Retired - Braided Silk Necklace

PROJECT N702
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
This very elegant necklace is one of those accessories that you will wear over and over again. Featuring 3 different metal tones, this necklace will match almost everything in your wardrobe.
Instructions
NOTE: This project makes for a shorter necklace so that you can use the rest of your SilverSilk length to make a matching bracelet. All you need to purchase is an additional pair of 3 strand pinch end caps (FCR-7032). The instructions would be the same and you can find the project here.
  1. To make this project, please watch the video: How to Use SilverSilk Pinch End Caps and Make a Bracelet.
  2. The video above shows how to make a bracelet, but the exact same technique is used to make the necklace, just braid a longer length. If you do not plan on making a bracelet too, then you can make this necklace quite a bit longer, just keep braiding until you are happy with the necklace length.
  3. If you plan on making the bracelet too, then do not pre-cut your SilverSilk, just braid your necklace using the full 2 feet lengths of each color and then use your leftover for the bracelet.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-10012 - SilverSilk Capture 3mm Copper Knit Wire W/ Silver Ball Chain Core - By The Foot
    Project uses 16 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • CHA-10019 - SilverSilk Capture 3mm Silver Knit Over Silver Ball Chain Core - By The Foot
    Project uses 16 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • CHA-10014 - SilverSilk Capture 3mm Gold Knit Wire Over Silver Ball Chain Core - By The Foot
    Project uses 16 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCL-2522 - Beautiful Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 15mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5140 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge Thick (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5170 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 7mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-7032 - SilverSilk Findings 3-Strand Pinch End Caps - Silver Plated 12x12mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-0074 - Eurotool Nylon Jaw Pliers Chain Nose- For Scratch-Free Wire Work
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Special Occasion, Bridal
Ingredients CHA-10012, CHA-10019, CHA-10014, FCL-2522, FJR-5140, FJR-5170, FCR-7032,

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.
SilverSilk Capture 3mm Gold Knit Wire Over Silver Ball Chain Core, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$3.75 / Package | SKU: CHA-10014
Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 15mm (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$5.17 / Package | SKU: FCL-2522
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge Thick (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$1.81 / Package | SKU: FJR-5140
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 7mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.30 / Package | SKU: FJR-5170
Final Sale - SilverSilk Findings 3-Strand Pinch End Caps - Silver Plated 12x12mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: FCR-7032
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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