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Statement Bib

Materials

1 17x120mm cast metal connector statement plain bottom holes
1 12mm brass settings
1 clasp
1 61x15mm cast metal feather pendant
1 25x6mm cast metal feather charm
1 cast metal coin charm
1 18x15mm cast metal charm geometric round
50cm chain
16cm tiger tail
2 white guardians
2 crimp beads
2 crimp bead covers
10 6mm jump rings
8 8mm jump rings
1 11mm cast metal plain ring
4 eye pins
5 head pins
3 3mm brass spacer beads

3 agate flat nugget beads
10 10mm Howlite synthetic round white grey lines
12 8mm Howlite synthetic round white grey lines
1 12mm Howlite synthetic cabochon

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

LACE
STEP 1 Create the following beaded-dangles : Finish dangles with a wrapped loop

A: Three large Agate beaded-dangles: One 3mm spacer bead and one agate nugget

B: Two long howlite beaded-dangles: Three 10mm Howlite beads

NOTE: Beaded-dangles are created by threading the bead or sequence of beads on a head pin, then finishing with a wrapped loop

STEP 2 Take four eye pins and four 10mm Howlite beads. Create beaded-connectors by threading one bead on each eye pin and finish the eye pin with a wrapped loop.

STEP 3 Divide the chain into two 7cm sections and two 15cm sections. Glue the 12mm cabochon to the setting.

STEP 4 Now take one 6mm jump ring and attach one beaded-connector from step 2 to one 7cm section of chain. On the open end of the chain using a 6mm jump ring attach one more beaded-connector. Now take one more 6mm jump ring thread the other side of beaded-connector and attach the 15cm section of chain. Using a 6mm jump ring attach the clasp to end of the chain. Finish by taking one 8mm jump ring and attach to the top right loop of the moon connector. Repeat this step for the second necklace strap but replace the clasp with the cast metal 11mm plain ring and attach to the left top loop the moon connector.

STEP 5 Take the16cm length of tiger tail and thread the tail through one crimp bead, one wire guardian and back through the crimp bead. Crimp the crimp bead with your crimping pliers. Take your flat-nose pliers and gently place the crimp cover on top of the crimp to hide. Work your flat-nose pliers around the crimp cover to close. Now thread twelve 8mm howlite beads. Finish by taking the end of the tiger tail and thread it through one crimp bead, one wire guardian and back through the crimp bead. Check to make sure the beads will be finished flushed to the crimp bead and then crimp the crimp bead with your crimping pliers. Take your flat-nose pliers and gently place the crimp cover on top of the crimp to hide.

Using the picture of the back of the necklace as guide and using 6mm jump rings attached this beaded section to the back two top loops of the moon connector.

STEP 6 Using 8mm jump rings attach the following combintaions to the bottom loops of the moon pendant working left to right
First Hole: One large Agate beaded-dangle (step 1A) and one geometric round charm
Second Hole: One long howlite beaded-dangle (step 1B) and one feather charm
Third Hole: Large feather pendant and one large Agate beaded-dangle
Forth Hole: One long howlite beaded-dangle (step 1B) and one coin charm
Fifth Hole: : One large Agate beaded-dangle and 12mm setting (step 3)