Retired - Althea Necklace

PROJECT N788
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
Reminiscent of jewelry worn in ancient times, this necklace features a pretty gold-rimmed glass bottle that has been suspended from multiple gold chains. Inside the bottle is a treasure of sparkly Glitter Rox.
Instructions
  1. Start this project by creating little connector pieces with your bicones. To do this, place a bicone onto an eye pin and then create a simple wire loop on the other side. Trim off excess wire. Create a total of 18 of these little crystal connector pieces.
  2. Cut 4 lengths of chain, 4 inches long each. Cut 2 lengths of chain, 8 inches long each.
  3. We are going to build one side of the necklace and then just repeat all the steps to build the other side of the necklace exactly the same way.
  4. Take one of the 4" long pieces of chain and connect a bicone crystal connector to one of the ends (via the simple wire loop, just open it like a jump ring and then close it back up again). On the other end of the bicone connector, add a jump ring and link it to the loop on one side of your bottle. On the other end of the chain, link another bicone connector. To this connector, link another connector and then a third one so that you have a little crystal chain segment, 3 bicones long. Next link the last bicone connector you added to one of the bottom 2 loops on your strand reducer. Repeat this same chain segment and attaching method so that you have a second chain that has been added to the other loop on the strand reducer and connecting down to the same loop on the bottle.
  5. Take one of your 8" long chain segments and connect a bicone link to one end. Add a jump ring to the other end of the bicone connector and attach it to the top loop of the strand reducer. On the other side of the chain attach a jump ring and link it to one half of your clasp.
  6. Repeat the previous 2 steps on the other side of your necklace.
  7. Fill your bottle with some Glitter Rox and then replace the cork. If you want, you can add a little glue to keep your cork firmly in place.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCL-2602 - Nunn Design Antiqued Gold Plated Hook & Figure-8 Eye Clasps (2)
    Project uses 1 set. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9814 - Nunn Design Antiqued Gold Plated Oval Cable Chain 3mm By The Foot
    Project uses 3 feet. You will need 3 packages.

  • SWBI-14564 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Graphite
    Project uses 18 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-3325 - Nunn Design Itsy Bottle, 2 Hole Top Decorative with Cork 39mm, 1 Bottle, Antiqued Gold Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1197 - JudiKins Glitter Roxs, Shard Glass, 14 Gram Container, Quicksilver
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6257 - 22K Gold Plated Open Eye Pins 22 Gauge 1.5 Inch (x50)
    Project uses 18 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5240 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-1405 - Nunn Design Strand Reducer, 2-1 Reducer 16x16.5mm.5, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Gold Plated
    Project uses 2 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-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Ingredients FCL-2602, CHA-9814, SWBI-14564, PND-3325, XTL-1197, FHP-6257, FJR-5240, FCO-1405,

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.
Nunn Design Antiqued Gold Plated Hook & Figure-8 Eye Clasps (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Sets.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FCL-2602
Nunn Design Antiqued Gold Plated Oval Cable Chain, 2.3mm, by the Foot
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$4.35 / Package | SKU: CHA-9814
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Graphite
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$3.59 / Package | SKU: SWBI-14564
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = .
/ Package | SKU: PND-3325
JudiKins Glitter Roxs, Shard Glass, 14 Gram Container, Quicksilver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Jar.
$6.29 / Package | SKU: XTL-1197
22K Gold Plated Open Eye Pins 22 Gauge 1.5 Inch (x50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: FHP-6257
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.29 / Package | SKU: FJR-5240
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.79 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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