White/Silver Chain Necklace: Project Instructions

White/Silver Chain Necklace: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 21st Mar 2019

Long lengths of chain make the creation of this necklace quite quick. We've also used stardust metal beads, large glass pearls and Swarovski beads to complete the look.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 20 eye pins
  • 42 thin filigree bead caps
  • 7 x 12mm glass pearls
  • 7 x 8mm stardust metal beads
  • 7 x 6mm round faceted swarovski crystal beads
  • 1 head pin
  • 16 x 5-link pieces of chain, 4 x 2-link pieces of chain, 2 x 1-link pieces of chain
  • 1 plain circle toggle clasp
  • 1 strong jump ring

TOOLS REQUIRED

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

INSTRUCTIONS

Making the components

Take an eye pin and thread on:

  • a thin filigree bead cap
  • a 12mm glass pearl
  • a thin filigree bead cap

Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the eye pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Repeat until you have 6 glass pearl eye pins. Put aside.

Take an eye pin and thread on:

  • a thin filigree bead cap
  • an 8mm stardust metal bead
  • a thin filigree bead cap

Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the eye pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Repeat until you have 7 stardust eye pins. Put aside.

Take an eye pin and thread on:

  • a thin filigree bead cap
  • a 6mm round faceted swarovski crystal bead
  • a thin filigree bead cap

Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the eye pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Repeat until you have 7 swarovski eye pins. Put aside.

Take a head pin and thread on:

  • a thin filigree bead cap
  • a 12mm glass pearl
  • a thin filigree bead cap

Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the head pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Put aside.

Put it together!

Open up the last link in one of the 5-link pieces of chain and join to a swarovski eye pin (it's easiest if you use two pairs of crimping pliers, although a pair of crimping pliers and pair of twirly wirlies will work). Close securely. Open up the last link on the other end of the chain and join it to one of the stardust eye pins. Close securely. Open up the last link in another 5-link piece of chain and join to the other end of the stardust eye pin, close securely. Repeat this process, adding a length of chain between each eye pin link. Use the pattern:

  • swarovski eye pin
  • stardust eye pin
  • glass pearl eye pin
  • swarovski eye pin
  • stardust eye pin
  • glass pearl eye pin
  • swarovski eye pin
  • stardust eye pin
  • glass pearl eye pin
  • stardust eye pin
  • swarovski eye pin
  • glass pearl eye pin
  • stardust eye pin
  • swarovski eye pin
  • glass pearl eye pin
  • stardust eye pin
  • swarovski eye pin

Open up one of the 2-link pieces of chain and attach to one end of the necklace. Whilst it is still open, attach the bar part of the toggle clasp, close securely.

Open up the 1-link piece of chain and attach to the other end of the necklace. Whilst it is still open, attach the circle part of the toggle clasp, close securely. Put aside for the time being.

Open up another of the 2-link pieces of chain and attach to one end of the last glass pearl eye pin. Close securely. Open up another of the 2-link pieces of chain and attach to the other end of the glass pearl eye pin, close securely. Repeat this process, adding a length of chain between each eye pin link. Use the pattern:

  • glass pearl eye pin
  • stardust eye pin
  • swarovski eye pin
  • glass pearl head pin

Open up the strong jump ring (as the jump rings are quite strong, you will need to use 2 pairs of pliers or a jump ring tool) and whilst it's open, thread through the first link of chain. Whilst the jump ring is still open, thread through the circle part of the toggle clasp (through the large circle). Close securely - your necklace is now ready to wear!

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