Time Required :
About an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

aqua and amber chevron necklace

Step 1
Slide twelve small turquoise beads onto a Silver eye pin. 
Step 2
Bend remaining eye pin to a 90° angle. Trim eye pin down to ¼” in length using wire cutters. 
Step 3
Make a simple loop using round nose pliers. Grasp the eye pin between the jaws of the pliers and rotate the pliers toward you until a small loop is formed.
 
TIP: To ensure loops are the same size each time, mark the jaws of the chain nose pliers with a Sharpie® marker. 
Step 4
Repeat Steps 1-3 five more times for a total of six turquoise beaded eye pins.
 
TIP: For best results, ensure both small loop ends on each Silver eye pin are facing the same direction. Use chain nose pliers to adjust if needed. 
Step 5
Slide twelve small amber facet beads onto a Silver eye pin. 
Step 6
Repeat Steps 2, 3, 4, and 6 three more times for a total of four amber beaded eye pins. 
Step 7
Connect the eye pins to create sets. Starting with the turquoise beaded eye pins, connect two eye pins together by opening one loop end of an eye pin using chain nose pliers. Simply grasp the loop on one eye pin and twist loop slightly open. Do not pull the loop “out” which can cause distortion. Hook the open eye pin through the loop of the second eye pin. Close the open loop by twisting closed. 
Step 8
Repeat two more times for a total of three sets of linked eye pins. 
Step 9
Connect the amber beaded eye pins to create two sets of linked eye pins. Set all beaded links aside. 
Step 10
Measure and cut two 10” lengths of Silver chain using wire cutters.
 
NOTE: Adjust length of chain as desired to suit personal preference. 
Step 11
To make the necklace, open both loop ends on one set of turquoise beaded eye pins using chain nose pliers. Connect a 10” length of chain to each loop. You now have the first chevron layer. 
Step 12
To add more beaded chevron layers, connect two small 4 mm Silver jump rings to both loop ends of one set of linked amber eye pins. Starting with one end at a time, hook the last jump ring on the end to each loop end of the first chevron layer (the turquoise beaded eye pin). 
 
NOTE: The beaded chevron layers will create a “V” shape as they hang from the chain. 
 
TIP: To open and close a jump ring, grasp the jump ring on both sides of the opening with chain nose pliers and twist open. 
Step 13
Alternate colors as more beaded layers are added. Repeat Step 13 for both the turquoise and amber sets of linked eye pins, and continue to link the ends of the eye pins together using small jump rings. When finished, the necklace should have five chevron layers of alternating colors. 
Step 14
To complete the necklace, add a lobster clasp to the end of one length of 10"chain using a 7 mm Silver jump ring. 
Step 15
Connect another 6 mm Silver jump ring to the opposite chain length end.
 
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    • Color: Silver
    • Size: 4 mm
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    • Color: Silver
    • Size: 12 mm
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    • Color: Silver
    • Size: 6 mm
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    • Size: 6 mm
    • Count: 144
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    • Size: 6 mm
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