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Make a Loops & Washers Necklace
We love the flat ceramic glazed Washer Beads by Elaine Ray - they are so interesting with their glazed edges and (in some cases) Elaine’s fingerprints. The circular shape is also very appealing.

This necklace is a fun play on the geometry of the washers, large thick jump rings and loops of SoftFlex wire. The wire is colored a lovely russet red and it plays off the glazes and the copper. The loops of wire are light weight and they flip and move with the design. The design initially used crimps and crimp covers to finish the dangling loops of SoftFlex, but the weight of the crimp covers made them all fall to the bottom of the necklace. The design looks much better without them!

Finished length is about 18 inches.

Posted by Alison M. [Ornamentea.com] from Raleigh, North Carolina, United States • Published See Alison M. [Ornamentea.com]'s 26 projects »
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  • How to make a washer necklace. Loops & Washers Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut 12-3 inch sections of Soft Flex. Create loops with the wire and secure the loops with crimps. Set loops aside.

  • How to make a washer necklace. Loops & Washers Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using your chain nose pliers open an 11 mm jump ring and thread it through one of the Elaine Ray washer beads and through one of the Soft Flex loops. Close securely. Repeat with all washer beads and Soft Flex loops. Set beads aside.

  • How to make a washer necklace. Loops & Washers Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut 3-18 inch sections of Soft Flex. Thread the Elaine Ray washer beads onto the grouped Soft Flex strands. Pay attention to the order of the beads. Line up the ends of the three strands and slide them through a knot cover. Fit the wire ends into a single crimp and flatten the crimp very tightly. Using your chain nose pliers close the knot cover over the flattened crimp. Repeat this at the other end of the wires.

  • How to make a washer necklace. Loops & Washers Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using your chain nose pliers attach the clasp to one of the knot covers.

  • How to make a washer necklace. Loops & Washers Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Open the oval jump ring with your chain nose pliers and attach the extender chain to the other knot cover.

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