THIS WEEK STARTS BEAD FEST SANTA FE 2012. HERE WE COME!
Actually, I personally will not be headed to Santa Fe this year. My coworkers Debbie Blair and Chloe Chatenever have been elected to represent the magazine, though I have fond memories of what is always my favorite bead show of the year. Not only are the vendors great, the teachers inspiring, and the venue amazing, but also the town of Santa Fe is charming and unique.
In honor of the show, I created this quick-and-easy necklace design with milagros, religious folk charms popular in Mexico and the Southwest.
The charms, bails, and clasp are from TierraCast. The cording and cord ends are from Ornamentea, and the jump rings are from Red Panda Beads.
Look for our dispatches from Santa Fe later this week!
3 assorted brass milagro charms
3 assorted brass bails
1 brass toggle clasp
2 brass cord ends
5 brass jump rings
17" of black cording
2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers
1. Use the cording to string all 3 bails.
2. Use the jump rings to attach the charms to the bails.
3. Use jewelry cement to secure the ends of the cording inside the cord end findings. Let dry.
4. Use jump rings to attach the clasp to the cord ends.