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Hippie Chic Necklace

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Hippie Chic Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Wood is the key element in jewelry this season! This is a fun way to wear your wood beads in a long or short necklace! Tie it any length you like to change the look.

Tip: We recommend using the full two yards of micro fiber suede to begin with. You will have some extra length when you are finished, which you can just tie in a bow and leave the ends dangling, or cut to suit your taste.

Step one: Begin by centering your 20mm round wood bead on the suede. Tie a simple knot on each side of the bead. For instructions on how to knot visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step two: Working out from the center bead, add beads evenly on both sides with a knot between each. Begin with a 12mm round, follow with an 8x12mm melon bead and continue alternating until you have three of each.

Step three: Measure the length you would like the necklace to be and add at least nine inches on each side to tie your bow. At the end of the suede, add a knot, string one more oval bead, and knot again. This necklace is a great one to do with kids, there is no use of tools or adhesive and it is great practice for little fingers to tie knots!
Approximate size: 33 inches untied, you can tie it as long or short as you like.
Estimated time: Under 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Large loop scissors if you choose to shorten the suede (TOOL-123)
List of Components:
Ultra micro fiber suede - red (MSUEDE12, qty 2 yards)
20mm wood round - bayong (WD-RND20-RD, qty 1)
12mm round wood beads - stars in a pale sky (WD-STR51, qty 1)
8x12mm melon wood beads - seismic ripples (WD-STR15, qty 1) Discontinued Note: Our 8x12mm melon seismic ripples wood beads (WD-STR15) have been discontinued. Please check out our other great wood beads.

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Ultra Micro Fiber Suede Red by the Foot
Code: MSUEDE12
Length 1 foot, Width 3mm 
Wood Round 20mm - Bayong
Code: WD-RND20-RD

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Large Loop Scissors
Code: TOOL-123
Length 4-inches 
Price: $5.14

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