Lavender Gothic Chain Drop Necklace: Project Instructions

Lavender Gothic Chain Drop Necklace: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 27th Mar 2019

This fun gothic style necklace features purple glass pearls and lots of chain. We've working in silver colours, but this particular design also looks great with black findings.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 70cm small chain
  • 50cm tigertail
  • 2 small crimps
  • 2 x 6mm strong jump rings
  • 2 filigree metal tubes
  • 82 thin bead caps
  • 35 x 8mm glass pearl beads
  • 20 x 3mm plain metal beads
  • 1 parrot clasp
  • 1 headpin

TOOLS REQUIRED

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

INSTRUCTIONS

Cut the chain so that you have two pieces of 20cm, two pieces of 11cm and one piece of 5cm.

Pick up the strand of tigertail and 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. Open the jump ring slightly and close securely so that the tigertail doesn't pull through the small gap in the jump ring (as the jump rings are quite strong, you will need two pairs of pliers). Thread on a filigree metal tube, followed by:

  • a thin bead cap
  • an 8mm glass pearl
  • a thin bead cap
  • a plain metal bead

Repeat another 6 times so that you have 7 glass pearls on your strand.

Now thread the tigertail through an end link of one of your long pieces (20cm) chain. Next, thread on a plain metal bead.

Then thread on:

  • a thin bead cap
  • an 8mm glass pearl
  • a thin bead cap
  • a plain metal bead

Repeat another 4 times so that you have 5 glass pearls in this section.

Thread the tigertail through an end link of one of your 11cm pieces of chain. Next, thread on a plain metal bead.

Then thread on:

  • a thin bead cap
  • an 8mm glass pearl
  • a thin bead cap
  • a plain metal bead

Repeat another 4 times so that you have 5 glass pearls in this section.

Pick up the other end of the 11cm chain and thread it on to the tigertail, then pick up the other end of the 20cm chain and thread that on to the tigertail. Now thread on the end link of the 5cm chain, then the end link of the second 20cm chain and the end link of the second 11cm chain.

Then thread on:

  • a plain metal bead
  • a thin bead cap
  • an 8mm glass pearl
  • a thin bead cap

Repeat another 4 times so that you have 5 glass pearls in this section.

Then thread on a plain metal bead and the other end of the 11cm chain.

Then thread on:

  • a plain metal bead
  • a thin bead cap
  • an 8mm glass pearl
  • a thin bead cap

Repeat another 4 times so that you have 5 glass pearls in this section.

Then thread on a plain metal bead and the other end of the 20cm chain.

Next, thread on:

  • a plain metal bead
  • a thin bead cap
  • an 8mm glass pearl
  • a thin bead cap

Repeat another 6 times so that you have 7 glass pearls in this section.

Next thread on a filigree metal tube, 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. Open up the jump ring, attach the parrot clasp and close securely.

On the head pin thread on one thin bead cap, one glass pearl and one thin bead cap. Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the head pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Open up the loop you just made and attach to the end of the 14 link chain. Your necklace is now ready to wear.

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