Tin Cup Necklace
The necklace worn in the movie by Rene Russo in
the movie "Tin Cup" has definitely sparked a huge fashion movement when
it comes to beads. The typical necklace is a piece of silk cord with
pearls knotted at equal lengths, not an easy task if you've ever tried
it. If you refuse to pull out your hair trying to knot a "Tin Cup"
necklace, or just want something a little different, try this twist using
liquid silver instead of silk cord!
by making a loop with your tigertail. Loop the tigertail through
one piece of your clasp and place a crimp bead between both strands as
shown in the picture to the right. Don't worry too much about having a
little extra "tail" of the tigertail left, we'll deal with that in a minute.
For our example necklace, we strung 5 pieces of silver plated liquid silver and then 1 8mm glass pearl. The finished necklace measures 15" long and contains 9 pearls. If you wish your necklace to be shorter or longer, simply string more or less pearls and liquid silver onto your tigertail.
A few variations: Instead of stringing pearls, use your favorite glass beads or gemstones. If you like the pearls but want some color, try putting two small beads on either side of each pearl (gemstone buttons would be elegant for this)!
When you have all your liquid silver and beads, finish up by stringing a crimp bead and then the second piece to your clasp. Create a loop with your tigertail and run it back through the crimp beads AND a few of your liquid silver beads. Pull tight and crimp your crimp bead. Cut off the small tail sticking out (shown on the picture to the left), and you're done!
drawing of "The Lion King" was sent in by Kyle, age 15, from New
Lowell, Ontario, Canada. Thanks Kyle! Terrific Drawing!
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