Hoping to Hatch Necklace

PROJECT N8028
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
This darling design features a hand-painted chick charm tucked inside a cozy egg of wire wrapped Swarovski Crystal pearls on an oval quick link.
Instructions
These instructions will make a 16 inch necklace. For a longer or shorter necklace, choose your desired length of finished chain.
  1. If you are new to wire wrapping, please watch the video: How to Wire Wrap Beads Onto a Form.
  2. Using what you have learned in the video, cut about 18 inches of wire, take one silver quick link and begin wire wrapping on one tapered side of your oval by going around three times with one end of the wire. Make sure that as you continue the wrapping, you are always going the same way.
  3. Onto the wire, string one 4mm pearl. Continue wrapping three times.
  4. Keep wrapping until you have added on 16 pearls. To create more space on the quick link, gently press the pearls together once they have been wrapped onto the link.
  5. When you come to the end, wrap the wire around three more times to meet up with the beginning.
  6. Snip the excess wire.
  7. To hang your chick charm, use pliers to open the jump ring that came with your charm (any 5mm jump ring will work). Slide on the quick link at the point between the pearls that has 6 wraps on it.
  8. Find the center link of your finished chain necklace and use flush cutters to cut the link.
  9. Open a 5mm jump ring and slide on the the two end links of chain at the place you just cut. Also slide on the jump ring attaching your charm and quick link (see photo for reference). Close the jump ring.
  10. Enjoy your necklace!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-8135 - Jewelry Charm, 3-D Hand Painted Resin Baby Chick 19mm, 1 Piece, Yellow
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-4001 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, White
    Project uses 16 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-1761 - Beadalon Silver Plated Quick Links 18mm X 25mm Round (22 Pcs)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5150 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • AXC-98934 - Silver Plated Drawn Cable Chain Necklace - 4.5x2.5mm Links 16 Inches Long
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • WNT-2630 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire 26 Gauge 34 Yards (31 Meters)
    Project uses 18 inches. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-0034 - Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Spring, Pets/Animals, Easter
Ingredients PND-8135, SWP-4001, BMB-1761, FJR-5150, AXC-98934, WNT-2630,

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.
Jewelry Charm, 3-D Hand Painted Resin Baby Chick 19mm, 1 Piece, Yellow
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.59 / Package | SKU: PND-8135
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, White
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.09 / Package | SKU: SWP-4001
Beadalon Silver Plated Quick Links 18mm X 25mm Round (22 Pcs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 22 Pieces.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: BMB-1761
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.79 / Package | SKU: FJR-5150
Silver Plated Drawn Cable Chain Necklace - 4.5x2.5mm Links 16 Inches Long
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$3.09 / Package | SKU: AXC-98934
Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire 26 Gauge 34 Yards (31 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$10.59 / Package | SKU: WNT-2630

Tools and Other Supplies:

Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$22.95 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020
Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers

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