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Athena Necklace

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Athena Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Sometimes, beautiful chain is all you need to create outstanding jewelry. Our designer Cheri combined different types of two-tone chain to make this multi-strand masterpiece. The techniques are simple and the results are stunning. Learn how to make this necklace for yourself right here!

Step one:
Cut a length of 1mm turquoise and gold two-tone beading chain approximately 11 inches long. Add a gold-plated pewter crimp end cap with loop to each end of the chain. For tips on finishing the types of chain used in this necklace, please see our Handy Tip. Attach one end of the chain to the outer ring on a TierraCast gold antique beaded 5-1 link using a 5mm satin Hamilton gold-plated open jump ring. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see our Handy Tip Video. Attach the other end to the outer ring on another 5-1 link using another jump ring.

Step two:
Leave a single link open on the end of a 12-inch length of 3mm brown and gold two-tone rope. This will make it easier to add a jump ring. Use a jump ring to connect this end to the outer loop on your 5-1 link (the same loop your first piece of chain is attached to). Measure and cut the chain so that it is a little shorter than the first length of chain and lays nicely next to it, making sure to leave a single link open on the end. Attach this end to the outer ring on the other link using a jump ring.

Step three:
Leave a single link open on the end of a 12-inch length of 4mm white and gold two-tone flat braided chain. Use a jump ring to connect this end to the next loop on your 5-1 link. Measure and cut the chain so that it is a little shorter than the last. Attach the end to the next ring on the other link using a jump ring.

Step four:
Leave a single link open on the end of a 12-inch length of 3mm turquoise and gold two-tone rope chain. Use a jump ring to connect this end to the middle loop on your 5-1 link. Measure and cut the chain so that it is a little shorter than the last. Attach the end to the middle loop on the other link using a jump ring.

Step five:
Attach a crimp end to the end of the 12-inch piece of 1mm white and gold two-tone beading chain. Use a jump ring to connect this end to the fourth loop on your 5-1 link. Measure and cut the chain so that it is a little shorter than the last. Attach a crimp end to the other end of the chain and attach it to the fourth loop on the other link using a jump ring. Repeat this step for the 1mm brown and gold two-tone beading chain.

Step six:
Leave a single link open on the end of a 12-inch length of 4mm turquoise and gold two-tone flat braided chain. Use a jump ring to connect this end to the last open loop on your 5-1 link. Measure and cut the chain so that it is a little shorter than the last. Attach the end to the last loop on the other link using a jump ring.

Step seven:
Cut a length of 5x4.5mm satin Hamilton gold-plated flat cable chain approximately eight inches long. Attach one end to the single loop on the end of your 5-1 link using a jump ring. Repeat on the other end of the necklace. Attach a 14/20 gold-filled medium trigger clasp to one end of your necklace using a jump ring.
Approximate Size: 28 Inches
Estimated Time: 3 Hours
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
List of Components:
4mm Turquoise and Gold Two-Tone Flat Braided Chain by the Foot (BTF-0769, qty 1)
1mm Brown and Gold Two-Tone Beading Chain by the Foot (BTF-0775, qty 1)
1mm White and Gold Two-Tone Beading Chain by the Foot (BTF-0778, qty 1)
3mm Turquoise and Gold Two-Tone Rope Chain by the Foot (BTF-0764, qty 1)
4mm White and Gold Two-Tone Flat Braided Chain by the Foot (BTF-0770, qty 1)
3mm Brown and Gold Two-Tone Rope Chain by the Foot (BTF-0762, qty 1)
1mm Turquoise and Gold Two-Tone Beading Chain by the Foot (BTF-0777, qty 1)
5x4.5mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Flat Cable Chain By the Foot (BTF-0600, qty 2)
TierraCast Gold Antique Beaded 5-1 Link (GA-3056, qty 2)
Gold-Plated Pewter Crimp End Cap with Loop (GP-CREND01, qty 6)
5mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Open Jump Ring (FIND-0447, qty 17)
14/20 Gold-Filled Medium Trigger Clasp (GF-CL05, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
3mm Gray and Gold Two-Tone Rope Chain by the Foot (BTF-0763)
3mm White and Gold Two-Tone Rope Chain by the Foot (BTF-0765)
4mm Gray and Gold Two-Tone Flat Braided Chain by the Foot (BTF-0768)
4mm Brown and Gold Two-Tone Flat Braided Chain by the Foot (BTF-0767)
1mm Gray and Gold Two-Tone Beading Chain by the Foot (BTF-0776)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

