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Kauila Necklace

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Kauila Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

In Hawaiian folklore, Kauila was a mythical sea turtle that kept a watchful eye on children and provided fresh water for her people. The magical sea turtle style of Kauila certainly fills this necklace. The beautiful lampwork beads are the perfect complement to the organic and tropical style of the WireLace strands. The shaped WireLace sections add enchanting dimension to the simple piece. Discover more fun ideas for using WireLace in this Artbeads Cafe episode. Whether you want to create colorful fun or bold dimensional beauty in your designs, WireLace can help you!

Step one:
Cut a length of WireLace 6mm brass ribbon and a length of WireLace 6mm aqua ribbon approximately 30 inches long, each. Add four Grace Lampwork turtle cove lentil beads to both WireLace strands and space out the beads as desired. Shape and stretch the WireLace around the beads with your fingers to give it curves and a "fluffier" appearance.


Step two:
Sew beading thread into the WireLace, in front of the first lampwork bead on the strand. Make a knot and go through the lampwork bead. Add four 5-7mm green keshi freshwater pearls to the thread and go through the next lampwork bead. Add four pearls, go through the next lampwork bead and continue. Once your thread is coming out of the last lampwork bead, bring your thread into the WireLace and make a knot. Trim your thread and shape the WireLace more, if desired.

Step three:
Knot the ends of your WireLace strands together, apply adhesive to the knot and insert it into a JBB 4mm antique brass tube swivel crimp end cap. Attach one half of the gold-plated brass tulip toggle clasp to the end cap using a 5.5mm gold-plated 21 gauge open jump ring. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see our Jump Ring Handy Tip Video. Repeat this step for the other end of the necklace.
Approximate Size: 12 1/2 Inches
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges (EPOXY-5)
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Yellow (STRNG-0100)
The BeadSmith 12 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack (NEED-05)
German Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-500)
Large Loop Scissors (TOOL-123)
List of Components:
WireLace Ribbon 6mm Brass, 1 Yd (STRNG-0216, qty 1)
WireLace Ribbon 6mm Aqua, 1 Yd (STRNG-0231, qty 1)
Grace Lampwork Turtle Cove Lentil Bead Strand (4pcs) (BS-0484, qty 1)
5-7mm Green Keshi Freshwater Pearl Strand (PEARL01, qty 1)
JBB 4mm Antique Brass Tube Swivel Crimp End Cap (FIND-0822, qty 2)
5.5mm Gold-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring (GP-OJR06-A, qty 2)
Gold-Plated Brass Tulip Toggle Clasp (GP-TOG04, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
WireLace Ribbon 3mm Marigold, 5 Yd Spool (STRNG-0191)
WireLace Ribbon 6mm Turquoise, 1 Yd (STRNG-0230)
Olive Keshi Freshwater Pearls (LTD-3390)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

WireLace Ribbon 6mm Brass, One Yard (3 Feet)
Code: STRNG-0216
Length 1 yd, Width 6mm 
1-34-78+
$4.72 $4.01$4.39 $3.73$4.08 $3.46
Qty>
WireLace Ribbon 6mm Aqua, One Yard (3 Feet)
Code: STRNG-0231
Length 1 yd, Width 6mm 
1-34-78+
$7.07 $6.00$6.58 $5.59$6.12 $5.20
Qty>
Grace Lampwork Turtle Cove Lentil Bead Strand (4pcs)
Code: BS-0484
Strand Length Approx. 2.5 Inch, Length 14mm, Width 15-16mm 
Sale Price: $20.85
Price: $23.70
Qty>
5-7mm Green Keshi Freshwater Pearl Strand
Code: PEARL01
Strand Approx. 15 Inch, Length 3.5-8mm, Width 5.5-11.5mm 
Price: $14.69
Qty>
JBB 4mm Antique Brass Tube Swivel Crimp End Cap
Code: FIND-0822
Length With Bail/Loop 12.5mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 2.6mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.29 $1.71$2.11 $1.58$1.95 $1.46
Qty>
5.5mm Gold-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: GP-OJR06-A
Diameter 5.5mm, 21 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>
Gold-Plated Brass Tulip Toggle Clasp
Code: GP-TOG04
Loop 24mm x 22mm, Bar 29.5-30mm 
1-23-56+
$8.34 $7.25$7.78 $6.76$7.25 $6.30
Qty>

Alternate Components

WireLace Ribbon 3mm Marigold, 5-Yard Spool (15 Feet)
Code: STRNG-0191
Length 5 yds, Width 3mm 
1-23-56+
$12.77 $10.85$11.90 $10.11$11.09 $9.42
Qty>
WireLace Ribbon 6mm Turquoise, One Yard (3 Feet)
Code: STRNG-0230
Length 1 yd, Width 6mm 
1-34-78+
$5.36 $4.55$4.98 $4.23$4.63 $3.93
Qty>
Olive Keshi Freshwater Pearl Strand
Code: LTD-3390
Length 5-9mm, Width 5-7mm, Strand Length 15 Inch 
Sale Price: $21.74
Price: $28.99
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges
Code: EPOXY-5
28ml 
Sale Price: $5.05
Price: $5.62
Qty>
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Yellow
Code: STRNG-0100
Length Approx. 55 yds 
1-34-78+
$4.49 $3.81$4.17 $3.54$3.79 $3.22
Qty>
The BeadSmith 12 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack
Code: NEED-05
Length 2 inches, Size 12 
1-56-1112+
$2.19 $1.97$2.02 $1.81$1.87 $1.68
Qty>
German Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-500
4.5 Inches 
Sale Price: $18.03
Price: $20.49
Qty>
Large Loop Scissors
Code: TOOL-123
Length 4-inches 
Sale Price: $4.42
Price: $5.14
Qty>



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