Swarovski Tribal Necklace – Inspired by Africa

Hello from Africa!

The canvas upon which this continent’s epic story is written is not only beautiful but astonishing. Whether heading out at dawn on a safari game drive following millions of wildebeest on their Great Migration or soaring high in a hot-air balloon to embrace the Serengeti, Africa creates the wildlife encounter of a lifetime. Wherever you find yourself on this big, beautiful continent, you will be touched by the wild lands, rich traditions, artisan craftmanship and natural beauty –all of which these pieces pay tribute too.

Africa Necklace

Swarovski Crystals

Beads – 5328 4mm Tangerine (x36)
Beads – 5328 4mm Light Siam (x36)
Beads – 5328 4mm Fern Green (x108)

Supplies

10 – Braided 3-1 Links – TierraCast® 94-3049-26
1 – Palace Magnetic Clasp – TierraCast® 94-6244-27
6 – 66mm Wavy Wooden Beads
2 – jump rings
60” – 20g Gun Metal Bronze Artistic Wire®

Instructions

  1. Cut the wire into fifteen 2 ½” pieces and six 3 ½” pieces and set aside.
  2. Using one 3 ½” piece of wire make a simple loop and slide on one Wavy Wooden Bead and make a simple loop to close. Repeat 5 more times and set aside.
  3. Using one 2 ½” piece of wire make a simple loop and attach to one braided link in hole #1, slide on twelve 4mm 5328 Tangerine bicone beads and make a simple loop. Attach to a second braided link in hole #1. Repeat this two more times for hole #2 and #3. Set aside.
  4. Using one 2 ½” piece of wire make a simple loop and attach to one braided link in hole #1, slide on twelve 4mm 5328 Light Siam bicone beads and make a simple loop. Attach to a second braided link in hole #1. Repeat this two more times for hole #2 and #3. Set aside.
  5. Using one 2 ½” piece of wire make a simple loop and attach to one braided link in hole #1, slide on twelve 4mm 5328 Fern Green bicone beads and make a simple loop. Attach to a second braided link in hole #1. Repeat this two more times for hole #2 and #3. Set aside. Repeat this step two more times to make two more components.
  6. Using a jump ring attach one end of the magnetic clasp to one wooden component made in Step 2. Using a Fern Green component made in Step 5 attach to other end of the wooden bead. Continue this method to create the pattern of color and wooden beads of your choice.
  7. Using a jump ring attach the other end of the magnetic clasp to the last wooden link in the necklace.

 

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