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Sodalite Storm Necklace & Earring Set | DIY Tutorial

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Earring and necklace sets are undeniably classy, and I think this one in particular has a wise feel about it. This necklace holds its charm in its simple but elegant details. The chain and the leather mix nicely together and contrast each other in the way that they move when worn; the chain moves freely while the leather stays taught from the weight of the stone.

The Sodalite Stone reminds me of the blue of my grandmother’s blue and white china collection. Sodalite is often referred to as “poor man’s lapis,” but I’d argue that there’s nothing cheap looking about it. The deep blue is like some kind of stormy night sky and looking at the stone it evokes a similar feeling of awe.

The earrings and necklace are both made with the same base piece. Each of them are super fun, and pretty easy to make. So let’s get started!

Materials:

Necklace:
26″ of Round 1.5mm leather
26″ of Cable Chain in Antique Copper
2 Round 6mm Jumprings
2 Medium oval Jumprings
Vintaj 4mm Faceted Beads
7mm Heishi Nuggets in Brass Oxide
2″ Headpin in Brass Oxide
30mm Sodalite Coin
Lobster Clasp
2 Taj Cord Ends in Brass
Super New Glue

Earrings:
2 30mm Sodalite Coins
2 4mm Sodalite Rounds
Vintaj 4mm Faceted Beads
7mm Heishi Nuggets in Brass Oxide
2″ Headpins in Brass Oxide
2″ Eyepins in Copper
2 Vintaj Round Loop Earwires
8mm Faceted Beads

 

Instructions:

Necklace:
1. Add Beads to a the headpin in the following order; 4mm Faceted, Heishi Nugget, Sodalite Coin, Heishi Nugget.
2. Cut any excess eyepin, and loop the top to close.
3. Using two oval jumprings, attatch the top loop of the pendant you’ve made to the middle of the chain (which can be found most easily by folding the chain in half, and letting it hang).
4. Thread the leather cord through the two jumprings.
5. Using Super New Glue, attach the ends of the leather cord in the Taj cord ends.
6. While the leather cord ends are drying, cut the chain at each end so that you have two single chain pieces.
7. On one of the chain ends, attach a lobster clasp.
8. Reattach each single chain piece to its respective end using a 6mm rumpring. Then, before you close each jumpring, thread it through the Taj cord end.
9. Close the jumprings, and attach the lobster clasp to the other end of the necklace. It’s done!

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Earrings:
1. Add Beads to a the headpin in the following order; 4mm Faceted, Heishi Nugget, Sodalite Coin, Heishi Nugget. 
2. Cut any excess eyepin, and loop the top of the eyepin to close.
3. Now, take another eyepin and add beads in the following order; 4mm faceted bead, 4mm Sodalite, 4mm faceted bead.
4. Cut off any excess eyepin, leaving room to make a loop. Attach the eyepin to the top of the piece you previously made, and close.
5. Attach the Vintaj round loop earwires.
6. Repeat the steps for your second earring.

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