Retired - Hey Sailor! Necklace

PROJECT N162
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Intermediate
The nautical overtones to this necklace make it a playful addition to your summer wardrobe. Let's go sailing!
Instructions
  1. To make the pendant, insert a headpin into one of the holes in the 25mm wood jasper open circle focal bead, starting form the inside, poking outward.
  2. Cut a length of the gunmetal rolo chain thirty-seven links (three and five-eigths inches) long. Thread the last link at one end of the chain onto the headpin protruding from the wood jasper open circle focal bead.
  3. Pulling the chain taut all the way around the outside of the wood jasper circle and thread the last link around the same headpin that the first link is on.
  4. Cut a length of 26 gauge gold Artistic Wire at about three feet long. Wrap the very end of this wire about two or three times around the headpin, just underneath the chain.
  5. Bring the wire down through the center of the wood jasper circle, and back up through the nearest perpendicular link of the chain. Bring the wire back through the wood jasper circle going in the same direction, and back up through the next perpendicular chain link, skipping the parallel link between the two.
  6. Continue in this manner, weaving the chain onto the wood jasper circle and back through every other chain link all the way around until you get back to the headpin.
  7. Wrap the wire around the headpin underneath the chain a couple of times, and trim off excess wire.
  8. Cut another length of wire about three feet long and wrap the very end of it around the headpin above the chain a few times.
  9. Weave the wire through the nearest perpendicular chain link, add a 4.5mm lapis blue candy jade bead and, going the same direction, thread the wire through the next perpendicular chain link.
  10. Continue in this manner, adding a blue jade bead, and weaving through the next chain link in the sequence. Go all the way around the outside of the chain until you get to the headpin once more.
  11. Wrap your wire around the headpin again, just a couple of times, and trim off excess wire.
  12. Create a wrapped loop on the headpin, just above where your wire stops. Trim off excess headpin wire. Set your pendant aside.
  13. Thread two headpins with a 4mm round red coral fire polish bead, topped with a 4mm gold plated bead cap each. Create a wrapped loop on each and trim off excess wire.
  14. Thread another headpin with a 4mm tan wood jasper, topped with a 4mm gold plated bead cap. Create a wrapped loop and trim off excess wire.
  15. Thread yet another headpin with a 4mm lapis blue candy jade bead, topped with a 4mm gold plated bead cap. Create a wrapped loop and trim off excess wire.
  16. Open an 8mm jump ring thread it through three of the drops that you just created; one blue candy jade, one wood jasper, and one red fire polish. Keep the remaining red fire polish drop on hand.
  17. Fold the remainder of your gunmetal rolo chain in half to find the center. Thread the jump ring containing the three bead drops through one of the links of chain about an inch away from center. Close the jump ring again.
  18. Open three more 8mm jump rings and thread all three of them through the loop at the top of your pendant, and also through the loop on the nautical star charm. Close all three jump rings.
  19. Thread the jump rings onto your chain.
  20. Open one of the jump rings again, and to it add the remaining red fire polish bead drop. Close the jump ring again.
  21. Using two more 8mm jump rings, add one half of the toggle clasp to one end of your chain, and the other half of the toggle to the other end of your chain.
Keywords: ocean, navy, btq-nauticalWHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-9667 - Gunmetal Steel Round Rolo Chain 3.5mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 2 packages.

  • PND-5324 - TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Nautical Star Charm 17.5mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SPJA-284 - Tan Wood Jasper 4mm Round Beads 15.5 Inch Strand
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-3214 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3828 - TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Beaded Bead Caps 4mm (20)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SPJD-130 - Lapis Blue Candy Jade 4.5mm Round Beads 15.5 Inch Strand
    Project uses 17 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3429 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Red Coral (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5280 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 8mm (100)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2633 - Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 26 Gauge Thick, 15 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Brass
    Project uses 3 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5220 - 22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 21 Gauge - 2 Inches (50)
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

Additional Information
Theme Nautical
Ingredients CHA-9667, PND-5324, SPJA-284, FCL-3214, BMB-3828, SPJD-130, BCP-3429, FJR-5280, WCR-2633, FHP-5220,

Purchase Components

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Gun Metal Plated Rolo Chain, 3.5mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.45 / Package | SKU: CHA-9667
TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Nautical Star Charm 17.5mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.69 / Package | SKU: PND-5324
TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$3.79 / Package | SKU: BMB-3828
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Red Coral (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.69 / Package | SKU: BCP-3429
Jump Rings, Open 8mm Diameter 18 Gauge, 100 Pieces, Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$8.59 / Package | SKU: FJR-5280
Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 26 Gauge Thick, 15 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.39 / Package | SKU: WCR-2633
22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 21 Gauge - 2 Inches  (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$6.29 / Package | SKU: FHP-5220
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