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Two sizes of seed beads coupled with tight tension forms the shape of these long and short links that are joined together to make a necklace or a bracelet.

The clasp is a beaded toggle using one of the short links as the toggle loop.

I see lots of room for experimentation and variations.
1. The long links could fade from one colour at one end to another at the other end.
2. You could use lampwork beads, large pearls or semi-precious stones to form a sort of bridge joining the two long sides of a long link to each other.
3. Use a long and short pair as dramatic earrings by sewing an ear wire to the rim of a short link.
4. Instead of alternating long and short links, form a chain comprising sets of three short followed by one long link - this would be great as a rather long necklace or lariat.
5. Make a necklace of multiple lengths of different commercial chains, and use one or more short links as accent sliders to bundle the chains together.

You will need:
Size 11 and size 8 seed beads
Your favourite beading needle
Your favourite beading thread

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