Fanciful Multi-Strand Necklace with Sterling Bird Charm
designed byCynthia Kimura
TechniqueCrimps, Bails & Connectors
Approximate Size24 Inches
This bird was so quirky and cute that I had to give him his own necklace.
Delicate strands of leather are decorated with Czech glass and TierraCast accents, creating a fun and earthy backdrop for the unique pendant at the center of this design. With a harmony of textures and colors, this bird-themed necklace really sings See how Czech glass can enhance all kinds of designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
String a TierraCast silver antique 5mm leaf bead cap onto a 2-inch sterling silver 22 gauge eye pin, followed by three Czech Glass 5x3mm Aqua, Topaz, and Opaque Ivory Mix with Picasso finish faceted roundel beads and another bead cap. Make a simple loop at the end of the beads. Attach one end of this link to the Angel Findings antique pewter contemporary bail. Attach the other end to the sterling silver rectangle crane charm.
Layer two-foot pieces of Leather Cord USA .5mm natural red brown round leather, 1mm metallic truly teal round leather and .5mm metallic oasis turquoise round leather together. Slide the bail from the previous step over all three pieces of leather. On either side of the bail, add Czech glass beads, TierraCast brass oxide pewter small Turkish heishi spacers and bead caps onto the individual pieces of leather. Use the TierraCast 5mm brass oxide finish pewter nugget spacer beads with 2mm holes over all three pieces to bundle them together between the beads. Arrange the beads to your liking on the leather.
Gather the three ends of the leather together in a JBB 3mm antique brass fancy crimp end cap with loop. Crimp the end cap in place around the leather. Trim the ends of the leather if they are sticking out of the end cap. Repeat on the other side of the necklace.
Attach one half of the JBB antique vintage brass-plated pewter 3 petal leaf toggle clasp to one end of the necklace using a 6mm antique brass-plated open jump ring. Repeat on the other side of the necklace.
List of Components: Czech Glass 5x3mm Aqua, Topaz, and Opaque Ivory Mix with Picasso Finish Rondelle Bead Strand by Raven's Journey (BEADS-4136, qty 1) Leather Cord USA .5mm Natural Red Brown Round Leather - By the Foot (BTF-0812, qty 2) Leather Cord USA 1mm Metallic Truly Teal Round Leather - By the Foot (BTF-0818, qty 2) Leather Cord USA .5mm Metallic Oasis Turquoise Round Leather - By the Foot (BTF-0806, qty 2) TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Small Turkish Heishi Spacer (BRO-0425, qty 8) TierraCast 5mm Brass Oxide Finish Pewter Nugget Spacer Bead with 2mm Hole (BRO-0449, qty 4) Angel Findings Antique Pewter Contemporary Bail (FIND-1826, qty 1) Sterling Silver Rectangle Crane Charm (CHARM-3956, qty 1) TierraCast Silver Antique 5mm Leaf Bead Cap (SA-5570, qty 6) JBB 3mm Antique Brass Fancy Crimp End Cap with Loop (BBA-ENDCAP11, qty 2) JBB Antique Vintage Brass-Plated Pewter 3 Petal Leaf Toggle Clasp (PBA-TOG004, qty 1) 2-inch Eye Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-EP22, qty 1) 6mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR06, qty 2)
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