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It's not tricky work to create this versatile necklace. Wear it long and open, flapper style; tie one end in a loose overhand knot to make a faux pendant; or double it around your neck for a princess-length contemporary look.

Designer: Nathalie Mornu

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Designer: Nathalie Mornu

7 violet crystals in varying shapes and finishes, 6 to 8 mm

7 violet crystals in varying shapes and finishes, 6 to 8 mm

12 violet pearls, 7-mm potato

1 gunmetal split ring, 3.5 mm

1 gunmetal split ring, 5 mm

7 gunmetal split rings, 6 mm

30-inch (76.2 cm) length of 1.9-mm link gunmetal chain

26-gauge silver craft wire, 4 feet (1.2 m) long

Liver of sulfur

Plastic or glass container for liver of sulfur solution

Plastic or glass container for liver of sulfur solution

Wire cutters

Chain-nose pliers

Round-nose pliers m Techniques___

Wrapped loop (page 27)

1. Drop a pea-size piece of liver of sulfur into a container and dissolve it with a half cup ( l l .8 cl) of boiling water. Note: L ivcr of sulfur is poisonous; don't handle it with bare hands, and don't employ a container or utensils that have been or will be used in preparing food. Gently form the wire so it fits into the container and place it in the solution until it has a patina that matches the color ol the chain. Remove the wire, then rinse and dry it.

2. Cut the chain into 2S pieces of different lengths, none less than 3/t inch (l .9 cm) long. Set aside.

3. Gut a 112-inch (3.8 cm) piece of wire and make a small wrapped loop at one end, but before you make the wrap, attach the loop to the end link of one of the chain pieces. String one of the beads onto the same wire and make another small wrapped loop at the other end of the wire that attaches to the end of another chain piece (figure 1).

Connect the other end of this chain piece to a split ring. Repeat to create a random strand of beaded links, chain, and split rings. For three of the beaded links use two pearls instead of one (figure 2).

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4. Attach the last beaded link to the open end of the first chain piece to close the strand into a necklace.

A chunky button is the star of this understated bracelet. Besides being a focal element, it serves as half of the closure.

Designer: Debra Saldivar

Designer: Debra Saldivar

10V4 inches (26 cm)

10V4 inches (26 cm)

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