Purple Opal Dream Necklace

PROJECT N2023
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Beginner
Five rings of Czech Fire Polish Amethyst Opal glass beads form a beautiful chain for the center of this matte gold large link necklace.
Instructions
For each "ring" of amethyst opal, you will need 6" of beading wire.
  1. Cut 6" of beading wire. Place your bead stopper about 2" from one end. Thread on to it one crimp tube followed by 10 amethyst beads .
  2. Remove the bead stopper from the other end. Thread the wire back thru the crimp tube forming a ring. Make sure to pull the two ends of the wire snug. Crimp the crimp tube. Snip off the excess wire. Place a crimp cover onto the crimp tube, and close the crimp cover.
  3. You will repeat this four more times. However, before you thread the wire back through the crimp tube, link the ring to the previous ring, forming a chain of five rings.
  4. Cut two pieces of the gold chain, so that you have two equal pieces. For this particular gold chain, the links are so large that you will want to count to make sure the number of links match up. In this design, each piece is 11 links, which is just shy of 7".
  5. Onto one end of the beaded chain links, open a jump ring and attach it in-between two amethyst beads. Before closing the jump ring, attach one end of one piece of chain. Now close the jump ring.
  6. Repeat this last step for the other side of the chain.
  7. To finish the necklace, open a jump ring and attach it to one side of the chain. Close the jump ring.
  8. To the other side of the chain, open a jump ring and attach it to the chain and to the loop of the lobster clasp. Close the jump ring.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-3852 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 8mm Round Purple Amethyst Opal (25)
    Project uses 50 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • XCR-5143 - Soft Flex, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
    Project uses 2.5 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1071 - 22K Gold Plated Stardust Sparkle Crimp Bead Covers 4mm (144)
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1206 - Beadalon Gold Plated Crimp Tubes 1.5mm (65 Beads)
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9944 - Matte Gold Plated Large Eye Link Oval Chain 18mm - Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 14 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCL-2539 - Matte Gold Plated Sleek Lobster Claw Clasps 12mm (6)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5280 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 8mm (100)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
  • XTL-5230 - Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
Additional Information
Ingredients BCP-3852, XCR-5143, FCR-1071, FCR-1206, CHA-9944, FCL-2539, FJR-5280,

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.
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 8mm Round Purple Amethyst Opal (25)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: BCP-3852
Soft Flex, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$11.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-5143
Gold Plated Stardust Sparkle Crimp Bead Covers 4mm (144)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$11.99 / Package | SKU: FCR-1071
Beadalon Gold Plated Crimp Tubes 1.5mm (65 Beads)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 65 Pieces.
$2.59 / Package | SKU: FCR-1206
Matte Gold Plated Long Oval Cable Chain, 6.8mm x 17mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$3.35 / Package | SKU: CHA-9944
Matte Gold Plated Sleek Lobster Claw Clasps 12mm (6)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$4.89 / Package | SKU: FCL-2539
22K Gold Plated 8mm 18 Gauge Open Jump Rings (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$8.29 / Package | SKU: FJR-5280
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps

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