Retired - Springtime Statement Necklace

PROJECT N3044
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Beginner
Make this trendy statement necklace with two rows of large faceted acrylic drops in shades of pink and purple and Czech glass party beads in Neon Pink. Pair this accessory with a flowy dress for a casual, yet chic look.
Instructions
The shorter chain on this necklace measures 18�. To make this necklace shorter or longer, simply adjust the chain length.
  1. With your flush cutters, cut four 7� lengths of chain. Set aside.
  2. Next, cut 2 lengths of wire, one at 10.5� and another at 11.5�. (I have already included 3 inches of wire on each end to allow for crimping.) Set aside.
  3. Take your 10.5� length of wire and string on a crimp tube followed by a jump ring. Take your wire and string it back through the crimp tube. Pull snug and crimp the crimp tube with your crimping pliers. Snip off any excess wire from the short end with your flush cutters.
  4. Next, string on 18 Czech glass 6mm pink neon party beads followed by another crimp tube and a jump ring. Use your bead stopper so your beads don't fall off.
  5. Once all the beads are on, take the wire and string it back through the crimp tube. Pull snug, but leave about 1/8" of extra space and crimp with your crimping pliers. Snip off any excess wire from the short end.
  6. Next, take your 11.5� length of wire and string on a crimp tube, followed by a jump ring. String your wire back through the crimp tube. Pull snug and crimp the crimp tube with your pliers. Snip off any excess wire from the short end.
  7. String on 14 10mm neon pink party beads, followed by a crimp tube and a jump ring. Take your wire and string it back through the crimp tube. Pull snug, but leave about 1/8" of extra space and crimp your crimp tube with your pliers. Snip off any excess wire from the short end using your flush cutters.
  8. You will now start working on the chain and clasp portion on the right side of your necklace.
  9. Open up the jump ring that is attached (on the right side) of your wire length with the 6mm party beads and slide on the last link from one end of one length of chain and close.
  10. Next, open up the jump ring that is attached (on the right side) of your length of 10mm party beads and slide on the last link from one end of a second length of chain and close.
  11. Open up a third jump ring with your chain nose pliers and slide it through the 2 jump rings at the base of the chains to connect them and close.
  12. Now go to where the two chain ends meet at the end of the necklace. Open up a jump ring and slide on the last link from both lengths of chain. Also slide on your silver plated lobster clasp and close.
  13. Repeat this whole process on the left side of the necklace, omitting the clasp. Refer to the photo for reference.
  14. Next, open up 11 jump rings with your pliers and slide one onto each of your 11 acrylic drops. Do not close the jump rings yet.
  15. You will now add on your acrylic faceted drops onto the wire length that has the 6mm party beads first.
  16. Attach the following drops onto the wire after each set of 3 party beads: 1 pink, 3 hot pink and 1 pink. See photo.
  17. Now add the following acrylic drops onto your second length of wire. Attach a drop after each set of 2 10mm party beads.
  18. You're done.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-9970 - Bright Silver Plated Round Rolo Chain 3mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 28 inches. You will need 3 packages.

  • XCR-5143 - Soft Flex, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
    Project uses 22 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BPL-1100 - Acrylic Large Faceted Teardrop Pendant 48x27mm - Blue Violet (4 Pieces)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BPL-1101 - Acrylic Large Faceted Teardrop Pendant 48x27mm - Pink (4 Pieces)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BPL-1105 - Acrylic Large Faceted Teardrop Pendant 48x27mm - Hot Pink (4 Pieces)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-21007 - Czech Glass Round Party Beads 10mm - Neon Pink (1 Strand / 18 Beads)
    Project uses 14 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-20607 - Czech Glass Round Party Beads 6mm - Neon Pink (1 Strand / 29 Beads)
    Project uses 18 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1215 - Beadalon Silver Plated Crimp Tubes 2x1.8mm 1.3mm ID (75 Beads)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2522 - Beautiful Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 15mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5219 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 19 pieces. 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-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
  • XTL-5230 - Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Spring
Ingredients CHA-9970, XCR-5143, BPL-1100, BPL-1101, BPL-1105, BCP-21007, BCP-20607, FCR-1215, FCL-2522, FJR-5219,

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.
Silver Plated Rolo Chain, 3mm, by the Foot
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.14 / Package | SKU: CHA-9970
Soft Flex, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$13.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-5143
Beadalon Silver Plated Crimp Tubes 2x1.8mm 1.3mm ID (75 Beads)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 75 Pieces.
$3.39 / Package | SKU: FCR-1215
Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 15mm (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$7.39 / Package | SKU: FCL-2522
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: FJR-5219
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps

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