Western Winds Long Leather Feather Necklace

PROJECT N2213
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Beginner
This long necklace is wonderful for layering while giving you a lovely focal of silver feathers and turquoise seed beads.
Instructions
This necklace measures approximately 36 inches. To modify the length, simply adjust the length of chain on both sides respectively.
  1. Open one jump ring and attach it to the loop of the large feather charm. Repeat to add another jump ring to the small feather charm. Set aside.
  2. Take one eye pin and string on one turquoise seed bead, one saucer bead and one turquoise bead. Make a simple wire loop. Set aside.
  3. Cut a length of leather cord 32 inches and another length of 4 inches.
  4. Take the length of 4 inches of leather and crimp one end into the end cap as seen in this video: How to Make a Crimped Leather Cord Earring. String on 7 turquoise beads, the jump ring of the small feather, 1 turquoise bead, the jump ring of the large feather and then 7 turquoise. Place the second side into the crimp cord end.
  5. Take the length of 32 inches of leather and crimp one end into the end cap as done before. String on 1 silver bead, 3 turquoise beads, 1 silver bead, 3 turquoise beads, 1 silver bead, 3 turquoise beads, 1 silver bead, 3 turquoise beads, and 1 silver bead. Before placing the second side into the leather crimp, string 1 silver bead, 3 turquoise beads, 1 silver bead, 3 turquoise beads, 1 silver bead, 3 turquoise beads, 1 silver bead, 3 turquoise beads, and 1 silver bead. Place the second side into the crimp cord end.
  6. Finally, open the eye pin, same as you would a jump ring, and attach it to one loop of the leather crimp cord end. Close the loop. Move to the other side of the eye pin and attach the second cord end. Close the loop.
If you're having trouble stringing on the seed beads to the leather, try cutting the leather at an angle to create more of a needle-like point.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PNT-004 - TierraCast Pewter Pendant, Southwestern Feather 48mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Silver Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PNT-008 - TierraCast Pewter Pendant, Native Feather 72mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Silver Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-044 - TierraCast Pewter Bead, Western Design Saucer 11mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Silver Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-01100 - End Cap with Loop, Fits 2 Strands of up to 1.8mm Cord 12x8.5mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Silver Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5150 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6261 - Silver Plated Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inch (x50)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHY-1502 - Genuine Leather Cord, Round 1.5mm, By the Yard, Black
    Project uses 1 Yard. You will need 1 package.

  • JSF-0037 - Toho Round Seed Beads 6/0 55 'Opaque Turquoise' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 41 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSU-0021 - BeadSmith Unions, 6/0 Round Seed Beads, 20 Gram Tube, Crystal Labrador Full
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Boho
Ingredients PNT-004, PNT-008, BMB-044, FCR-01100, FJR-5150, FHP-6261, CHY-1502, JSF-0037, JSU-0021,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
TierraCast Pewter Pendant, Southwestern Feather 48mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.10 / Package | SKU: PNT-004
TierraCast Pewter Pendant, Native Feather 72mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$4.31 / Package | SKU: PNT-008
TierraCast Pewter, Western Bead 11mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.18 / Package | SKU: BMB-044
End Cap with Loop, Fits 2 Strands of up to 1.8mm Cord 12x8.5mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.44 / Package | SKU: FCR-01100
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.94 / Package | SKU: FJR-5150
Silver Plated Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inch (x50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.74 / Package | SKU: FHP-6261
Genuine Leather Cord, Round 1.5mm,  By the Yard, Black
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Yard.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: CHY-1502
Toho Round Seed Beads 6/0 55 'Opaque Turquoise' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.43 / Package | SKU: JSF-0037
BeadSmith Unions, 6/0 Round Seed Beads, 20 Gram Tube, Crystal Labrador Full
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$5.09 / Package | SKU: JSU-0021
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$5.77 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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