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Cleopatra's Dance

Hand-Painted Cleopatra Focal on Gold and Turquoise Necklace
designed by Cynthia Kimura
Skill LevelBeginner
TechniqueSimple Stringing
Time1-3 hours
Approximate Size30 Inches

The hand-painted focal bead in this necklace definitely reminds me of Cleopatra. I had to make a regal design to fit the queenly bead!

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Hand-painted focal beads are one-of-a-kind works of art that stand out in jewelry designs. Cynthia made sure to complement the colors of the bead with golden chain and spacers, as well as turquoise Czech glass beads. Cynthia was challenged on Facebook Live with these components to make a piece of jewelry and Cynthia created this necklace. You can watch Cynthia make this necklace and more here.

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Add all available items to your cart at once or edit the quantities below. Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!
Gustav Klimt's Expectation on Black Agate 41 x 30mm Rectangle Bead
Code BEAD-4162
Material Agate Finish Hand-Painted Hole Size 1.3mm Sold Individually Place Of Origin Russia More Measurements Length 40mm, Width 30mm
1 $79.99
Artbeads Designer Wire - Vintage Bronze Non-Tarnish 20 Gauge (30 ft. spool)
Code ADW0021
Material Colored Copper Brand Artbeads Thickness 20 Gauge Wire Type Round Sold on Spools Place Of Origin USA
1 $4.99
Czech Glass 3x5mm Dark Turquoise with Copper Patina Roundel Bead Strand by Raven's Journey
Code BEADS-1019
Material Glass Brand Raven's Journey Hole Size 1.0mm Strand Length Approx 4" Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin Czech Republic More Measurements Diameter 5mm, Hole Size 1mm/18 gauge, Length 3mm
3 $4.23 $3.17
TierraCast Gold-Plated Pewter Flame Frame Charm
Code G-2512
Material Gold-Plated Brand TierraCast Dimensions 18.9 x 9.4mm Hole Size 1.2mm Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1 $1.15
5 $1.01
Swarovski 2205 14mm Flame Flatback Crystal AB
Code 2205-CAB14
Material Crystal Finish AB Brand Swarovski Dimensions 14mm Sold Individually Place Of Origin Austria
1 $1.84
3 $1.62
TierraCast Antique Gold Pamada Spacer Bead
Code GA-5677
Material Gold-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand TierraCast Hole Size 1.0mm Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1 $1.20
5 $1.05
7.9x7.5mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Smooth Flat Cable Chain By the Foot
Code BTF-0669
Material Gold-Plated Finish Matte or Satin Longest Link 7.0 - 7.9mm Link Style Closed Links Sold by the Foot Important Occasionally, orders over 5 feet may be sent in more than one piece. No piece will be shorter than 3 feet.
1 $4.65
3 $4.18
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code GF-CRM2
Material Gold-Filled Dimensions 2.0 x 2.0mm Features Crimpable Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA More Measurements Inside diameter 1.4mm
1 $0.21
30 $0.18
3mm Gold-Filled Crimp Cover
Code GF-CCOV01
Material Gold-Filled Dimensions 3mm when closed Features Crimpable Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.35
20 $0.30
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code ZP49-30F-019
Material Stainless Steel Brand Artbeads Thickness 0.019 Inches Wire Type 49-Strand Sold on Spools Place Of Origin Japan More Measurements Length 30 feet
1 $12.99
Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-125
Features Ergonomic Place Of Origin Pakistan
1 $7.99
Ergonomic Round Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-127
Features Ergonomic
1 $7.99
Bead Crimper Tool
Code TOOL-100
1 $13.99
Devcon 5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 25ml Dual Cartridges
Code EPOXY-3
1 $6.99
3 $6.33
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