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Turquoise and Hair Pipe Choker/Earrings Set

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Materials:
  36 pieces of turquoise nuggets ( you can get these in craft stores they come in a small clear box) Try to get the pieces all the same size
  13 1" hairpipes (11 for choker - 2 for earrings)
  13 1 " hairpipes (11 for choker - 2 for earrings)
  5 2" hairpipes
  4 5 hole spacers
  2 Leather End Spacers
  98 silver seed beads (size 10)
  1 2" two hole abalone disk
  1 1 1/8" two hole abalone disk ( you are going to have to drill a hole in the top of each disk like in one hole disk)
  1 yards of sinew
  1 12" piece of sinew
  1 8 " piece of sinew
  2 silver fish hooks (silver is a color here. Not the precious metal!)
Instructions:
  1. Starting with the bottom hole of the end spacer, thread the sinew through it and knot with an overhand knot.
     
  2. Now follow this pattern with nuggets and hairpipe for the base row:
   

1" Hairpipe, silver seed bead, nugget, silver seed bead, spacer, silver seed bead, nugget, silver seed bead, 1 " Hairpipe, silver seed bead, nugget, silver seed bead, spacer, 2" Hairpipe, silver seed bead, nugget, silver seed bead, spacer, silver seed bead nugget, silver seed bead, 1 " Hairpipe, silver seed bead, nugget, silver seed bead, spacer, silver seed bead, nugget, silver seed bead, 1" Hairpipe, spacer ( This is the end spacer)

     
  3. Now thread the sinew up into the next hole of the 5 hole spacer and repeat the nuggets, seed beads and hairpipe pattern.
     
    Repeat steps # 2 through #3 until you reach the end spacers last hole on the top row. Tie an overhand knot to the sinew once you thread the sinew through that last top hole of the end spacer. 
     
Now put this aside for a minute.
  4. Thread the 12" piece of sinew and put an overhand knot on one end. Then thread the nugget, seed beads and hairpipe in the following pattern:
   

silver seed bead, 1 " Hairpipe, silver seed bead, nugget, sliver seed bead

     
    Take the abalone disk and thread the sinew through one of the holes. Using the middle 2 inch hairpipe, thread the sinew around the hairpipe, center the disk, bring the sinew around and thread it through the other hole in the disk.
     
    For other end of the sinew thread the nugget. seed beads and hairpipe in the following pattern:
   

silver seed bead, nugget, silver seed bead, 1" Hairpipe, silver seed bead

     
    Tie an overhand knot at the end to secure
     
Earrings:
  1. Take the fish hooks and attach them on the hole at the top of the abalone disks.
  2. Now follow the same instructions above as if you were attaching the disk into the choker except you will not be threading the sinew around a hairpipe.
     
You can use other stone nuggets to do this necklace and earrings also like Coral, Tiger eye, Malachite, Amethyst, Lapis or Hematite.

          

       

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