In this destructable, you will learn how to make a beautiful collar-style necklace with an egyptian feel. this piece takes at least 6 hours to make, but the time is easily broken into smaller pieces.
Step 1: Step 1!
The most important part! the planning stage.
you need to decide how big a collar you want, how long it will be, and how it will close.
due to a slight miscalculation, mine is a tight 14" without the ties. with the ties, it can fit many necks.
to make one that looks like mine, you will need ::
8mm Turquoise in 2 shades (i used Chinese Turquoise and dyed Howlite)
6mm thick gold spacer beads
gold teardrop beads (size and shape to your liking. i chose mine to look like carved lotus buds)
gold memory wire
10mm golden glass pearls
3mm faceted glass beads
4-5mm pale pink/blue glass pearls
6mm antiqued gold rounds - more about mine next step.
gemstone strand tassles (ones from upholstery trim will also work well. you can also use more tassles instead of the pale pearls i used for filler)
raw silk or ribbon for ties
pliers - round and flat nose
nippers for the memory wire
lots and lots and lots of patience
note :: i am not giving quantities, as the amounts you need will vary depending on the size collar you make. mine has 30 vertical pieces, so i needed multiples of 30 of everything. you may need more, or less.