Retired - Unchain My Heart Lariat Necklace

PROJECT N199
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Beginner
Join us in Tucson this February to learn how to make this fabulous lariat-style necklace! Adding to the 'wow' factor of this piece is the new Swarovski 'Wild Heart' pendant, shown here in the crystal red magma
Instructions
  1. Begin by using your flush cutters (XTL-5600) to cut a piece of twenty four gauge black artistic craft wire at five inches long.
  2. Create a wrapped wire loop at one end of the wire.
  3. Onto the wire, thread one 4mm bordeaux Swarovski faux pearl.
  4. Create the beginning of a large wrapped loop (about 6mm in diameter). Before you complete the wrapping, thread the Swarovski Jet Cosmic Circle onto the loop. Once you have done so, finish wrapping the wire until it meets back up with the 4mm faux pearl. Trim off excess wire.
  5. Cut a piece of fine Soft Flex at about seven inches long. Onto one end of the Soft Flex thread a gunmetal crimp bead, but do not crimp it yet. Thread the end of the Soft Flex though the empty wrapped wire loop next to the 4mm faux pearl and back through the crimp bead. Pull the Soft Flex snug and crimp the gunmetal crimp bead.
  6. Onto the Soft Flex thread approximately four inches of alternating Swarovski 4mm bordeaux faux pearls, Swarovski 5mm jet roundel spacer beads, and Swarovski 4mm red magma round beads.
  7. On the end of the strand, thread a gunmetal crimp bead, but do not crimp it yet. Thread the end of the Soft Flex though the last link at one end of the two foot long piece of gunmetal chain and back through the crimp bead. Pull the Soft Flex snug and crimp the gunmetal crimp bead. Trim off excess beading wire from both ends of the strand.
  8. Feed the end of the gunmetal chain through the jet Swarovski Cosmic Circle.
  9. Cut two small pieces of the black finish cable chain, each eleven links in length. Set these aside.
  10. Cut another piece of twenty four gauge black artistic craft wire at five inches long. Make the beginning of a wrapped wire loop at one end of the wire, but before completing the wrapping, thread the wire through the last link in the two foot long piece of gunmetal chain.
  11. Thread the black artistic wire through the last link of each of the two small pieces of black finish chain. Now thread it through the hole in the Swarovski crystal Wild Heart pendant. Finally, thread it through the opposite end of each of the two small pieces of black finish chain, so that the small chain drapes on either side of the heart pendant.
  12. Bring the wire back up to where it is connected to the end of the two foot long piece of gunmetal chain, and wrap it around itself several times. Trim off all excess wire.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-9688 - Gunmetal Steel Flat Link Cable Chain 4.3mm - Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 2 packages.

  • CHA-1121 - Gun Metal Plated Fine Cable Chain 1.8mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

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

  • FCR-1253 - Gun Metal Brass Crimp Beads 2mm x 1.5mm (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2403 - Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 10 Yard Spool, Permanent Black Color
    Project uses 10 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-4020 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Bordeaux
    Project uses 11 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-04066 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 4mm, 12 Pieces, Red Magma
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-5202 - Swarovski Crystal, 5305 Rondelle Spacer Beads 5mm, 12 Pieces, Jet
    Project uses 9 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-9025 - Swarovski Crystal, 4139 Cosmic Ring Pendant 20mm, 1 Piece, Jet
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBB-3735 - Swarovski Crystal, 6240 Wild Heart Pendant 27mm, 1 Piece, Crystal Red Magma
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme Valentine's Day
Ingredients CHA-9688, CHA-1121, XCR-5143, FCR-1253, WCR-2403, SWP-4020, SWC-04066, SWC-5202, SWC-9025, SWBB-3735,

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.
Gun Metal Plated Flat Cable Chain, 4.3mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.09 / Package | SKU: CHA-9688
Gun Metal Plated Fine Cable Chain, 1.8mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$1.35 / Package | SKU: CHA-1121
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
Gun Metal Barrel Crimp Beads 2x1.5mm Brass  (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$5.24 / Package | SKU: FCR-1253
Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 10 Yard Spool, Permanent Black Color
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.19 / Package | SKU: WCR-2403
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Bordeaux
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.05 / Package | SKU: SWP-4020

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