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Kalahari Sunrise Necklace

About this design:

Lately I've been loving making layered charm necklaces- especially with these new charms we just received! Whether you use one or many, they're a great way to add extra interest to a simple beaded necklace.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • A variety of charms
  • Seed Beads
  • Czech Glass
  • Gold Chain
  • Headpins
  • Jump Rings
  • Super Glue
  • Beading Wire
  • Crimp Tubes/Covers
  • Lobster Clasp
  • Bead Cord
  • African Brass Rice
  • Green Kyanite Drops

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Begin with a 7.5-8" piece of beading wire. Make a loop at one end & secure with a crimp tube & crimp cover. Next, make 12 bead charms with the seed beads & pink Czech glass rondelles. Slide the seed beads, green kyanite, and bead charms onto the wire in the order shown in the picture. Make a loop at the end & secure with a crimp tube & cover.
Step 2:
The second strand is made up of bead links using the seed beads & Czech glass. Use jump rings to attach the charms throughout. I made this strand about 12" long. Attach this strand & the strand from step one to 6.5" piece of chain with a jump ring. Repeat on the other side. Finish with a lobster clasp & jump ring.
Step 3:
For the thread strand, I started with a piece of thread about 30" long. Slide the beads on, securing with a double or triple knot above the bead & below the bead, so they stay in place. I left about an inch of space between each bead. To finish, knot each end around a jump ring & place a drop of glue on the knot to secure. Next, you can either attach the jump rings together if the necklace is long enough to go over your head, or you can attach a lobster clasp to one of the jump rings.

Buy Products from this Design

15-16" strand $13.70
½ strand (loose) $7.35

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  1. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    I love to see your pieces! This one is no exception!

  2. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    You have inspired me to do some layered necklaces. This is really gorgeous….I love the Green Kyanite drops! I might even try some of the c-lon cord.

  3. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    So pretty and dainty Elaina. Colors are great. I agree with sweetjane about the Kyanite drops.

  4. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Lovely layers! I’m a big fan of Kyanite too–especially the drops! :)

  5. kye
    kye says:

    This is so beautiful. Those Kyanite dops are gorgeous! Love the delicate look.

  6. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    Love everything about this! Wish I could wear non-precious metals.

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