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  Harem Necklace

 
By: Melis Basarir
Techniques: Twisting and cutting wire 
Skill Level: Beginner 
Materials: 
Artistic Wire 20 gauge non-tarnish brass 
•1 small gold coin bead 
•2 larger gold coin beads 
•6 gold head pins 
•Small Gold glass beads 
•Small white glass beads 
•2 long green glass beads 
•Thin tan leather cord 
•Gold necklace clasp
•2 gold cord ends
Tools: 
•Wire Cutter 
•Round Nose Pliers 
•Nylon Jaw Pliers 
•Wire worker


: DWHAREMNECKLACE
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Instructions
 

Step #1

Cut a 10in piece of wire and form a shape in diagram 1. Use Nylon jaw pliers to flatten shape.

Step #2

Cut a 1 1/2in piece of wire, form a loop at one end. String 9 gold beads and 8 white beads in alternating order on the horseshoe shape. Loop ends of horseshoe and attach to the shape created in step one

Step #3

Cut a 4in piece of wire and form in the shape of a horseshoe. String 9 gold beads and 8 white beads in alternating order on the horseshoe shape. Lop ends of horseshoe and attach to the shape created in step one.

Step #4

Make 2 more bead dangles as in step 2, but use a large gold coin in place of the small one. Attach one to the bottom of the horseshoe shape in the middle of beads. Set the other one aside.

Step #5

Cut a 2in piece of wire and form into a horseshoe shape, set aside.Using the headpins string on a white bead then form a loop. Do this with all six headpins. String on 3 of the small bead dangles. Loop the ends and attach to larger horseshoe.

Step #6

Cut a 1 1/2in piece of wire and form a loop at one end then string the following beads; one gold, one white, one long green, one white, one gold. Form a loop to complete the bead link. Repeat, so that you have two beads links. Attach one bead link to the spiral on the shape created in step one and the other to the loop on the same shape.

Step #7

Cut two 3in pieces of wire and form both into a shape in diagram2. Use nylon jaw pliers to flatten shape. Attach these shapes to the ends of the bead links created in the prior step.

Step #8

Using the wire worker with the smallest metal mandrel, tightly wrap wire around mandrel for about 1in. Remove coiled wire from mandrel from the ends and cut into four equal lengths. Creating 4 coiled beads. Set aside.

Step #9

Cut a 1 1/2in piece of wire loop end and string on the following beads; one coil, one white, one gold, one white, one gold, one white, one coil. Loop the end.Repeat, so that you have two bead links. Attach these to the other ends on the spiral shapes from diagram 2.

Step #10

Cut two pieces of the thin leather cord about 16in long. String the leather cord through the ends of the last bead links, and meet up the ends of the last bead links, and meet up the ends of the chord lengths. String onto the chord a few beads and slide them down to meet the loops of the last bead links.Tie a knot in the cord to hold beads in place. Trim the leather cord to desired length so that the necklace will fit around neck.Crimp the cord ends onto the end of the trimmed leather and attach clasp to the cord ends. If necessary make a jump ring using wire to attach.


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