Time Required :
About 30 minutes
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abalone collar necklace

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Step 1

Cut two 20" [50.8 cm] pieces of stringing wire. Set one aside.

Step 2

Tie a jump ring on one end of the wire. Add a dab of glue to the knot.
TIP: The wire is thin, but strong, and you easily bend it into a knot.

Step 3

Slide beads onto the wire to make the longer layer with the large beads. Tuck in excess wire on starting end so the knot is hidden by the first bead.

Step 4

Repeat Step 2 on the other end but add a lobster clasp to the jump ring. Make sure the jump ring is as close to the last bead as possible. Tuck excess wire into the last few beads and trim excess wire. Let glue dry.

Step 5

Repeat Steps 2-4 for the second, but make the total bead length a little shorter than the first strand.
TIP: You want your two strands to layer, or tier, when assembled.

Step 6
Use the jump rings on the shorter strand to attach to the jump rings on the longer strand.

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