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Seeing stars necklace

Seeing stars hero necklace
Fun project for Fourth of July style! Garnet red and lapis blue gemstone chain makes for quick beading, leaving you free to set off a few fireworks of your own.
SUPPLIES

necklace 28 in. (71 cm)

  • 5 45 mm wood stars, with two holes
  • 6 110 seed beads
  • 6 11⁄2-in. (3.8 cm) head pins
  • 23–28 in. (58–71 cm) beaded chain, color A
  • 26–30 in. (66–76 cm) beaded chain, color B
  • 4 4 mm jump rings
  • toggle clasp
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters
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1. On a head pin, string an 110 seed bead and a hole of a star. Make the first half of a wrapped loop . Make five star units.

2. Cut a 1 1⁄2-in. (3.8 cm) and a 4 1⁄2-in. (11.4 cm) piece of color A beaded chain. Cut a 3-in. (7.6 cm) and a 6-in. (15 cm) piece of color B beaded chain. Attach a star unit to one end of each chain and complete the wraps. 
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3. On a head pin, string an 110 and the remaining hole of the fifth star unit. Make the first half of a wrapped loop. Attach the remaining end of each chain and complete the wraps.

4. Cut two 8–10-in. (20 cm) pieces of color A chain and two 8–10-in. (20 cm) pieces of color B chain. Attach alternating colors of chain to the top star’s loop and complete the wraps.
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5.  Open a jump ring. Attach the end of a color A chain and half of a toggle clasp. Close the jump ring. Repeat with the end of a color B chain. Use jump rings to attach the remaining chains and clasp half.

For instructions on making matching earrings, or making this necklace using brass stars instead of wood, download the free PDF above!

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