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Green and Antique Brass Necklace with Bead Embroidery Fabric Focal
designed by Cynthia Kimura
Skill LevelBeginner
TechniqueBead Embroidery
Time1-3 hours
Approximate Size24 Inches

Fabric can be so inspiring for jewelry-making! The fabric I used here makes me think of rows and rows of hedges in an English garden, so I paired it with antique brass accents for an old-world feel.

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If you're looking for a way to incorporate colorful fabric into your jewelry designs, this necklace is a great place to start. A simple bead embroidery technique creates a nice frame for the fabric Cynthia used and she glued a brass embellishment to the center for extra style. You can see more ideas for adding fabrics and fibers into your jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe Episode.

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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!
Small Brass Square Filigree Embellishment
Code EMBMT-0729
Material Natural Brass Sold Individually
1 $5.24
3 $4.73
Antique Brass-Plated Round Links on Round Cable Chain by the Foot
Code BBACH32
Material Brass-Plated Finish Antiqued Longest Link 5.0 - 5.9mm Link Style Closed Links Sold by the Foot
1 $12.71
3 $11.70
Anna Bronze Antique Brass Small Fern Leaf Charm
Code CHARM-4273
Material Natural Brass Finish Antiqued Brand Anna Bronze Dimensions 16.4 x 5.1mm Hole Size 1.3mm Sold Individually Place Of Origin Russia
1 $1.79
3 $1.58
Anna Bronze Antique Brass Curved Floral Charm
Code CHARM-4272
Material Natural Brass Finish Antiqued Brand Anna Bronze Dimensions 12.8 x 11.1mm Hole Size 0.9mm Features 3-Dimensional Sold Individually Place Of Origin Russia
1 $1.99
3 $1.76
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Forged Toggle Set
Code BRO-6211
Material Brass-Oxide Finish Antiqued Brand TierraCast Sold by the Set Place Of Origin USA
1 $2.71
3 $2.41
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5.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code BBA-OJR06-A
Material Brass-Plated Finish Antiqued Dimensions 5.5 x 0.8mm Aspect Ratio 4.9x Thickness 21 Gauge Sold Individually Place Of Origin South Korea
1 $0.06
100 $0.05
TOHO 8/0 Round Seed Bead Inside-Color Crystal/24K Gold-Lined, 2.5-Inch Tube
Code TBRDT8-262
Material Glass Brand TOHO Hole Size 1.0mm Sold in Tubes Place Of Origin Japan
1 $1.89
3 $1.67
Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-106
1 $7.49
Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive 2 fl oz.
Place Of Origin USA
1 $6.99
Tulip Beading Needle No 12 (2 pack)
Code NEED-21
Brand Tulip Place Of Origin Japan
1 $9.99
Hana Beading Thread - Acorn 109 Yards
Code SUP-0575
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand Hana Thread Sold on Spools Place Of Origin Japan
1 $7.99
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