Amber Empress Necklace Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Rock this hot look in the crisp, cool months for festive celebrations! The amber hues hidden inside sparkling Swarovski crystals and the rich shine of copper pearls make this necklace a lovely addition to any outfit.
Step one: Cut one piece of jewelry wire 16 inches long. Attach one sterling silver open jump ring to one Swarovski 8mm XILION pendant in Crystal Copper. Repeat seventeen times. Perform this same process for four Swarovski 6mm XILION pendants in Crystal Metallic Light Gold, and set all of the pendants aside. If you need help opening and closing jump rings, watch our Handy Tip video.
Step two: Attach the Swarovski 21mm briolette pendant in Crystal Golden Shadow to the JBB dot design pinch bail. Simply open the back of the bail with pliers, insert the pendant and close. Use nylon jaw pliers to close the pinch bail if needed. Thread the completed pendant onto the jewelry wire so it is centered.
Step three: String one Swarovski 4mm XILION bicone in Crystal Vitrail Medium on each side of the pendant. Attach the silver jump rings to the wire by clustering them randomly around the pinch bail, evenly distributing on both sides.
Step four: String one 4mm XILION bicone and five Swarovski 6mm Bright Gold Pearls onto the jewelry wire to the left of the focal. Repeat this pattern four more times. End with one 4mm ZILION bicone.
Step five: Attach one 6mm gold-plated jump ring to the end of the wire using a sterling 2x2mm crimp tube. Read our Handy Tip if you need help with crimp tubes. Connect three more jump rings to the first one, forming a chain. Attach the last jump ring to the bar portion of the JBB gold-plated pewter leaves toggle.
Step six: Repeat Steps four and five on the right side of the focal, ending with the loop portion of the toggle.