Copper Crush Necklace

PROJECT N3017
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Beginner
By linking together multiple copper plated connectors using jump rings, you can make this pretty abstract necklace that looks like a piece of modern art! NOTE: The clasp used in this project has been discontinued and has been replaced with another clasp. The overall look of the bracelet will not change much, but the clasp will be slightly different than the one pictured.
Instructions
You will be using a large quantity of jump rings for this project, so I recommend watching the How to Open and Close a Jump Rings video.
  1. Begin by cutting two lengths of 6� of chain.
  2. To make the following steps easier, open 40 jump rings with your pliers and set aside.
  3. Take your first open jump ring and with your chain nose pliers, attach it to the last link of one length of chain. Do not close your jump ring quite yet.
  4. Open up your clasp and take one part of it and through the loop, slide it onto your open jump ring. Close your jump ring with your pliers.
  5. You will now begin attaching your connector links to one another using jump rings. Remember to refer to the photos for reference. Now slip on one open jump ring to the other end of that same length of chain and add on one small connector link. Close the jump ring.
  6. To that small connector link, connect a large connector link using an open jump ring. Close the jump ring. Continue this pattern three more times, adding another small connector link at the end. Refer to the photo.
  7. Onto that last connector link, add an open jump ring and slip on the first link of your second length of chain. Close the jump ring.
  8. Then add another open jump ring to the last link of that chain, followed by the second part of your clasp. Close your jump ring. You are done with the first row and your necklace can now close using the clasp.
  9. You will begin connecting links together using your jump rings first on your work space and then attach them to your finished first row of connector links.
  10. Connect together 3 small connector links in the shape of an upside down triangle. Repeat this 2 more times. Lay these flat on your work space. I will refer to these as the trios.
  11. Take your first trio of connector links and attach them to 1 large connector using 2 jump rings. Remember to refer to the photo.
  12. Now take that large connector and connect it to the top right small connector link in your next trio. You are still working on your worktable, not on your necklace, at this point.
  13. Add a jump ring to the top left small connector link of that same trio, and connect it to a large connector link.
  14. Add 2 jump rings to the right side of that large connector link and connect that to the top and bottom small connectors links in your last trio.
  15. It is now time to connect this bottom row of links to the links already attached to your necklace. To see how to do this, please refer to the photo. Also, adding more jump rings only adds to the fun abstract design, feel free to add them where ever you like.
  16. Your necklace is now ready.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-9772 - Antiqued Copper Plated 4mm Thick Twisted Rope Chain Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 12 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2601 - Nunn Design Antiqued Copper Plated Hook & Figure-8 Eye Clasps (2)
    Project uses 1 set. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3350 - TierraCast Copper Plated Pewter Round 13mm Connector Link Ring (4)
    Project uses 14 pieces. You will need 4 packages.

  • BMB-3344 - TierraCast Copper Plated Pewter Round 20mm Connector Link Ring (2)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 3 packages.

  • FJR-1121 - Antiqued Copper Plated Open Jump Rings 8mm (25)
    Project uses 40 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Ingredients CHA-9772, FCL-2601, BMB-3350, BMB-3344, FJR-1121,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Antiqued Copper Plated Twisted Rope Chain, 4mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$1.27 / Package | SKU: CHA-9772
Nunn Design Antiqued Copper Plated Hook & Figure-8 Eye Clasps (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Sets.
$1.84 / Package | SKU: FCL-2601
TierraCast Copper Plated Pewter Round 13mm Connector Link Ring (4)
You will need 4 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: BMB-3350
TierraCast Copper Plated Pewter Round 20mm Connector Link Ring (2)
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$1.94 / Package | SKU: BMB-3344
Antiqued Copper Plated Open Jump Rings 8mm (25)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$1.94 / Package | SKU: FJR-1121
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece

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