Rose-colored Swarovski pearls give a lustrous look to this sterling silver rosary, made to fit the wrist. The chain near the clasp lets you adjust the rosary to fit different wrist sizes. Make it to use as a feminine reminder of the importance of prayer. This rosary can be altered to incorporate a crucifix instead of a simple cross charm, if desired. You can also adjust the design and components quantities to create a tradtional rosary that will fit around the neck.
Step one: Attach the sterling silver shiny cross charm to the small loop on the 6mm sterling spring ring using a sterling silver open jump ring. String a Swarovski 5810 6mm round pearl in Powder Rose onto a 1 1/2-inch 22-gauge eye pin. Make a simple loop at the end of the pin, forming a simple loop link. For help creating simple loops, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Make links out of the remaining nine 6mm pearls. Attach a link to the small loop on the spring ring. Continue connecting the remaining links to the first link, forming a chain.
Step two: Cut a short, eight-link section from the sterling silver 054 round link chain. Attach the short section of chain to the last 6mm pearl link. Make a link out of the Swarovski 5810 8mm round pearl in Powder Rose, and attach it to the end of the short chain. Cut a 1 3/4-inch section of chain, and attach it to the other end of the 8mm pearl link.
Step three: Use jump rings to attach the Virgin Mary rosary center charm to the eight-link section of chain. String the Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION bicone in Crystal onto the 24-gauge 1-inch head pin. Attach the head pin to the bottom of the rosary charm using a wrapped loop. For help making a wrapped loop, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.
Approximate size: 6 1/4 -7 3/4 inches (adjustable) Estimated time: Less than 1 hour 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)
List of Components:
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Powder Rose (5810-PRO6, qty 10)
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Powder Rose (5810-PRO8, qty 1)
Sterling Silver 054 Round Link Chain (925CH85, qty 1)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal (5328-CRYS4, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Shiny Cross Charm (CHARM768, qty 1)
Virgin Mary Rosary Center Charm (CHARM516, qty 1)
6mm Sterling Spring Ring (Closed Loop) (SS-SPR6, qty 1)
1-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-HP41, qty 1)
1 1/2-inch Eye Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-EP23, qty 11)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.5 x 3.0mm) (SS-OJR20-B, qty 3)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Coral (5810-COR6)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Pearl Lavender (5810-LAV6)
Sterling Silver Satin Finish Virgin Mary (Miraculous Medal) Charm (CHARM422)
Sterling Silver Tiny Cross Charm (CHARM395)
Sterling Silver Thin Cross Charm (CHARM770)