Retired - Spire Shell Necklace

PROJECT N8047
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Capture the rustic beauty of the ocean with this wire wrapped necklace featuring TierraCast elements and 8mm Alexandrite cultured sea glass beads. The design is made using both simple and wrapped wire loops with 20 gauge artistic wire and antiqued silver rolo chain.
Instructions

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These instructions will make a 26 inch necklace. For a longer or shorter necklace, choose your desired length of chain. If you wish to use a clasp, we recommend a lobster clasp and jump ring.
  1. Use flush cutters to cut 2 inches of wire.
  2. On one end of the wire, make a simple wire loop.
  3. Onto the wire, slide one bead cap with the wide end facing away from the loop. Then slide on one 8mm cultured sea glass bead. Slide on another bead cap with the wide end facing toward the bead.
  4. Once your second bead cap has been added, make another simple wire loop.
  5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 to create another beaded link.
  6. Use pliers to open a loop on one of your beaded links the same way you would open a jump ring, and slide on a loop of your other beaded link. Close the loop.
  7. Use flush cutters to cut 26 inches of rolo chain.
  8. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to start your third beaded link. Once your second bead cap has been added, make a wrapped wire loop. Before coiling the wrap closed, slide on the two end links of your chain. Close the wrap.
  9. Repeat step 6 to connect your beaded link and chain from the previous step to your other two beaded links.
  10. Now open the end loop of your first beaded link and slide on the loop of your shell charm. Close the loop. Enjoy your necklace!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PNT-189 - Pewter Pendant, Spindle 55mm, Antiqued Silver Plated, 1 Piece, By TierraCast
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-300 - TierraCast Pewter, Bead Cap with Lotus Pattern 3.5x7.5mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Silver Plated
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 3 packages.

  • WCR-2230 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 22 Gauge Thick, 8 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
    Project uses 6 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9705 - Antiqued Silver Plated Round Rolo Chain 2mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 26 inches. You will need 3 packages.

  • BGL-01054 - Cultured Sea Glass, Round Beads 8mm, 26 Pieces, Alexandrite Purple
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-0034 - Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Yoga, Vintage Look, Summer, Nautical
Ingredients PNT-189, BMB-300, WCR-2230, CHA-9705, BGL-01054,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. This project is RETIRED. 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.
Pewter Pendant, Spindle 55mm, Antiqued Silver Plated, 1 Piece, By TierraCast
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$5.29 / Package | SKU: PNT-189
TierraCast Pewter, Bead Cap with Lotus Pattern 3.5x7.5mm, Antiqued Silver Plated (2 Pieces)
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.20 / Package | SKU: BMB-300
Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 22 Gauge Thick, Tarnish Resistant Silver (8 Yard Spool)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$8.75 / Package | SKU: WCR-2230
Antiqued Silver Plated Rolo Chain, 2mm, by the Foot
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.89 / Package | SKU: CHA-9705
Cultured Sea Glass, Round Beads 8mm, Alexandrite Purple (26 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: BGL-01054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$32.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020

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