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Flamboyant Flamingo Necklace

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Difficulty: Intermediate


Create your own 'Flamboyant Flamingo' Necklace using a Brass Antique Gold chain and Neon Swarovski Glass Pearls.

Step 1

Take your length of chain and using Copper Chain maille attach the toggle clasp to the end, using two rings on one side. 

Step 2

To create your shrink plastic charm, find an image you like online of a flamingo and put onto a Word document. Size it 3 times larger than you want your charm to be. Print onto a sheet of Shrink Plastic and cut into an oval shape. Create a hole near the top using a hole punch. Attach to the bottom point of the chain, when folded, and attach using two Chain Maille rings.

Step 3

Attach a pink Zamak flower charm to the central point where the flamingo charm meets the chain. Begin to build up the necklace by adding on lead charms attached to Chain Maille rings. Add on a mixture of the neon pearls by adding to a headpin and looping (either with the One Step Looper tool W331 or with a pair of round nosed pliers).

Step 4

Add two green Zamak charms to either side of the chain in a symmetrical fashion. Continue to build up the necklace with leaf charms and neon pearls. Add 2 acrylic hearts when you stop adding on beads and charms.