Retired - Metal Matrix Necklace

PROJECT N8023
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
An intriguing fusion of materials and techniques appear in this necklace, blending Picasso Jasper, charm chain, and Czech glass spacer beads. The result is subtle, yet striking!
Instructions
This necklace measures 16 inches total. To modify the length, adjust the number of beads strung on either side respectively.
  1. Begin by using pliers to separate your silver charm chain into 5 sections of 4 links each (approximately 1/2 inch). To do this, open every 4th link of chain the same way you would open a jump ring. Close the link. Repeat this step to separate your gold charm chain into five sections of 4 links each.
  2. Now open the end link of one silver section of chain, and slide on the end link of a gold section of chain. Close the link. Repeat this step 4 more times to create a connected series of 10 alternating color blocks of silver and gold charm chain, measuring approximately 6.5 inches total (see photo for reference).
  3. Next, use flush cutters to cut 6 inches of beading wire. String on one crimp tube, then string on the end link on one side of your reassembled charm chain. Double your beading wire back through the crimp tube, and use a crimping tool to crimp the bead. Clip the extra wire. Then use pliers to attach a crimp cover over your crimp tube.
  4. String on 3 jasper beads and two gold Czech glass flower spacer beads. Follow this pattern 3 more times, then add 3 more jasper beads for a total of 15 jasper beads and 8 Czech glass beads.
  5. Attach a jump ring on this side of your necklace as follows: string on a crimp tube, then string on the jump ring. Double back through the crimp tube and repeat the crimping process outlined in Step 3 to crimp the bead and attach a crimp cover.
  6. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to attach beading wire and string beads onto the opposite side of your charm chain. Attach your clasp on this side of your necklace as follows: string on a crimp tube, then string on the loop of your clasp. Double back through the crimp tube and repeat the crimping process outlined in Step 3 to crimp the bead and attach a crimp cover.
  7. To attach your Picasso Jasper pendant, open a jump ring and slide on the loop of your pendant. Also slide on the centermost link of the charm chain on your assembled necklace. Close the jump ring. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCR-1215 - Beadalon Silver Plated Crimp Tubes 2x1.8mm 1.3mm ID (75 Beads)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1090 - Antiqued Brass Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5512 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 8mm 19 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-5193 - Soft Flex, 49 Strand Medium Beading Wire .019 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
    Project uses 12 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • SPJA-85 - Matrix/Picasso Jasper 40mm Large Round Focal Pendant
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SPJA-166 - Matrix/Picasso Black Grey Jasper Round Beads 6mm / 15.5 Inch Strand
    Project uses 30 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-20508 - Preciosa Czech Glass, Forget Me Not Flower Spacer Beads 5mm, 72 Pieces, Full Gold
    Project uses 16 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • CHX-2060 - Bulk Chain, with 4mm Round Bauble Cluster Links, Sold By The Inch, Antiqued Silver Tone Brass
    Project uses 3 inches. You will need 3 packages.

  • CHX-2061 - Bulk Chain, with 4mm Round Bauble Cluster Links, Sold By The Inch, Antiqued Brass
    Project uses 3 inches. You will need 3 packages.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Additional Information
Theme Yoga, Vintage Look, Summer, Boho, Autumn
Ingredients FCR-1215, FCR-1090, FJR-5512, XCR-5193, SPJA-85, SPJA-166, BCP-20508, CHX-2060, CHX-2061,

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.
Beadalon Silver Plated Crimp Tubes 2x1.8mm 1.3mm ID (75 Beads)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 75 Pieces.
$2.24 / Package | SKU: FCR-1215
Antiqued Brass Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FCR-1090
Soft Flex, 49 Strand Medium Beading Wire .019 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$12.22 / Package | SKU: XCR-5193
Final Sale - Matrix/Picasso Jasper 40mm Large Round Focal Pendant
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.09 / Package | SKU: SPJA-85
Final Sale - Preciosa Czech Glass, Forget Me Not Flower Spacer Beads 5mm, 72 Pieces, Full Gold
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 72 Pieces.
$2.19 / Package | SKU: BCP-20508
Charm Chain, 4mm Round Bauble Cluster, Antiqued Silver Tone Plated, by the Inch
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = By The Inch.
$1.43 / Package | SKU: CHX-2060
Charm Chain, 4mm Round Bauble Cluster, Antiqued Brass, by the Inch
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = By The Inch.
$1.43 / Package | SKU: CHX-2061
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$5.77 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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