Retired - Midnight Gold Necklace

PROJECT N8001
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
This stylish necklace incorporates strung Swarovski Rainbow Dark rondelle beads with complimentary gold and black chains to create a striking and simple draped effect.
Instructions
This necklace measures 17.5 inches total. You can adjust the size by cutting the gold side chains to desired lengths accordingly.
  1. Cut the gold chain into two 6 inch lengths, and one 4.25 inch length. Set aside.
  2. Cut one 4.5 inch length of black chain. Set aside.
  3. Cut 10 inches of flex wire, place a bead stopper 2 inches from the end, and string on three 6mm beads.
  4. String through one end link of the 4.25 inch length of gold chain.
  5. Next, string on in this order: one 6mm bead, one 10mm bead, and repeat twelve more times, then end with one more 6mm bead.
  6. String through the other end link of the 4.25 inch length of gold chain, so that it drapes above the beads you just strung.
  7. String on three more 6mm beads, then string through one end link of the 4.5 inch length of black chain.
  8. String on a crimping bead and thread protector, then thread the wire back through your crimping bead and a couple of the beads next to it. Pull snug and crimp the crimping bead. Cut off excess flex wire.
  9. Add a crimp cover Close the crimp cover.
  10. Remove the bead stopper from the other end of the flex wire, and repeat the above process to close off the other side using a crimping bead, thread protector, and crimp cover.
  11. Now take one of the 6 inch lengths of gold chain, open one end link as you would a jump ring, and close it over the loop of one of the thread protectors.
  12. Repeat above step to attach the other 6 inch length of gold chain to the other thread protector.
  13. Open the opposite end link of one 6 inch length of gold chain, and close it over the loop at the back of the clasp.
  14. Repeat the above step to attach a 6 mm jump ring on the end of the other 6 inch length of gold chain.
  15. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-9810 - Nunn Design Antiqued Gold Plated Chain Flat Cable 4mm By The Foot
    Project uses 16.25 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWC-56566 - Swarovski Crystal, 5040 Rondelle Beads 6mm, 10 Pieces, Crystal Rainbow Dark 2X
    Project uses 20 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWC-58566 - Swarovski Crystal, 5040 Rondelle Beads 8mm, 8 Pieces, Crystal Rainbow Dark 2X
    Project uses 13 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • XCR-5143 - Soft Flex, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
    Project uses 8 inches. 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.

  • CHA-99957 - Black Oxidized Plated Slim Rolo Chain 2mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 4.5 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-1142 - TierraCast Brass, Lobster Clasps 12x7mm, 4 Pieces, 22K Gold Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
Additional Information
Theme Special Occasion
Ingredients CHA-9810, SWC-56566, SWC-58566, XCR-5143, FJR-4041, CHA-99957, FCL-1142,

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.
Nunn Design Antiqued Gold Plated Flat Cable Chain, 3.6mm, by The Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$4.95 / Package | SKU: CHA-9810
Soft Flex, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$11.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-5143
22K Gold Plated Closed Jump Rings 6mm 21 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: FJR-4041
Black Oxidized Plated Rolo Chain, 2mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.15 / Package | SKU: CHA-99957
TierraCast Brass, Lobster Clasps 12x7mm, 4 Pieces, 22K Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: FCL-1142
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material

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