These Dakota Stones Mardi Gras Impression Jasper Beads are just the right size for stringing over leather cord. I added a flying bird for a personal touch to the design.
In this eclectic necklace, a lovely bird charm soars with the beautiful colors of Mardi Gras impression jasper beads from Dakota Stones. With the help of leather and chain accents, these pieces make a statement everyone will notice.
Slide 17 Dakota Stones Mardi Gras impression jasper 8mm heishi beads onto a strand of 2mm natural black round leather. Center the beads on your leather.
Cut a length of antique brass-plated twisted link and textured link chain approximately four inches long. Connect the large brass bird in flight pendant with patina to the center link in the chain using a TierraCast medium oval brass oxide pewter open jump ring. Attach one end of the chain between the sixth and seventh beads on the leather using an 8mm antique brass-plated open jump ring. Attach the other end of the chain between the eleventh and twelfth beads on the leather using another 8mm jump ring.
Knot your leather on either end of the beads to keep them on the center of the leather. Trim the ends of the leather to the length desired, keeping in mind the clasp will add about one inch of length. Attach a JBB 2.5mm antique brass fancy crimp end cap with loop to each end of the leather and crimp in place.
Attach half of the TierraCast brass oxide pewter craftsman toggle set to each end of the necklace using an oval jump ring.
List of Components: Dakota Stones Mardi Gras Impression Jasper 8mm Heishi Bead Strand (R1228, qty 1) Large Brass Bird in Flight Pendant with Patina (PEND-1139, qty 1) Antique Brass-Plated Twisted Link and Textured Link Chain (BTF-0034, qty 1) 2mm Natural Black Round Leather by the Foot (BTF-0264, qty 2) JBB 2.5mm Antique Brass Fancy Crimp End Cap with Loop (BBA-ENDCAP09, qty 2) TierraCast Medium Oval Brass Oxide Pewter Open Jump Ring (BRO-0018, qty 3) TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Craftsman Toggle Clasp Set (BRO-6205, qty 1) 8mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR08, qty 2)
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