Personal Expression Necklaces Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura, Teri McCamish, Cheri Carlson
Remember our ornaments from the Friends Make the Best Accessories idea? The great thing about sharing these ornaments with friends is that you all can turn them into jewelry after the holiday season. Our designers show you how it's done with these three necklaces!
Step one: Take a look at the directions for the Friends Make the Best Accessories idea to learn how to create Cheri's Copper Flower Ornament. Add two 8mm antique copper-plated open jump rings to the open hole at the top of the pendant. Please see our Jump Ring Handy Tip Video for help opening and closing jump rings.
Step two: Cut a length of antique copper-plated medium rollo chain approximately 30 inches long. String on the pendant you create in the previous step. Set aside for now.
Step three: Cut a length of the antique copper-plated 3+1 small round and oval link chain approximately 29 inches long. Add 27 Swarovski 4mm faceted round beads in Crystal Rose Gold strung onto 1.5-inch copper 24 gauge head pins randomly to the chain by creating wrapped loops. For more instruction on how to make wrapped loops, see our Handy Tip. Set aside for now.
Step four: Cut another length of the small round and oval link chain approximately 27 1/2 inches long. String a Swarovski 4mm faceted round in Jet Hematite onto a head pin and create a wrapped loop. Repeat two times. String a 4mm Crystal Rose Gold round onto a head pin and create a wrapped loop. Add a Swarovski 10mm XILION mini pear pendant in Crystal Rose Gold 2x to a 6mm antique copper-plated open jump ring. Add one of the Jet Hematite dangles to another 6mm jump ring and attach it to the previous jump ring. Add a Jet Hematite dangle, the Crystal Rose Gold dangle and another Jet Hematite dangle to another 6mm jump ring and attach it to the jump ring holding the lone Jet Hematite dangle. Close the remaining jump ring and string the completed dangle onto your chain.
Step five: Attach the chain holding the pendant to an outside hole of the TierraCast antique copper-plated pewter 3 hole end bar using a 4mm antique copper-plated open jump ring. Attach the chain decorated with Crystal Rose Gold dangles to the middle hole of the end bar using a 4mm jump ring. Attach the chain with the mini pear dangle to the remaining outside hole of the end bar using a 4mm jump ring. Repeat this step on the other side of the necklace.
Step six: Attach a 12x6.5mm antique copper-plated trigger clasp to one of the end bars using a 6mm jump ring. Attach an 8mm antique copper 18 gauge closed jump ring to the other end bar using two 6mm jump rings linked together.
Step two: Cut a length of antique copper-plated textured double oval link chain approximately 23 inches long. Use two oval links from any extra chain to attach the heart pendant to the center of the chain. The links open like jump rings do.
Step three: String a TierraCast antique copper-plated pewter small cube spacer EuroBead onto a 2-inch antique copper-plated 20 gauge head pin, followed by a Swarovski 8mm round pearl in Platinum and another cube spacer. Repeat this step two more times. Attach these dangles to the chain in a cluster by creating wrapped loops at the top of the head pins. Our cluster of pearl dangles is about 1 1/2 inches away from the pendant.
Step four: Make sure there is only one oval link at each end of your chain. Use these oval links to attach the TierraCast antique copper-plated pewter lock and key toggle clasp to the ends of the chain.
Step one: Create Teri's Wish for Love and Peace ornament from the Friends Make the Best Accessories idea to use as the pendant. Attach the TierraCast antique silver-plated pewter royal pinch bail to the top of the pendant.
Step two: Cut three lengths of 1.5mm black leather approximately 24 inches each. String your custom pendant onto all three of the strands, so that it rests in the center.
Step three: Add sterling silver 3mm crimp covers to each strand of leather in a decorative matter. See our Handy Tip to learn how to attach the crimp covers. Add them to the leather on either side of the pendant, in a random pattern.
Step four: Finish the ends of the leather by attaching the JBB silver-plated brass 3-strand 1.5mm multi-strand hook and eye clasp on either end of the necklace. Take a look at our Handy Tip for more information on working with crimp ends like this.
Approximate Size: 24 to 36 Inches Estimated Time:One Hour or Less Difficulty Level:Beginner
Tools & Supplies: Crystal Clay Black Epoxy Clay Kit (SUP-0043) Crystal Katana Rhinestone-Crystal Pick Up Tool (TOOL-0070) Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108) Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106) Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components: Cheri's Necklace: Nunn Design Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Grande Circle Link (PCA-LX018, qty 1) Kabela Design Antique Copper-Plated Brass Dianthus Flower Embellishment (EMBMT-0168, qty 1)
Swarovski 2058 SS7 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet Hematite (2058-HEM7, qty 20)
Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet Hematite (2058-HEM9, qty 15)
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet Hematite (2058-HEM12, qty 28)
Swarovski 2058 SS5 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal Rose Gold (2058-CRG5, qty 18)
Swarovski 2058 SS7 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal Rose Gold (2058-CRG7, qty 19)
Swarovski 6128 12mm XILION Mini Pear Pendant Crystal Rose Gold 2x (6128-CRG2X12, qty 1)
Swarovski 6128 10mm XILION Mini Pear Pendant Crystal Rose Gold 2x (6128-CRG2X10, qty 1)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Bead Crystal Rose Gold (5000-CRG4, qty 31)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Jet Hematite (5000-HEM4, qty 3)
Antique Copper-Plated 3+1 Small Round and Oval Link Chain (BCACH19, qty 5)
Antique Copper-Plated Medium Rollo Chain (BCACH03, qty 3)
12x6.5mm Antique Copper-Plated Trigger Clasp (BCA-CL03, qty 1)
TierraCast Antique Copper-Plated Pewter 3 Hole End Bar (CA-3168, qty 2)
4mm Antique Copper-Plated Open Jump Ring (BCA-OJR04, qty 6)
6mm Antique Copper-Plated Open Jump Ring (BCA-OJR06, qty 9)
8mm Antique Copper-Plated Open Jump Ring (BCA-OJR08, qty 2)
8mm Antique Copper 18 Gauge Closed Jump Ring (FIND-1059, qty 1)
1.5-Inch Copper 24 Gauge Head Pin (FIND-1026, qty 34)