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How I made the Dragon Crescent Necklace (Part 4 of 4)

Finishing up. We’ll look at the base of the necklace first–the area where you attach the beadwork to the pendant. My particular pendant had no drill holes at all. The only way to secure it was to run a wire loop through the dragons’ mouths. It looked unsightly. My answer to that was to use […]

How I made the Dragon Crescent Necklace (Part 3 of 4)

A couple of notes before getting started: Practice first on your Russian Spiral. The best instructions I’ve ever seen are at this site: Bead Pattern Central. Look for “Techniques,” and you’ll find a well illustrated .pdf. She has some gorgeous patterns, too, if you enjoy working with bead weaving techniques. You can use SoftTouch in […]

How I made the Dragon Crescent Necklace (Part 2 of 4)

Well, the Dragon Crescent Necklace has grown into a four-banger. Today, we’ll take a look at the ingredients. 1 carved pendant. Mine is about 4″ across–big! It also has no holes. 4 large bead caps–at least 12-14 mm. Shallow is better 1 coordinating clasp 1 package coordinating gimp, French wire, bullion wire, or whatever you […]