Retired - Tough & Lovely Necklace

PROJECT N182
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Beginner
The softness of the lush garnet silky ribbon juxtaposed with the chunky antiqued chain makes for one gorgeous necklace that is at once tough and lovely.
Instructions
  1. Cut a piece of chain that is six inches long in length. Since this is a very heavy double-link chain we are using in this project, we recommend cutting it with memory wire cutters (XTL-5610) as opposed to using flush cutters or side cutters. Also, cut only one link at a time. (Note: save the rest of the chain to make our Tough & Lovely bracelet!)
  2. Open two of the larger jump rings. Thread one through the double link at one end of the chain and the other through the double link at the opposite end of the chain. Close both jump rings.
  3. Open two small jump rings. Thread one through the larger jump ring at one end of the chain and the other through the jump ring at the other end of the chain. Before you close the jump rings, thread one of them through the small hole on the Vintaj brass hammered ring open circle charm (PND-7109). Thread the other jump ring through the small hole on the closed half of the Vintaj brass hammered ring clasp (the half of the clasp without the slot in it). Close both jump rings.
  4. Slide the closed half of the clasp that is attached to the end of the chain through the slotted half of the clasp. Open another small jump ring and thread it through the small hole on the slotted half of the clasp. Before you close the small jump ring, add a large jump ring to it. Close the small jump ring.
  5. Take your garnet colored silky ribbon and thread it through the Vintaj brass hammered ring open circle charm (PND-7109). Stop when the brass charm is exactly halfway down the ribbon. Gather the two ends of the ribbon and onto them thread two of the larger jump rings. Slide these down the length of the doubled up ribbon until they touch the hammered brass ring charm.
  6. Thread the two ends of the ribbon through the large jump ring that it attached to the clasp, working from the front and bringing the ribbon out through the back. Separate the two ends of the ribbon and bring them back to the front of the jump ring, one end protruding from the right side of the jump ring and the other end protruding from the left side. Pull both ends of the ribbon until the back of the necklace (the ribbon part) from jump ring to jump ring measures about ten inches long. (Note: this will make the total length of the necklace about seventeen inches long. If you would like a longer necklace, let out a little more of the ribbon.)
  7. Finally, tie the ribbon in a neat bow. If you would like to add more security to the bow, you may sew a few stitches through the center using like-colored thread.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-9861 - Antiqued 22K Gold Plated Heavy Textured Double Round Link Cable Chain 11mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4655 - Vintaj Natural Brass Love Knot Creative Bar Toggle 31mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4646 - Vintaj Natural Brass Hammered Ring Clasp Set 21.5mm (1 Set)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-48005 - Silk Fabric Flat Silky Ribbon, 2cm Wide, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Garnet Red
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7109 - Vintaj Natural Brass Hammered Ring Open Circle Charms 22mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5347 - Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 4.75mm Open 19 Gauge (25)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5372 - Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 7.25mm Open 16 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5610 - Xuron Memory Wire Cutters Cutting Pliers -Strong & Easy
Additional Information
Theme Autumn
Ingredients CHA-9861, FCL-4655, FCL-4646, XCR-48005, PND-7109, FJR-5347, FJR-5372,

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.
Antiqued 22K Gold Plated Textured Double Round Link Cable Chain, 11mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$5.29 / Package | SKU: CHA-9861
Vintaj Natural Brass Hammered Ring Open Circle Charms 22mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: PND-7109
Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 4.75mm Open 19 Gauge (25)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$2.15 / Package | SKU: FJR-5347
Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 7.25mm Open 16 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: FJR-5372
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Xuron Memory Wire Cutters Cutting Pliers -Strong & Easy

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