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Elephant Long Red Necklace

Materials

2 10mm cast metal ring
1 clasp
44 6mm jump rings
22 small eye pins
20 medium eye pins
7 7mm rhinestone spacer beads
4 3mm spacer beads
1 80x20mm silky tassel pendant
1 18x22x12mm synthetic cinnabar elephant bead
2 22x11x11mm synthetic cinnabar barrel beads
4 12mm Czech Hawaiian flower beads
34 6x8mm Imperial Crystal rondelle beads
4 12mm clay pave rhinestone beads
4 16x13x7mm Imperial Crystal oval beads

Also included is a 10cm 24ga wire to help thread the tassel

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

STEP 1: Take the length of 24ga wire and fold it in half, placing the length of thread on the top of the tassel in the fold (Pic. 1A).
Using the wire like a needle thread the two open ends pulling the thread through the rhinestone spacer bead and elephant bead (Pic. 1B & 1C).
Thread the cast metal ring (Pic. 1D) and form a knot around the ring (Pic. 1E) and place your round-nose pliers in the knot to help control where it will sit (Pic. 1F). Sit the knot above the elephant bead making sure the tension is tight. Once happy with the placement gently remove the pliers tightening the knot. Secure the knot with another knot. It is optional to secure the knot with glue.
Using your wire thread the open end of thread back through the elephant bead and trim to hide the ends of the thread (Pic. 1G & 1H).

NOTE: Be careful not to tighten the knot until your happy as this string is very hard to unknot

STEP 2 Beaded-Connectors
USE SMALL EYE PIN
A Twenty-two small rondelle beaded-connectors: One 6x8mm rondelle bead
USE MEDIUM EYE PIN
B Four flower beaded-connector: One Czech Hawaiian flower bead
C Four rhinestone beaded-connector: One pave clay pave rhinestone bead
D Four oval beaded-connector: One Imperial Crystal oval bead
E Six long rondelle beaded-connectors: One 6x8mm rondelle bead, one 7mm rhinestone spacer bead and one 6x8mm rondelle bead
F Two barrel beaded-connectors: One 3mm spacer bead, one cinnabar barrel bead, one 3mm spacer bead.

NOTE: Beaded-connectors are created by threading the bead or sequence of beads on a eye pin, then trimming the eye pin 1cm from the last bead. Then take your round-nose pliers and form a loop on the end.

STEP 3 Create the left necklace strap using 6mm jump rings to join up beaded-connectors from step two in the following order: Two small rondelle beaded-connectors (step 2A), one rhinestone beaded-connector (step 2C), one oval beaded-connector (step 2D), one long rondelle beaded-connector (step 2E), one barrel beaded-connector (step 2F), one long rondelle beaded-connector, one oval beaded-connector, one rhinestone beaded-connector, two small rondelle beaded-connectors, one flower beaded-connector (step 2B), one long rondelle beaded-connector, one flower beaded-connector, seven small rondelle beaded-connectors and one 10mm cast metal ring

STEP 4 Create the right necklace strap using 6mm jump rings to join up beaded-connectors from step two in the following order: Two small rondelle beaded-connectors (step 2A), one flower beaded-connector (step 2B), one long rondelle beaded-connector (step 2E), one flower beaded-connector, two small rondelle beaded-connectors one rhinestone beaded-connector (step 2C), one oval beaded-connector (step 2D), one long rondelle beaded-connector (step 2E), one barrel beaded-connector (step 2F), one long rondelle beaded-connector, one oval beaded-connector, one rhinestone beaded-connector seven small rondelle beaded-connectors and one clasp

STEP 5 Take two 6mm jump rings. Finish the necklace by using one 6mm jump rings to attach each of the necklace straps to the ring attached to the tassel pendant (step1)