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Electric Cheetah Necklace

About this design:

I was walking through the warehouse and the Petrified Wooden Jasper teardrop caught my eye. I love the patterns and earthy tones of this gemstone. I wanted to use it with the bronze & copper hues of the ColorTrends beads. I had an extra gold cheetah charm and added that on. The cheetah charm brought to mind a restaurant I visited this summer called the Electric Cheetah in Grand Rapids, MI. The pops of gold where inspired by the restaurants decor. The etched gold drops add so much texture and contour, I love them!

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

You will need: 1 Wooden Jasper Teardrop, a half strand of African Turquoise Bicones, 3 strands of ColorTrends beads, 1 strand of Czech Glass Textured Rose Petals, 2 African Brass Tubes, Cheetah charm, Chain, Crimp tubes and covers, jump rings, 2 Clasps, chain, and C-lon cord.

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Cut the C-Lon cord to your desired length, I cut a 24" piece for my necklace. Give yourself extra to work with if needed. Start stringing the beads on in the order shown.
Step 2:
Feed your cord end up through a crimp tube and soldered jump ring and back down through the tube. You can double loop it for extra security. Use crimp pliers/pliers to crimp the tube tight.
Step 3:
Place your crimp cover over the tube and close it with pliers.
Step 4:
For the shorter chain necklace, measure your chain to your desired length. I made mine a shorter necklace, it is 15" in total length including the link. Spilt your chain into two even pieces. Then create a bead link by sliding on your Turquoise bicones and ColorTrends beads onto your 2.5" piece of wire. Create a loop at the ends and wrap the excess wire around the loop, do this to both side. Use the tip below if you need help. Attach your link with jump rings to the chain.

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15-16" strand
½ strand (loose)

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Antique Gold (plated) Small Flat Cable Chain

Measurements: 1.5x1mm links

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Package of 40

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92 yards

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Measurements: 92 yard bobbin

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Kathryn Houseman Lobert
    Kathryn Houseman Lobert says:

    This is luscious and stunning!

  2. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Stunning necklaces! I love the new beads, especially the colors.

  3. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Love this

  4. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    This is so beautiful, love it!

  5. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Beautiful Andrea. I really love the gold rose petals in your design. Great co0lors and wonderful cheetah charm.

  6. kye
    kye says:

    Oh wow! The is beautiful. I really like how you used the pinkish beads in your design and the different textures the petals and bicones add.

  7. Andrea at Lima
    Andrea at Lima says:

    Thank you!

  8. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Love the stacked petals! This is a great set with all it’s texture & color. :)

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