Retired - Breezy Bay Necklace

PROJECT N204
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Intermediate
The pastel colors of the faceted glass beads in this unique wire-wrapped pendant call to mind bits of weathered, smooth sea glass picked up on a beach one summer vacation, a long time ago.
Instructions
  1. Cut five pieces of the antiqued copper curb chain; one at five links long, two at four links long, and two at three links long. Set these aside.
  2. Cut five pieces of silver color 24 gauge wire at one and a half feet long each. Use each piece of wire to create a wire-wrapped cap on each of the five aqua glass briolettes.
  3. Use the small, oval antiqued brass jump rings to connect each of the five wire wrapped briolettes to each of the five pieces of antiqued copper curb chain. Set these dangles aside.
  4. Cut a piece of silver colored 12 gauge aluminum wire at four inches long. Wrap the aluminum wire around the ring mandrel, right around the widest point of the mandrel.
  5. Using the widest point of your round nose pliers, gently bend the two ends or the wire down and away from the center, until the end meets back up with the round part of the wire, creating two large loops.
  6. Cut about eight feet of the 24 gauge antiqued brass wire. Anchor the end of the brass wire around the aluminum wire, just underneath one of the large loops.
  7. Tightly and closely wrap the brass wire all the way around the aluminum wire shape, until it reaches the loop on the other side.
  8. Onto the brass wire thread a 4mm misty green opal faceted round bead, an opalite glass faceted briolette, and another 4mm misty green opal faceted round bead.
  9. Wrap your brass wire tightly a few times on the other side of the aluminum wire shape, stretching the three beads across the opening.
  10. On top of the already wire wrapped aluminum, wire wrap a second layer, consisting of five, tightly wrapped 4mm misty green opal faceted round beads.
  11. After you have wrapped on the final 4mm bead, wire wrap onto the aluminum form, the five pieces of antiqued copper chain with the briolette dangles, staring with the shortest, with the longest in the center. (See photograph)
  12. Finish wrapping the other half of the aluminum shape with five more 4mm green opal faceted round beads. Anchor the brass wire onto the aluminum form, just under the other large loop.
  13. Cut a piece of antiqued brass rolo chain at roughly twenty seven inches long. Affix a 5.25mm antiqued brass jump ring to each end of the rolo chain.
  14. Open two large, twisted antique brass jump rings. Use one to attach the small jump ring at one end of the rolo chain to the large loop on one side of the wire wrapped pendant, and use the other one to attach the other end of the rolo chain to the other large loop on the wire wrapped pendant. Close both jump rings once again.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-7190 - Vintaj Natural Brass 3.5mm Round Rolo Chain - Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 3 feet. You will need 3 packages.

  • CHA-9675 - Antiqued Copper Plated Curb Chain 4mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9020 - Beadsmith Ring Sizing Mandrel Light Weight Plastic Size 1-15
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5395 - Vintaj Natural Brass Etched Jump Rings 9.5mm Heavy 14 Gauge (10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5352 - Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 5.25mm Open 18 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3907 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings Oval 3x4mm 21 Gauge x100
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-11044 - Glass Faceted Heart Cut Briolette Beads 13x13mm - Opalite (4)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-4322 - Swarovski Crystal, 6012 Briolette Pendants 11x10mm, 2 Pieces, Aquamarine
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BGL-7716 - Misty Green Opal Glass Faceted Round Beads 4mm - 15.5 Inch Strand
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-4130 - Aluminum Craft Wire Silver Color 12 Gauge 39 Feet (11.8 Meters)
    Project uses 4 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • WNT-2430 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire 24 Gauge 30 Yards (27.4 Meters)
    Project uses 10 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-4201 - Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 20 Yard Spool, Antiqued Brass
    Project uses 5 feet. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Spring
Ingredients CHA-7190, CHA-9675, XTL-9020, FJR-5395, FJR-5352, FJR-3907, BCP-11044, SWC-4322, BGL-7716, WCR-4130, WNT-2430, WCR-4201,

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.
Vintaj Natural Brass Rolo Chain, 3.5mm, by the Foot
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$3.75 / Package | SKU: CHA-7190
Beadsmith Ring Sizing Mandrel Light Weight Plastic Size 1-15
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$4.25 / Package | SKU: XTL-9020
Vintaj Natural Brass Etched Jump Rings 9.5mm Heavy 14 Gauge (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FJR-5395
Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 5.25mm Open 18 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.20 / Package | SKU: FJR-5352
Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings Oval 3x4mm 21 Gauge x100
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.09 / Package | SKU: FJR-3907
Swarovski Crystal, #6012 Briolette Pendants 11x10mm, 2 Pieces, Aquamarine
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: SWC-4322
Aluminum Craft Wire Silver Color 12 Gauge 39 Feet (11.8 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Coil.
$7.99 / Package | SKU: WCR-4130
Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire 24 Gauge 30 Yards (27.4 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$11.29 / Package | SKU: WNT-2430
Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 20 Yard Spool, Antiqued Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.05 / Package | SKU: WCR-4201
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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