Retired - Spirals and Stars Necklace

PROJECT N210
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Advanced
Employing a beginner wire working technique, this fun necklace juxtaposes bright, vibrant shades of purplish-blue and yellow-green with oxidized copper elements for an impressive appearance.
Instructions
  1. Use your flush cutters to cut two pieces of the twelve gauge royal blue wire at six inches long each, two pieces of the twelve gauge apple green wire at six inches long each, and one more piece of the apple green wire at one foot long.
  2. Using the narrowest point of your round nose pliers, create the beginning of a coil on each piece of wire. Continue coiling each length of wire, either by hand, or by grasping the wire with a pair of nylon jaw pliers.
  3. Use your needle nose pliers to bend the last inch of wire on each coil at a ninety degree angle to the rest of the coil.
  4. Place each coil, one at a time, on to a bench block. Hammer each coil flat using the checkered side of your texturing hammer.
  5. Once you have hammered each coil, place the tip of one half of your round nose pliers in the very center of the coil, pressing upward to give each coil a domed effect. There should be a small space between each layer of each coil.
  6. Use your round nose pliers to curl the one inch tail of each coil downward and away from the domed, textured side of the coil to create a bail. Set all coils aside.
  7. Cut your one foot length of double-link antiqued copper chain into two equal, six inch long halves. Set these aside.
  8. Cut a length of copper colored beading wire at one foot long. Secure one end of the wire with a Bead Stopper.
  9. Onto you wire, thread the following:
  10. a 6mm Lime Swarovski Crystal round
  11. a 6mm antiqued copper star filigree bead
  12. a 6mm Sapphire Swarovski Crystal round
  13. a small apple green wire coil (threaded on through the bail)
  14. a 6mm Sapphire Swarovski Crystal round
  15. a 6mm antiqued copper star filigree bead
  16. a 6mm Lime Swarovski Crystal round
  17. a royal blue wire coil
  18. a 6mm Lime Swarovski Crystal round
  19. a 6mm antiqued copper star filigree bead
  20. a 6mm Sapphire Swarovski Crystal round
  21. and the large apple green wire coil
  22. After threading on the centerpiece, finish stringing the remainder of the strand as a mirror image of the first half.
  23. On to the end of the strand, thread a copper crimp tube, but do not crimp it yet. Thread the end of your strand through the double link at one end of one one of the pieces of chain, and back through the crimp bead and several consecutive beads on the strand. Pull your wire snug, making sure you leave enough wiggle room for the double chain links, and crimp your tube. Trim excess wire from this end of the necklace.
  24. Remove the Bead Stopper from the other end of the strand and repeat the previous step, only this time use the other six inch length of chain.
  25. Open two antiqued copper jump rings. Attach one to the double chain link at on end of the necklace and close it once more.
  26. Use the other jump ring to attach the lobster clasp to the double chain link at the other end of the necklace. Close that jump ring again.
  27. Thread a 6mm antiqued copper star filigree bead onto five antiqued copper head pins.
  28. Create the beginning of a wrapped wire loop on each head pin. Before you finish wrapping the loops, thread each head pin onto the bottom coil of each of the five wire coils. Complete the wrapped wire loops and trim off all excess wire.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • WCR-4125 - Aluminum Craft Wire Apple Green 12 Gauge 39 Feet (11.8 Meters)
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-4106 - Aluminum Craft Wire Royal Blue 12 Gauge 39 Feet (11.8 Meters)
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-0627 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 6mm, 10 Pieces, Sapphire
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-1048 - Genuine Antiqued Copper Head Pins 22 Gauge 2 Inches (24)
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2526 - Antiqued Copper Plated Sleek Lobster Claw Clasps 10mm (6)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3093 - Antiqued Copper Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-5043 - Soft Flex Metallics, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Copper Color
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1622 - Real Copper Crimp Beads 2 x 2mm (50 Crimps)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9852 - Antiqued Copper Plated Textured Double Round Link Cable Chain 5mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 1 foot. 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-5230 - Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
  • XTL-0074 - Eurotool Nylon Jaw Pliers Chain Nose- For Scratch-Free Wire Work
Additional Information
Ingredients WCR-4125, WCR-4106, SWC-0627, FHP-1048, FCL-2526, FJR-3093, XCR-5043, FCR-1622, CHA-9852,

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.
Aluminum Craft Wire Apple Green 12 Gauge 39 Feet (11.8 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Coil.
$7.25 / Package | SKU: WCR-4125
Aluminum Craft Wire Royal Blue 12 Gauge 39 Feet (11.8 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Coil.
$7.25 / Package | SKU: WCR-4106
Swarovski Crystal, #5000 Round Beads 6mm, 10 Pieces, Sapphire
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$5.05 / Package | SKU: SWC-0627
Genuine Antiqued Copper Head Pins 22 Gauge 2 Inches (24)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$3.40 / Package | SKU: FHP-1048
Antiqued Copper Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.75 / Package | SKU: FJR-3093
Soft Flex Metallics, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Copper Color
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$12.25 / Package | SKU: XCR-5043
Antiqued Copper Plated Textured Double Link Cable Chain, 5mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$4.45 / Package | SKU: CHA-9852
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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
$7.75 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps

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