Black/Red 3 Strand Chandelier Necklace: Project Instructions

Black/Red 3 Strand Chandelier Necklace: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 27th Mar 2019

Timeless black and red crystals give this necklace a great look. We've used a large round crystal as a centrepiece (traditionally used as a suncatcher!) and three strands of beads. Learn how to make it yourself with our free instructions!

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 29 x 11mm oval glass crystal beads
  • 54 x 3mm plain metal beads
  • 54 x thin filigree bead caps
  • 27 x 8mm round faceted glass crystal beads
  • 3 x 40cm tigertail
  • 6 small crimps
  • 10 x 6mm strong jump rings
  • 6 filigree metal tubes
  • 2 x 3 strand fancy filigree bar ends
  • 1 x 21mm round faceted crystal drop
  • 2 x 8cm chain
  • 1 plain circle toggle clasp

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • 2 pairs of Crimping Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Twirly Wirlies

INSTRUCTIONS

The Pattern

(you'll need this for most of the necklace)

  • an 11mm oval glass crystal bead
  • a plain metal bead
  • a thin bead cap
  • an 8mm round faceted glass crystal bead
  • a thin bead cap
  • a plain metal bead

The main part of the necklace

Pick up the first strand of tigertail. Thread on a small crimp, a jump ring, then thread back through the crimp. Pull up tightly and squish down the crimp. Cut off any excess tigertail. Thread on a filigree metal tube. Then thread on the pattern (as above) 8 times, so you have a total of 8 oval glass crystal beads.

Then thread on:

  • an 11mm oval glass crystal bead

Followed by a filigree metal tube, a small crimp, a jump ring, then back through the crimp. Pull up tightly and squish down the crimp. Cut off any excess tigertail. Open up one of the end jump rings (as they are quite strong, you'll need two pairs of pliers), and thread through the first loop on the first 3 strand fancy filigree bar end. Close securely. Open up the jump ring on the other end of the strand and thread through the first loop on the second 3 strand fancy filigree bar end. Close securely. Put aside for now.

Pick up the second strand of tigertail. Thread on a small crimp, a jump ring, then thread back through the crimp. Pull up tightly and squish down the crimp. Cut off any excess tigertail. Thread on a filigree metal tube. Then thread on the pattern (as above) 9 times, so you have a total of 9 oval glass crystal beads.

Then thread on:

  • an 11mm oval glass crystal bead

Followed by a filigree metal tube, a small crimp, a jump ring, then back through the crimp. Pull up tightly and squish down the crimp. Cut off any excess tigertail. Open up one of the end jump rings, and thread through the second loop on the first 3 strand fancy filigree bar end. Close securely. Open up the jump ring on the other end of the strand and thread through the second loop on the second 3 strand fancy filigree bar end. Close securely. Put aside for now.

Pick up the last strand of tigertail. Thread on a small crimp, a jump ring, then thread back through the crimp. Pull up tightly and squish down the crimp. Cut off any excess tigertail. Thread on a filigree metal tube. Then thread on the pattern (as above) 5 times, so you have a total of 5 oval glass crystal beads.

Then thread on:

  • a 21mm round faceted crystal drop
  • a plain metal bead
  • a thin bead cap
  • an 8mm round faceted glass crystal bead
  • a thin bead cap
  • a plain metal bead

Then thread on the pattern (as at the top) 4 more times, so you have a total of 9 oval glass crystal beads on your strand. Thread on the last oval glass crystal bead.

Followed by a filigree metal tube, a small crimp, a jump ring, then back through the crimp. Pull up tightly and squish down the crimp. Cut off any excess tigertail. Open up one of the end jump rings, and thread through the last loop on the first 3 strand fancy filigree bar end. Close securely. Open up the jump ring on the other end of the strand and thread through the last loop on the second 3 strand fancy filigree bar end. Close securely.

Open up another jump ring and thread through the top loop of the first 3 strand fancy filigree bar end. Whilst it is still open, thread on one of the pieces of chain. Close securely. Repeat process for the other side of the necklace.

Open up another jump ring and thread through the end of one of the pieces of chain. Whilst it is still open, thread on the circle part of the toggle clasp. Close securely.

Open up the last jump ring and thread through the end of one of the pieces of chain. Whilst it is still open, thread on the bar part of the toggle clasp. Close securely. Your necklace is now ready to wear!

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