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Kauila

WireLace, Lampwork Turtle Bead, and Pearl Necklace
designed byCynthia Kimura
Skill LevelBeginner
TechniqueTwo-Part Epoxy Adhesive
Time1-3 hours
Approximate Size12 1/2 Inches

I used freshwater pearls and WireLace to create an ocean-themed backdrop for the turtle lampwork beads in this design.

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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. Whether you want to create colorful fun or bold dimensional beauty in your designs, WireLace can help you!

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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!
WireLace Ribbon 6mm Brass, One Yard (3 Feet)
Code STRNG-0216
Material Colored Copper Brand WireLace
1 $5.34
3 $4.82
WireLace Ribbon 6mm Aqua, One Yard (3 Feet)
Code STRNG-0231
Material Colored Copper Brand WireLace
1 $7.72
3 $7.01
Grace Lampwork Turtle Cove Lentil Bead Strand (4pcs)
Code BS-0484
Material Glass Brand Grace Lampwork Beads Strand Length Approx 2.5" Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin USA More Measurements Depth 11.5-12.5mm, Length 14mm, Width 15-16mm
1 $25.99
JBB 4mm Antique Brass Tube Swivel Crimp End Cap
Code FIND-0822
Material Natural Brass Finish Antiqued Brand JBB Features Crimpable Sold Individually Place Of Origin Israel
1 $2.65
3 $2.36
5.5mm Gold-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code GP-OJR06-A
Material Gold-Plated Dimensions 5.6 x 0.8mm Outside Diameter 5.7mm Aspect Ratio 5.3x Thickness 21 Gauge Sold Individually
1 $0.05
150 $0.04
Devcon 5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 25ml Dual Cartridges
Code EPOXY-3
1 $6.99
3 $6.33
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5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges
Code EPOXY-5
Place Of Origin USA Important This item can only be shipped by ground transportation
1 $6.99
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread, Yellow (55-Yard Spool)
Code STRNG-0100
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand KO Thread Sold on Spools Place Of Origin Japan
1 $4.49
3 $3.99
The BeadSmith 2-Inch 12 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack
Code NEED-05
Brand BeadSmith Dimensions 2" Length, Size 12 Sold by the Pack Place Of Origin United Kingdom
1 $2.79
German Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-500
Place Of Origin Germany
1 $21.99
Large Loop Scissors
Code TOOL-123
1 $5.29
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