Watermelon Spritz Layered Necklace

PROJECT N2307
Watermelon Jade gemstone beads provide a duo of pinks and greens in this long layered necklace complete with magnetic clasp. Add this design to your other necklaces for a layering look to suit your personal style.
Instructions
  1. Begin by making the gemstone components. String five gemstone beads onto one eye pin. Then make a simple wire loop. Cut the excess wire and set aside. Complete nine more components.
  2. Then you will separate the flat cable chain into 9 pieces that are 11 links long; approx. 1 inch. You will open and close the links same as you would a jump ring. Set these pieces of chain aside.
  3. Next you will link the gemstone components together with the chain. Starting with a gemstone component, open the loop, and add a piece of chain. Close the loop and continue to alternate until you have all ten pieces of gemstone and nine pieces of chain. (See Finished Photo for Reference)
  4. On to each end of the necklace you will add a length of chain evenly to each side. Please take a moment to size your necklace. The design pictured measures about 34 inches in length. This was achieved by adding five inches of chain to both sides.
  5. Now to get the right sizing of your paperclip chain, you will open one jump ring and attach it to the end of the gemstone chain, to one end of the paperclip chain and to one magnetic clasp. Once you have done this, move to the other side of the necklace and open another jump ring and attach it to the end of the gemstone chain and to the magnetic clasp.
  6. This next step might be tricky to hold, but to get the sizing right, it can help tremendously. Without closing the jump ring try to clasp it behind your neck. Move the paperclip chain until it falls where you'd like it on the neck hold that link with your fingers so you don't lose your place. Separate the magnetic clasp, then slip the link of paperclip chain you are holding into the jump ring on this side of the necklace and close the jump ring. Do not cut the paperclip chain yet. Try to clasp the necklace again to make sure you are happy with the spacing and length of the necklaces. If you are happy, unclasp the necklace and cut off the excess chain. Note: The reason to do this is because the links of the paperclip chain have to be cut and not opened and closed like the other chain. This is a roundabout way to save you from making a mistake in your work. For reference the design pictured uses 20 inches of paperclip chain.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SPJD-0113 - Gemstone Beads, Dark Watermelon Jade, Round 6.5mm, 15.5 Inch Strand, Green and Pink
    Project uses 50 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9810 - Nunn Design Antiqued Gold Plated Flat Cable Chain, 3.6mm, by The Foot
    Project uses 2 Feet. You will need 2 packages.

  • CHA-0190 - Gold Tone Paperclip Cable Chain, Elongated Circle 21x5mm, by the Foot
    Project uses 2 Feet. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCL-6813 - The Beadsmith Magnetic Clasps, Round Capsule 14x8mm, 2 Sets, 22K Gold Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5250 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6258 - Open Eye Pins, 2 Inches Long and 22 Gauge Thick, 50 Pieces, 22K Gold Plated
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0410 - Beadaholique Essential Beading Pliers, Chain Nose, 1 Piece
  • XTL-0411 - Beadaholique Essential Beading Pliers, Round Nose, 1 Piece
  • XTL-0412 - Beadaholique Essential Beading Pliers, Diagonal Cutter, 1 Piece
Additional Information
Ingredients SPJD-0113, CHA-9810, CHA-0190, FCL-6813, FJR-5250, FHP-6258,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Gemstone Beads, Dark Watermelon Jade, Round 6.5mm, Green and Pink (15.5 Inch Strand)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$5.85 / Package | SKU: SPJD-0113
Nunn Design Antiqued Gold Plated Flat Cable Chain, 3.6mm, by The Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$5.65 / Package | SKU: CHA-9810
Gold Tone Paperclip Cable Chain, Elongated Circle 21x5mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: CHA-0190
The Beadsmith Magnetic Clasps, Round Capsule 14x8mm, 22K Gold Plated (2 Sets)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Sets.
$3.75 / Package | SKU: FCL-6813
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100 pcs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$6.59 / Package | SKU: FJR-5250
Open Eye Pins, 2 Inches Long and 22 Gauge Thick, 22K Gold Plated (50 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.29 / Package | SKU: FHP-6258
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadaholique Essential Beading Pliers, Chain Nose (1 Piece)
Beadaholique Essential Beading Pliers, Round Nose (1 Piece)
Beadaholique Essential Beading Pliers, Diagonal Cutter (1 Piece)

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