Retired - Anchors Away Necklace

PROJECT N1005
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Beginner
Diving sparrows in antiqued silver and a black finish pewter anchor are accented by red candy jade beads and gunmetal plated findings in this cool tattoo art inspired necklace.
Instructions
  1. Use a pair of flush cutters to cut a length of gunmetal plated cable chain 18" long.
  2. Cut two pieces of chain four links long and two pieces of chain eight links long. Make sure that you cut through the links to the outside of the ones you've counted so that you don't cut through one of the links you need.
  3. Find the center link of your 18" length of chain. Use a 6 mm, 19 gauge gunmetal plated jump ring to hang a 27 mm black finish pewter anchor pendant from the center link.
  4. Place a 6 mm red candy jade bead onto a 1", 21 gauge gunmetal plated eye pin. Use a pair of wire looping pliers to create a simple wire loop after the bead. Repeat this process with three more beads and eye pins.
  5. Using the wire loops you have created, attach one end of the eye pin (with bead) to one loop on an antique silver plated flying sparrow connector link. Repeat with the other three beads on eye pins and another sparrow connector link. You should now have two sparrow connector links with a bead attached to both sides of each.
  6. Use a 4 mm, 21 gauge gunmetal plated jump ring to attach a 4 link piece of chain to the free side of the eye pin on the tail end of each sparrow. Then use two more 4 mm jump rings to attach an 8 link piece of chain to the free side of the eye pin on the head end of each sparrow.
  7. Use a 4 mm jump ring to attach the loose end of the 4 link piece of chain to a link in the main length of chain about 4.25" up from the anchor pendant. Repeat this process to attach one end of both sparrow pieces to the main chain, ensuring that the sparrows face inward.
  8. Use a 4 mm jump ring to attach the loose end of the 8 link piece of chain to a link in the main chain about 1.25" up from the anchor on the opposite side. Repeat this process to attach the free end of both sparrow pieces to the main chain. The chains in the middle should cross each other.
  9. Use a 4 mm jump ring to attach a 12 mm gunmetal plated lobster clasp to one end of the main chain and attach a 6 mm jump ring to the other end.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCL-2415 - Gun Metal Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 12mm (6)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-5008 - Antiqued Silver Plated Flying Left Sparrow Bird Connector Links 19mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-5014 - Antiqued Silver Plated Flying Right Sparrow Bird Connector Links 19mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6268 - Gunmetal Grey Brass Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 1 Inch (x50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5294 - Gun Metal Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (100)
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5296 - Gun Metal Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 19 Gauge (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7736 - TierraCast Black Finish Pewter Anchor Pendant 27mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SPJD-66 - Red Candy Jade 6mm Round Gemstone Beads (15.5 Inch Strand)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5032 - Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
Additional Information
Ingredients FCL-2415, FCO-5008, FCO-5014, FHP-6268, FJR-5294, FJR-5296, PND-7736, SPJD-66,

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.
Antiqued Silver Plated Flying Left Sparrow Bird Connector Links 19mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: FCO-5008
Antiqued Silver Plated Flying Right Sparrow Bird Connector Links 19mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: FCO-5014
Gun Metal Plated Open Jump Rings 4.5mm 21 Gauge (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$1.69 / Package | SKU: FJR-5294
Gun Metal Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 19 Gauge (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$4.09 / Package | SKU: FJR-5296
Red Candy Jade 6mm Round Gemstone Beads (14.75 Inch Strand)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: SPJD-66
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
$12.59 / Package | SKU: XTL-5032

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