Monday, April 30, 2012

Tagua nut necklace


Do you remember me telling you about EcuadorianHands, the supplier of wonderful tagua nut beads?   I thought their wonderful beads would be good to feature during Spring Fever Month, along with one of my favorite suppliers of great vintage plastic, Vintage Beads from Europe.  Here's an easy-peasy stringing project that includes a tiny bit of wirework.



1. Loop wire through the pendant hole and wrap one wire a few times with the second.  Create two bail loops with the wire ends.  Clip one end off even with the wrapping and use the other end to wrap over the first wrapping and the clipped end. 

2. String the tagua nut beads and vintage plastic beads in a pattern that pleases you.  I strung 5 size 8/0 seed beads between each accent bead.  I started from the middle with the pendant and strung outward towards each end in order to keep the colors balanced.  Note: the two sides are not identical, but they are balanced in weight and size of beads.

3. Use crimps to add a toggle closure to your necklace.  


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