Irish Fleury Cross Necklace Instructions Designed by Cheri Carlson
Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, this "Irish Fleury Cross" design celebrates Ireland's culture with a cherry wood cross pendant and sparkling green Swarovski crystals.
Step one: First, embellish the pendant and the links. Use Gem-Tac adhesive and a jewelry setter to glue a Swarovski SS34 flatback in Erinite onto the center-point of a cherry wood fleury cross pendant. Glue one Swarovski SS20 flatback in Erinite onto each point of the cross. Set aside.
Step two: Glue a Swarovski SS20 flatback in Erinite onto the center-point of a 24mm antique brass decorative flower link and repeat once. Allow time for the glue to dry before turning the links over and embellishing the other side with a flatback. Allow to dry.
Step three: Next, construct the necklace. Working from left to right, use a 4.5mm antique brass-plated 21 gauge open jump ring to connect each of the following components together in this order: a 7-inch piece of antique brass-plated 1+1 infinity link chain, a link from step two, a 5-inch piece of chain, the second link from step two and a 7-inch piece of chain.
Step four: Attach the cross pendant to the center-section of the necklace using an 8mm antique brass-plated open jump ring so that the pendant is able to swing freely along the necklace.
Step five: Connect a 12x7mm antique brass-plated trigger clasp to one end of the necklace using a 4mm antique brass-plated open jump ring. Attach a 6mm antique brass-plated open jump ring to the other end of the necklace; this jump ring will serve as the ring of the clasp.
Approximate size: 23 inches Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes Difficulty level: Beginner
Tools and Supplies Used: Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106) Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131) Jewel Setter 2 pack (TOOL-170) Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive (GEMTAC)
List of Components: Fleury Cross Pendant - Cherry Wood (WD-PEND149, qty 1) Swarovski 2058 SS34 XILION Rose Flatback Erinite (2058-ERN34, qty 1) Swarovski 2058 SS20 XILION Rose Flatback Erinite (2058-ERN20, qty 8) Antique Brass-Plated 1+1 Infinity Link Chain (BBACH20, qty 2) 24mm Antique Brass Decorative Flower Link (BBA-LX55, qty 2) 12x7mm Antique Brass-Plated Trigger Clasp (BBA-CL03, qty 1) 6mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR06, qty 1) 4.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR04-A, qty 4) 8mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR08, qty 1) 4mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR04, qty 1)
Alternate Components: These are fun alternatives to those listed above: Celtic Cross Pendant - Walnut Wood (WD-PEND148) Antique Brass-Plated 3+1 Small Round and Oval Link Chain (BBACH19) Antique Brass Swirls Link (BBA-LX33) Antique Brass Floral Link (BBA-LX28) Swarovski 2058 SS30 XILION Rose Flatback Peridot (2058-PER30) Creative Bead Jewelry (BOOK-15)