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Night at the Opera

by: Dwyn Tomlinson

Sophisticated soft black suede, trendy black chain, gleaming bright copper chain and a copper nugget. The perfect blend of edgy plus glamour plus romantic - Perfect for a night at the opera, a club, THE club, or a bridge game with friends.

When folding the leather crimps down over the suede lacing, don't cut it to length until after you have the crimp properly squashed down. It is much easier to hold in place when you have the extra length, you can hold the "tail" and keep tension on the suede to keep it in the channel while you are crimping.

If you have troubles getting the stiff sides of the crimp to fold over, use the outer curves in your crimp pliers to help get the angle right so you can start the fold. Once it is started - it is easy enough to finish.

As made, this is a lengthy 40 inches - opera length. You may make it shorter if you prefer.

          
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Components
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74701011-06 Artistic Wire - 22 gauge Round Wire - Natural Copper (Spool)

(about 6 inches)

Price: $ 5.76
per
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s24139 Chain - 2.5 mm Round Chain - Shiny Black (Foot)

(about 36 inches.)

Price: $ 3.15
per
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s26312 Chain - 4.2 x 7 mm Oval Links - Shiny Copper (foot)

(about 36 inches)

Price: $ 7.67
per
In Stock
24011325 Findings - Leather Crimps - Grooved - Bright Silvertone (10)

(I used gunmetal - they won't be live on the site til Wed. Find them then at Grooved Gunmetal Leather Crimp)

Price: $ 0.70
per
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23400958 Findings - Hook and Eye Clasp - 17 mm Grooved S Hook w Rings - Bright Copper (1)

(At this length, a clasp is not really necessary.)

Price: $ 0.45
per
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Qty: 4 22801046 Findings - Jumprings - 3 mm Open Jumprings - Bright Copper (100)

(The black chain is too fine to fit directly into the 9 mm copper jumpring.)

Price: $ 0.75
per
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Qty: 5 22801035 Findings - Jumprings - 9 mm Open Jumprings - Bright Copper (100)

(To link the clasp into, and collect the strands together.)

Price: $ 3.14
per
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Qty: 1 s16692 Metal Beads - 1 inch Chunky Nugget Boulders - Bright Copper

(The holes are big - I used small copper beads to prevent the wrapped loops from falling back inside.)

Price: $ 5.40
per
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Qty: 2 h-cp10003 Metal Beads - 3 mm Seamless Round - Bright Copper (25)

(To make the wrapped loop on the copper nugget sit nicely in the hole.)

Price: $ 1.26
per
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75723132-00m Stringing - 5 mm Suede Ribbon - Black (1 meter)

(about 40 inches)

Price: $ 1.65
per
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