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Daddy Longlegs

About this design:

This piece was inspired by the pendant I picked up at a local bead fair, the first bead fair I have attended. With it I assembled stones I thought would harmonize, yet provide contrast and variety. The result is a necklace that can dress up a plain little black dress nicely. It will be launched at the local performance of "Daddy Longlegs", so that is its name.


A pendant made of a silver fitting and opaque black and pink stones. Included are translucent pink , smokey quartz, and silver colored beads and findings..

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Buy materials at the fair or other source, holding them next to one another to see that they harmonize with each other and compliment the pendant in color, value, texture, and scale. I like to use contrasting elements, but not so much as to detract from the focal point, the pendant.
Step 2:
Using appropriate stringing wire, assemble the necklace from the center to one end. Then, assemble the remaining half. Use tape to secure the one end while you work on the other.
Step 3:
Attach the findings of your choice. Try out the fastener before completing the crimping operation. This will assure sufficient, but not excess slack in the stringing wire for the necklace to fit properly.

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Beautiful pendant and your choice of stones look great with it!

  2. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    I love the pendant, and the design is beautiful too.

  3. Boston Lady
    Boston Lady says:

    Nice combination of stones.

  4. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    A neat combo of colors. and a neat name too..

  5. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Absolutely beautiful, I love the colors you chose for the wonderful pendant!

  6. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Beautiful! :D

  7. Claire C
    Claire C says:

    I am grateful to you for sharing your thoughts!

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