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Blue Collar Necklace Project
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Blue Collar Necklace Project
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Project Description:

When I saw this blue magnesite bead strand, it was love at first sight. I have created complicated bib necklaces in the past, but wanted to create more of a collar style necklace that emulated that style without all the fuss and hard work. I used an S hook clasp and chain in the back to make the necklace adjustable so I can wear it at a collar/choker length or wear it more like a bib necklace. I didn't use all of the beads on the strand, so I am thinking my leftovers will be good for making a matching set that consists of a stretch bracelet and a pair of earrings!

Author Shanna Steele
Shanna Steele
Auntie's Beads Designer
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Instructions:


  1. To begin, cut your chain so you have 2 pieces measuring about 4-and-1/2 inches each. This works out to be 2 pieces consisting of 6 round links each. (You can either cut the separating bars between the links or remove them using chain nose pliers.) Having 2 pieces that measure about this length will yield a necklace measuring just under 18 inches, so if you want your necklace to be longer, use longer pieces of chain.
  2. Cut a piece of beading wire measuring about 12 inches. String a crimp bead toward one end. Run your wire through an end link of one piece of the round chain then back down through the crimp bead. Use your Designer Crimper tool to secure the crimp bead. Use chain nose pliers to gently apply crimp covers if using.
  3. String a TierraCast heishi bead. Then you will string your beads so that you alterante between the rectangle and the dagger bead with a spacer between each. You will string a total of 8 rectangles and 7 daggers and use 14 heishi beads at this point.
  4. String another heishi bead after the last rectangle added. Then add a crimp bead. Run your wire through an end link on the other piece of chain then back down through your crimp, heishi and rectangle beads. Crimp. Add a crimp cover if using. Cut excess wire.
  5. Attach an S hook to one end of your necklace. Use your chain nose pliers to gently close the hook so it is no longer open. Your necklace is now ready to wear.


Tools and Materials Needed:

Blue Magnesite Dagger and Rectangle Bead Strand
TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Flat Bali Beads, 4mm (16 pieces)
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TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Flat Bali Beads, 5mm, 25pc (16 pieces)
Antique Brass Ring Chain By The Foot, 14mm (9-12 inches depending on how long you want your necklace)
TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Classic S Hook, 13x23mm
2x2mm crimp beads (2 pieces)
Antique Brass Open Bead Crimp Cover, 3.2mm (2 pieces, optional)
Beadalon 49-Strand Wire, 30 ft., .018", Antique Satin Brass (about 12 inches)
Nipper Tool
Designer Crimper Tool
Chain Nose Pliers


Material and Supplies Used in This Project:
TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Flat Bali Beads, 5mm, 25pc
TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Flat Bali Beads, 5mm, 25pc
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TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Flat Bali Beads, 4mm, 25pc
TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Flat Bali Beads, 4mm, 25pc
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Antique Brass Ring Chain By The Foot, 14mm
Antique Brass Ring Chain By The Foot, 14mm
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TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Classic S Hook, 13x23mm
TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Classic S Hook, 13x23mm
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TierraCast Antique Copper 2x2mm Crimp Beads, 50pc
TierraCast Antique Copper 2x2mm Crimp Beads, 50pc
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Silver Filled Crimp Beads, 2 x 2mm, 50pc
Silver Filled Crimp Beads, 2 x 2mm, 50pc
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Antique Brass Open Bead Crimp Cover, 3.2mm, 10pc
Antique Brass Open Bead Crimp Cover, 3.2mm, 10pc
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Beadalon 49-Strand Wire, 30 ft., .018", Antique Satin Brass
Beadalon 49-Strand Wire, 30 ft., .018", Antique Satin Brass
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Beadalon Designer Crimper Tool
Beadalon Designer Crimper Tool
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Chain Nose Jewelry Pliers
Chain Nose Jewelry Pliers
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