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Pirates Treasure

by: Rochelle Kilmer

My inspiration for this piece came from my interest in juxtaposing materials you may not  always think of putting together. I liked the idea of using Freshwater Pearls, which have a classic and timeless feel to them and the Pyrite, which is a bit rough and also known as Fools' Gold. Both have very different stereotypes about them and not always incorporated in one piece together. From here I sat down and played to come up with this design. I hope you enjoy it!!

How to:

  1. On the eyepin string a 3mm Round , the Pyrite Coin and another 3mm Round. Make a loop.

  2. On a headpin string a 3mm Round, a Pyrite Oval and another 3mm Round. Make a loop. Do this 2 more times, for a total of 3 ovals on 3 different headpins.

  3. Attach one of the Pyrite Ovals to the Pyrite Coin using a 4mm Jumpring.

  4. Cut a piece of Softflex about 1.5 feet long. String the Freshwater Pearls on with some 3mm Rounds and the Pyrite Ovals and Round.

I did a pattern of 1 Round, 4 pearls, 1 round, an oval on the headpin, 1 round 4 pearls, 1 round 3 pearls, 1 round , the round and oval piece, 1 round 3 pearls, 1 round, 4 pearls, 1 round, the last oval on a headpin, 1 round, 4 pearls, and 1 round.

  1. Finish the ends with a wire guardian and a flattened crimp. Cut off the excess Softflex.

  2. Cut a second piece of Softflex about 1 .5 feet long. String more pearls and rounds.

I did 1 round, 2 pearls, 1 round, 4 pearls, 1 round, 2 pearls, etc…

  1. Finish these ends with wire guardians and a flattened crimp. Cut off the excess Softflex.

  2. With a 7mm Jumpring, attach 1 end of each of the pearl strands we just made and an end of the Etched Cable Chain.

  3. Do the same for the other end.


I like long necklaces, and ones that can slip over your head, like this one. If you would like it shorter you can use 1 foot of chain with a clasp.


Now your Pirates Treasure necklace is done.


          
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s21565 Chain - Large Etched Cable Chain - Natural Brass (1 foot)

(2 feet)

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22601113 EYEpins - 2 in / 24 ga Plain - Antique Copper (100)Price: $ 2.68
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24001017 Findings - Wire Guardian - Antique Copper (100)Price: $ 3.69
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24001005-04 Findings - Crimps - 2 mm Smooth - Antique Copper (100)Price: $ 1.19
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22801042 Findings - Jumprings - 4 mm Open Jumprings - Antiqued Copper (100)Price: $ 1.60
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22801016-03 Findings - Jumprings - 7 mm Open Round - Antique Copper (10 grams)Price: $ 1.60
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s33801 Freshwater Pearls - 11 mm Near Round Pearl - Big Hole - Blue Peacock (Pack of 6)Price: $ 7.50
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22601038 Headpins - 2 in / 24 ga Flat Head - Antique Copper (100)Price: $ 2.35
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28811831-01 Metal Beads - 3 mm Round - Antiqued Gold (100)Price: $ 2.59
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25001000-02 Softflex (tm) Beading Wire - 30 ft .014 (Fine) - Bronze (Spool)Price: $ 19.98
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Qty: 3 s35157 Stone Beads - 25 x 35 mm Oval - PyritePrice: $ 2.55
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Qty: 1 s22246 Stone Beads - 30 mm Coin - PyritePrice: $ 3.35
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