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Kaleidoscope Necklace

About this design:

I love a layered look, and I especially love the look of paperclip chain, so for this design I layered a few different styles of chain and added in colorful bead links for a light & summer-y inspired necklace.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Paperclip Chain
  • Lobster Clasps
  • 24 Gauge Wire
  • Jump Rings
  • Peruvian Turquoise Round 6mm
  • Chakra Chips
  • African Glass Seed Bead Mix

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Use the wire to make bead links with the gemstones & seed beads. Attach the links throughout your desired lengths of chain (either attach them directly to the chain links or attach with jump rings).

Buy Products from this Design

Satin Hamilton Gold (plated) Flat Paperclip Chain, 25ft Spool

Measurements: 11x4mm links

25 ft spool: $46.70
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Satin Hamilton Gold (plated) Small Paperclip Chain

Measurements: 4x2mm links

per foot: $1.45
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Also available: 25 ft spool

Hamilton Gold (plated) Small Paperclip Chain

Measurements: 4x2mm links

per foot: $1.40
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Also available: 25 ft spool

15-16" strand $9.95
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½ strand (loose) $5.45
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Satin Hamilton Gold (plated) Small Paperclip Chain, 25ft Spool

Measurements: 4x2mm links

25 ft spool: $24.70
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Also available: per foot

Hamilton Gold (plated) Flat Paperclip Chain, 25ft Spool

Measurements: 11x4mm links

25 ft spool: $43.90
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Also available: per foot

Hamilton Gold (plated) Small Paperclip Chain, 25ft Spool

Measurements: 4x2mm links

25 ft spool: $23.70
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Also available: per foot

Piece $0.73
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Package of 10 $6.57 OUT OF STOCK

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  1. BevB
    BevB says:

    Great spring/summer necklace.

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    All the little links made from the multi-colored beads make for a fun playful necklace.

  3. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Wonderful lightweight necklace for summer. With all the delightful colors it could be worn every day.

  4. kye
    kye says:

    Beautiful! The mix of colors make this so fun and versatile.

  5. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Very pretty. Looks great with your blue top.

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    LilyRose B says:

    Very sweet, but how long are the chains to get the look? Thank you, Lily

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    dancingladydesigns says:

    Hi, Elaina!
    Beautiful necklace!! Would like to know what size is the paper lip chain?
    Many thanks!!
    Shirley

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