Poinsettia Dancer Necklace
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Poinsettia Dancer Necklace

Designed by Barb Switzer for the Holiday Glam collection.
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Connector Links – Red Flower (2)
  • Pendant – Teardrop
  • Faceted Rondelle, 8x10mm – Ruby (5)
  • Opaque Faceted Twist Beads, 12mm – Ruby (4)
  • Crackle Glass Bicone, 8mm – Red (6)
  • Faceted Rounds, 6mm – Ruby (12)
  • Acrylic Balls, 10mm – Silver (4)
  • Faceted Round Disk, 18mm
  • Faceted Oval Bead, 13x20mm
  • Frame, 15x20mm – Silver Antiqued (4)
  • Artistic Wire, 24-gauge – Silver-plated (2')
  • Artistic Wire, 18-gauge – Silver-plated (19")
  • Jump Rings, 18-gauge, 6mm – Silver (10)
  • Jump Rings, 18-gauge, 8mm – Silver (2)
  • 3-loop Toggle Clasp – Crystal and Silver
  • Head Pins, 2" (12)
  • Flush Cutters
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Chain Nose Pliers (2)
 

Project Instructions

Step 1 Cut five sections of chain 13 links long. Cut one section of chain 21 links long. Open eight 6mm silver jump rings. Open two 8mm silver jump rings.

Step 2 Cut a 4" piece of 24-gauge wire. Make a wire wrapped loop, attaching one 13-link section of chain to the loop before wrapping the loop. String a 13x20mm faceted oval bead the wire, and create a second wire wrapped loop, leaving the loop empty.

Step 3 Cut a 4" piece of 24-gauge wire. Make a wire wrapped loop, attaching one 13-link section of chain to the loop before wrapping the loop. String a 18mm faceted round bead to the wire, and create a second wire wrapped loop, leaving the loop empty.

Step 4 Cut a 4" piece of 24-gauge wire. Make a wire wrapped loop. String an antiqued frame, a 12mm faceted twist bead, and pass the wire through the second hole of the bead frame. Create a second wire wrapped loop, leaving the loop empty. Repeat two more times, for a total of three framed, faceted twist links. Begin making a fourth faceted twist link, connecting one loop of a poinsettia connector to one of the wire wrapped loops. Finish wrapping the link.

Step 5 Slide a 6mm faceted round bead onto a head pin. Bend the wire to 90°, trim to 3/8", and use round nose pliers to form a basic loop above the bead. Repeat 11 more times, for a total of 12 6mm faceted dangles. Set the dangles aside to be used later.

Step 6 Cut a 1.25" piece of 18-gauge wire. Using chain nose pliers, make a 90° bend 3/8" from the end of the wire. Switch to round nose pliers, and form a round loop from the 3/8" length of wire. Slide one 8mm red crackle bicone onto the wire. Use chain nose pliers to make a 90° bend next to the bead. Trim the wire to 3/8". Use round nose pliers to form the 3/8" of wire into a round loop. Repeat five more times, making a total of six 8mm crackle bicone links.

Step 7 Cut a 1.25" piece of 18-gauge wire. Using chain nose pliers, make a 90° bend 3/8" from the end of the wire. Switch to round nose pliers, and form a round loop from the 3/8" length of wire. Slide one 10mm acrylic ball onto the wire. Use chain nose pliers to make a 90° bend next to the bead. Trim the wire to 3/8". Use round nose pliers to form the 3/8" of wire into a round loop. Repeat three more times, making a total of four 10mm faceted acrylic ball links.

Step 8 Cut a 1.25" piece of 18-gauge wire. Using chain nose pliers, make a 90° bend 3/8" from the end of the wire. Switch to round nose pliers, and form a round loop from the 3/8" length of wire. Slide one 8x10mm faceted rondelle onto the wire. Use chain nose pliers to make a 90° bend next to the bead. Trim the wire to 3/8". Use round nose pliers to form the 3/8" of wire into a round loop. Repeat four more times, making a total of five 8x10mm faceted rondelle links.

Step 9 Use pliers to pull open the bail and remove it from the pendant. Using one of the 6mm jump rings opened in Step 1, attach the pendant to one of the connectors on the clasp. Close the jump ring. Attach a second jump ring from the pendant to the loop on the clasp. Open one link of the 21-link section of chain. Attach this link to one of the other loops on the clasp. Close the chain link. Repeat, attaching the opposite end of the chain to the other side of the clasp.

Step 10 Open the loop of one dangle created in Step 5. Attach to the loop on the clasp, beside the chain section added in the previous step, and close the loop of the dangle. Repeat on the opposite loop of the clasp. Attach a dangle to every other link of the chain, allowing the dangles to settle across the front of the clasp, above the pendant.

Step 11 Use an 8mm jump ring to attach the flower connector and faceted twist link completed in Step 4. Close the jump ring. Add a second jump ring in the same position.

Step 12 Open one loop of an 8mm crackle bicone link, and attach it to the faceted twist link attached to the flower connector and clasp. Close the loop. Open the other loop of the 8mm crackle bicone link, and attach chain attached to the round faceted link completed in Step 3.

Step 13 Next, attach a 10mm acrylic ball link, followed by a 8x10mm faceted rondelle link.

Step 14 Open the unoccupied loop of the faceted rondelle link, and attach a 13-link section of chain.

Step 15 Next, attach an 8mm crackle bicone link. Open the unoccupied loop of the bicone link, and attach one of the framed twist links finished in Step 4. Close the loop. Attach an 8x10mm faceted rondelle link to the unoccupied loop of the framed twist link. Next attach an acrylic ball link. Attach a section of chain to the second loop of the acrylic ball link.

Step 16 To the chain, attach the following sequence: one 8mm crackle bicone, one 8x10 faceted rondelle, one framed twist link, one acrylic ball link, and another section of chain.

Step 17 To the chain, attach the following sequence: one 8x10 rondelle link, one framed faceted twist link, one 8mm crackle bicone, and the large faceted oval link in Step 2. This link has a chain section already attached.

Step 18 To the end of the chain, attach one acrylic ball link, one 8mm crackle bicone, one 8x10mm faceted rondelle, and a poinsettia connector.

Step 19 To the poinsettia connector, add three 6mm jump rings and the bar half of the toggle clasp. Add a second jump ring from the connector to the center jump ring.

Length: 30" (75cm).