Smoke & Ice Necklace
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Smoke & Ice Necklace

Create chic and savvy signature looks for less. Add some luxe to your look for a fraction of boutique prices. This layered necklace is surprisingly easy to make! Designed by Katie Hacker
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Bead Gallery® 28mm Flat Round Gold-Back Pendant with Bail
  • Bead Gallery® Et/Gold 14mm Faceted Disks, 4
  • Bead Gallery® Hematite 12mm Loops, 11
  • Bead Gallery® Clear/Silver 10mm Table Cuts, 4
  • Bead Gallery® Clear Luster 8mm Bicones, 7
  • Bead Gallery® AB Smoky Black 8mm Bicones, 2
  • Bead Gallery® AB Smoky Black 8mm Faceted Rounds, 9
  • Bead Gallery® AB Smoky 8mm V-Cuts, 8
  • Bead Gallery® Hematite 6mm Faceted Rounds, 8
  • Bead Gallery® 7-Color Dark Blue 4mm V-Cuts, 24
  • Bead Gallery® AB Smoky 4mm Bicones, 32
  • Bead Gallery® Hematite 3mm Rounds, 48
  • Bead Gallery® Silver-Lined 6/0 Seed Beads, 20
  • Beadalon® Silver Medium Ball Head Pins, 17
  • Beadalon Silver Eye Pins, 51
  • Beadalon Silver Pinch Bails, 4
  • Beadalon Silver 9mm Jump Rings*, 47
  • Beadalon 6mm Silver Jump Ring
  • Beadalon Silver 4mm Jump Rings, 8
  • Beadalon Silver #0 Crimp Beads, 52
  • Beadalon Silver #1 Crimp Beads, 6
  • Beadalon 19 Silver-Plated Beading Wire
  • Silver Small Cable Chain
  • Silver Small Figaro Chain
  • Silver Medium Curb Chain
  • Silver Elongated Curb Chain
  • Silver Lobster Clasp
  • Crimping Tool
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Chain Nose Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • *10mm jump rings may be substituted if necessary.
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Create the foundation of the necklace. Open a 9mm jump ring and slide two hematite loops onto it. Repeat this technique to connect 11 hematite loops in a chain.


Step: 2

Separate two 5-inch lengths of medium curb chain (Since the links on the chain aren't soldered, you can separate them using chain nose pliers rather than cutting the links apart). Use two 9mm jump rings to connect one of the chain pieces to each end of the connected hematite loops as shown.


Step: 3

Open the last link on one side of the necklace and connect it to a lobster clasp. Use a 6mm jump ring to attach a 1 ¾ -inch section of elongated cable chain to the other end of the necklace. String an 8mm faceted round onto a head pin and attach it to the last link on the elongated cable chain.


Step: 4

Separate the chain into the following lengths:


Step: 5

- Small cable chain: two 2 ¼-inch, two 2 ¾-inch, two 3-inch (attach a 4mm jump ring to one end of each)


Step: 6

- Small Figaro chain: two 1 ¼-inch, two 2 ¼-inch, two 3-inch, two 3 ¼-inch, two 4-inch


Step: 7

- Medium curb chain: two 2 ½ -inch (string a bead onto a head pin and attach it to the last link with a wrapped loop) and two 4-inch lengths


Step: 8

- Elongated curb chain: two 1-inch, two 3 ½-inch


Step: 9

Build the necklace from the center and work toward the ends of the connected hematite loops. String a 8mm clear bead onto an eye pin and make a basic loop; repeat two more times. String a 6mm hematite round onto an eye pin and make a basic loop; repeat once more. Connect the bead links in an alternating pattern. Cut the large silver bail off the top of the pendant so only the pinch bail and loop are remaining, then attach it to the last clear bead link. Connect a 9mm jump ring to the first bead link and attach it to the hematite loop at the center of the necklace (hematite loop #6).


Step: 10

String a 8mm v-cut onto an eye pin and make a basic loop; repeat two more times. String an 8mm faceted round onto an eye pin and make a basic loop; repeat once more. Connect the bead links in an alternating pattern. String a 10mm table cut and a 4mm hematite round onto an eye pin. Make a wrapped loop to attach it to the last v-cut bead on the chain. Repeat this entire step to make a matching dangle. Use 9mm jump rings to attach one to hematite loop #5 and one to hematite loop #7 on the necklace.


