Retired - A More Elegant Time Necklace

PROJECT N656
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
The glistening SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystal bicones along the chain accent the sleek brass beautifully on this very functional and very classic accessory. The exposed gears and internal mechanisms of the pocket watch are mesmerizing to look at!
Instructions
A lovely chain necklace comes already attached to the pocket watch, making this project very easy.
  1. Please begin by watching the video on making wire loops correctly. You are going to be making simple wire loops for this project. For all the loops you make, when you connect them to the chain, open the loop like a jump ring and then close the loop back up.
  2. Thread onto a 1.5" 21 gauge brass head pin 1 Swarovski Crystal 4mm bicone bead in crystal dorado. Using your wire looping pliers, create a simple wire loop after the bead and snip off excess wire with flush cutters. Repeat this step 11 more times. This will be referred to as a single bicone dangle.
  3. Thread onto a 1.5" 21 gauge brass head pin 1 Swarovski Crystal 3mm bicone bead in metallic blue and 1 Swarovski Crystal 4mm bicone bead in crystal dorado. Using your wire looping pliers, create a simple wire loop after the bead and snip off excess wire with flush cutters. Repeat this step 9 more times. This will be referred to as a double bicone dangle.
  4. Take 1 Swarovski Crystal 3mm bicone bead in metallic blue and place it onto a 1.5" 21 gauge brass head pin. Using your wire looping pliers, create a simple wire loop after the bead and snip off excess wire with flush cutters.
  5. Slide your pocket watch to the center of the chain, so that there is an equal amount of chain on either side. If you were to pinch your chains together, you would see that the jump ring on the pocket watch occupies the space of 4 chain links and you can not connect anything to them. However, on the next available chain link on either side of the pocket watch, open the wire loop at the top of the metallic blue Swarovski bicone dangle which you made in the previous step and link it through those chain links. Close the loop back up.
  6. It is from this chain link which we just connected the blue dangle to that we are going to count outwards from to connect our other bicone dangles.
  7. Starting on one side of your necklace on the chain link next to the one already secured, attach one of your single bicone dangles. Skip over the next chain link and on the following one attach a double bicone dangle. Skip over the following chain link, and on the next one, attach another single bicone dangle.
  8. Count 4 links and on the 4th link connect a double bicone dangle, skip over the following chain link, and on the next one, connect another single bicone dangle. Repeat this sequence 3 more times.
  9. Go to the other side of your necklace and repeat the previous two steps to make both sides identical.
  10. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWBI-1411 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Crystal Dorado 2X
    Project uses 22 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBB-1354 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 3mm, 25 Pieces, Metallic Blue 2X
    Project uses 11 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6301 - Antiqued Brass Head Pins 1.5 Inches Long/21 Gauge (x50)
    Project uses 23 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PWC-24 - Steampunk Pocket Watch Pendant - Antiqued Brass - Domed With Mechanical Movement
    Project uses 1 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-5032 - Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look
Ingredients SWBI-1411, SWBB-1354, FHP-6301, PWC-24,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Crystal Dorado 2X
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$3.85 / Package | SKU: SWBI-1411
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose

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