Single-Strand Necklace with Dione® Large-Hole Beads, ''Pewter'' Drops and Leather Bola Cord

STEP 1
Use a fine needle file to gently file the inside of the 27x15.5mm flat rectangle picture frame for optimal adherence of the molding compound.
STEP 2
Open the orange Apoxie Sculpt®, 2-part epoxy molding compound. Mix equal parts of the epoxy for two minutes, or until thoroughly combined, to create a putty-like texture.
STEP 3
Work the epoxy into the frame until it fills the entire area. Remove any excess epoxy from the edges of the frame using a carving tool. Smooth the epoxy using your finger or a piece of non-stick worksheet.
STEP 4
Gently push a 4mm square rondelle into the upper right corner of the epoxy. Continue to place 4mm square rondelles into the epoxy in a checkerboard pattern.
STEP 5
Repeat Steps 1 - 3 to place brown Apoxie Sculpt, 2-part epoxy molding compound into the 18.5mm square picture frame.
STEP 6
Gently push a 5mm beaded rondelle into the center of the epoxy. Place an 11x3mm beaded frame around the 5mm beaded rondelle into the epoxy.
STEP 7
Repeat Steps 1 - 3 to place black Apoxie Sculpt, 2-part epoxy molding compound into the 19.5mm round picture frame.
STEP 8
Gently push a 6mm beaded rondelles into the center of the epoxy. Place eight 3mm beaded rondelle around the 6mm beaded rondelle into the epoxy.
STEP 9
Using scissors, cut one 20-inch length of brown leather bola cord.
STEP 10
Pass one end of cord through a cord end. Place a small amount of glue on the inside of the cord end (optional). Using chain-nose pliers, compress the cord end onto the cord.
STEP 11
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass the open ring through the loop on the bar portion of the clasp and the loop on the cord end. Close the jumpring.
STEP 12
String onto the cord one of each of the following components:
  • 14x10mm rondelle black with brown swirls lampwork bead
  • 14x10mm rondelle white with brown swirls lampwork bead
  • 9.5mm beaded round with bottom loop bead
  • 14x10mm rondelle white with brown swirls lampwork bead
  • 14x10mm rondelle black with brown swirls lampwork bead
  • 10mm twisted round with bottom loop bead
  • 14x10mm rondelle black with brown swirls lampwork bead
  • 14x10mm rondelle white with brown swirls lampwork bead
  • 9.5mm beaded round with bottom loop bead
  • 14x10mm rondelle white with brown swirls lampwork bead
  • 14x10mm rondelle black with brown swirls lampwork bead
STEP 13
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass the jumpring through the loop on the square picture frame and the loop on the first 9.5mm beaded round with bottom loop bead. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach the rectangle picture frame to the center 9.5mm beaded round with bottom loop bead, and the round picture frame to the third 9.5mm beaded round with bottom loop bead.
STEP 14
Repeat Step 10 to attach the cord to a cord end.
STEP 15
Repeat Step 11 to attach the cord end to the ring portion of the clasp using a 4mm jumpring.

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