Like a beautiful lyric of music that sticks with you always, this necklace is sure to inspire you! The swirling mix of colors in the Venetian glass focal complement the rose gold, Pacific opal and Indicolite colors in the body of the necklace just as a perfect lyric would complement a beautiful melody. Let your style sing when you create this design. These steps will tell you how!
Step one: Cut three lengths of the 3mm rose gold-plated brass ponytail chain approximately 1 3/4 inches long. Each layer of the ponytail chain is made up of three links. If you cut two links in the layer, it leaves one open link for attaching components to. Cut a length of the 1/20 14K rose gold-filled half hard round wire 22 gauge approximately 6 inches long. Thread the ends of the ponytail chain to the center of the wire and fold it in half. Thread both ends of the wire through the stringing hole of the Venetian glass 24kt gold and turquoise aventurina swirl teardrop bead. Attach your pendant to a Patricia Healey large copper line etched ring by creating a wrapped loop at the top of the bead with the two ends of wire. For help making a wrapped loop, please see our Handy Tip.
Step two: Cut a three inch length of rose gold wire and string on a 1/20 14K rose gold-filled 3mm stardust round bead, followed by a Swarovski 8mm faceted round in Indicolite and another 3mm stardust bead. Cut two lengths of ponytail chain. One will be 3/4 inch long and one will be one inch long. Attach one end of the beaded wire to the one inch length and the other end to the 3/4 inch length by creating wrapped loops. Add the end of the 3/4 inch length of chain to the large copper ring of your focal using a 1/20 14K rose gold-filled 6mm 20 gauge open jump ring. For help opening and closing jump rings, check out our Jump Ring Handy Tip Video. Attach the one inch length of chain to the Patricia Healey medium copper line etched ring using another jump ring.
Step three: Cut a three inch length of rose gold wire and string on a Swarovski 3mm faceted round in Indicolite, followed by a 3mm stardust bead, a 1/20 14K rose gold-filled 8mm stardust round bead, another 3mm stardust bead and an Indicolite 3mm faceted round. Cut two pieces of the ponytail chain both one inch in length. Attach one end of each chain to each end of the beaded wire by creating wrapped loops. Attach one length of chain to the focal using a jump ring. Attach the other end of chain to the medium copper ring using a jump ring.
Step four: Cut a six inch length of jewelry wire. Crimp on end to the focal using a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube and cover the crimp with a 4mm copper crimp cover. See our Handy Tips for How to Use a Crimp Tool and How to Use a Crimp Cover for more help.
Step five: String a Swarovski 3mm faceted round in Smoked Topaz onto the jewelry wire, followed by a 3mm stardust bead, another 3mm Smoked Topaz bead, an Indicolite 8mm faceted round, a 3mm Smoked Topaz bead, a 3mm stardust bead, another 3mm Smoked Topaz bead, a Swarovski 8mm briolette bead in Pacific Opal, a 3mm Smoked Topaz bead, a 3mm stardust bead and a Swarovski 4mm faceted round in Light Smoked Topaz. Add an 8mm stardust bead and create a mirror image of the pattern on the other side of the bead. Attach the end of the jewelry wire to the medium copper ring using a crimp tube and cover.
Step six: Measure out a length of the 8.5x11mm rose gold-plated brass cable chain approximately 13 inches long or 44 links long. Rather than cutting the chain, you can use chain nose pliers to open a link in the chain. Any extra chain you have can be used in other designs or as jump rings. Attach one end of your chain to the medium copper ring.
Step seven: Cut a length of rose gold wire approximately 3 inches long. String on a 3mm Smoked Topaz bead, followed by a Pacific Opal briolette and another 3mm Smoked Topaz bead. Create a link by making wrapped loops on each end. You are going to create a beaded chain by attaching beaded links to each other by making wrapped loops. Here is the pattern you will use for each link:
Second link: 3mm Indicolite bead, 4mm Light Smoked Topaz bead, 8mm stardust bead, 4mm Light Smoked Topaz bead and a 3mm Indicolite bead
Third link: 3mm Smoked Topaz bead, 8mm Indicolite bead and a 3mm Smoked Topaz bead
repeat the patterns for the second and third links two more times for a total of seven links. Add a repeat pattern of the first link to finish your beaded chain and create the last wrapped loop around the end of your cable chain. Attach the other end of the beaded chain to the large copper ring using a jump ring.
Tools & Supplies: 1/20 14K Rose Gold-Filled Half Hard Round Wire 22 Gauge Approx. 1/2 troy oz. (STRNG-0138) ZambaPro Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019) Round Nose Pliers with Ergonomic Handle (TOOL-612) German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-504) Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100) Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
List of Components: Venetian Glass 24KT Gold and Turquoise Aventurina Swirl Teardrop Bead (BEAD-2442, qty 1) 1/20 14K Rose Gold-Filled 3mm Stardust Round Bead (BEAD-3141, qty 10) Patricia Healey Medium Copper Line Etched Ring (BC-LX008, qty 1) Patricia Healey Large Copper Line Etched Ring (BC-LX007, qty 1) Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Pacific Opal (5040-POP8, qty 4) Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Indicolite (5000-IND8, qty 6) 8.5x11mm Rose Gold-Plated Brass Cable Chain (BTF-0394, qty 1) 4mm Copper Crimp Cover (FIND-1065, qty 2) Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2) 1/20 14K Rose Gold-Filled 6mm Open Jump Ring 20 Gauge (FIND-1514, qty 5)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: Venetian Glass Green and Gold Large Teardrop Bead (BEAD-2435) 3mm Gold-Filled Round Stardust Bead (GF-RND3-SD) 8mm Gold-Filled Round Stardust Bead (GF-RND8-SD) TierraCast Gold Large Hammered Ring (G-3087) TierraCast Gold 1 Hammertone Ring Link-inch (G-3095) Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Cable Chain (BTF-0085) Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated 3+1 Short and Long Oval Chain (BTF-0058) Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Dark Moss Green (5000-DMG3) Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Dark Moss Green (5000-DMG8) Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Tanzanite (5040-TAN8)