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Silver tube and leather necklace

Few supplies required for simple multistrand

Silver tube and leather necklace

This turquoise leather design, reminiscent of shimmering waves, makes for easy summer stringing. Make it your own by changing the length, number of strands, or tube and leather colors.

See the instructions below, or download the free project PDF above.

What you’ll need

Necklace 22–24 in. (56–61 cm)

  • 20 50 x 3 mm curved silver tube beads, in plain and textured styles
  • 8–10 mm decorative link
  • 10–10 1⁄2 ft. (3–3.2 m) leather cord, 1.5 mm diameter
  • 20–24 in. (51–61 cm) 20- or 22-gauge plain or twisted wire
  • 2 12 mm jump rings
  • 3 5 mm jump rings
  • lobster claw clasp
  • 2–3 in. (5–7.6 cm) chain, 10–12 mm links
  • 2 pairs of chainnose pliers
  • roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters

Plain curved tube beads from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, 800.355.2137800.355.2137 FREE, firemountaingems.com. Textured tube beads from Beads Bar, beadsbar.etsy.com. Leather cord from Leather Cord USA, 877.700.2673877.700.2673 FREE, leathercordusa.com. Twisted wire from Fusion Beads, 888.781.3559888.781.3559 FREE, fusionbeads.com.


Tip!
These silver tubes will also accommodate a 2 mm leather cord. If you’re not sure of the hole size when you order beads, err on the safe side by stringing thinner cord.
Instructions
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Step 1
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Step 2

1. Cut five 23–25-in. (58–64 cm) pieces of leather cord. On each cord, string four curved tube beads as desired. (I alternated plain tubes with textured tubes.) Center the beads.

2. Cut a 10–12-in. (25–30 cm) piece of wire. On one side, loop the five cords around a 12 mm jump ring. Wrap the wire tightly around the cords to secure them. Trim the excess cord, then complete the wraps to hide the cord ends. Trim the excess wire. Use chainnose pliers to tuck the wire end. Repeat on the other side.

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Step 3
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Step 4

3. Open a 5 mm jump ring. On one end, attach a lobster claw clasp and the 12 mm jump ring. Close the jump ring. Repeat on the other end, substituting a 2–3-in. (5–7.6 cm) piece of chain for the clasp.

4. Use a 5 mm jump ring to attach the end link of extender chain and a decorative link.

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