Grapes on the Vine Necklace Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Like a grape vine overflowing with ripe fruit, this necklace displays juicy style. Rich purple pearls take center stage, against green and copper WireLace "leaves." See more of this necklace and other creative uses for WireLace in this Artbeads Cafe episode. Learn how to make this necklace and add delicious style to your looks!
Step one: Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately eight inches long. Crimp the end to the eye of the 1/20 14K rose gold-filled 1.5-inch 24 gauge eye pin using a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube. For help with crimping, please see our Handy Tip on how to use a crimp tool.
Step two: Cut a length of WireLace 6mm grass ribbon and a length of WireLace 6mm copper ribbon approximately eight inches long each. Shape and stretch them with your fingers so that they are curvier and "fluffier" in appearance. Tie the ends of the WireLace strands in a knot. Poke the end of the eye pin through the knot. Then, bring the jewelry wire through holes in the knitted mesh of the two WireLace strands. Your jewelry wire and WireLace strands should be attached and match up in length.
Step three: String a Swarovski 8mm round pearl in Blackberry onto the jewelry wire. Slide your jewelry wire through holes in the knitted mesh of the WireLace strands, so that a section of WireLace nests behind the pearl. Repeat this process 13 times. You can reshape your WireLace as you go to create a fluffier look.
Step four: Crimp the open end of the jewelry wire to an eye pin using a crimp tube. Tie the ends of the WireLace strands in a knot just above the eye of the eye pin.
Step five: Slide a JBB copper-plated pewter end cap onto an eye pin, to cover the end of the WireLace and jewelry wire. Add a Swarovski 5mm round pearl in Copper to the eye pin and make a wrapped loop. For help with wrapped loops, please see our Handy Tip. Repeat on the other side of the necklace.
Step six: Cut a length of copper hammered-textured cable chain approximately five and a quarter of an inch long. Attach one end to a wrapped loop using a 5mm copper 20 gauge open jump ring. See our Jump Ring Handy Tip Video for help opening and closing jump rings. Add half of the JBB copper-plated pewter star-shaped flower toggle clasp to the end of the chain using another jump ring. Repeat this step for the other side of the necklace.
List of Components: WireLace Ribbon 6mm Grass, 1 Yd (STRNG-0226, qty 1) WireLace Ribbon 6mm Copper, 1 Yd (STRNG-0225, qty 1) Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Blackberry (5810-BKB8, qty 14) Copper Hammered-Textured Cable Chain (BTF-0287, qty 2) JBB Copper-Plated Pewter End Cap (PC-BD004, qty 2) Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Copper (5810-COP5, qty 2) 1/20 14K Rose Gold-Filled 1.5-Inch Eye Pin 24 Gauge (FIND-1524, qty 2) 5mm Copper 20 Gauge Open Jump Ring (FIND-1044, qty 4) JBB Copper-Plated Pewter Star-Shaped Flower Toggle Clasp (PC-TOG015, qty 1) Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: WireLace Ribbon 6mm Rust, 1 Yd (STRNG-0229) WireLace Ribbon 6mm Seafoam, 1 Yd (STRNG-0241) Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Blackberry (5810-BKB6) JBB Antique Copper-Plated Pewter End Cap (PCA-BD001)