Unlock Your Future Necklace Instructions Designed by Cheri Carlson
Create a special gift for your grad with this stunning simple necklace. The long chain can be worn for the special day or your grad can hang it from his or her rearview mirror as a reminder to always look ahead to the future. Each detail in this necklace holds its own special meaning to create one important message.
Step one: Use a 0.75x4.05mm sterling silver open jump ring to connect to the TierraCast® antique silver-plated pewter Victorian key charm to one of the holes on the TierraCast® rhodium 1.25-inch bead bar link. For help with jump rings, watch the jump ring handy tip video in our Learning Center.
Step two: String these components onto the bead bar in the following order: TierraCast® antique silver large-hole spacer, cast bead with crystals, aqua glass faceted roundel bead with silver grommet, sterling silver enamel Believe bead, large-hole spacer. Attach a 0.75x5.35mm sterling silver open jump ring to the other hole on the bead bar link.
Step three: Cut 19.75 inches of the silver-plated medium rollo chain with side cutters. String the chain through the larger jump ring on the bar link from step one. Use a 0.90x4.60mm sterling silver open jump ring to connect the 14x7mm heart clasp to one end of the chain and another jump ring to connect a sterling silver heavy closed jump ring to the other end. Close with chain nose pliers.
Approximate size: 24 3/4 inches Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes Difficulty level: Beginner
Tools and Supplies Used: ZambaPro™ Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106) ZambaPro™ Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
TierraCast® Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Victorian Key Charm (SA-2339, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.75 x 4.05mm) (SS-OJR30-C, qty 1)
TierraCast® Rhodium 1.25 Inch Bead Bar Link (RB-3107, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.75 x 5.35mm) (SS-OJR30-F, qty 1)
Silver-Plated Medium Rollo Chain (SPCH18, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.90 x 4.60mm) (SS-OJR35-C, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Heavy Closed Jump Ring (1x7mm) (SS-CJR-HG, qty 1)
14 x 7mm Heart Clasp (SS-CL08, qty 1)
TierraCast® Antique Silver 9mm Large Hole Spacer (SA-5690, qty 2)
8x10.0mm Cast Bead w/Crystals (4.5mm Hole) (STG-BD17, qty 1)
9x14mm Aqua Glass Faceted Roundel Bead with Silver Grommet (BEAD-0047, qty 1)
Sterling Silver 8mm Enamel Believe Bead (3.4mm Hole) (STG-LHB041, qty 1)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
9x14mm Topaz Glass Faceted Roundel Bead with Silver Grommet (BEAD-0053)
8x12mm Sapphire Crystal with Silver Grommet Roundel (4.5mm Hole) (SS-BRL21)