Floating Pearl and Chain Necklace Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
This delicate necklace takes just minutes to make and can be worn to work or a wedding! It is stunning in its simplicity. It is sure to be a favorite in your jewelry box!
Step One: Cut a length of sterling silver long oval link chain to a length of approximately 19 inches. Attach it to one side of the sterling silver two-strand clasp using an oval open jump ring. Make sure to attach the chain when the clasp is closed so that you are certain to attach it to the correct side of the clasp. Put both sides on the bottom ring of the two-strand clasp.
Step Two: Cut a length of Soft Flex sterling silver jewelry wire to approximately 24 inches. For this design we will begin in the center. You may want to place a bit of masking tape over the end you are not working with to prevent the beads from sliding off the wire. In the center of the wire string three 6-6.5mm head-drilled white freshwater pearls. Add a Hill Tribe Silver squiddy floral pendant and follow with three more head-drilled pearls. Moving out from the center about three inches on either side, crimp a 1.8mm round crimp bead add one to three 6-6.5mm white rice-shaped freshwater pearls and follow with another crimp bead.
Step Three: Move up the wire a few inches at a time and add pearls surrounded by crimp beads. The pattern is random, and should suit your taste. Our designer chose to do three segments on each side.
Step Four: When you have completed your floating segments, attach the wire to the clasp using 2x2mm sterling silver crimp tubes. For detailed instructions on how to use crimp tubes, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Cut the excess wire as flush to the crimp tube as possible. That's it! Four simple steps and you have a gorgeous piece of fashion trend jewelry!
Approximate size: 22 inches Estimated Time: Less than 1 hour Difficulty Level: Beginner