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Monday, April 29, 2013

InspirationFX -- Nouveau Kephri

by: Rochelle Kilmer

Kephri was the ancient Egyptian scarab god - a god of the sun, who was responsible for the forces that moved the sun across the sky each day.

This updated homage to the power of the beetle combines pyrite and turquoise to good effect to evoke the ancient feeling of Egypt's treasures.

This necklace is 18.5 inches without the chain extender, and 20.5 inches with.

Cute approx 22 inches of softflex for one side of this asymmetrical necklace, and approx 14 inches for the other side.

  • Take a wire guardian and move it to the center of the shorter piece of softflex
  • Using both strands, string approx 6.25 - 6.5 inches of pyrite nuggets.
  • Use a crimp end with loop to secure, and trim the excess ends. As we appear to be temporarily out of these as I write this - you could also use a crimp and a crimp cover. Or, use a wire guardian at each end. In this case, don't double up the wire when stringing.
  • repeat for the second side, adding the spikes and turquoise
    • the pattern is: wire guardian, 4 pyrite, 1 turq coin, 3 pyrite, 1 spike, 4 pyrite, 1 coin, 3 pyrite, 1 spike, 3 pyrite, 1 coin, 3 pyrite, 1 spike, and finish with approx 3 inches of pyrite. 
  • again, finish with the crimp end with loop.
  • add the extender and lobster claw, using jumprings.
  • attach the focal beetle, again, using jumprings.



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