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Fairy Lights

by: Jennifer Tough

Sequins! And not just any old sequins, but luscious, sparkly, vintage goodness. I'm smitten.

You'll want to refresh yourself on Dwyn's Rapid Loops tutorial, as this project will take you a while. It may be time consuming, but the results are stunning - and so light!

I've kept the necklace fairly simple, and of course you can make the wrapped section of the necklace any length you want.

Precut your chain to your desired necklace length.

Pre assemble a bunch of your headpins. See the images below for my choices. I did three different types, wired them on, and just kept repeating the pattern.

Start in the middle, and work your way up. When you can't handle wrapping anymore, attach a lobster clasp to the chain with jump rings.

I haven't yet attached my clasp, as I want to wrap the entire chain - but I'll probably be wrapping for the next week. In the pictures, my wrapped section is 5" long. 

Buy lots of head pins - you'll want a matching bracelet and earrings as well ;-)


          
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74201041 Chain - Medium Curb - Antique Copper (Metre)

(The chain comes in 1 meter lengths. Plenty for a necklace, earrings and bracelet. As shown, my necklace is about 18")

Price: $ 3.81
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db0116 Delicas - 11/0 Japanese Cylinders - Transparent Lustre Red Metallic (7.5 g)

(One pack is again more than plenty. Use these to prevent the sequins from falling off your headpin - plus adds a touch of colour.)

Price: $ 6.99
per
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Qty: 1 23440009 Findings - Clasps - 12 mm Lobster Claw - Antique CopperPrice: $ 0.16
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Qty: 2 22801037 Findings - Jumprings - 7 mm Open Jumprings - Antiqued Copper (100)Price: $ 5.32
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22601038 Headpins - 2 in / 24 ga Flat Head - Antique Copper (100)

(I've used 39 headpins for the necklace as is. If you want to wrap a full necklace, pick up 2 packs.)

Price: $ 2.35
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s30549 Vintage - Cupped Flower Sequins - Dark Bronze (3 grams)Price: $ 2.35
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s30548 Vintage - Flat Flower Sequins - Rose Pink (3 grams)

(One package will be more than enough for a full length of chain, plus lots more for a bracelet and earrings.)

Price: $ 2.35
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