This handsome choker consists of wired beads strung between two pieces of leather cord


Lonnie Lovness


Making a wire loop, page 45: ¬°ump rings.

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28-gauge brass wire

Round-nose pliers

18 black 9mm beads

16 while 9mm beads

2 hexagonal brass beads with large holes

Assorted glass, ceramic, brass, polymer, and bone beads

4 feet (1.2 m) of 2mm round leather cord

2 brass cord-end caps

Bead cement

1 The choker shown is about 6 inches (15.5 cm) long and 1-1/2 inches (4 cm) wide. It has 18 cross pieces of wired beads. For a longer choker, add more wired beads.

2 First, make the cross pieces. Cut 18 pieces of wire about 2 Inches (5 cm) long. Make a loop in one end of each wire, string on about 3/4 inch (2 cm) of beads, and make a loop in the other end. Make sure the cross pieces are the same length, but mix up the beads, including some long beads and some rows of short ones.

3 Arrange the cross pieces in the desired order for the choker. Intersperse pieces that feature a long bead with pieces composed of several small beads.

4 Cut a 24-inch (61.5 cm) piece of leather cord. Thread it through a wire loop of the first cross piece, then through a black pony bead. Now thread it through the loop of the second cross piece, then through a white pony bead. Continue to alternate cross pieces with black and white pony beads until all cross pieces are strung. End with a black bead.

5 Cut another 24-inch piece of cord and thread it alternately through the other ends of the cross pieces and through black and white pony beads, beginning and ending with black beads.

6 At each end of the choker, bring the two cords together. Take both cords through a largeholeo bead and loop them into a single overhand knot.

7 Try on the choker for length and trim the erdsc the cord evenly. Coat the ends of the cords he with glue and Insert them into the cord-ends. Alio to dry. Attach a jump ring to each end. Add a i to one end and a chain to Ihe other. If desireu.m ish the end of the chain with a bead or two on a short head pin.



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