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Beachfront Oasis Necklace

About this design:

For this design, I paired Czech glass horse eyes, Apatite, and hemp to create this lightweight, beach-y inspired necklace.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Natural Hemp Twine
  • Czech Glass Horse Eye Beads
  • Apatite 4mm Faceted Rounds
  • Silver Jump Rings
  • Silver Headpins
  • Beading Wire
  • Silver crimp tubes & covers
  • Super Glue

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Begin with a long piece of beading wire. String on an apatite round, a horse eye, and another apatite.
Step 2:
String on 2 more horse eye beads and curve the wire so it's facing down.
Step 3:
Bring the two pieces of wire together and string on an apatite round, a horse eye, and another apatite.
Step 4:
String a separate, long piece of beading wire through the top horse eye bead.
Step 5:
String a horse eye bead onto each side of the wire.
Step 6:
String another separate piece of beading wire through the horse eye's from step 5.
Step 7:
Slide a horse eye bead onto each piece of wire that's facing down, and an apatite bead onto the piece of wire that's angled up (see pic).
Step 8:
Bring the pieces of wire together and slide on an apatite round.
Step 9:
On the wire angled up, slide a horse eye bead and an apatite round onto each side.
Step 10:
To finish the ends, slide on 2 more apatite rounds at the bottom of the center focal. Slide on a crimp tube, clamp down to secure, and slide on a crimp cover. Repeat these steps to finish the ends of the other two focals, except use one less apatite bead.
Step 11:
Loop the ends of the wire through a soldered jump ring & secure with a crimp tube & cover. Knot 3 long pieces of hemp together through the same jump ring. Secure the knot with a drop of glue. Repeat on the other side of the necklace.
Step 12:
Braid the hemp together until you've reached your desired length. Knot the end around a soldered jump ring & attach a lobster clasp. Use headpins to make bead charms with the apatite. Attach the charms with 3mm jump rings throughout the braided hemp.

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Cute necklace for summer, would also be great year round with solid fall and winter colors.

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Wow, I love how creativity rules in this piece! Great focal design. The natural vibe is remarkable using the hemp & Apatite dangles together. Where’s the Pina Colada to go along? Thanks so much for the instructions. I’d love to know how you come up with these amazing ideas Elaina?! :)

  3. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Wonderful Elaina. Love the way you used the horse eye beads for the focal. So innovative.

  4. Jean  C
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  5. kye
    kye says:

    How cool is this?! Wow!

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    L Dossey says:

    So awesome! It has a 70’s vibe! Love it Thanks

  7. Phoenix
    Phoenix says:

    Amazng! What an interesting design- it looks so elegant.

  8. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Talk about an eye catching design! The design offers endless possibilities for any season or any occasion.

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