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Mood Swings Necklace

About this design:

I created this necklace that will match whatever mood I'm in:)This necklace has interchangeable components. I used lobster clasps on the necklace portion so I can change up the style of chain and I used them on the pendant coins so I can easily switch those out too.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

You will need: • 1-4 gemstone coin pendants • 1/2 strand of a multi gemstone 6mm round • 10lb hemp or waxed cord - I added both into the list below, use your fave • 2 packs of twisted jump rings • 2 small lobster clasps and as many large clasps as you need for coin pendants • crimp tubes and covers • 1 pewter bird bead • 17 patina spacer beads • 1 gold stardust beads • 3 styles of Nunn Design antique gold beads - one of each • 1 CZ teardrop charm • gold eye pins • 1 ft of your fave chain styles - I listed a few below • 1 pack of split jump rings • 1 silver nugget bead Recommended tools: Collapsible Needle


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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Take your eye pins and loop one around each coin and wire wrap it around the base of the eye and trim. Do this to as many coins as you want. Open the eye pin loop and attach it to your large lobster clasp. Hang one of the coins in the middle of your cord. Start stringing the beads onto the cord in the order shown.
Step 2:
Attach the small lobster clasps onto the split jump rings, one for each side of the necklace. Slide a crimp tube onto your cord ends. Loop your cord around the split jump ring 3 times, pull tight, then back down through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube closed and place your crimp cover on top and pinch close. I always add a little dot of super glue by the crimp bead for extra durability.

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Package of 40
1-2$2.80
3-5$2.58
6+$2.30

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Piece
1-2$2.95
3-5$2.66
6+$2.42
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Piece
1-4$0.30
5-9$0.25
10+$0.15

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Measurements: 1mm hole

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Measurements: 15x5mm links

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Measurements: 4.5mm links

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  1. Chali-o
    Chali-o says:

    I love these! Great design. ☺

  2. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    What a perfectly designed necklace to make it into alternate pieces to fit every mood of clothing style of the day.

  3. nutkitten
    nutkitten says:

    I love this, I think I want one!

  4. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Very cool! The colorful multi-gemstone necklace lends itself well to interchangeable focals. I like the use of the Nunn gold elements in the design too. This is a fantastic idea!

  5. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Great idea. Love the little birdies in your design.

  6. FromTheBunker
    FromTheBunker says:

    I shopped my “closet” to find things that approximate this design. I went in a more organic direction with ruby zoisite, sponge coral and various stones in different shapes and sizes. I picked out more nuggets than round gemstones and am using antique brass daisy spacers. And I am making my own chain out of 7 mm jump rings.

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  7. FromTheBunker
    FromTheBunker says:

    I shopped my “closet” to find things that approximate this design. I went in a more organic direction with ruby zoisite, sponge coral and various stones in different shapes and sizes. I picked out more nuggets than round gemstones and am using antique brass daisy spacers. And I am making my own chain out of 7 mm jump rings.

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  8. Andrea at Lima
    Andrea at Lima says:

    Nice selection you have there FromTheBunker! You are really making it your own, love it!

  9. FromTheBunker
    FromTheBunker says:

    Thank you for your kind comments, Andrea. A lot of what I used came from Lima Beads.

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    Milica R says:

    Love it!

  11. Peach B
    Peach B says:

    What a perfect project for bead soup!
    We all have a tureen, waiting for the perfect idea to appear. Andrea, you have planted a brain worm! I will be working on variation of your design for…. YEARS! Thank you for passing this along.

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