Faux Coral Necklace: Project Instructions

Faux Coral Necklace: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 26th Mar 2019

Pastel coral colours are in! Use our free beading instructions to learn how to make this vintage style necklace - involves using cameos and settings (make sure you use a strong glue!).

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 7 nickel eyepins
  • 20cm nickel 6.5mm heavy round brushed chain
  • 6 x 12mm Plain Round Cameo Silver Setting Links
  • 1 x 35mm Peach resin rose
  • 6 x 13mm peach resin roses
  • 1 x 25mm Plain Round Cameo Silver Setting
  • 8 x smoky quartz grey 7mm helix crystal beads
  • 1 x silver plain circle toggle clasp
  • 16 nickel 6mm strong jump ring

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • 2 pairs of Crimping Pliers
  • Twirly Wirlie Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Strong Glue

INSTRUCTIONS

Helix Crystal Eye Pin Links

Take an eye pin and thread up with:

  • a 7mm helix crystal bead

Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the eye pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Repeat with 5 more helix crystal beads (so that you have 6 altogether). Put aside.

Take an eye pin and thread up with:

  • a 7mm helix crystal bead
  • the 25mm plain round cameo setting
  • a 7mm helix crystal bead

Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the eye pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. This will be the centre eye pin link. Put aside.

Peach Resin Rose Links

Using glue (we used E6000) put a small amount on the back of a 13mm peach resin rose and place onto a 12mm plain round cameo setting link. Repeat this process with the 5 remaining 13mm peach resin roses. Put aside to dry.

35mm Peach Resin Rose Drop

Using glue (we used E6000) put a small amount on the back of a 35mm peach resin rose and place onto the cameo setting from the centre eye pin link created earlier. Put aside to dry.

Putting it all together

Open up one of the jump rings (as they are quite strong, you'll need two sets of pliers) and thread onto it:

  • one helix crystal links

Close the ring securely.

Open up another jump ring and thread it through the other end of helix crystal link. Whilst it is still open, thread on one of the the peach resin rose links. Close securely.

Repeat this process, joining the helix crystal links and resin rose links, until you have three crystal links and three rose links (finishing with a resin rose link).

Open up another jump ring and thread it through the other end of the last resin rose attached. Whilst it is still open, thread on the centre eye pin link, complete with the large resin rose attached. Close the ring securely.

Open up another jump ring, and attach a resin rose link to the other side of the centre eye pin link. Close securely. Repeat this process, alternating between resin rose links and crystal links, until you have used up all of your links.

Open up another jump ring and thread it through the other end of the previous eye pin link. Whilst the ring is still open, thread on one of the lengths of chain. Close securely.

Open up another jump ring and thread it through the other end of the of the helix crystal link on the opposite side of the necklace. Whilst the ring is still open, thread on the other length of chain. Close securely. Check the length of the necklace against your neck and cut off any excess chain.

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

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