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Vintage-Look Bridal Necklace

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Blue Moon items: 1 pkg Wave link chain
    • 1 pkg Small cable chain, 1 pkg Large wide cable chain
    • 1 strand Black Diamond beads
  • Beyond Beautiful items: 1 pkg 8mm Silver-flecked crystal beads
  • 1 Pendant, silver
  • 1 Locket, silver
  • Darice Smokey Silver crystal antique mix, 2 strands
  • 1 Clasp set, silver
  • Crimp beads, silver
  • 6mm Jump rings, silver
  • 1" Headpins, silver
  • 1-1/2" & 2" Eyepins, silver
  • Jewelry glue
  • Tiger tail
  • Round-nose pliers
  • Bent-nose pliers
  • Crimp tool
  • Wire cutters
  • Old wedding photo for locket
  • Jewelry glue

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Glue locket to center of silver pendant. Set aside.
  2. Cut 2 pieces of wave link chain each 14" long.
  3. Attach one end of each piece of chain to clasp using pliers and 6mm jump rings.
  4. Attach opposite ends of chain to same 6mm jump ring. Attach pendant to center jump ring.
  5. Cut a piece of wide cable chain approx 1" long. Attach one jump ring to one end. Attach jump ring to clasp.
  6. Attach a bead to opposite end using an eyepin.
  7. Continue to construct 17" beaded chain, varying lengths of chain and beads using eyepins.
  8. Attach end of 17" beaded chain to jump ring and then to clasp.
  9. Cut a piece of tiger tail 17" long. Attach one end of tiger tail to the same jump ring that is already attached to clasp. Use a crimp bead and crimp tool to attach. Trim excess wire.
  10. String a mix of beads approximately 14". Attach the opposite end to the jump ring on the other side of necklace.
  11. Cut a piece of small cable chain 19" long. Attach jump rings at both ends of chain and attach to jump rings on necklace.
  12. Make 5 bead dangles using 1" headpins and small beads of your choice. Center and attach the bead dangles to the 19" small cable chain.
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