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Topic: Timeless elegance in turquiose (free tutorial for this necklace)  (Read 2333 times)
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« on: August 24, 2009 09:40:16 PM »

Hi!  I was one of the lucky people who got to participate in this wonderful exchange program from Dottyral at Totally Tutorials (http://totallytutorials.blogspot.com). 
You can see her original post here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=314059.msg3613416#msg3613416
In exchange for a bunch of awesome beads and findings provided by weekendjewelry1 (http://weekendjewelry1.etsy.com) I agreed to write up a little tutorial.  Yay!

Heres what I ended up making with all of her fantastic goodies!  Don't you love richness of this turquoise.  The accents are a perfect match colorwise to the focal piece.  For some reason they don't photograph well on the table. Sad


Materials:


-Filigree Wrapped Handmade Pendant with Turquoise Czech Glass Jewel and Teardrop Bail (focal pendant)
-Solid Brass Chain - Vintage Antique Patina - Lightweight Flexible Four Feet
-Vintage Glass Jewels or Cabochons in Brass Settings 2 Deep Aqua Turquoise Czech Faceted Glass 12mm Octagons (accent beads)
-1 brass clasp
-6 jump rings
-1 soldered jump ring

To make this necklace first you need to determine how long you want the necklace to be.  I wanted mine to be 18 so I cut three sections of  chain keeping in mind that the addition of the jump rings and clasp would add to the total length.  I ended up using 17 inch sections of chain. Then I cut those chains  in half so that there were 6 equal pieces of  8.5 inches chain.  I also cut a 1.5 inch and a 2 inch section of chain for the dangle.


Using  jump rings I added 3 chains to either side of the focal pendant.  It is important here to make sure that the chain is completely laid out straight and added in the correct order so that no kinks appear when it is worn.  I used more jump rings to add a soldered ring to one end and a  clasp at the other end.


Using small jump rings I first attached 1 accent bead to each of the small chains then added these elements to the bail of the focal pendant.


I love the quality of the beads.  You can see the craftsmanship is wonderful.  Nice weight too.

Thank you Dotty (Totally Tutorials http://totallytutorials.blogspot.com) and Jen (weekendjewelry1  http://weekendjewelry1.etsy.com) for this great exchange!!! 
I had fun playing with these wonderful beads and findings!!! 

Have a great day everyone!!  C & C are most appreciated!




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dottyral
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2009 03:44:07 AM »

Just gorgeous!!
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