This simple necklace is easy to make, and is a great gift for a guy, or anyone who would proudly wear a bald eagle pendant.
Created by: Janet Boyington
Cut a piece of leather cord about 2" longer than desired finished necklace length. For this style of necklace, 16-18" is popular for a woman's necklace, and 18-20" is popular for a guy's necklace.
Use split ring pliers to add the clasp to one split ring.
Slide a barrel bead and split ring onto one end of the cord and make a loop. Crimp (firmly flatten) the barrel bead with non-serrated flat-nose jewelry pliers. To make sure it holds both pieces of the cord firmly in place, crimp each side of the bead.
Add eagle bead, then add second split ring and barrel bead to other end of necklace.
Verify length before crimping, and trim a little off the end if desired, then firmly crimp final barrel bead.
One or more parts (or tools) used in this project are no longer available, so we've moved the whole project into the "Misc Jewelry Tutorials with Issues" area while we decide what we want to do about it: find a good sub, re-make this project, or retire the tutorial.
1 each #28-633 Handmade Ceramic Bead, Bald Eagle
1 5-meter [use about 20"] #61-130-05-02 Greek Leather Cord, 1.5mm, 5 Meter - Black