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the boys in the band

About this design:

a belt loop meant for good luck, includes a cross with cab, crystal beads, and colorful seed beads - conveys a 1970's feel


belt holder 49 strand necklace wire (highly flexable) med. size cross with cabochon crimp beads left over colorful seed beads & small faceted crystal beads

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
cut off appr. 2 feet of the jewely wire
Step 2:
wrap around the cross, bringing the wire in a loop to secure its position
Step 3:
bead over the 2 lengths of wire with your beads of choice
Step 4:
when finished, about 8", 9", slide on crimp beads, wrap the loose ends of the wire around the belt loop, and crimp separetly, to the two wires. glue & cut extra wire
Step 5:
add a rock band of your choice. in this case, I picked Humble Pie

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  1. Sheryl T
    Sheryl T says:

    That’s a clever idea! How long did you make the loop? Great idea to get mens stuff worked into a line :-) Men can be hard!

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    Dora H says:

    what a great idea !!!

  3. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Cool idea! Sheryl is right about designing men’s jewelry! lol What a great photo in the background, too, by the way :)

  4. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Very nice! :)

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