Retired - Victoriana Necklace

Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Beginner
This vintage-inspired necklace incorporates an oval pearlized cabochon surrounded by a delicate Czech glass pearl cup chain. Dangling beneath the cabochon is a tassel made out of antiqued brass chain. This piece looks lavish but is fairly simple to make.

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Your necklace measures approximately 18" long and the tassel uses approximately 24" of chain. You will need to use a piece of scrap wire or applicator for your glue.
  1. Begin by taking the front side of your brass stamping and add a dab of E6000 glue to the center. Press your pearl cabochon (flat side down) on top and wait a few minutes for it to dry.
  2. Next cut 3" of cup chain. Before you glue it down, you can measure it by wrapping it along the edges of your pearl cabochon, and snip off any excess with your flush cutters.
  3. Now take your cup chain (pearl side up) and add a small amount of glue to the bottom using a piece of scrap wire and carefully line it around your cabochon. Press down gently and wait a few minutes to dry.
  4. Open up two jump rings and slide them onto the two top center loops of the decorative filigree on your stamping. Close your jump rings. Open up two more jump rings and do the same to the bottom two center loops of your stamping. Refer to the photos for assistance.
  5. Next cut 18 inches of chain using your flush cutters. Be sure to cut off any broken links at the end of the chain.
  6. Slide your chain through the top two jump rings on your stamping.
  7. Next, take your clasp set and open the simple wire loops on either side with your pliers. Take the last link of one side of your chain and link it onto one of the loops of your clasp set. Close the loop. Do the same thing with the other side.
  8. For the last part, take the remaining 24" inches of chain and measure eight pieces that are approximately 3" each. Cut off any broken links.
  9. Open your fifth jump ring and slide on your eight chain pieces via the last chain link on each. Slide this jump ring onto the two jump rings you have on the bottom of your stamping. Close the jump ring. Your tassel should now be dangling from your stamping.
  10. Your necklace is now ready.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-99955 - Antiqued Brass Slim Rolo Chain 2mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 42 inches. You will need 4 packages.

  • CHA-10103 - Czech Glass White Pearl On Brass Cup Chain PP24 (By The Foot)
    Project uses 3 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-7051 - Antiqued Brass Round Filigree Stamping 36mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5462 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 6mm 21 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look
Ingredients CHA-99955, CHA-10103, XTL-1054,

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.
Antiqued Brass Rolo Chain, 2mm, by the Foot
You will need 4 package(s).
1 package = By the Foot.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: CHA-99955
Czech Cup Chain, White Glass Pearl, Brass, PP24, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By the Foot.
$6.49 / Package | SKU: CHA-10103
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.09 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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