Bronze Fringe Necklace & Earrings
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Bronze Fringe Necklace & Earrings


Create your own fringed chain with shells, pearls and unique pinch bail components. Mixing copper and silver makes for a fresh, new take on metallic colors and makes the design extremely versatile.
Designed by Katie Hacker for Beadalon
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • For Both Projects
  • Beadalon®:
    Silver Findings Chain
    7 Wire Bronze
    Silver Pinch Bails
    Copper #1 Crimp Beads
    Silver Crimp Covers
    Round Nose Pliers
    Chain Nose Pliers
    Crimping Tool
  • Wire Nipper
  • Ruler

  • For Necklace
  • Beadalon®:
    Silver Lobster Clasp
    4mm Silver Jump Rings (2)
  • 20mm Ivory MOP Nugget Beads (5)
  • 5x6mm Ivory Rice Freshwater Pearls (14)
  • 6mm Ivory MOP Chips (8)
  • Silver Ball Head Pins (5)

  • For Earrings
  • Beadalon®:
    Silver Ear Wires (2)
  • 20mm Ivory MOP Nugget Beads (2)
  • 5x6mm Ivory Rice Freshwater Pearls (2)
  • 6mm Ivory MOP Chips (2)
  • Silver Ball Head Pins (2)
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Necklace
Pass a head pin through a nugget and 15 crimp beads (don’t crimp them).


Step: 2

Make a basic loop at the top of the pin. Click to see technique for making loop.


Step: 3

Repeat steps 1-2 for five total dangles. (unit A)


Step: 4

Cut four 1-inch pieces of chain.


Step: 5

Attach a pinch bail to a pearl, then open the last link on a piece of chain and attach it to the pinch bail loop; repeat for each 1-inch piece of chain. (unit B)


Step: 6

Cut a 2-inch piece of Beadalon 7.


Step: 7

Crimp a crimp bead onto one end of the wire, then pass the wire through a closed crimp cover, chip, crimp cover and another crimp bead. Crimp the crimp bead to hold the beads in place.


Step: 8

Pass the top of the wire through a crimp bead, fold it and pass the end back through the crimp bead to form a small loop. Crimp it.


Step: 9

Repeat steps 6-8 for four total dangles. (unit C)


Step: 10

Cut two 6-inch lengths of chain.


Step: 11

Cut a 6-inch length of Beadalon 7 and use a crimp bead to attach one end to the end of a piece of chain.


Step: 12

Pass the wire through the following: pearl, A, pearl, B, chip, C. Repeat this pattern once more.


Step: 13

Pass the wire through the following: pearl, A, pearl, C, chip, B. Repeat this pattern once more.


Step: 14

Attach the wire end to the other piece of chain.


Step: 15

Use a jump ring to attach the clasp to one end of the necklace, then attach another jump ring to the other end of the necklace.


Step: 16

Earrings
Pass a head pin through a nugget and 15 crimp beads (don’t crimp them).


Step: 17

Make a basic loop at the top of the pin. Click to see technique for making loop.


Step: 18

Cut a 2-inch length of chain.


Step: 19

Attach a pinch bail to a pearl, then open the last link on a piece of chain and attach it to the pinch bail loop.


Step: 20

Cut a 2-inch piece of Beadalon 7.


Step: 21

Crimp a crimp bead onto one end of the wire, then pass the wire through a closed crimp cover, chip, crimp cover and another crimp bead. Crimp the crimp bead to hold the beads in place.


Step: 22

Pass the top of the wire through a crimp bead, fold it and pass the end back through the crimp bead to form a small loop. Crimp it.


Step: 23

Slide the top of each dangle onto the ear wire, then pinch the ear wire closed at the bottom.


Step: 24

Repeat all steps to make a matching earring.


Tips

Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.