Crystal Drop Necklace
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Crystal Drop Necklace

Designed by Melissa Manks.
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Bead Landing™ Chain Nose Pliers (2)
  • Bead Landing™ Round Nose Pliers
  • Bead Landing™ Side Cutters
  • Bead Landing™ Plastic Beads
  • Bead Landing™ Beading Wire, 26 ga.
  • Bead Landing™ Chain – Hematite
  • Bead Landing™ Chain – Gunmetal
  • Bead Landing™ Head Pins – Hematite
  • Bead Landing™ Jump Rings – Hematite
  • Bead Landing™ Lobster Clasp
  • Ruler
 

Project Instructions

Using the side cutters, cut 18" of hematite chain. Set aside.

Insert a head pin through one square plastic bead. Using the round nose pliers, bend the head pin at a 45° angle. Using the side cutters, trim the edge to about ¼". Using the round nose pliers, make a simple loop. Repeat one more time. Set aside.

Taking your wire, cut about 2" with side cutters. Loop the wire through the hole in the teardrop bead, twist, loop around your round nose pliers, and twist again, securing the wire. Snip off excess wire as needed. Repeat two more times. Set aside.

Taking the chain from the first step, attach one teardrop shaped bead to the center of your chain using a jump ring. This will now be referred to as the Center Bead.

Starting at the Center Bead, count five loops on the chain and attach a square bead. Count 5 more loops and attach a teardrop bead. Repeat this for the other side of your necklace.

Attach a jump ring to each loop of the chain that has a bead hanging from it.

Using the side cutters, cut four 3" pieces and four 4" pieces of small chain. Pair them together, one of each length. You should now have four groups of chain.

Taking a jump ring, attach each pair of chains together, making one long chain. This will be referred to as the Draped Chain.

Using the chain nose pliers, attach the Draped Chain behind each bead on your necklace, starting from left to right.

To finish your necklace, attach a lobster clasp to one end and jump ring to the other.

Tips

Adult supervision is required at all times.