a beautiful necklace, KH! Love the design and the colors together! Thanks so much for the very helpful tips on multi-strand success!!! :D

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    Wow! Cool! KH!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Everyone pretty much said it all. I do like this very much and thank you for the info. I’ll never remember it though.

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