DIY: Egyptian Necklace

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Today’s DIY is based on a necklace by Margot & Me .  She, the necklace, was spotted the other day while browsing on Botica. The ethnic vibe of the necklace is what initial caught my attention. It looked Egyptian, as if Cleopatra once wore is herself. Now,  I may not be royalty  and have people bow in my presence but I sure feel like a goddess when wearing my new DIY. Check out the tutorial below!

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Things you need:

  • 8mm beads( you will need twenty to be exact)
  • 12mm  beads (you will need 10)
  • Large gold flat chain
  • Large jump ring
  • 1 Extra large jump ring
  • Lobster clasp
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Eye pins (1 inch and 3 inch)
  • Leather cord or ribbon
  • Black string

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Take your 3 of your 1 inch eye pins and slide your 12mm beads onto each one.

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Trim  the eye pens down with scissors or plier cutters.  You only need to cut a little piece off at the top.

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Make a loop at the top using your pliers.

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You need to have three single beads like this.

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With your 2 inch eye pins slide on two 12mm  beads. Use the same steps you used for your single beads to create a loop at the top. You need three of these. I will call these double beads.

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Now take your chain and  attach your extra-large jump ring to one loose end and your lobster clasp to the other end.

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From the end, count down 8 chain links and knot your string.

DSCN4551Slide on one  bead

DSCN4552Take your string under and over the next chain link

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Pull your string up and out then add another bead. Continue wrappng until you have used all your beads.

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When your reach the last bead tie and knot.

DSCN4566Count four beads down from the end and attach a single bead using a jump ring to your chain. Then count two bead and attach a double bead.  Count two more beads and add a single two more and add a double etc…

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Starting at either end weave your leather cord or ribbon through the entire length of the chain.

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When you read the last link cut cord leaving a inch. Wrap reaming cord around link and glue or sew down.

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