Through the Magical Portal Necklace
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Through the Magical Portal Necklace

Try this design with silk cord for a pretty alternative. Designed by Erin Prais-Hintz.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Deerskin Leather Lace – Brown (80" Divided)
  • Iris Pave Donut – Golden
  • Faceted Beads, Large-hole – Gold (4)
  • Iris Faceted Glass Rondelle, 6x8mm – Amethyst (24)
  • Glass Donut Beads – Gold-plated (6)
  • Jump Rings, 12mm (2)
  • Dottie Toggle Clasp – Gold-plated
  • Seed Beads – Gold-plated
  • Wire, 20 ga. – Gold-plated (5" Divided)
  • Beading Wire, .018" – Gold-plated (10" Divided)
  • Crimp Tubes – Gold (4)

Project Instructions

Step 1 Cut the leather lace into four 20" pieces.

Step 2 Fold two 20" pieces of leather lace in half and and string a lark’s head knot on the pave donut.

Step 3 String a large hole bead onto all four strands of lace up to the lark’s head knot.

Step 4 Braid the four strands. Starting on the outside left, weave that strand over, under and over the three remaining strands. Repeat this step until you have a flat braid that is 2" long. Pass all four strands through a gold faceted big hole bead. Continue to braid another 2".

Step 5 Fold over the ends of the leather lace and secure with a 2½" piece of gold-plated wire.

Step 6 Repeat Steps 2-5 for the other side.

Step 7 Attach a large jump ring through the leather loop. Close securely.

Step 8 Cut the beading wire into two 5" pieces.

Step 9 Attach the beading wire to the closed jump ring using nine seed beads and one crimp tube. Crimp securely.

Step 10 String the following pattern: three amethyst iris rondelles, one gold plated donut. Repeat two more times. End with three amethyst iris rondelles.

Step 11 Secure the other side to the toggle clasp with a crimp.

Step 12 Repeat Steps 7-11 for the other side.