Retired - Chained Elegance Necklace

PROJECT N654
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
This lovely necklace is delicate yet bold in its design. The cascading lengths of chain add a dramatic touch as does the deep blue of the focal Swarovski bicone set against a palette of gold. Sure to become a favorite accessory.
Instructions
  1. Begin by cutting a small bit of chain. Take your 22k gold plated long and short chain and cut a segment which consists of 1 long chain link and a small chain link on each side (so 3 chain links total). Make sure these are intact and not cut into.
  2. Cut a 6 inch length of 22 gauge gold colored craft wire using your flush cutters.
  3. Create a wrapped wire loop at one end of your cut piece of wire. Onto the wire, slide on 1 gold plated curved noodle tube bead, 1 Swarovski 4mm rondelle in crystal bronze shade, the small cut piece of chain from the first step via the long chain link, another Swarovski 4mm rondelle in crystal bronze shade, and another gold plated curved noodle tube bead. Do not stretch this beaded segment out, let the natural curve shape take form. Make sure all the beads are snug together, and that in the middle where the chain segment is, there is a small chain link on the top and one on the bottom of curve. After the last tube bead, create a wrapped wire loop and cut off excess wire with flush cutters.
  4. Cut your 22k gold plated slim rolo chain into the following lengths: 1.5", 2", and 2.5". Next, cut your 22k gold plated long and short chain into a 3" length.
  5. Open a 4mm gold plated jump ring. Place onto the jump ring the end chain link from each of the cut lengths above - in order from smallest to largest. Link this jump ring to one of the wrapped wire loops you created previously in the second step. Close the jump ring.
  6. Repeat the last step with another 4mm jump ring on the other side of your earring with the other ends of the chain lengths. Close this loop back up.
  7. Take one of your gold plated ball head pins and place onto it 1 Swarovski 4mm rondelle in crystal bronze shade, 1 Swarovski 8mm bicone in montana, and another Swarovski 4mm rondelle in crystal bronze shade. Create a simple wire loop after the last rondelle and cut off excess wire with flush cutters.
  8. Open the simple wire loop back up from the above step and link it to the small chain link which is hanging from the middle of your archway, above the cascading chain lengths. Close the simple wire loop back up. On the other small chain link hanging from the top of the archway, open and attach another jump ring. You have now finished your focal point.
  9. Cut your beading chain to the desired length. For this project I chose to cut it at 18", but you can make it longer or shorter.
  10. Please watch the video: How to Use Beading Chain and Beading Chain End Caps.
  11. Following what you learned in the video, attach a beading chain end cap to one side of your cut chain and crimp the body of the end cap to secure the chain in place.
  12. Slide your focal point onto the chain via the 4mm jump ring you already attached.
  13. On the other end of the chain, fasten another beading chain end cap.
  14. Open a 4mm jump ring and link it to the loop at the end of one of your beading chain end caps fastened to your necklace as well as the loop at the base of your clasp. Close the jump ring back up.
  15. On the other side of your necklace, open another 4mm jump ring and link it to that ends beading chain end cap as well as a closed 6mm jump ring. Close this jump ring back up.
  16. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BMB-4067 - 22K Gold Plated Curved Noodle Tube Beads 1.2mm x 13mm (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-1621 - 22K Gold Plated Sleek Beading Chain .7mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 2 packages.

  • CHA-99958 - 22K Gold Plated Slim Rolo Chain 2mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-99970 - Bright 22K Gold Plated Long And Short Chain 2.5x4.5mm - Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-1571 - 22K Gold Plated Spring Ring Clasps 7mm (25)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1323 - 22K Gold Plated Beading Chain End Cap Fancy Crimp Beads (4)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-3027 - 22K Gold Plated Ball Head Pins 22 Gauge 1.5 Inch (x20)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3914 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge 22k Gold Plated (100)
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-4041 - 22K Gold Plated Closed Jump Rings 6mm 21 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBB-1833 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 8mm, 8 Pieces, Montana
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-54301 - Swarovski Crystal, 5040 Rondelle Beads 4mm, 12 Pieces, Crystal Bronze Shade
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WNT-2233 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Gold Color Copper Wire 22 Gauge 20 Yards (18.2 Meters)
    Project uses 6 inches. 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-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Ingredients BMB-4067, CHA-1621, CHA-99958, CHA-99970, FCL-1571, FCR-1323, FHP-3027, FJR-3914, FJR-4041, SWBB-1833, SWC-54301, WNT-2233,

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.
Final Sale - 22K Gold Plated Curved Noodle Tube Beads 1.2mm x 13mm (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$6.85 / Package | SKU: BMB-4067
22K Gold Plated Fine Beading Chain, 0.7mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$3.79 / Package | SKU: CHA-1621
22K Gold Plated Fine Rolo Chain, 2mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$3.39 / Package | SKU: CHA-99958
22K Gold Plated Figaro Chain, 2.5mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.55 / Package | SKU: CHA-99970
22K Gold Plated Beading Chain End Cap Fancy Crimp Beads (4)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$5.49 / Package | SKU: FCR-1323
22K Gold Plated Ball Head Pins 22 Gauge 1.5 Inch (x20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$3.89 / Package | SKU: FHP-3027
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge 22k Gold Plated (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$5.49 / Package | SKU: FJR-3914
22K Gold Plated Closed Jump Rings 6mm 21 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$3.89 / Package | SKU: FJR-4041
Swarovski Crystal, #5040 Rondelle Beads 4mm, 12 Pieces, Crystal Bronze Shade
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$4.85 / Package | SKU: SWC-54301
Wire Elements, Tarnish Resistant Gold Color Copper Wire, 22 Gauge 20 Yards (18.2 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$9.45 / Package | SKU: WNT-2233
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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
$6.23 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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