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Sundance Necklace

About this design:

For this design, I used a mix of moonstone, turquoise, and hessonite along with gold accents & microsuede cord to create this simple, layered necklace.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

Beading wire, gold 24 gauge wire, camel microsuede, gemstones (see below for the ones I used), 11/0 gold seed beads, cord ends, crimp tubes, crimp covers, lobster clasps, jump rings, Nunn Design antique silver organic tube, super glue


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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Begin with a 22" piece of beading wire. Make a loop at one end & secure with a crimp tube. Place a crimp cover over the crimp tube. Slide on the turquoise, hessonite, moonstone, and gold seed beads in the order shown in the picture. Make another loop at the end & secure with a crimp tube & cover. Attach a jump ring to one end, and a lobster clasp to the other end.
Step 2:
For the second necklace, you'll need two 8.5" pieces of microsuede. Place a small drop of glue inside of the cord ends & slide the ends of the cord in. Once dried, attach a lobster clasp & jump ring.
Step 3:
Next, you'll need a 3" piece of beading wire. Make a loop at one end & secure with a crimp tube. Place a crimp cover over the crimp tube. Slide on 7 turquoise beads, the silver tube, and 7 more turquoise. Make another loop at the end & secure with a crimp tube & cover. Slide the end of the microsuede through the loop about 1/4". Wrap wire around the two pieces of microsuede to secure.

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Measurements: 0.6mm hole/22 gauge

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Measurements: 0.6mm hole/22 gauge




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    R Henslin says:

    This is striking! Love it….thanks for sharing.

  2. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Fun and pretty design.

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    B Chenault says:

    Would like to see the 2 part necklace at the top where it joins. Also what size is the necklace?

  4. Elaina at Lima
    Elaina at Lima says:

    B Chenault- These are two separate necklaces, so there is no part where they join together. The beaded necklace is listed in step 1 & the microsuede necklace is listed in steps 2 & 3, along with their lengths- 22″ for the beaded necklace & about 17″ for the microsuede.

  5. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    I would love to create something Sundance worthy…but you nailed it in colors and design!

  6. Elaina at Lima
    Elaina at Lima says:

    Thanks everyone!!

  7. kye
    kye says:

    So pretty. You could wear them with so many things.

  8. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    Elaina, I love your designs! Thank you for the tips and for the inspiration!

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