Industrial Chic She Dreams In Color
Mixed media jewelry doesn't have to be overloaded with pendants and charms. This necklace shows a feminine and delicate take on the mixed media craze.
Designed by Kristen Robinson
- Pendant Flower Petals – Copper
- Charm Open Dangle Chain Twig – Pink
- Oval Chain Link, Small
- Bead Wire, 24ga – Silver
- Silk Ribbon
- Round Nose Pliers
- Chain Nose Pliers
- Wire Cutters
Step 1 Using round nose pliers, open links of silver chain to create desired length of necklace. Close in the same manner.
Step 2 Fold chain in half. From the center measure 4", and place tie a piece of string on each link located at this point.
Step 3 Cut an additional piece of chain measuring approximately 4¼". Open the links on each end of the strand in the same manner as in Step 1. Attach one link onto the link you marked. Close the link using round nose pliers and remove the marking. Repeat on the adjacent side.
Step 4 Using flat nose pliers or a jump ring tool, open the jump ring attached to the fuchsia bead dangle attached to the center of the chain in Step 3. Close the ring.
Step 5 Using wire cutters cut a 5" piece of silver wire. Place the wire through the top bale of the flower pendant, making sure equal amounts of wire appear on each side of the bale.
Step 6 Place your thumb and forefinger under the wire on each side and slightly bend upwards. Once a curve begins to form push the wire together until the ends overlap.
Step 7 Bend one end of the wire 45° and wrap around the top of the loop you have created. Trim any excess.
Step 8 Place the remaining wire onto round nose pliers, sliding it to the widest portion of the tool. Create a loop. Place the loop through the bottom wire of the rolled pendant. Wrap the remaining wire around the loop and trim any excess.
Step 9 Using flat nose pliers or a jump ring tool, open the jump ring at the top of the rolled pendant and attach to the silver chain. Close in the same manner.
Step 10 Through one link of the silver chain (at what will be the back), thread the ribbon. Pull through the link until both ends of the ribbon are equal. Place both ends of the ribbon through the last link on the adjacent side and tie in a bow and wear.