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Crystal Pendant Necklace

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Ultimate Crystals:
  • 15 4mm Bicone beads
    50 6mm Bicone beads
    12 8mm Bicone beads
  • Jewelry chain
  • Sterling silver eyepins
  • Sterling silver pins
  • Metal jump rings
  • Toggle clasp
  • 26-gauge sterling silver wire
  • Silver crimp Beads
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
Regular instruction lists begin with 'Directions' in bold, 'Notes' are italicized and each line is double spaced by 2
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DIRECTIONS:
To make crystal pendant:
1. String an 8mm crystal onto a bead pin, then a 6mm crystal and a 4mm, use pliers to form a loop.

2. Cut 6" of wire and string with nine 4mm and eight 6mm crystals as desired (refer to picture), beginning and ending with a 4mm crystal.

3. Pass each end of wire through loop on bead pin and pull into a teardrop shape.

4. Place a crimp bead over all three wires and pull up snugly, while twisting wires together. Do not crimp bead.

5. Slide an 8mm bead over twist, cut two wires close to bead.

6. Cut 8" of wire and string with twenty-three 6mm crystals as desired. Refer to picture.

7. Pull into teardrop shape around first teardrop shape.

8. Place a crimp bead over all three wires and pull up snugly, while twisting wires together. Do not crimp bead.

9. Slide an 8mm bead over twist, cut one wire close to bead and slide on another crimp bead.

10. Separate wires to form two sides, add an 8mm crystal, then a 4mm crystal. Use pliers to form a loop.

11. Repeat with other side.

To make 24" necklace:
1. With your choice of remaining colors, string an eye pin with a 6mm crystal, an 8mm crystal, then another 6mm crystal and make a simple loop. Make four sets of 2 matching, set aside.

2. Repeat as above using 4mm, 6mm, and 4mm crystals. Make four sets of 2 matching, set aside

3. Cut chain into 15 sections with 4 links per section.

4. Attach one crystal segment from step 1 to one side of pendant.

5. Use a link from the extra chain to attach the hoop side of the toggle clasp.

6. Attach the toggle side of the clasp to a 4-link chain section.

7. Add one crystal segment from step 1, then add a chain section.

8. Repeat using the larger then the small crystals with the remaining chain sections.

9. Repeat on second side, matching crystals as assembly progresses. Join with last section of chain.

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