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Round Up

by: Dwyn Tomlinson

When I saw these rusty, rustic pendants, I knew I had to do something with them - because, well, they have horses. Horses and dragons - can't resist either one, but horses do have the advantage of being real, actual creatures that you can ride.

I did struggle with the design for this, I don't mind telling you. This turned out a little dressier than the casual, funky look that I had in mind, but that's okay. It's not so dressy that you can't find an occasion to wear it, and makes a nice statement about what you are really interested in.

To start, make the pendant. Start with an 8 inch piece of wire, and make a wrapped loop. Then add:

This necklace is 17 inches. To make it longer or shorter, adjust the number of black donuts near the end. I start my necklaces in the middle, as I am making them up as I go along, but you can start at the ends, as I have done all the hard work for you already.

Next, take your beading cable, and attach one half of the clasp with a crimp, and cover it with a crimp cover. Trim the beading cable and then string

And there you are - ready for the next round up!




          
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Components
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s19872 Findings - Clasps - Hook and Eye - 25 mm Coil Wrapped S Hook - Bright CopperPrice: $ 0.90
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Qty: 2 tc01-0030-18 Findings - Crimps - 2 mm Crimp Tubes - Antique Copper (50)Price: $ 4.08
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Qty: 2 24001029 Findings - Crimps - 4 mm Crimp Covers - Antique Copper (100)Price: $ 6.25
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tc93-0418-25 Metal Beads - 3 mm Daisy Spacers - Bright Gold (100)

(These look fine when strung - all you see are the sides then. )

Price: $ 9.72
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Qty: 48 tc93-0421-18 Metal Beads - 5 mm Daisy Spacers - Antiqued Copper (100)Price: $ 14.35
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Qty: 1 s38291 Metal Pendant - Trotting Thoroughbred - Rusted IronPrice: $ 4.97
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s29471 ParaWire - 20 gauge Round Wire - Vintage Bronze (10 yards)

(about 10 inches)

Price: $ 4.06
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25001014 Softflex (tm) Beading Wire - 30 ft .019 (Medium) - Copper Colour (Spool)

(about 22 inches)

Price: $ 22.48
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Qty: 17 s31356 Stone Beads - 12 mm Round - Iron Zebra Jasper (strand)

(I must have gotten lucky - I only bought 1 strand. )

Price: $ 10.80
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Qty: 40 s18564 Stone Beads - 6 mm Faceted Rondelles - Matte Black Onyx (strand)Price: $ 19.95
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s25108 Tools - Medium Bail Making Pliers - Wubbers

(not essential - but I used these to make the loops for the pendant. I use mine quite a lot and really like them! )

Price: $ 39.95
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