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Magic Love Necklace

About this design:

I love long necklaces. They are great for layering or just throwing on quick to level up an outfit. I also LOVE Green Girl Studios and Gaea, they both possess a connection to nature and magic in their work. Combining their pieces seemed natural with this design. I have been making focal clusters for as long as I can remember with my favorite found objects and artist pieces. A long chain was ideal since I could add interest by doubling up my chain in places and making interesting beaded links.

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Begin by creating your chain. I varied my chain by doubling up the chain and by using single chain lengths between wire wrapped bead links. I made my chain 32" long.
Step 2:
Once your chain is complete you need to create a large wire wrapped bead link. Your top loop should join together your chain ends. Then string on your focal beads and finish with a large loop. Before closing this loop, string on the Green Girl pendant.
Step 3:
Add further embellishments to the focal using Gaea hearts (love them!) and some of the beads you used in the chain.

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Sterling Silver Small Oval Cable Chain

Measurements: 2mm links

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Measurements: 7.6mm hole, 3-4mm thick

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  1. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Ali, I really like all the different layers within this design; especially how you have the African rings stacked on top the focal. I also love how you added the bead links with in the chain. :)

  2. SF Girl
    SF Girl says:

    This is beautiful! I love all the color combinations, the layers and the textures in this piece. (From a fellow long necklace lover)

  3. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    just lovely Al and I love the message. Your focal is fantastic.

  4. Ali
    Ali says:

    Thanks everyone! I love Gaea and Green Girl’s pieces.

    @ Crystal Canary – whenever I make longer necklaces I stack rings, sometimes they are bigger, sometimes they are smaller. It really depends on my mood that day

  5. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Ali, It is definitely a great effect. So many possibilities! I’ve got a bunch of rings in ‘my bag’ of colors I don’t already have–ready to go for my next order. :)

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