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Midnight Lagoon Necklace

About this design:

I decided to use the Cloisonné beads because they accentuate the beautiful blues of the Azurite Crazy Lace Calcite rounds. I wanted to add a modern touch so I used an elegant variation of paperclip chain. You could add another layer of paperclip chain for a more trendy style.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

You will need Azurite Crazy Lace Calcite 10mm rounds, 7 Cloisonne beads, 2 gold beads, 1-2' of paperclip chain, waxed cord, 1 jump ring, 1 lobster clasp, and gold spacers. I used 1' of chain for a short necklace. I added another style of chain to pick from in the product list.


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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Cut 7.5" of waxed cord. String your beads onto the waxed cord in the order shown.
Step 2:
Take the waxed cord and loop it around the chain several times, then create a tight knot. Add a dot of super glue for extra security if needed.
  Step 3:
Use a jump ring to attach your lobster clasp.

Buy Products from this Design

Package of 4Save up to 20%
1-2$1.95$1.56
3-9$1.76$1.50
10+$1.56$1.40

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Package of 2Save up to 28%
1-2$2.30$1.66
3-5$2.12$1.63
6+$1.89$1.55

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Package of 50Save up to 16%
1$7.20$6.05
2-4$6.70$5.96
5+$6.12$5.75

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15-16" strandSave up to 15%
1-2$5.70$4.85
3-5$5.13$4.62
6+$4.73$4.49

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PieceSave up to 15%
1-2$2.10$1.79
3-5$1.93$1.74
6+$1.79$1.70

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Gold (plated) Long & Short Flat Oval Chain

Measurements: 17.7x6mm, 6.5x4.75 links

per footSave up to 16%
1-2$4.95$4.16
3-5$4.36$3.88
6+$4.11$3.86
Package of 10Save up to 23%
1-2$1.60$1.23
3-5$1.47$1.21
6+$1.34$1.17
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Measurements: 5mm inner diameter




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  1. BevB
    BevB says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  2. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Gorgeous! Great idea for using the cloisonne beads.

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    BethAnn A says:

    Which paperclip chain did you use? Thanks so much for such a lovely design!

  4. Andrea at Lima
    Andrea at Lima says:

    I added the chain into the product list for you, sorry I missed it;) The product ID is 61148

  5. D Buck
    D Buck says:

    OMG this is incredibly beautiful! I just love Cloisonne! And pairs so perfectly with those blue beads you chose too!…I just received my first order last week from L.B. & I’m obsessed with this place now! It’s so nice to share with others, more experienced than I! Not to mention the instructional videos,the ideas & fresh pics!(Charitable & free patterns as well!=5⭐’s!) Again,~

  6. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Lovely – the colors are gorgeous.

  7. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Lovely! Love the Cloisonné beads with the Azurite Calcite–refined, yet a touch of natural. The gold chain is a great way to up the wow-factor of the design.

  8. BREEZIE
    BREEZIE says:

    I HAD A ADRENALIN RUSH WHEN I SAW THIS NECKLACE.
    THE BLUES ARE A HEAVENLY SHADE.
    CANT WAIT TILL I GET MY ORDER OF BEADS TO START
    ON THIS ONE.
    THANKS, BREEZIE

  9. Andrea at Lima
    Andrea at Lima says:

    Thank you so much!

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    Concertgal says:

    Question: how long would the second layer of chain be? Love this piece.
    Must make it!

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    Concertgal says:

    Love this! Must make. Question: how long would second layer of chain be?

  12. Andrea at Lima
    Andrea at Lima says:

    For a second layer I would use 16″ of chain.

  13. C altieri
    C altieri says:

    I’m loving it !! I have to say these people have talent I’m impressed with all the talent.

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