Antique Chic Jewelry

Antique Chic Jewelry

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Plaid Enterprises, Inc.
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Additional Information



  • Plaid Prim & Proper jewelry-making supplies:
    • Gold jump rings
    • Gold findings combo pack
    • Floral spray pendant
    • Cream pearls with gold fanfold beads
    • 2 pkgs cream & pink pearl mix
    • 3 pkgs black & purple pearl mix
    • Two 20" stirrup chains
  • Beading wire
  • Crimp beads
  • Wire cutters, pliers


NECKLACE: Refer to photo. Note: pink & purple pearls are not used; save them for another project.

  1. String a small black pearl onto an eyepin, create loop at end. Repeat 15 times.
  2. Cut a 20" to 25" length of beading wire.
  3. String a crimp bead, large black pearl, 1 end of small black pearl eyepin, large cream pearl, 1 end of smallblack pearl eyepin. Repeat pattern 7 times.
  4. String a large black pearl and a small black pearl.
  5. String a large black pearl, remaining end of last small black pearl eyepin, large cream pearl, remaining end of next small black pearl eyepin. Repeat pattern 7 times.
  6. String a large black pearl, crimp bead and small black pearl.
  7. Take end of beading wire and feed it through the first crimp bead from Step 3.
  8. Take other end of beading wire; string it through the last small black pearl, crimp bead from Step 6. The ends of beading wire should be facing opposite ways.
  9. Pull beading wire tight, creating the beaded section of necklace.
  10. Use pliers to flatten & secure crimp beads.
  11. Pin pendant to beaded section of necklace.
  12. Cut eight 3" lengths of stirrup chain.
  13. Use jump rings to attach four 3" lengths to either side of necklace.
  14. Use a medium jump ring to connect open ends of 3" lengths on each side together.
  15. String a small cream pearl onto a headpin; create loop at end.
  16. Cut a 2" length of stirrup chain, with a stirrup link on end.
  17. Attach cream pearl to stirrup link.
  18. Use jump ring to attach open end of 2" length to 1 end of necklace.
  19. Use jump ring to attach lobster clasp to other end of necklace to complete.

EARRINGS: Refer to photo.

  1. String a gold fanfold bead onto an eyepin, create loop at end.
  2. Repeat with a black pearl.
  3. Connect earring wire, gold fanfold bead, black pearl and 1 cream pearl drop together.
  4. Repeat all steps for second earring.