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Boho Steer Necklace

Materials

1 heart clasp
1 56x39mm cast metal steer pendant
37 6mm jump rings
2 8mm cast metal twisted rings
14cm chain
12 3m15m spacer beads
15 small eye pins
18 medium eye pins
32 4x6mm Imperial crystal rondelle beads – Silver
3 6x8mm Imperial crystal rondelle beads – Black diamond
12 oval Imperial crystal beads – Black diamond
28 8mm Synthetic Howlite round beads

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

1 Create the following beaded-connectors using medium eye pins
A: Six oval beaded-connectors: One spacer bead, one oval crystal & one spacer bead
B: Twelve double howlite beaded-connectors: Two 8mm round howlite beads
Create the following beaded-connectors using small eye pins
C: Eight double crystal beaded-connectors: Two 4x6mm silver crystal beads
D: Four single howlite beaded-connectors: One 8mm round howlite bead
E: Three single crystal beaded-connectors: One 6x8mm black diamond crystal beads

NOTE: Beaded-connectors are created by threading the bead or sequence of beads on an 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.

2 Divide the chain into two 7cm sections.

3. Create the middle necklace tier using 6mm jump rings to join up beaded-connectors from step 1 and chain from step 2 in the following order: One 7cm section of chain (step 1), *one 1C double crystal beaded-connector, one 1D single howlite beaded-connector, one 1C double crystal beaded-connector, one 1E single crystal beaded-connector**, repeat the sequence from * to ** three times but on the last repetition omit the last single crystal beaded-connector. Add the last 7cm section of chain.

4 Create one of the outer necklace strap by using 6mm jump rings to join up beaded-connectors from step 1 in the following order: Six 1B double howlite beaded-connectors and three 1A oval beaded-connectors. Repeat this step for the second necklace strap.

5 Make up the outer necklace by taking one 6mm jump ring and attach one outer necklace strap (step 4) to the top loop of the steer pendant. Repeat this step for the second necklace strap.

6 Take one 6mm jump ring and threading the open end of one side of the outer necklace (step 5) and the end of the chain on the open end of inner necklace strap plus one clasp. Now take one more 6mm jump ring and thread the two open ends of both necklaces plus one 8mm twisted ring. Take one new 6mm jump ring and thread the previous twisted ring and the new twisted ring.