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Quetzalcoatl Necklace







Designed by Becky Bacus

Quetzalcoatl was a Mayan deity whose name means "feathered serpent." Becky was inspired by Mayan history and culture when she created this necklace. Soutache creates the perfect serpentine shapes in her design and the dagger beads add a feathered quality. The bright colors of the focal create a tropical contrast to the elegant black beads and gold chain of the necklace. You can see more of this necklace and learn more about the inspiration behind it in this Artbeads Cafe episode. Find something that inspires you and see what kind of jewelry you can make!

Techniques Used:
Soutache Using a Cabochon
Soutache Basics Part One
Soutache Basics Part Two
Embellish Soutache with a Beaded Edge
Jump Ring Handy Tip Video
How to Use a Crimp Tube

Components

13x18mm Oval Glass Cabochon - Turquoise
Code: GCOV-TRQ18
Length 13mm, Width 18mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.67$0.61$0.56
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12mm Satin Hamilton-Gold Plated Beaded Vintage Reproduction Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0488
Shortest Link 8mm x 5mm, Longest Link 7mm x 12mm 
1-23-56+
$9.90$9.23$8.60
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Swarovski 5181 13mm Keystone Bead Jonquil
Code: 5181-JON13
Length 7mm, Width 13mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.04$0.96$0.88
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Swarovski 5601 8mm Faceted Cube Caribbean Blue Opal
Code: 5601-CBOP8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-78-1516+
$1.54$1.42$1.31
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Swarovski 2720 7.5mm Cosmic Delta Crystal Copper
Code: 2720-COP7
Length 6.5-7mm, Total Height 2-2.25mm 
Sale Price: $0.70
Price: $1.00
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Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Coral
Code: 5810-COR6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14$0.12$0.11
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Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Coral
Code: 5810-COR4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10$0.09$0.08
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Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Crystal Pearl Coral
Code: 5810-COR3
Length 3mm, Width 3mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.09$0.08$0.07
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Dakota Stones Onyx 8mm Round Bead Strand
Code: R0140
Strand Length 8 Inch, Length 8mm, Diameter 8mm 
1-34-78+
$8.23$7.66$7.12
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Dakota Stones Onyx 10mm Round Bead Strand
Code: R0141
Strand Length 8 Inch, Length 10mm, Diameter 10.5mm 
1-34-78+
$9.39$8.73$8.12
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Stone Toggle Clasp Black Picasso Jasper
Code: RTOG-09
Loop Length 20mm, Loop Width 20mm, Bar Length 20mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.58$2.39$2.20
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15x6mm Speckled Green Turquoise Luster Dagger
Code: CR-DG010
Approx. Height 15mm, Width 6mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.31$0.28$0.25
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Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Copper
Code: 5328-COP4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.14$0.12
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TOHO Bead Round Hybrid 11/0 Frosted Turquoise Apollo 8g Bag
Code: TBRD11-Y857F
Volume Approx.8 grams 
1-45-910+
$4.44$4.12$3.83
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The BeadSmith Soutache Ornamental Rayon Braid 3 yd - Celery Green
Code: EMB-0037
Length Approx. 3 yds 
1-56-1112+
$2.63$2.43$2.25
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The BeadSmith Soutache Ornamental Rayon Braid 3 yd - Metallic Gold
Code: EMB-0049
Length Approx. 3 yds 
1-56-1112+
$2.63$2.43$2.25
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The BeadSmith Soutache Ornamental Rayon Braid 3 yd - Saffron Orange
Code: EMB-0052
Length Approx. 3 yds 
1-56-1112+
$2.63$2.43$2.25
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6mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Open Jump Ring - 18 Gauge
Code: FIND-0471
Diameter 6mm, Opening Diameter 4mm, Wire Gauge 1mm/18 gauge 
1-99100-199200+
$0.06$0.05$0.04
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TierraCast 2x2mm Black Finish Brass Crimp Tube
Code: BKO-0030
Length 2mm, Width 2mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-7475-149150+
$0.09$0.08$0.07
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Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Jet
Code: 5328-JET4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.13$0.12
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GS Hypo Fabric Cement
Code: GS-HYPO-F
1/3 fl oz 
1-34-78+
$5.68$5.28$4.91
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The BeadSmith 4.25x5.5-Inch Black Bead Backing
Code: EMB-0016
Length 5.5 Inch, Width 4.25 Inch 
1-78-1516+
$2.04$1.89$1.75
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The BeadSmith 12 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack
Code: NEED-05
Length 2 inches, Size 12 
1-56-1112+
$2.05$1.90$1.75
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The BeadSmith Smoke Gray Fireline - 50 Yards (4LB Test)
Code: FL04SG50
Diameter .006 inches, 50 yards 
Price: $9.29
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Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive 3.7 fl oz.
Code: GEMTAC
3.7 fl oz 
Price: $12.99
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