Cocoa Drops Necklace Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Drops can make all the different in a jewelry design. They take center stage in this sophisticated necklace. Cynthia made all kinds of drops using Swarovski beads and pendants. With a finishing touch of silk ribbon, this necklace makes for a fabulous display of style. You can find more inspiration for using drops in your jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Step one: Cut the gunmetal-plated round links on round cable chain into one 9-inch long piece using side cutters.
Step two: Add the Swarovski 24mm Crystal Paradise Shine twisted drop pendant with rhodium-plated classic cap to the center of your chain using a 4.5mm gunmetal-plated 21 gauge open jump ring. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see this video tutorial.
Step three: Slide a Swarovski 6mm XILION Bicone in Crystal Iridescent Green onto a 2-inch gunmetal-plated 22 gauge head pin. Add it to your chain by creating a wrapped loop. Repeat this step ten times, attaching them in a random fashion so they surround your center drop.
Step four: Use the Swarovski 11mm and 13mm Briolette pendants in Crystal Iridescent Green to fill in the spaces between the bicones. Attach them to your chain using a 4.5mm jump ring for each.
Step five: Cut the hand-dyed multi browns silk ribbon into two equal pieces. You may adjust your size to fit your desired length. Glue the cut end of each ribbon into a JBB gunmetal-plated pewter ancient design crimp end cap with loop and clamp down with nylon jaw pliers. Learn about how to use crimp ends with this tutorial.
Step six: Attach one piece of silk ribbon to one end of your chain using a 6mm gunmetal-plated 18 gauge open jump ring. Attach the other piece of silk ribbon to the other end of the chain in the same manner.
Tools & Supplies: E6000 Glue 1oz Tube - Medium/Clear (E6000-01) Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-125) Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108) Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components: Hand-Dyed Silk Multi Browns (RBSILK-MBRW, qty 1) Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Crystal Iridescent Green (5328-CIG6, qty 11) Swarovski 6010 13mm Briolette Pendant Crystal Iridescent Green (6010-CIG13, qty 5) Swarovski 6010 11mm Briolette Pendant Crystal Iridescent Green (6010-CIG11, qty 9) Swarovski 6541 24mm Crystal Paradise Shine Twisted Drop Pendant with Rhodium-Plated Classic Cap (6541-CPS24, qty 1) 2-Inch Gunmetal-Plated 22 Gauge Head Pin (100pc Pack) (FIND-1709, qty 1) 4.5mm Gunmetal-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BGM-OJR04-A, qty 14) Gunmetal-Plated Round Links on Round Cable Chain (BGMCH37, qty 1) JBB Gunmetal-Plated Pewter Ancient Design Crimp End Cap with Loop (PGM-CREND007, qty 2) 6mm Gunmetal-Plated 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BGM-OJR06, qty 2)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: Hand-Dyed Here Comes the Bride Pink and Beige with Gold Metallic Edges Silk Ribbon (SILK0006) Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Crystal Luminous Green (5328-CLU6) Swarovski 6010 13mm Briolette Pendant Crystal Luminous Green (6010-CLU13) Swarovski 6010 11mm Briolette Pendant Crystal Luminous Green (6010-CLU11) Swarovski 6541 24mm Crystal AB Twisted Drop Pendant with Rhodium-Plated Classic Cap (6541-CAB24) Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Round Links on Round Cable Chain (BTF-0087) JBB Gold-Plated Pewter Ancient Design Crimp End Cap with Loop (PG-CREND007)