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This necklace doesn't have to be autumn style, if you used white pearls it could be for winter, or little flower charms for summer etc. Another way you could make it is to put the charms in between two knots, so that they can slide around a little bit - but if you did this you would probably want to use eye pins instead of jump rings so that they cannot slide past the knots you make.

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  • How to make a necklace. Autumn Leaves Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    To start, take your leather cord and measure out enough to wrap round your neck twice at the length you want your necklace to be, plus a fair bit extra because you are going to be tying a lot of knots in it

  • How to make a necklace. Autumn Leaves Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take your brass sheet and punch lots of leaves out of it using the leaf punch

  • How to make a necklace. Autumn Leaves Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using round nosed pliers, make dents along the leaf to look like the veins of the leaf. To do this I put the leaf on a little squishy square of baked fimo I had. You can use whatever you like, but it has to be thick enough so that the pliers actually bend the leaf, just trying different things out to see what will work best is probably the best way to do this step.

  • How to make a necklace. Autumn Leaves Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Make a hole at the top of the leaf using a big embroidery needle

  • How to make a necklace. Autumn Leaves Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Put a jump ring through this hole, and then thread the jump ring onto your cord. Make a knot around the jump ring so that it stays in the same place on the cord.
    When you do this, it is a good idea to rotate the jump ring so that the join in the ring is hidden within the knot. This means that the thin leaves won't slip out of the ring in the small gap.

  • How to make a necklace. Autumn Leaves Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Keep knotting the leaves and jump rings onto to the cord until you reach the other end. For half of my leaves I left a 6cm gap between each, and for the other half I left a 3cm gap. This means it's slightly varied when its overlapped and I did't have to use too many leaves.

  • How to make a necklace. Autumn Leaves Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    It doesn't really matter how you join the two ends of the cord, you can use a clasp if you want to but I just knotted them, added a leaf and then went over the knot with gold wire.

  • How to make a necklace. Autumn Leaves Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Show off your lovely new necklace!

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