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Memories

by: Lee Metsalo

This handsome "torsade" - twisted necklace - evokes memories, stone beaches, coppery pearls, inky jet chips - it all reminds me of ... something - just on the tip of my tongue ... .

The key to keeping the twisted strands is to secure them in the twist. Label or memorized the order of the strands, i.e., lay them out as "pearls, chips, stones," and then twist the three strands tightly. (Remember - this will make the strands shorter - so allow for that when picking your length.) When you get to the end, you need to make sure that the three strands are not in the same order, so now they might be "chips, pearls, stones." It's this crossing over that helps to hold the shape.

Conceal the ends of the strands inside the large end cups, and run a wire through to catch and hold the strands. Then add a bead and wire wrap it to make a nice connector. A link of beads with a wrap on each side keeps the back of the necklace light and tidy.


          
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74701011-03 Artistic Wire - 22 gauge Round Wire - Brown (Spool)Price: $ 5.76
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23440004 Findings - Clasps - 10 mm Lobster Claw - Antique Copper

(alternate clasp)

Price: $ 0.18
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23440014 Findings - Clasps - Lobster - 15 mm Lobster Claw - Antiqued CopperPrice: $ 0.45
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24001005-04 Findings - Crimps - 2 mm Smooth - Antique Copper (100)Price: $ 1.19
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97001707-05 Findings - Cup Cap - 12 mm Hammered End Cap - Antiqued CopperPrice: $ 2.89
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s35618 Freshwater Pearls - 4.5 mm Round Pearl - Dark Bronze (strand)Price: $ 10.65
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Qty: 4 tc94-5596-18 Metal Bead Cap - 4 mm Scalloped - Antique Copper (25)

(Goes on each side of the bead above the end cup. )

Price: $ 4.66
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25001013 Softflex (tm) Beading Wire - 30 ft .014 (Fine) - Copper Colour (Spool)Price: $ 17.70
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27623613 Stone Beads - Chips - Black Onyx (strand)Price: $ 2.95
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s35898 Stone Beads - 8 mm Round - Mexican Red Snowflake Jasper (strand)

(Necklace overall is about 18 inches - you'll need at 2 x 8 inch strands for this. )

Price: $ 8.40
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