Looplink Set in Champagne

PROJECT S8003
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
This necklace and earring set offers an appealing contrast of golden luster and deep moss tones. Hand-beaded connector links are woven into Nunn Design chain with wire wrapped Swarovski crystal pearls.
Instructions
This necklace measures 23.5 inches total. It can also be worn as a wrap-around bracelet that fits three times around a 7 inch wrist. To modify the length, adjust the number of units woven and beads wire wrapped respectively. By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat step 11 to make the second earring.
  1. Please watch the video: How to Make a Beaded Connector Link. In this video, you will learn how to bead weave Toho Demi Round seed beads, CzechMates 2-hole brick beads, and Czech fire polish beads into a figure-8 link. You will also see how to assemble an earring using this technique.
  2. Using what you have learned in the video, create one beaded connector link as shown in the video.
  3. Using flush cutters, cut 1 inch of chain.
  4. Then cut 3 inches of 22 gauge wire and make a wrapped wire loop. String on one 8mm pearl bead, and make another wrapped wire loop, wrapping the loop onto the end link of your inch of chain before closing the wrap.
  5. Open the first link of the chain as you would a jump ring. Slide it onto one side of your beaded connector link between the fourth and fifth 8/0 beads (see photo for reference). Close the link.
  6. Cut another 1 inch section of chain, and attach it to the other side of your beaded connector link in the same manner as you did in step 5. This completes one unit.
  7. Repeat steps 2-6 six times for a total of seven units.
  8. Take the free end link of chain on one side of one unit and open it the same way you would open a jump ring. Slide it onto the wrapped wire loop on the free end of your second unit. Close the link. Repeat this step 6 times to connect all 7 units. See photo for reference.
  9. To attach one side of your clasp, open the last link of chain attached to your beaded connector on one side of the necklace. Slide on the loop of half of your hook clasp. Close the link.
  10. To attach the other side of your clasp, cut a 3/4 inch length of chain. Open the first chain link and slide on the wrapped wire loop of your first 8mm pearl bead. Close the link. Then open the last link of chain and slide on the loop of the other half of your hook clasp. Close the link. Your necklace is now complete!
  11. To make one earring, weave a beaded connector link as shown in the video. Then hang on your wire wrapped 8mm beaded dangle and attach your earring hook, also as shown in the video.
  12. Enjoy your necklace and earring set!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-9810 - Nunn Design Antiqued Gold Plated Chain Flat Cable 4mm By The Foot
    Project uses 14 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • BCP-10620 - CzechMates Glass 2-Hole Rectangle Brick Beads 6x3mm - Matte Metallic Flax /1 Str
    Project uses 9 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-8080 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 8mm, 25 Pieces, Vintage Gold
    Project uses 9 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-4080 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Vintage Gold
    Project uses 18 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7016 - TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Vine Hook And Eye Clasp 7mm (1 Set)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • DRH-0006 - Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 11/0 (2.2mm) Size, 7.8 Grams, 204 Gold Lustered Montana Blue
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DRO-0026 - Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 8/0 (3mm) Size, 7.4 Grams, 702 Matte Dark Copper
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-0109 - Beadsmith Extra-Fine Thread Snips - Cuts Textiles, Yarn, And More!
Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look, Autumn
Ingredients CHA-9810, BCP-10620, SWP-8080, SWP-4080, FCL-7016, DRH-0006, DRO-0026,

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.
Nunn Design Antiqued Gold Plated Flat Cable Chain, 3.6mm, by The Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$5.35 / Package | SKU: CHA-9810
CzechMates Glass 2-Hole Rectangle Brick Beads 6x3mm - Matte Metallic Flax, 1 Strandr
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$3.79 / Package | SKU: BCP-10620
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 8mm, 25 Pieces, Vintage Gold
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$6.15 / Package | SKU: SWP-8080
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Vintage Gold
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.49 / Package | SKU: SWP-4080
TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Vine Hook And Eye Clasp 7mm (1 Set)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$2.39 / Package | SKU: FCL-7016
Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 11/0 (2.2mm), 7.8 Grams, #204 Gold Lustered Montana Blue
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: DRH-0006
Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 8/0 (3mm) Size, 7.4 Grams, #702 Matte Dark Copper
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$5.49 / Package | SKU: DRO-0026
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.79 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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