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laciebug
« on: June 16, 2007 07:04:55 PM »

A fellow bead friend turned me on to this chandelier bead necklace design.. If you have basic beading skills... it's super easy.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/laciebug/sets/72157600376912811

This design uses a bead cap as the base and you link chain all around the bead cap to create the tassel. At the end of each tassel you add a decorative bead using a flat head pin. Let me know if any one wants more detail.

Lacie
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miserylovesme
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2007 07:05:18 PM »

Very pretty!
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Jenni74
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2007 09:09:31 PM »

Lacie this is gorgeous!
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Infinite Annie
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2007 11:35:07 PM »

Wow, wow, wow!  Super snazzy!  Thanks for sharing.  Did you attach the chain to the bead cap with jump rings?
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laciebug
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2007 12:18:09 AM »

Yes, I used jump rings to attach the chains to the bead cap.. and you can vary the lengths of chain which makes a neat effect as well.

The only downer I noticed was the weight.. the necklace can get kind of weighty. I made this for a friend and she doesn't mind the weight at all, so I think it's just preference. I also found that it's nice to make the chain necklace adjustable for varying neck lines.

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miserylovesme
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2007 12:20:53 AM »

I prefer a heavier necklace. I don't like them moving around much. ^_^
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LaughingLark
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2007 12:11:00 PM »

Great job! I like that a lot! I'm one to fidget with my jewelry when I wear it (too much caffiene), and I'd love to wear something like that. Smiley
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