Gears in Motion Necklace Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Dangling drops make this simple necklace stand out. Cynthia added Swarovski Briolette pendants to the center of some fun cog chain for a look full of character and movement. She made a messy wrap at the top of each drop to complement the textured look of the chain. You can see more inspiration for using drops in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Step one: Cut a 24-inch piece of 24 gauge Vintage Bronze Artbeads Designer Wire. Slide a Swarovski 11x5.5mm Briolette pendant in Chrysolite opal onto the center of the wire. Make a messy wrapped loop at the top of the bead. For help with this technique, please see this video.
Step two: Repeat step one for another 11x5.5mm Briolette pendant. Repeat the step again for the Swarovski 13x6.5mm Briolette pendant in Chrysolite Opal.
Step three: Cut a length of antique copper-plated brass cog chain approximately 16 inches long. Attach the 13x6.5mm Briolette to the center of the chain using a TierraCast copper-plated brass small oval open jump ring. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see this video tutorial. Attach an 11.5.5mm Briolette to either side of this center pendant using a jump ring for each.
Step four: Attach half of the TierraCast antique copper-plated spiral toggle clasp to one end of the necklace using a jump ring. Do the same on the other end of the necklace.
Tools & Supplies: Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-125) Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
List of Components: Swarovski 6010 11x5.5mm Briolette Pendant Chrysolite Opal (6010-CHO11, qty 2) Swarovski 6010 13x6.5mm Briolette Pendant Chrysolite Opal (6010-CHO13, qty 1) Antique Copper-Plated Brass Cog Chain By the Foot (BTF-0729, qty 2) TierraCast Copper-Plated Brass Small Oval Open Jump Ring (C-0016, qty 5) Tierracast Antique Copper-Plated Spiral Toggle Clasp (CA-6142, qty 1) Artbeads Designer Wire - Vintage Bronze Non-Tarnish 24 Gauge (60 ft. spool) (ADW0040, qty 1)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: Swarovski 6010 17mm Briolette Pendant Crystal Copper (6010-COP17) Swarovski 6010 21mm Briolette Pendant Crystal Copper (6010-COP21) Matte Gold-Plated Brass Cog Chain By the Foot (BTF-0732) Tierracast Antique Gold-Plated Spiral Toggle Clasp (GA-6142)