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Sari Silk Red Jasper Necklace

Materials

1 clasp
3 10mm rings
1 49x57mm cast metal moon u-shaped woven connector
1 17x8mm cast metal cowrie shell charm
1 cast metal feather charm
1 8mm daisy spacer
80cm sari silk
10cm 24ga wire
2 30mm cotton tassels
3 head pins
8 medium eye pins
14 6mm jump rings
2 4mm red jasper round beads
5 10mm red jasper round beads
7 5mm synthetic turquoise beads
1 8mm synthetic howlite round bead – cream
6 8x5mm synthetic howlite rondelle beads – cream
2 12x9x7mm flat oval crystal beads

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Technique

one 10mm red jasper bead. Trim the head pin 1cm from the last bead and using your round nose pliers form a loop. Repeat this step two more times so you have in total three beaded-dangles.

STEP 2 Take two jump rings and two tassels. Attach the jump ring to the top of the tassel.

STEP 3 Create the following beaded-connectors
A: One double howlite beaded-connector: One 8x5mm rondelle Howlite bead, one 8mm daisy spacer and one 8x5mm rondelle Howlite bead.
B: Two crystal beaded-connectors: One flat oval crystal bead
C: Two long beaded-connectors: One 5mm turquoise bead, one 8x5mm rondelle Howlite bead, one 10mm red jasper bead, one 8x5mm rondelle Howlite bead and one 5mm turquoise bead.
D: One single howlite beaded-connector: One 4mm red jasper bead, one 8mm round Howlite bead and 4mm red jasper 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 4 On the bottom left outer loop of the U-shaped woven connector use one 6mm jump ring to attach one beaded-dangle from Step 1. Taking a new 6mm jump ring thread the loop next to it and the jump ring attached to the tassel from Step 2 plus the feather charm. Taking another 6mm jump ring thread the bottom middle loop and attach the double howlite beaded-connector (Step 3A). Take one new 6mm jump ring and on the other side of the beaded-connector attach one beaded-dangle from Step 1. Take one new 6mm jump ring thread the next loop and thread a tassel from Step 2 plus the shell charm. On the last loop using a 6mm jump ring attach a beaded-dangle from step 1.

STEP 5 Create the left necklace strap using 6mm jump rings to join up
beaded-connectors from Step 3 in the following order: One crystal beaded-connectors (Step 3B), one long beaded-connector (Step 3C) and one single howlite beaded-connector (Step 3D). Create the right necklace strap by repeating this step but omitting the one single howlite beaded-connector and replacing it with a 10mm ring.

STEP 6 Using one 6mm jump ring for each strap attach to the u-shaped woven connector.

STEP 7 Take your sari silk and fold it in half. Thread one 10mm ring and place it in the fold. Using your 24ga wire make a wrap to secure the ring. Using a 6mm jump ring attach the clasp to the ring. Now take both ends of the sari silk and thread one ring on the end. Using a 6mm jump ring attach the ring to the end of the left necklace strap.

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