Jonquil Mist Necklace Instructions Designed by Cheri Carlson
Jonquil crystals glint beneath dark gunmetal leaves on this stunning Mother's Day necklace. This design is a must-have for fancy occasions, as it instantly adds glamour and elegance to your wardrobe. Use this necklace with our Jonquil Mist Earrings to create a matching set.
Step one: Attach a 6mm gunmetal-plated 18 gauge open jump ring to fifteen Swarovski 12.5mm pendular lochrose sew-on Jonquil rhinestones and fourteen Swarovski 17mm pendular lochrose sew-on Jonquil rhinestones. Set the 17mm rhinestones aside.
Step two: Cut an 8 1/2-inch piece of gunmetal-plated medium rolo chain. Find the center link on the chain and make sure you have the same number of chain links on both sides of the center link. Remove a link on one side if necessary to make them even. Attach a 4mm gunmetal-plated 18 gauge open jump ring to each end of the chain.
Step three: Open the jump ring on a 12.5mm rhinestone and attach it to the center link of the chain. Close the jump ring. Count 6 links to the left of the center rhinestone and attach another 12.5mm rhinestone; continuing to the left. Repeat 6 times. Add seven rhinestones to the right side of the center in the same manner.
Step four: Cut a 7 1/2-inch piece of rolo chain. Find the center link on the chain and make sure you have the same number of chain links on both sides of the center link. Remove a link on one side if necessary to make them even. Attach a 6mm jump ring to each end of the chain.
Step five: From the center link, count three links to the left and attach a Swarovski 17mm pendular lochrose sew-on Jonquil rhinestone. Continuing to the left, count 6 links and attach another 17mm rhinestone, and then repeat 5 more times. Add seven rhinestones to the right side of the center in the same manner.
Step six: Cut a 17-inch piece of gunmetal-plated leaf chain. Attach the 12x6.5mm gunmetal-plated trigger clasp 1/2-inch from the left end of the leaf chain using a 4mm jump ring. Use another 4mm jump ring to connect a 6mm jump ring to the right end of the chain.
Step seven: Lay the 12.5mm rhinestone strand on your work surface. Lay the leaf chain on top of the rolo chain. Find the center of the leaf chain, and line up the jump ring of the center jonquil rhinestone with the center of the leaf chain. Use 4mm gunmetal-plated 18 gauge open jump rings to connect the leaf chain to the rolo chain on each side of the center jonquil rhinestone. Continue connecting the leaf chain to the rhinestone strand approximately every inch. Connect the jump rings at the ends of the rhinestone strand to the leaf chain at the point where they end.
Step eight: The amount that the 12.5mm rhinestone strand overlaps the 17mm rhinestone strand will vary depending on the neck size and the overall length of the necklace. Put the necklace on and adjust the necklace to the desired length by moving the lobster clasp along the leaf chain. Remove the necklace.
Step nine: Use the jump rings on the ends of the 17mm rhinestone strand to link to the 12.5mm rhinestone strand. We linked ours to the 6th link from the last rhinestone on the 12.5mm strand. Try the necklace back on and adjust the postion of the jump rings to get the overlap that you desire.
Approximate size: 16 inches Estimated time: Less than 3 hours Difficulty level: Beginner
Tools and Supplies Used: ZambaPro™ Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106) ZambaPro™ Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components: Gunmetal-Plated Medium Rolo Chain (BGMCH09, qty 2) Gunmetal-Plated Leaf Chain (BGMCH23, qty 2) 6mm Gunmetal-Plated 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BGM-OJR06, qty 32) 4mm Gunmetal-Plated 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BGM-OJR04, qty 6) 4.5mm Gunmetal-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BGM-OJR04-A, qty 5) Swarovski 3500 17mm Pendular Lochrose Sew-on Jonquil (3500-JON17, qty 14) Swarovski 3500 12.5mm Pendular Lochrose Sew-on Jonquil (3500-JON12, qty 15) Gunmetal-Plated 12x6.5mm Trigger Clasp (BGM-CL03, qty 1)