Single-Strand Necklace with Shell Focal and Brown Lip Shell Components

STEP 1
Open 31 small jumprings and insert one through the hole on each of 31 shell teardrops. Close the jumprings. Hang the 70mm shell disk on a large jumpring. Then hang another large jumpring in front of the disk from the first large jumpring. Hang a small jumpring from the second large ring and a second small jumpring from the first small jumpring.
STEP 2
Open 14 small jumprings and hang 2 teardrops on each. You now have 14 jumprings with 2 teardrops each and 3 with single teardrops.
STEP 3
Hang 2 jumprings with 2 teardrops from the top large ring on each side of the second large ring. Repeat on the second large ring. Then repeat on the first small ring. Hang 3 rings with 2 teardrops on the second small ring. Then hang another 2-teardrop ring from the center 2-teardrop ring. Finish the cascade by hanging a single-teardrop ring on the center front of the 2 small rings of the chain built in step 1 and the middle double teardrop ring in the group of 3 rings.
STEP 4
Cut a length of cord the same length as the desired finished necklace. String 2 double teardrop rings on it, pass it through the top of the large ring that holds the disk, and hang the last 2 double teardrop rings.
STEP 5
To attach the clasp, pass the end half-inch of cord through the ring on one side of the clasp and fold it down against the cord length, forming a loop around the clasp ring. Wind 26-gauge wire tightly around the doubled cord below the loop for 6-8 wraps. Then trim it from the spool, press the ends of the wire in against the wraps with chain-nose pliers, and trim away any excess wire. Repeat at the other end of the necklace.

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