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Swarovski® Resources > Multi-Strand Necklace with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and Leather Cord

 Multi-Strand Necklace with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and Leather Cord 

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Floating Wild Heart Necklace

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Step 1
Glue one Swarovski rivoli round stone article 1122 12mm onto the twisted round rivoli frame. Repeat once. Set aside.
Step 2
Cut leather into (5) two foot long pieces. (Note: there may be wastage of leather.) Cut the wire into (6) four inch pieces. Cut the chain into (6) six inch pieces. Set aside.
Step 3
Beginning in the center of one piece of leather, make an overhand knot. Add (1) Swarovski wild heart bead art. 5743--your choice of color/size. Make an overhand knot on the opposite side of the bead. Working on one side of the center bead, leave a space on the leather about 1.5 - 2". Make an overhand knot, add (1) Swarovski wild heart bead art. 5743--your choice of color/size. Make an overhand knot on the opposite side of the bead. Continue in this manner for both sides of the center bead and add 4 - 5 Swarovski beads total.
Step 4
Lay flat the piece made in Step 3. Beginning in the center of the second piece of leather, make an overhand knot. Add (1) Swarovski wild heart bead art. 5743--your choice of color/size. Make an overhand knot on the opposite side of the bead. Working on one side of the center bead, leave a space on the leather about 1.5 - 2". Make an overhand knot, add (1) Swarovski wild heart bead art. 5743--your choice of color/size. Make an overhand knot on the opposite side of the bead. Continue in this manner for both sides of the center bead and add 4 - 5 Swarovski beads total. (Note: compare where you knot the Swarovski wild heart bead art. 5743 on the second strand against those of the first strand. This helps to keep the Swarovski beads in different positions when all the pieces lie next to each other.)
Step 5
Continue Step 4 for the remaining three pieces of leather.
Step 6
(Note: before you begin this step, you want to make sure that the glue is set under the Swarovski round stones art. 1122 12mm.) Line up two pieces of knotted leather and thread through one of the outside loops of the rivoli frame. Fold the leather tails back on itself. Using one piece of wire wrap all four strands of leather towards the rivoli frame, wrapping about 4 - 6 times, keeping the wire snug. Nip the excess wire and tuck the tails next to the coil made. Repeat for the second rivoli frame. You may trim the leather tails to your taste.
Step 7
Repeat Step 6 using only one piece of knotted leather and the center loops of each rivoli frame.
Step 8
Repeat Step 6 using the last two strands of knotted leather and the last loop of each rivoli frame.
Step 9
Open one 8mm jumpring and attach to one rivoli frame and each of the three pieces of chain. Close the jumpring. Repeat for the opposite side.
Step 10
Open one oval jumpring and attach to the other end of the three pieces of chain and to one half of the clasp set. Close the jumpring. Repeat for the opposite side.

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