Free-Flying Necklace Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
The sky's the limit with this necklace. We mixed and matched butterflies, birds and hearts for this easy design. But you can choose pieces to personalize your own style.
Step one: Cut two pieces of chain approximately 15 inches long. We used antique copper-plated, large circle link chain for one side of our necklace and antique copper-plated, large squares and ovals chain for the other side. Link together five 6mm antique copper-plated open jump rings. Link the two pieces of chain together with these links to make one long chain.
Step two: For our focal point we chose the large copper cross with heart center and made a bail for it to hang from using a 5 inch piece of Soft Flex, six 8/0 Toho bead triangles and a 2x2mm copper crimp tube, connecting the two loose ends of the chain together with it. For the copper heart bead, use the 2-inch 21 gauge copper head pin and make a wrapped loop. For instructions on How to Make a Wrapped Loop, please see the Handy Tips section.
Step three: Attach 6mm antique copper-plated open jump rings to your pendants and charms, and arrange them on your necklace. Have fun with this part and express your individuality.
Approximate size: 31 inches Approximate cost: $100 Estimated time: Under one hour Difficulty level: Beginner
Tools Used: Side cutters - semi-flush (TOOL-131) Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106) Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108) Soft Flex .019 medium 30ft clear (silver satin) (SF19-30CL)
List of Components: Antique copper-plated large circle link chain (BCACH01, qty 2) Antique copper-plated large squares and ovals chain (BCACH02, qty 2) Medium copper butterfly pendant (BC-PEND029, qty 1) Large copper dove pendant (BC-PEND031, qty 1) Small copper round hoop pendant with rings (BC-PEND019, qty 1) Small copper butterfly pendant (BC-PEND036, qty 1) Large copper cross with heart center (BC-PEND003, qty 1) Copper heart bead (BC-BD015, qty 1) Pewter mini spiky heart charm (PW-CH0303, qty 2) Pewter spiral heart charm (PW-CH0282, qty 2) Pewter spiky heart charm (PW-CH0283, qty 1) Pewter dot heart charm (PW-CH0288, qty 1) Pewter winged heart charm (PW-CH0250, qty 1) Toho bead triangle 8/0 dark copper 8g Bag (TBTR8222, qty 6) 2-inch 21 gauge copper head pin (C-0028, qty 1) 6mm antique copper-plated open jump ring (BCA-OJR06, qty 17) 2x2mm copper antiqued crimp (C-0030, qty 2)
Antique Copper-Plated Oval Rope and Plain Oval Link Chain (BTF-0099)
Patricia Healey Copper Large Butterfly Pendant (BC-PEND020)
Patricia Healey Copper Large Bumpy Heart Bead (BC-BD014)
Patricia Healey Large Copper Cross with Spiral Center (BC-PEND002)
TierraCast Antique Copper Heart Lock Charm (CA-2290)
Patricia Healey Small Copper Heart Pendant (BC-PEND052)
TierraCast Antique Silver Heart Lock Charm (SA-2290)
TierraCast Black Finish Pewter Heart Lock Charm (BKO-2290)
TOHO™ Bead Triangle Hybrid 8/0 Antiqued Metallic Purple (TBTR8-Y504)