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Purple Picasso

by: Lee Metsalo

The more you look at Picasso's paintings, the more you see.  The more you look at Picasso beads, the more patterns and colours you see, the more you move them, the patterns and colours morph,  you can get lost in them for hours.  Is it purple?  Is it green?  Is it......

In this necklace, each component is the series of beads assembled on a headpin, and then the components are linked to the chain.  The bighole donut is kept centred by sticking a smaller bead inside it to keep it stable.   String all the beads onto the headpin, trim off any excess wire, form your loop, and link it to the chain.  This is intended to be a shorter necklace, sitting at the collarbone.  If you're a smaller build person, you can place the components closer together, if you've got more, ahem, display area for your jewelry, then maybe space the
components further apart, or even add more. Add a second strand!  We're sure Picasso would approve!

Tools used:  flat pliers, round pliers, cutters

          
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Qty: 2 tc20-0225-26 Chain - 3.5 x 6 mm Ladder Chain - Antique Gold (foot)Price: $ 3.74
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Qty: 1 s49099 Czech Glass - Big Hole Faceted Rondelle Donut - Purple Lustre Picasso (5)

(5 donuts used )

Price: $ 4.57
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Qty: 1 23440019 Findings - Clasps - Lobster - 12 mm Lobster Claw - Antiqued GoldPrice: $ 0.30
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Qty: 1 tb8r166c Japanese Seedbeads - 8/0 Toho Seedbeads - Transparent Rainbow Amethyst

(5 seedbeads were used -- maybe there is a colour already hiding in your stash!! )

Price: $ 3.45
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Qty: 5 tc94-5696-27 Lampwork Bead Findings - 10 mm Large Hole Joy Bead Cap - Brass OxidePrice: $ 0.81
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Qty: 5 tc94-5689-27 Lampwork Bead Findings - 8 mm Large Hole Beaded (Daisy) Spacer - Brass OxidePrice: $ 0.70
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Qty: 1 s14863 Vintaj - 2 inch Headpin - Natural Brass (20)

(5 headpins used )

Price: $ 2.85
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