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Oh! Christmas Tree Necklace Project

Item Id: PROJ-SS-141
Product Description:
I wanted to make a statement necklace for this Christmas season and I think I did it! I love the look of leather when it's braided and hanging an antique silver charm from a bail made a perfect simple centerpiece.

Author Shanna Steele
Shanna Steele
Auntie's Beads Designer
Sold As: Free Project Instructions
Material:

  1. Cut your 3 pieces of leather so they are about 2 inches longer than your desired necklace. For example, if you want your finished piece to be about 18", cut 20" pieces of leather.
  2. Put all 3 pieces of leather inside a ribbon clamp. Make sure they are centered and fully inside the clamp. Use your chain nose pliers to close the clamp.
  3. Tape the clamp to your work space. Begin braiding the leather. You may have to also apply a piece of tape to the strands of leather to keep it in place.
  4. Braid your leather in an even fashion, keeping your tension the same throughout so the braids will be even.
  5. When you have reached the end of the braid, trim your leather so it is all an even length. You may want to tape the ends.
  6. Slide your bail onto the braided strands. Open a jump ring. Attach it to the loop on the bail and then to the loop on the tree charm. Close the jump ring. Add another jump ring for extra security.
  7. If you applied tape, remove it. Place the ends of the leather in a clamp. Apply the clamp as you did in step 2.
  8. Open a jump ring. Attach it a loop on the clamp. Add your clasp. Close the jump ring.
  9. Cut a 3" piece of chain. Open a jump ring. Attach it to the loop on the clamp at the other end of the necklace then to the chain. Close the jump ring.
Tools and Materials Needed:

Silver Pewter Christmas Tree Charm/Pendant, 18x30mm
Antique Silver Pewter Fancy Bail, 7x18mm
Leather Cord, 2mm, Moroccan Red, 2 Yard Coil (about 20 inches)
Natural Leather Cord, Antique Green, 2mm, 2 Yd. Coil (about 20 inches)
Leather Cording, 2 Yard Coil, Metallic Pearl, 2mm (about 20 inches)
Terminator-Ribbon Clamp End, Extra Wide, Silver Plate, 17x10mm (2 pieces)
Silver Plated 12mm Lobster Clasp
Silver Plated 1.71 MM Cable Chain By The Foot (about 3 inches)
Silver Plated 6mm Open Jump Rings, Bag of 50 (4 pieces)
Or
Silver Plated 6mm Jump Lock Rings, Bag of 10 (2 pieces)
Tape


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