Expedition Necklace Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
The combination of the microfiber suede with the brown shell tribal pendant creates a simple men's necklace that is not only easy to make, but also stylish and fashionable. The tribal pendant also adds a handcrafted element that gives this necklace a touch of artisan appeal.
Step one: Cut 24-inches of ultra microfiber brown suede. Connect the brown shell rectangle pendant to a 1.0 x 9.0mm sterling silver open jump ring. Use the jump ring to slide the pendant onto the suede.
Step two: Connect the sterling silver egg trigger clasp to a 1.0 x 6.10mm sterling silver jump ring. Slide the jump ring onto the suede and fold back a half-inch of material. Use flat nose pliers with a polishing cloth to close the suede loop by flattening a sterling silver 4x4mm crimp tube just below the end of the suede.
Step three: Slide a 1.0 x 9.0mm jump ring onto the other end of the suede and close the suede loop by flattening another sterling silver crimp tube.
Approximate size: 24-inches Estimated time: Under an hour Difficulty level: Beginner
Tools Used: Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106) Flat nose pliers (TOOL-107) Artbeads.com polishing cloth (POL-01)
List of Components: Ultra micro fiber suede by the foot - brown (MSUEDE02, qty 1) Brown pen shell rect. pendant 15x25mm - tribal shield (SHL-LP98, qty 1) Small egg trigger clasp (SS-CL36, qty 1) 4x4mm sterling silver crimp tube (SS-CRM12, qty 2) Sterling open jump ring (1.00 x 6.10mm) (SS-OJR40-E, qty 1) Sterling open jump ring (1.0 x 9.0mm) (SS-OJR40-F, qty 2)