Design Instructions

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Supplies needed

  • 1    3" Feather Pendant     (94-2533-12)
  • 1    2" Feather Pendant     (94-2532-27)
  • 8    Western Bead    (94-5831-12)
  • 8    Western Bead    (94-5831-27)
  • 1    Hammered Spacer Bail    (94-5816-61)
  • 12   4mm Hex Heishi     (93-0411-61)
  • 1    12X7mm Lobster Clasp   (01-0110-27)
  • 2    2x2mm Crimp Bead     (01-0030-27)
  • 1    Oval Jump Ring 20 Gauge 4x3mm ID    (01-0018-01)
  • 1    Oval Jump Ring 20 Gauge 4x3mm ID    (01-0018-27)
  • 9    5x6mm Brass Cable Chain     (20-0825-27)
  • 6    6mm round tiger eye gemstone beads
  • 16     3x7mm turquoise gemstone disk beads
  • 20"    Strand 2x3mm polished bone heishi
  • 40"    Nylon-coated beading wire, medium

Tools

  • wire cutters
  • crimping pliers

Skill Level: Easy 

Finished Size: Adjustable 27"-37") 

Designer: Katie Hill

Watch our technique videos playlist on YouTube (look for videos on crimping and jump rings).

 

Tip: Use a beading mat when stringing the heishi to prevent spills.

Steps

  1. Use the beading wire to string 1 crimp bead and the lobster clasp. Pass the wire end back through the crimp bead to form a loop, making sure the clasp moves freely. Crimp the crimp bead.
  2. String 10" of bone heishi, 3 silver heishi, 3 tiger eye 6mm beads and 3 silver heishi. String {1 brass Western bead, 1 turquoise 3x7mm disk, 1 brass Western bead, 1 turquoise 3x7mm disk, 1 silver Western bead, 1 turquoise 3x7mm disk, 1 silver Western bead, 1 turquoise 3x7mm disk} twice.
  3. String the hammered ball spacer.
  4. Repeat Step 2 in reverse.
  5. String 1 crimp bead and the 8mm jump ring. Pass back through the crimp bead. Snug the beads on the necklace and crimp the crimp bead. Trim any excess wire.
  6. Use the brass medium oval jum pring to connect the chain to the 8mm jump ring.
  7. Use the silver medium oval jump ring to connect both feathers to the hammered ball spacer.