Serpentine Necklace Instructions Designed by Teri McCamish
For fresh and modern style, you need to add some Serpentine style to your looks! This simple necklace will wind and weave its way into your everyday looks. Pair it with creamy neutrals for a floaty look or try contrasting it with angular patterns. Whether your style is romantic or edgy, this necklace is the perfect finishing touch.
Step one: Lay out three feet of 2mm lilac rubber. Fold the rubber in half. Approximately 1 1/2 inches from the fold, work a quick link connector around both sides of the leather. Use your chain nose pliers to pinch the center of the quick link connector so that it pinches around both sides of the rubber.
Step two: To the left of the pinched connector, fold the rubber cord down again. Attach this new loop to the loop in the center using another quick link connector. Repeat this step on the other side of the center fold.
Step three: Keep making folds and securing them with connectors, always alternating sides to ensure your design stays in the center of the necklace. You may have to adjust the rubber once the connectors are pinched shut to ensure the loops are the right size and shape.
Step four: Attach a JBB silver-plated pewter crimp end cap with loop to one end of the rubber. Pinch down on the center of the end cap with pliers to secure it to the rubber. Add a 1 3/4-inch length of 925/20 silver-filled large oval cable chain to the loop on the end cap using a silver-plated 4mm jump ring. For help with opening and closing jump rings, please see our Jump Ring Handy Tip Video. Attach a 925/10 silver-filled 5x9mm lobster clasp with open jump ring to the end of the chain using a 4mm jump ring. Repeat this step for the other side of the necklace and attach a 6mm silver-plated closed jump ring to the end of the chain instead of the lobster clasp.
Tools & Supplies: Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-125) Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components: 2mm Lilac Rubber by the Foot (BTF-0355, qty 3) Quick link connectors (FIND-1582, qty 17) JBB Silver-Plated Pewter Crimp End Cap with Loop (PS-CREND001, qty 2) 925/10 Silver-Filled 5x9mm Lobster Clasp with Open Jump Ring (CLASP-0333, qty 1) Silver-Plated Jump Ring 4mm (JR-S04, qty 4) 6mm Silver-Plated Closed Jump Ring (SP-CJR06, qty 1) 925/10 Silver-Filled Large Oval Cable Chain - By the Foot (BTF-0188, qty 1)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: 2mm Grape Rubber Cord by the Foot (RF-GRP2) Beadalon Gold-Plated Large Quick Link Connector (FIND-1581) JBB Gold-Plated Pewter Crimp End Cap with Loop (PG-CREND001) 14/20 Gold-Filled Small Trigger Clasp (GF-CL04) Gold-Filled 14K Open Jump Ring 0.030 x .160 inches (0.75 x 4.05mm) (GF-OJR30-C) 14/20 GF Closed Jump Ring(.64x4mm) (GF-CJR-FB) Gold-Plated Flat Oval Cable Chain (BTF-0045)