Single-Strand Necklace with Antiqued Pewter Beads and Pendant and Leather Cord

STEP 1
Using the scissors, cut one 20-inch length of black leather cord and two 20-inch lengths of brown leather cord.
STEP 2
Line up the three pieces of leather and place their ends through a cord end with the loop facing outward. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the chamber (optional).

Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, compress the cord end. Using the scissors, trim any excess leather from the end.
STEP 3
Braid the three strands of leather cord in a moderately tight braid. Place a piece of tape on the end to keep the braid intact while stringing on the beads.
STEP 4
String one 5mm pewter bead, one 7x3.5mm pewter rope rondelle and one 5mm pewter bead onto the leather cord and slide them up against the cord end.
STEP 5
String on one 5mm pewter bead and slide it to 3/8 inch below the last bead strung in Step 4.
STEP 6
String on one 5mm pewter bead, one 7x3.5mm pewter rope rondelle and one 5mm pewter bead. Slide them along the braid so they are positioned 1-inch below the last bead strung in Step 5.
STEP 7
String on one 5mm pewter bead and slide it so it is positioned 1-inch below the grouping of beads strung in Step 6.
STEP 8
Repeat Steps 6 - 7 two times.
STEP 9
String on the loop of the pendant and position it next to the last bead strung onto the braid in Step 8.
STEP 10
Repeat Steps 4 - 8 in reverse order to create a mirror image of the first half of the necklace.
STEP 11
Remove the tape from the end of the cords then string on the cord end, with the loop facing outward. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the cord end (optional).

Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, compress the cord end. Using the scissors, trim any excess leather from the end.
STEP 12
Using two pairs of chain-nose pliers, open a jumpring. Pass the open ring through the loop on the clasp and the loop on one cord end. Close the jumpring.

Using two pairs of chain-nose pliers, open the other jumpring. Pass the open ring through the loop on the other cord end. Close the jumpring. This jumpring will serve as the other half of the clasp.

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