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Dreamcatcher Necklace - Tiger Eye & Turquoise

Materials

1 clasp
1 10mm cast metal twisted ring
1 53mm cast metal circle large connector
3 25x6mm cast metal feather charm style 02
2 29x5mm cast metal feather charm medium
1 16x14mm cast metal bird charm upright
128cm 2.7×3.5mm brass chain
17 eye pins small
2 eye pins medium
32 6mm jump rings
1 8mm round cabochon turquoise synthetic
4 4mm round tiger eye beads
5 6mm round tiger eye beads
8 8mm round tiger eye beads
4 4mm round turquoise synthetic beads
2 10mm round turquoise synthetic beads

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

STEP 1 – Create the following beaded-connectors:
A: Two Turquoise combination beaded-connectors (use medium eye pin): One 4mm tiger eye bead, one 10mm turquoise bead and one 4mm tiger eye bead
B: Five 6mm Tiger Eye beaded-connectors: One 6mm round tiger eye bead
C: Four 6mm Turquoise beaded-connectors: One 6mm round turquoise bead
D: Eight 8mm Tiger Eye beaded-connectors: One 8mm round tiger eye bead

NOTE: Beaded-connectors are created by threading the bead or sequence of beads on an eye pin, then trimming the eye pin 1cm from the last bead and forming a loop

STEP 2 – Cut the chain into eight 6cm sections and four 20cm sections.

STEP 3 – Create the following beaded chains by connecting the beaded-connectors from step 1, feather charms with 6mm jump rings.

A: Take three 6mm Tiger Eye beaded-connectors (step 1b) and two 6mm jump rings. Use the jump rings to connectors the beaded connectors together to form a chain. Now take one more 6mm jump ring and attach style 02 feather charm to one end of the beaded chain.

STEP 4 – Create the dreamcatcher focal using 6mm jump rings to attach section of chain, the bird charm and beaded chains from step 3 to the bottom of the large circle connector. Start by finding the middle link on the bottom of the connector.

Bottom middle link: Tiger eye beaded chain from step 3A
Two links left from the middle: Two 8cm section of chain and one bird charm
Four links left from the middle: Turquoise beaded chain step 3b
Six links left from the middle: Tiger eye beaded chain step 3C

Repeat the combination from two links left from the middle to six links left from the middle but working right instead of left and omitting the bird charm.

STEP 5 Create a beaded strap by threading one 6mm jump ring to the end of one 8mm tiger eye beaded chain (step 3D) and two 8cm lengths of chain. Take one more 6mm jump ring and thread the open ends of the two length of chain and one turquoise combination beaded-connectors (step 1A). Take another 6mm jump ring and thread the other side of the beaded-connector and the end of the two 20cm lengths of chain. Take one last 6mm jump ring and thread the two open ends of chain and one clasp.

Repeat this step for the second necklace strap but instead of attaching the clasp attach the 10mm twisted ring.

STEP 6 Take the two necklace straps from step 5 and using 6mm jump rings connect them to the circle connector. Glue the turquoise cabochon to the centre of the circle connector (the dreamcatcher)

B: Take two 6mm Turquoise beaded-connectors (step 1c) and join together using one 6mm jump ring. Take one more 6mm jump ring and attach the medium feather charm to one end of the beaded chain. Repeat this step (3B) to create another beaded chain.

C: Take one 6mm Tiger Eye beaded-connectors (step 1b) and one style 02 feather charm and join together using one 6mm jump ring. Repeat this step (3C) to create another beaded chain.

D: Take four 8mm Tiger Eye beaded-connectors (step 1d) and three 6mm jump rings. Use the jump rings to connectors the beaded connectors together to form a chain. Repeat this step (3D) to create another beaded chain.