Retired - Trichrome Necklace

PROJECT N8016
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
A unique pairing of Nunn Design copper elements are featured in this necklace. Black California Gold Union seed beads are wire wrapped onto a paddle, hinged within a complimentary angular form. The pendant is strung with beads onto Nunn Design flat cable chain.
Instructions
This necklace measures 17.5 inches total. To modify the length, adjust the amounts of chain used on either side respectively.
  1. Please watch the video: How to Make the Serpentine Spiral Earrings. Using what you have learned about wire-wrapping seed beads onto a form, begin by cutting 1 foot of 24 gauge copper wire.
  2. Take your copper paddle pendant and attach one end of your wire onto the bottom of the form just above the flat paddle portion by coiling twice around the form to anchor your wire as shown in the video (see photo for reference). Clip and tuck the end of your wire.
  3. String one 8/0 seed bead onto your wire so that it lays on one side of your paddle, and coil the wire twice around your paddle pendant.
  4. String on another 8/0 seed bead so that it lays on the opposite side of your paddle, and coil twice around your paddle pendant.
  5. Repeat the above step 9 more times to wire wrap a total of 11 beads onto your paddle, alternating from side to side. Half way through your wire-wrapping, gently pull your wrapped beads down toward the bottom of the form to create more space for wrapping the remaining beads onto the pendant.
  6. Create two final coils just below the top loop of the paddle pendant to end your wire-wrapping, clip and tuck your wire.
  7. To assemble your necklace, begin by using flush cutters to cut 6 inches of beading wire. Also cut two 7 inch lengths of antiqued copper chain.
  8. String a crimping bead onto your beading wire, then string on the end link of one length of chain. Use a crimping tool to crimp your bead. Clip the excess beading wire.
  9. Using pliers, attach a crimp cover over the bead you just crimped.
  10. String twelve 8/0 seed beads onto your beading wire.
  11. Hang your pendant as follows: String on one loop of your angular form, one seed bead, the loop of your paddle pendant, one seed bead, and the other loop of your angular form (see photo for reference).
  12. String on twelve more 8/0 seed beads, then repeat steps 8 and 9 to attach the opposite side of your beading wire to your other length of chain using a crimp bead and crimp cover.
  13. To attach your clasp, open a 6mm jump ring. Slide it through the last link on one side of the chain, and also slide on the loop of your clasp. Close the jump ring.
  14. Open another jump ring. Slide on the last link of chain on the other side of the necklace. Close the jump ring. Enjoy your necklace!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • JSU-0045 - BeadSmith Unions, 8/0 Round Seed Beads, 22 Gram Tube, Black California Gold
    Project uses 36 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-142 - Nunn Design Open Frame Pendant, Diamond 26x51mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Copper
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-130 - Nunn Design Pendant, Long Paddle 4.3x45mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Copper
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7520 - Nunn Design Antiqued Copper Plated Lobster Clasps 12mm (2)
    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.

  • FCR-1009 - Genuine Antiqued Copper Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1710 - BeadSmith Crimp Tubes, 1.5x1.5mm, 100 Pieces, Copper Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9811 - Nunn Design Antiqued Copper Plated Chain Flat Cable 4mm By The Ft
    Project uses 14 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • XCR-5010 - Soft Flex Metallics, 49 Strand Medium Beading Wire .019 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Antique Brass
    Project uses 6 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2435 - Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 10 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Natural Copper
    Project uses 12 inches. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5230 - Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Boho, Autumn
Ingredients JSU-0045, PND-142, PND-130, FCL-7520, FJR-3093, FCR-1009, FCR-1710, CHA-9811, XCR-5010, WCR-2435,

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.
BeadSmith Unions, 8/0 Round Seed Beads, 22 Gram Tube, Black California Gold
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$7.29 / Package | SKU: JSU-0045
Nunn Design Open Frame Pendant, Diamond 26x51mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Copper
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.70 / Package | SKU: PND-142
Nunn Design Antiqued Copper Plated Lobster Clasps 12mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.15 / Package | SKU: FCL-7520
Antiqued Copper Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.35 / Package | SKU: FJR-3093
Genuine Antiqued Copper Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.59 / Package | SKU: FCR-1009
BeadSmith Crimp Tubes, 1.5x1.5mm, 100 Pieces, Copper Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$1.25 / Package | SKU: FCR-1710
Nunn Design Antiqued Copper 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-9811
Soft Flex Metallics, 49 Strand Medium Beading Wire .019 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Antique Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$16.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-5010
Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 10 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Natural Copper
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.19 / Package | SKU: WCR-2435
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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