Tropical Vacation Necklace Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Are you going to have a wedding on the beach? Take that Caribbean cruise you have been dreaming about for years? Are you stuck in the city and need the feel of an ocean escape? This necklace is perfect for you! Made with natural shells, Hill Tribe silver and even a fish clasp, it invokes all of the feelings of summer sun anyone could ask for!
Step one: Cut a length of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 to a length of 20 inches. Using 2x2mm crimp tubes, secure one end of the wire to one end of the clasp.
Step two: String four and a half inches of round luhuanus shell beads (approximately 25 beads) and then add four of the pink curled shell beads. You will note there are two holes in these beads. When adding them, you will want to string through only one hole of each. Alternate between the inside and outside hole on every other bead (see photo) to get the clustered, floral effect. After the first four curled shell beads, you will string a Hill Tribe silver clamshell pendant, followed by eight more curled shell beads. Add a Hill Tribe silver snail bell pendant, then six more shell beads, a large fish bead, three more curled shells and finish with four and a half inches of the round shell beads.
Step three: You will finish the necklace as you started it, by crimping the remaining wire to the other end of the clasp. Make sure to pull the strings very tight before crimping. That will push the curled beads together to emphasize the clustered look.
Step four: Buy your plane tickets to a tropical paradise so that you have somewhere to wear this wonderful piece!