Step: 11

String an 8mm clear bead onto an eye pin and make a basic loop; repeat once more. String a 6mm hematite round onto an eye pin and make a basic loop; repeat once more. Connect the bead links in this pattern: hematite, clear, hematite, clear. Cut the large silver bail off the top of a pinch bail finding so only the pinch bail and loop are remaining, then attach the pinch bail to a faceted disk. Connect the pinch bail loop to the last clear bead link. String an 8mm faceted round onto a head pin and make a wrapped loop to connect it to the lower hole on the disk. Repeat this entire step to make a matching dangle. Use 9mm jump rings to attach one to hematite loop #4 and one to hematite loop #8 on the necklace.


Step: 12

String an 8mm v-cut bead onto a head pin, then string the following: 4mm hematite, 6/0 clear, 4mm bicone, 6/0 clear, 4mm hematite, 6/0 clear, 4mm bicone, 6/0 clear, 4mm hematite. Make a simple loop above the top bead. Repeat this entire step to make a matching dangle. Use 9mm jump rings to attach one to hematite loop #3 and one to hematite #9 on the necklace.


Step: 13

Cut the large silver bail off the top of a pinch bail finding so only the pinch bail and loop are remaining, then attach the pinch bail to a faceted disk. Open the last link on a 1 ¼-inch length of elongated curb chain and connect it to the pinch bail loop. String a 4mm v-cut bead onto a head pin and make a wrapped loop to connect it to the lower hole on the disk. Repeat this entire step to make a matching dangle. Use 9mm jump rings to attach one to hematite loop #2 and one to hematite loop #10 on the necklace.


Step: 14

String a 8mm faceted round on a head pin, then string six 6/0 clear beads alternating with five 4mm v-cut beads as shown. Make a simple loop above the top bead. Use 9mm jump rings to attach one to hematite loop #1 and one to hematite loop #11 on the necklace.


Step: 15

Pass the wire back through the crimp bead to make a loop, then crimp it. Use a 4mm jump ring to attach a 3-inch length of Figaro chain onto the same jump ring between hematite loops #5 and #6. Repeat this entire step to make another set of matching dangles and attach them to the jump ring between hematite loops #6 and #7.


Step: 16

Pass the wire back through the crimp bead to make a loop, then crimp it. Repeat this entire step to make another set of matching dangles and attach them to the jump ring between hematite loops #7 and #8.


Step: 17

Attach the other one between #8 and #9.


Step: 18

Pass the wire back through the crimp bead to make a loop, then crimp it. Repeat this entire step to make a matching dangle and attach it to the jump ring between hematite loops #9 and #10.


Step: 19

Attach the other one between #10 and #11.


Step: 20

Fill in the design by connecting the remaining lengths of chain from Step: 5 to the hematite loops as shown in the following order. As with the rest of the necklace, the pattern is symmetrical:


Step: 21

#1: 1-inch elongated curb and 1 ¼-inch Figaro


Step: 22

#2: 3 ¼-inch Figaro and 2 ½ -inch medium curb with beaded dangle


Step: 23

#3: 2 ¼-inch small cable and 3 ½-inch elongated cable


Step: 24

#4: 4-inch Figaro and 2 ¼-inch Figaro


Step: 25

#5: 4-inch medium curb, 2 ¾-inch small cable


Step: 26

#6: 3-inch small cable and 3-inch small cable


Step: 27

#7: 2 ¾-inch small cable and 4-inch medium curb


Step: 28

#8: 2 ¼-inch Figaro and 4-inch Figaro


Step: 29

#9: 3 ½-inch elongated cable and 2 ¼-inch small cable


Step: 30

#10: 2 ½ -inch medium curb with beaded dangle and 3 ¼-inch Figaro


Step: 31

#11: 1 ¼-inch Figaro and 1-inch elongated curb


Tips


Each hematite loop has three elements attached to it with jump rings, so it's simple to experiment with the arrangement. Layer your own elements together using the same general technique or follow these instructions to replicate the design.