4mm Turquoise and Gold Two-Tone Flat Braided Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0769
Link 3mm, Wire Gauge 3.3mm/8 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$3.63 $2.94$3.43 $2.77$3.23 $2.61
Qty>
1mm Brown and Gold Two-Tone Beading Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0775
Link 3mm x 1mm, Wire Gauge 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.74 $1.83$2.58 $1.72$2.43 $1.62
Qty>
1mm White and Gold Two-Tone Beading Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0778
Link 3mm x 1mm, Wire Gauge 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.74 $2.05$2.58 $1.93$2.43 $1.82
Qty>
3mm Turquoise and Gold Two-Tone Rope Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0764
Link 3mm, Wire Gauge 2.9mm/9 gauge 
1-45-910+
$4.08 $3.34$3.86 $3.16$3.65 $2.99
Qty>
4mm White and Gold Two-Tone Flat Braided Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0770
Link 3mm, Wire Gauge 3.3mm/8 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$3.63 $2.50$3.43 $2.36$3.23 $2.22
Qty>
3mm Brown and Gold Two-Tone Rope Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0762
Link 3mm, Wire Gauge 2.9mm/9 gauge 
1-45-910+
$4.08 $2.61$3.86 $2.47$3.65 $2.33
Qty>
1mm Turquoise and Gold Two-Tone Beading Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0777
Link 3mm x 1mm, Wire Gauge 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.74 $2.24$2.58 $2.11$2.43 $1.99
Qty>
5 x 4.5mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Flat Cable Chain By the Foot
Code: BTF-0600
Link 5.5mm x 4.5mm, Wire Gauge .64mm/22 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.87 $2.43$2.70 $2.29$2.55 $2.16
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Beaded 5-1 Link
Code: GA-3056
Length 10mm, Width 26.5mm, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$1.77 $1.15$1.66 $1.07$1.56 $1.01
Qty>
Gold-Plated Pewter Crimp End Cap with Loop
Code: GP-CREND01
Length 7.5mm, Width 2.5mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.14 $0.12$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10
Qty>
5mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Open Jump Ring
Code: FIND-0447
Diameter 5mm, Opening Diameter 3mm, Wire Gauge 1mm/18 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>
14/20 Gold-Filled Medium Trigger Clasp
Code: GF-CL05
Length 10mm 
1-45-910+
$3.32 $2.82$3.13 $2.66$2.96 $2.51
Qty>

Alternate Components

3mm Gray and Gold Two-Tone Rope Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0763
Link 3mm, Wire Gauge 2.9mm/9 gauge 
1-45-910+
$4.08 $2.32$3.86 $2.20$3.65 $2.08
Qty>
3mm White and Gold Two-Tone Rope Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0765
Link 3mm, Wire Gauge 2.9mm/9 gauge 
1-45-910+
$4.08 $2.73$3.86 $2.58$3.65 $2.44
Qty>
4mm Gray and Gold Two-Tone Flat Braided Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0768
Link 3mm, Wire Gauge 3.3mm/8 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$3.63 $2.28$3.43 $2.16$3.23 $2.03
Qty>
4mm Brown and Gold Two-Tone Flat Braided Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0767
Link 3mm, Wire Gauge 3.3mm/8 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$3.63 $2.54$3.43 $2.40$3.23 $2.26
Qty>
1mm Gray and Gold Two-Tone Beading Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0776
Link 3mm x 1mm, Wire Gauge 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.74 $1.83$2.58 $1.72$2.43 $1.62
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $10.05
Price: $11.56
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Qty>



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