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Sterling Elegance Necklace

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Wire cutters
  • Pliers: bent-nose, flat-nose round-nose
  • Two 7mm jump rings
  • One 6mm closed jump ring
  • 1 pkg 4mm jump rings
  • Eyepins, 1 pkg each: 1" & 2"
  • Two 18" sterling-plated chains
  • 4 sterling-plated bead frames
  • One 60mm sterling-plated pendant
  • Four 11/0 round seed beads
  • 1 pkg of 8mm crystal beads, 1 color
  • 1 pkg each 6mm crystal beads, 2 colors
  • 1 pkg each 4mm crystal beads, 2 colors

DIRECTIONS:

NECKLACE #1

  1. Find center of one piece of chain. Separate links at center to make 2 separate chains.
  2. Add a 7mm jump ring at center between the 2 chains. Combine chains and add large pendant to center 7mm jump ring.
  3. On 1 side of necklace, separate links 1" away from center pendant. Attach a 4mm jump ring to one link.
  4. Attach a 2" eyepin to 4mm jump ring. Thread one bead frame onto eyepin. Thread one 11/0 seed bead, one 6mm crystal bead and one 11/0 seed bead in center of bead frame. Make a simple loop. Trim wire.
  5. Attach one 4mm jump ring to loop on bead frame and connect to chain.
  6. Separate links 1" away from bead frame. Attach a 4mm jump ring. Thread one 6mm crystal to 1" eyepin. Make a simple loop. Trim excess wire. Attach eyepin to 4mm jump ring.
  7. Attach 4mm to the end of the cut piece of chain. Attach the jump ring to the opposite end of the beaded eyepin.
  8. Separate links 1-1/2" away from last bead. Add jump ring and beaded eyepin to links using the same technique for previous bead. This time use a 4mm crystal bead.
  9. Separate links 2" away from last bead. Add jump rings and beaded eyepin to links in the same manner as previous bead using a 4mm crystal bead.
  10. Repeat steps 3-10 for opposite side of necklace. Set necklace aside.

NECKLACE #2

  1. Find middle of chain. Separate links to make two separate chains.
  2. Add a 4mm jump ring to the end of each chain at center.
  3. Thread a 8mm crystal bead onto 1" eyepin. Make a simple loop at end of eyepin. Attach beaded eyepin to 4mm jump rings to combine chains.
  4. Separate links 1" away from center bead. Add jump rings and beaded eyepin using a 4mm crystal bead. Follow the same technique used for previous bead.
  5. Separate links 1" away from last bead.
  6. Add a 4mm jump ring to end of chain. Thread one 2" eyepin through bead frame. Thread one 8mm crystal bead on eyepin in center of bead frame. Make a simple loop at end of eyepin. Attach bead frame to 4mm jump ring.
  7. Attach opposite end of bead frame to free end of cut chain using a 4mm jump ring.
  8. Separate links 1-1/2" away from bead frame.
  9. Add jump rings and beaded eyepin using a 6mm crystal bead following same technique used earlier.
  10. Remove extra links at end of necklace chain so that only 3" of chain remains at each end.

JOIN NECKLACE #1 AND #2

  1. Attach a 7mm jump ring to one end of Necklace #1 (end without clasp). Attach one end of necklace #2 to same 7mm jump ring.
  2. Attach one 6mm closed jump ring to 7mm jump ring for closure.
  3. Attach a 4mm jump ring to opposite end of necklace #2. Attach the 4mm jump ring to the jump ring below the clasp on necklace #1.
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