Create a royal look with this fancy necklace. Our designer had fun using components like SilverSilk and intricate beads from TierraCast®. The rich gold and purple colors come together in a unique design that will bring elegance to your looks for any occasion.
Step one: Cut a one-foot piece of the 2mm plum satin cord. String one 1.0x5.8mm sterling silver open jump ring onto the cord. Slide it to the center of the cord. This will be used later.
Thread a 4x4mm sterling silver crimp tube onto one end of the cord followed by a 1.0x9.0mm sterling silver open jump ring. Fold approximately 1/2 inch of the ribbon over the jump ring, and thread it back through the crimp tube. Use chain nose pliers to crimp the crimp tube and trim any excess silk. Repeat on the other end of the cord.
Connect the jump rings on both ends to one 1.0x9.0mm jump ring, and attach this third jump ring to the loop portion of the Hill Tribe Silver textured round toggle clasp. For help using jump rings, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Repeat this process for the second piece of ribbon, substituting the bar portion of the toggle clasp for the loop portion.
Step two: Use side cutters to cut an 8 1/2-inch piece of the SilverSilk 3mm silver-plated copper knit over gold-plated brass bead chain. String the following beads onto the chain in this order: two TierraCast® black finish pewter small love knot spacers, one Swarovski 14mm BeCharmed briolette bead in Amethyst, two large love knot spacers, one Swarovski BeCharmed briolette bead in Light Topaz, two large love knot spacers, one Swarovski briolette bead in Amethyst and two small love knot spacers.
Step three: Glue one JBB silver-plated pewter fancy crimp end to each end of the SilverSilk chain using E6000 glue and clamp the crimp ends using nylon jaw pliers. For help using crimp ends visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Attach the open jump rings on your cord to each crimp end.
Approximate size: 21 1/2 inches Estimated time: Less than 1 1/2 hours Difficulty level: Beginner
Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro™ Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro™ Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
ZambaPro™ Nylon Jaw Pliers (TOOL-105)
E6000 Glue 1oz Tube - Medium/Clear (E6000-01)
List of Components:
Swarovski 5940 14mm BeCharmed Briolette Bead Light Smoked Topaz (5940-LST14, qty 1)
Swarovski 5940 14mm BeCharmed Briolette Bead Amethyst (5940-AMY14, qty 2)
Hill Tribe Silver Textured Round Toggle Clasp (HTS358, qty 1)
TierraCast® Black Finish Pewter Large Love Knot Spacer (BKO-5770, qty 4)
TierraCast® Black Finish Pewter Small Love Knot Spacer (BKO-5768, qty 4)
JBB Silver-Plated Pewter Fancy Crimp End (PS-CREND002, qty 2)
SilverSilk 3mm Silver-Plated Copper Knit over Gold-Plated Brass Bead Chain (BTF-0003, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (1.0 x 5.8mm) (SS-OJR40-A, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (1. x 9.0mm) (SS-OJR40-F, qty 6)
2mm Plum Satin by the Foot (SF-PLM2, qty 2)
4x4mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tube (SS-CRM12, qty 4)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
TierraCast® Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Large Love Knot Spacer (SA-5770)
Swarovski 5920 14mm BeCharmed Helix Bead Amethyst (5920-AMY14)
Swarovski 5920 14mm BeCharmed Helix Bead Light Smoked Topaz (5920-LST14)
SilverSilk 3mm Silver-Plated Copper Knit over Gunmetal-Plated Brass Bead Chain (BTF-0002)
Sterling Silver Textured Flat Round Toggle Clasp (SS-TOG73)