Breast Cancer Awareness Long Chain Necklace Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Show your support for those who are struggling with breast cancer, or celebrate their survival with this long, chain necklace. This necklace reflects hope and faith with it's vibrant colors and multiple textures. The pattern for this necklace is completely random. It may help you to visualize the final product by laying the beads out as you would like them to look in the links first, then cut the chain in lengths to go between the links. Arrange the pendants and charms where you would like as well, then as you work through the steps, you will not feel you need to rework anything.
Step one: Cut two feet of sterling silver round link chain into varying lengths. Create several links and dangles using the beads and pendants in the list. The pattern of this necklace is completely random, so have fun with the designs. To make the links, string several beads on 22 gauge, half-hard wire and finish with wrapped loops. Make sure to attach the links to the ends of the chain sections before wrapping the wire. For detailed instructions on how to make wrapped loops, see the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. To make the dangles, string beads on head pins, and attach randomly to sections of the chain, finish with wrapped loops.
Step two: Find the center of the completed chain and attach the Swarovski baroque fuchsia pendant using a sterling silver jump ring. Add the rest of the charms and pendants to the chain in various places, also using jump rings.
Step three: Attach the sterling silver heart toggle clasp using sterling silver open jump rings.