Retired - When Pigs Fly Necklace

PROJECT N1004
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Beginner
Whimsy abounds in this necklace with a pewter flying pig and light rose Swarovski Crystal beads. Wear it anytime to show your fun side!
Instructions
  1. Before you begin, you may find it helpful to watch the instructional videos: How to Make Wire Loops Correctly and How to Open and Close Jump Rings. These principles will be used quite a bit in this project.
  2. Begin by cutting an 18" length of antique silver plated 3 mm cable chain with a pair of flush cutters.
  3. Place a 6 mm light rose round Swarovski crystal bead onto a 1", 22 gauge silver plated head pin and make a simple wire loop after the bead using a pair of wire looping pliers. Repeat this process with six more round crystal beads and with four antique silver plated diamond cut out round beads.
  4. Take a 1.5", 22 gauge silver plated eye pin and place onto it a 4 mm crystal Swarovski bicone bead, then a pewter flying pig focal bead, and then a second bicone bead. Use the wire looping pliers to create a wrapped wire loop after the top bicone bead.
  5. Use the wire loop on the head pin of one of the round crystal beads to hang the bead from the bottom of the focal bead eye pin. Then, use a 4 mm, 22 gauge silver plated jump ring to hang the focal bead eye pin from the center link on your length of chain.
  6. Use the wire loops on the head pins to hang a round crystal bead from each side of the chain about 1.25" up from the focal bead.
  7. Skip four links in the chain and then hang a diamond cut out bead from each side of the chain by the wire loop on the head pins.
  8. Continue to alternate hanging round crystal beads and diamond cut out bead every 5th link on both sides of the chain until each side has 3 round crystal beads and 2 star filigree beads. See photos for reference.
  9. Open up the loop on the hook from an antique silver plated pewter hook and eye clasp and attach it to the last link on one end of the chain. Then open up one of the loops on the eye part of the clasp and attach it to the last link on the other end of the chain.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BMB-5179 -
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-9119 - Green Girl Studios Focal Bead, 26.5mm Flying Pig, 1 Piece, Pewter
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9664 - Antiqued Silver Plated Cable Chain 3mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 18 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • FHP-5314 - Silver Plated Head Pins 1 Inch/22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 11 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6266 - Silver Plated Open Eye Pins 22 Gauge 1.5 Inch (x50)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5454 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-0680 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 6mm, 10 Pieces, Light Rose
    Project uses 7 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2604 - Nunn Design Antiqued Silver Plated Hook & Figure-8 Eye Clasps X2
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBI-1400 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Crystal
    Project uses 2 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5032 - Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
Additional Information
Ingredients BMB-5179, BMB-9119, CHA-9664, FHP-5314, FHP-6266, FJR-5454, SWC-0680, FCL-2604, SWBI-1400,

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 Silver Plated Cable Chain, 3mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.65 / Package | SKU: CHA-9664
Silver Plated Head Pins 1 Inch/22 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.39 / Package | SKU: FHP-5314
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.19 / Package | SKU: FJR-5454
Swarovski Crystal, #5000 Round Beads 6mm, 10 Pieces, Light Rose
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$4.65 / Package | SKU: SWC-0680
Nunn Design Antiqued Silver Plated  Hook & Figure-8 Eye Clasps X2
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Sets.
$2.02 / Package | SKU: FCL-2604
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Crystal
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$2.65 / Package | SKU: SWBI-1400
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
$12.59 / Package | SKU: XTL-5032

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