Leila Necklace Instructions Designed by Cheri Carlson
You can achieve timeless elegance in your designs with just chain and chandelier findings. Cheri made a draping design using these components and the results are fabulous! See more ways to use chandelier components in unexpected ways in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Step one: Cut a length of 5x3mm antique brass oval link chain approximately 7 1/4 inches long. Attach the end to the smaller end of a JBB antique brass small curly with heart chandelier using a 4.5mm antique brass-plated 21 gauge open jump ring. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see our Handy Tip Video. Attach a 9x5mm antique brass-plated trigger clasp to the other end using another 4.5mm jump ring. Repeat this step for another length of chain, only instead of attaching a trigger clasp, attach the 6mm antique brass-plated closed jump ring.
Step two: Cut a length of 5x3mm oval link chain approximately 2 1/2 inches long. Attach one end of the chain to the loop on the end of one of the chandeliers using a 4.5mm jump ring. Attach the other end of this chain to the loop on the end of the other chandelier connected to chain using a 4.5mm jump ring. This will be the foundation of your necklace design.
Step three: Use a Chain Stä to suspend your necklace while you add more dangling chains. Cut two lengths of antique brass-plated flat oval cable chain approximately one inch long each. Attach them to a chandelier on one side of your necklace using a 4.5mm jump ring for each, on the loop below where the center chain of the necklace is attached. Attach the ends of these two chains to a new chandelier using a 4.5mm jump ring for each, making sure to attach them on the next loop down from the smaller end of the chandelier. Repeat this step on the other side of the necklace, only attach the ends to the same center chandelier, just on the other side.
Step four: Cut one length of 5x3mm chain approximately 2 inches long and another length approximately 2 1/2 inches long. Use a single 4.5mm jump ring to attach both chains to the heart-shaped loop of a chandelier on one side of your necklace. Attach the end of the shorter chain to the next loop down on the center chandelier using a 4.5mm jump ring. Attach the end of the longer chain to the center heart-shaped loop on the center chandelier using a 4.5mm jump ring. Repeat on the other side of the necklace.
Step five: Cut a length of flat oval cable chain approximately 6 3/4 inches long. Attach one end to the next loop over from the center on one of the chandeliers to the side of your necklace using a 4.5mm jump ring. Attach the other end to the corresponding loop on the chandelier on the other side of the necklace using a 4.5mm jump ring.
Tools & Supplies: Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
Bent Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-133)
Chain Stä (CHNSTAY)
List of Components: JBB Antique Brass Small Curly with Heart Chandelier (BBA-LX84, qty 3)
5x3mm Antique Brass Oval Link Chain (BTF-0312, qty 3)
Antique Brass-Plated Flat Oval Cable Chain (BTF-0041, qty 2)
9x5mm Antique Brass-Plated Trigger Clasp (BBA-CL02, qty 1)
4.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR04-A, qty 22)
6mm Antique Brass-Plated Closed Jump Ring (BBA-CJR06, qty 1)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: Antique Brass-Plated Crimped Oval Link Chain (BTF-0113)
Antique Brass-Plated Curb Chain (BBACH01)
JBB Brass Small Curly with Heart Chandelier (BB-LX22)
JBB Antique Sterling Silver Small Curly with Heart Chandelier (SSA-LX22)