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Beach Vibes Necklace

About this design:

I was drawn to the gorgeous Pink Opal Teardrop this week. The soft pinks inspired me to use shell and Job's Tears which are gray hued with touches of pink.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

You will need:

  • One Strand of Job's Tears
  • One Pink Opal Faceted Drop
  • TOHO Bara Rose Seed Bead Mix
  • C-Lon Bead Cord or Waxed Linen will work also
  • Colorful Pectin Shell Pendant
  • Tiny Nassa Shell Charms for Embellishment
  • Clasp
  • Strand Wire
  • Crimp Tubes
  • Crimp Covers
  • Jump Rings

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Cut about 7" of the C-Lon or Waxed Cord. String on the seed beads, enough to make the bail big enough to fit over the Job's Tears beads.
Step 2:
Tie a tight over hand knot to cinch the bail closed.
Step 3:
Take the cord tails and string through the Pink Opal teardrop.
Step 4:
String the Antique Silver Bali bead onto the cord then take the cord through the Pectin shell hole and back up to the silver bead. Tie a tight overhand knot, I add a little dot of superglue to secure my knots.
Step 5:
Now you can trim your tails off or embellish them like I did. I strung on seed beads and Nassa shells, then tied a knot to secure them.
Now you can string your beautiful focal onto your Job's Tears strand.
  Step 6:
If you would like to restring the Job's tears onto stringing wire for a more secure and durable design you can, I added the components you will need to do this into the product list. Just string the beads onto the wire and through a crimp tube and jump ring, then back down through the tube. Now you crimp the tube and add the cover. Do the same to the other side.

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23" strand

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Measurements: 1mm hole


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Measurements: 1.25mm hole

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    This is another beautiful piece! I love it. I need to check my stash for my strand of Job’s tears.

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    Francisca R says:

    Stunning! Still have some Job’s tears on hand, too, I definitely want to try my hand at this design.

  3. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Very pretty. I love the pink opal. I may have to add some to my stash.

  4. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    I agree – love the design and the opal.

  5. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Wow, I love the way you attached the shell to the pink opal teardrop–the colors in the scallop look great with it. I almost missed the little nassas; they’re the perfect little touch. Your vision in this design is creative & inspiring. Great work Andrea!

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