Smokey Trails Necklace
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Smokey Trails Necklace

Add some dark beauty with dark smoke pearls.
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Crystazzi® Matte Dark Smoke Pearls (1 pack), 8mm
  • Crystazzi® Smoke Round Crystal (4 packs), 8mm
  • Crystazzi® Black Round Crystal (5 packs), 8mm
  • Bead Landing™ Pearl Smoke (1 pack), 10mm
  • Sterling Elegance™ 3-Strand Rod Clasp (1 pack)
  • Silver 4mm Open Jump Rings (180 pieces)
  • Silver 6mm Open Jump Rings (12 pieces)
  • Silver Head Pins (144 pieces)
  • Silver Chain (70")
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Round Nose Pliers
 

Project Instructions

Cut four pieces of chain to the following lengths: 16", 17", 18" and 19". Attach a 6mm jump ring to each end of each chain.

Using a three-strand bar clasp, attach the 16" chain jump ring, then the 17" chain jump ring, then attach both the 18" and 19" chain jump rings to the last loop. Be sure to keep the chains in descending order when attaching the ends to the two clasp ends.

Starting with the center section of the chains, use the remaining 6mm jump rings to attach the chains together. Connect the center link of the 16" chain to the center link of the 17" chain. The chain may start to bunch but this is fine. The crystal and pearl drops will mask the chain bunching. Continue to connect the center chain links; the 17" to the 18" and the 18" to the 19".

Using 4mm jump rings, continue connecting sections of the chains together. This will create a net effect with the chains when complete. Keep connecting the chains until you get approximately 5" away from either end of the chain ends.

Make 36 Smoke Round Crystal wrapped-loop drops. Make 38 Matte Dark Smoke Pearl wrapped-loop drops. Make 26 Pearl Smoke wrapped-loop drops. Make 44 Black Round Crystal wrapped-loop drops. Attach a 4mm jump ring to each drop.

Attach the Black Crystal drops to the center section of the necklace. Use the 4mm jump rings that are already attached to the drops to connect them to the chains.

Next, attach 13 Pearl Smoke drops to either side of the Black Crystal drops. Again, use the 4mm jump rings that are already attached to the drops to connect them to the chains.

Continue attaching the Matte Smoke drops, using 19 drops on either side of the Smoke drops from the previous step.

Last are the Smoke Crystal drops. Attach 18 drops to either side of the necklace. When completed the Crystals should be approximately 4½" from the chain ends on either side.

Tips

The techniques you should know for this project are Wrapped Loop and how to do Jump Rings.