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Pearl Necklace

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Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Cousin Corporation
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Silver small flat chain -- 4 pk
  • 6mm ecru pearls -- 2 pk
  • 8mm ecru pearls -- 2 pk
  • Gold flower bead caps -- 9 pk
  • Antique gold connectors -- 1 pk
  • Antique gold findings pack – l pk
  • Antique gold head pins (138 pc)
  • 4mm silver open jump rings (308 pc)
  • Wire cutters
  • Neck form

DIRECTIONS:

1. Cut one each: 14-1/4'', 14-3/8", 14-5/8", 15-1/8", 15-5/8", 15-3/4", 16-1/8", 17", 17-1/8", 17-3/4 ", 18" & an 18-3/4" length of chain.
2. Using two eye pins, slide the double eye pins through the end links of the twelve chains. Thread the chains onto the pins from shortest to longest and thread a crimp tube between each chain. Between the 6th & 7th chains, slide a lobster claw clasp onto the pins instead of a crimp tube. After all chains are on the eye pins, form a loop.
3. Repeat step 2 for the other ends of the chains.
4. Use (2) 4mm jump rings to connect two antique gold connectors together. Attach the jump rings to the same loops.
5. Attach (2) 6mm jump rings to the next loops of the two antique gold connectors.
Repeat on the other side of the 4mm jump rings. The lobster claw clasps attach to the 6mm double jump rings.
6. Use 4mm jump rings to connect the silver chain lengths together; link chain 1 to chain 2, chain 3 to chain 4, etc. Skipping one link along the chain lengths, repeat this step linking chain 2 to chain 3, chain 4 to chain 5, etc. Each linked section uses 22 jump rings and is spaced 1" from the previous section. There are seven jump ring sections on each side of the necklace.
7. Make (2) 8mm pearl/bead-cap drops, (2) 6mm/8mm/bead-cap/6mm/8mm/beadcap drops, (2) double 6mm pearl drops, (17) single 6mm pearl drops, (18)
6mm/8mm/bead-cap drops, (56) 6mm/8mm/bead-cap/6mm drops and (41)
6mm/8mm/bead-cap/6mm/8mm/bead-cap/6mm beaded drops.
8. Attach the bead drops to the chains center in the following order (there are 2 empty links between each drop along the chain):
a. Bottom chain/#12: (3) 2 bead/bead-cap drops, (17) 3 bead/bead-cap drops,
(3) 2 bead/bead-cap drops.
b. Chain #10: (2) 2 bead/bead-cap drops, (1) 4 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop,
(1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 4 bead drop and (2) 2 bead/bead-cap drops.
c. Chain #8: (2) 2 bead/bead-cap drops, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop and (2) 2 bead/bead-cap drops.
d. Chain #7: (1) 2 small pearl drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop and (1) 2 small pearl drop.
e. Chain #5: (1) 2 bead/bead-cap drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop and (1) 2 bead/bead-cap drop.
f. Chain #3: (1) 2 bead/bead-cap drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop and (1) 2 bead/bead-cap drop.
g. Chain #I: (1) single bead/bead-cap drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop,
(1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop, (1) 5 bead drop, (1) 3 bead drop and (1) single bead/bead-cap drop.
h. Chain #1 after step g: (17) single pearl drops, skipping only 1 chain link between each drop.
9. After the drops are all attached to the chains, bend the five bead drops so they curve downward.

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