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Turquoise Dreamcatcher Necklace

Materials

1 clasp brass medium
60cm tiger tail
4 crimp beads
4 crimp bead covers
4 wire guardians
7 head pins (medium)
5 eye pins
36 6mm jump rings
1 8mm jump rings
1 10mm ring
1 53mm cast metal connector circle large
1 30x27mm dreamcatcher net style 02
2 23x6mm cast metal feather style 01
2 25x6mm cast metal feather style 02
2 17x6mm cast metal feather small
1 18×63 cast metal connector feather
80 8x5mm Turquoise (Dyed Magnesite) rondelle beads
7 13x7mm Turquoise (Dyed Magnesite) teardrop beads
5 6mm Turquoise (Dyed Magnesite) cube beads
18 6x8mm Imperial Crystal rondelle beads – Aqua
1 4mm Turquoise (Dyed Magnesite) cabochon

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

STEP 1 Glue the cabochon in the middle of the smaller dreamcatcher connector. Divide the tiger tail into two 30cm sections.

STEP 2 Take seven head pin and seven Turquoise teardrop beads. Create a beaded-dangle by placing a bead on each head pin and then trim each head pin 1cm from the bead and form a loop.

STEP 3 Take three eye pins and three Turquoise cube beads. Place a bead on each eye pin and then trim each eye pin 1cm from the bead and form a loop. Before closing the loop thread a teardrop beaded-dangle from step 2.

STEP 4 Take two eye pins and two Turquoise cube beads. Place a bead on each eye pin and then trim each eye pin 1cm from the bead and form a loop. Before closing the loop thread a small feather charm.

STEP 5 Take the feather connector and large circle connector. Take two jump rings and thread the left top hole of the connector (picture 5a). Start to form a jump ring chain by taking two more jump rings and threading the previous two jump rings. Now take two more jump rings and thread the last two jump rings (picture 5b). Finally take only one jump ring and thread previous two jump rings and using the picture as a guide one of the bottom holes in the feather connector. Repeat this step on the right hand side (picture 5c).
STEP 6 Take one 8mm jump ring and thread the top hole of the smaller dream catcher and the middle bottom hole of the larger dreamcatcher.

STEP 7 Take one 6mm jump and thread the top of the smaller dreamcatcher (use picture as guide). Now take two 6mm jump rings and thread the previous one jump ring. Continue with the jump ring chain by taking two more jump rings and threading the previous two jump rings. Now take one jump ring chain and thread the previous two jump rings and the forth hole from the centre bottom hole of the large dream catcher. Repeat for the left side.

STEP 8 Take three 6mm jump rings, two feather charms and one beaded-dangle from step 3. Using the jump rings attach the charms and beaded-dangles to the centre hole of the small beaded connector. Take two more 6mm jump rings and the two remaining teardrop beaded-dangles from step 2 and using the picture as a guide attach the teardrop beaded-dangle to each side of the smaller dreamcatcher.

STEP 9 Use 6mm jump rings to attach the feather charms and beaded-dangles from step 2, 3 & 4 to each side of the bottom of the large circle connector. Start on the bottom left of the large circle connector, count two holes left from the hole attached to the jump ring chain (so there will be a gap) now use a 6mm jump rings to attach the beaded-dangle from step 4 first. Then in the hole next it attach the beaded-dangle from step 3 and the hole next to this attach the feather charm. And in the hole next to the feather charm attach the beaded-dangle from step 2. Use the picture above as a guide. Repeat on the right side.

STEP 10 Take one wire guardian and thread one of the left top loop of the feather connector. Now take one 30cm section of tiger tail and thread the tail through one crimp bead, the wire guardian (still threaded through feather connector) and back through the crimp bead. Crimp the crimp bead with your crimping pliers. Take your flat-nose pliers and gently place the crimp cover on top of the crimp to hide.

Now thread the four Turquoise rondelle beads & one crystal rondelle bead. Repeat this combination nine times but on the last repetition omit the crystal rondelle bead

Finish the necklace strap by threading a crimp bead and work through one wire guardian and through the crimp bead again. Close the crimp bead and cover with a crimp cover.

Repeat this step for the second necklace strap but threading the right loop of the feather connector.

STEP 11 Finish by taking one 6mm jump ring and attach the clasp to the end of the necklace. Take one 10mm jump ring and thread the open end of the necklace.