"The moon through the valley her pale rays was shedding when I won the heart of the Rose of Tralee". This beautiful design laced with vintage copper color and intense emerald sparkle captures the essence of Irish beauty from which it gets its name. The Rose of Tralee is a large festival in Ireland, second only to St. Patrick's Day, and includes a beauty pageant with women from every county in Ireland, as well as women of Irish descent from around the world, competing for the title.
Creating the Earrings
Thread one TierraCast copper 2-inch 21 gauge eye pin with one Swarovski 6mm faceted round in Fern Green, one TierraCast antique copper Celtic large hole bead and another faceted round. Finish it with a wrapped loop technique and attach it to one TierraCast black niobium earwire with 3mm antique copper bead.
Attach one end of one TierraCast antique copper small eternity link to one Swarovski 13mm briolette pendant in Fern Green using a TierraCast medium oval copper jump ring. Watch our Handy Tip video if you need help on how to use jump rings.
Attach the other end of the link to the bottom of the eye pin.
Repeat these steps for the second earring.
Creating the Necklace
Cut the antique copper-plated textured oval cable chain into the following pieces:
two 12.5-inch pieces
one 15-inch piece
two 8.5-inch pieces
Attach one TierraCast medium oval open jump ring to the ends of each chain. Learn how to use jump rings by watching our Handy Tip video in the Learning Center.
Thread five TierraCast copper 2-inch, 21 gauge eye pins with one TierraCast 3mm antiqued copper round, one Swarovski 6mm faceted round in Fern Green and another 3mm copper round. Finish each eye pin with a simple loop technique. Attach each Swarovski 13mm briolette pendant in Fern Green to its own oval jump ring. Connect five of briolette jump rings to each eye pin and set all of the components aside.
Connect one end of each 12.5-inch chain to the top two rings of one TierraCast 4 to 1 antique copper-plated beaded link. Find the center of each chain. Folding them in half is a helpful way to do this. Thread one TierraCast copper 2-inch 21 gauge head pin with one 3mm copper round and then pass the head pin through the center link on the top chain. Make sure the flat end of the head pin is at the top. Then, thread the head pin with one Swarovski 6mm briolette bead in Fern Green, one TierraCast antique copper Celtic large hole bead, one 6mm briolette bead, pass the head pin through the center link on the second chain and then one 3mm copper round. Finish it with a simple loop and attach one briolette bead and jump ring embellishment to its end.
Move approximately 1.5 inches to the left of the center focal you just created on both chains. You may find it helpful to measure by counting the larger links in the chain. We have four large links between stations. Thread one head pin with one 3mm copper round and pass it through the top chain. Make sure the flat end of the head pin is at the top. Thread the head pin with the following pattern and then pass it through the second chain:
one 3mm copper round
one 6mm briolette bead
one Swarovski 3mm faceted round in Fern Green
one 6mm briolette bead
one Celtic bead
Create a mirror image on the other side of the Celtic bead. Pass the head pin through the second chain, then thread one more copper round and finish it with a simple loop. Move approximately 1.5 inches more to the left and repeat.
Repeat this process, moving to the right of the center focal.
Attach one end of the 15-inch chain to the third ring on the 4 to 1 link. Move approximately 6 inches from the left toward the center and connect the simple loop created in Step four to the closest link on the chain. Connect one of the eye pin embellishments from Step two to this same simple loop.
Connect the open ends of each chain to a second 4 to 1 link, ensuring the bottom ring on each link is open. Repeat Steps four and five, moving to the right of the center focal.
Use a heavy duty cutter to snip off the stringing hole of the TierraCast antique copper open round charm. Smooth the cut end with a needle file. Attach one oval jump ring to this end of the charm and connect it to the center of the third (15-inch) chain.
Attach one end of each 8.5 inch chain to the last ring on both 4 to 1 links. Connect the other ends to either side of the open round charm. Attach one eye pin embellishment to the bottom of the charm.
Attach the loop portion of each JBB antique copper-plated pewter round toggle clasp to its own oval jump ring. Connect them together by attaching one jump ring to the wide loop on the opposite clasp. Attach one loop to the left 4 to 1 link and the other to one 13mm briolette pendant.
Attach the 12x6.5mm antique copper-plated trigger clasp to the right 4 to 1 link using an oval jump ring.
Estimated time: Less than 3 hours Difficulty level: Beginner
Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro® Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
Heavy Duty Cutter (TOOL-512)
3PC 5 1/2-Inch Needle File Set Cut 2 (TOOL-0018)
List of Components:
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Fern Green (5000-FGN6, qty 5)
Swarovski 5040 6mm Briolette Bead Fern Green (5040-FGN6, qty 14)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Fern Green (5000-FGN3, qty 4)
Swarovski 6010 13mm Briolette Pendant Fern Green (6010-FGN13, qty 7)
TierraCast Antique Copper Open Round Charm (CA-7505, qty 1)
TierraCast Antique Copper Celtic Large Hole Bead (CA-5506, qty 5)
12x6.5mm Antique Copper-Plated Trigger Clasp (BCA-CL03, qty 1)
JBB Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Round Toggle Clasp (PCA-TOG001, qty 2)
TierraCast 4 to 1 Antique Copper-Plated Beaded Link (CA-3139, qty 2)
TierraCast 3mm Antiqued Copper Rounds (C-0401, qty 24)
TierraCast Medium Oval Copper Open Jump Ring (C-0018, qty 19)
TierraCast Copper 2-inch 21 Gauge Eye Pin (C-0027, qty 5)
TierraCast Copper 2-inch 21 Gauge Head Pin (C-0028, qty 5)
Antique Copper-Plated Textured Oval Cable Chain (BTF-0049, qty 5)
TierraCast Black Niobium Earwire with 3mm Antique Copper Bead (NBK-5129-09, qty 2)
TierraCast Antique Copper Small Eternity Link (CA-3038, qty 2)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
JBB Antique Brass Celtic Sun Open Link (BBA-LX63)
Antique Brass-Plated Textured Oval Link Chain (BBACH14)
Gold-Filled 3mm Round Seamless w/ 1.0mm Hole (1/20 14K) (GF-RND3)
TierraCast 4 to 1 Antique Gold-Plated Beaded Link (GA-3139)
TierraCast Antique Gold Celtic Large Hole Bead (GA-5506)