Sonja's Gift Necklace Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Carrie presented her bridesmaids with a choice of two sets of bridesmaid's jewelry each! Each one was unique and made to complement their personality. After much deliberation, they each chose the styles they liked best, thinking those were the items they got to keep. They were right, but Carrie also surprised them with a thank you gift of the second set of jewelry on her wedding day! Be sure to check out Sonja's matching bracelet and earrings.
Step one: Cut a piece of ZambaPro™ jewelry wire to approximately 9 inches. Put one end of the wire in a Bead Stopper to hold your material while you work. Slide a 2x2mm sterling silver crimp tube onto the wire and add five 2mm Czech fire-polished aqua AB beads followed by a Swarovski 3mm faceted round crystal, two more fire polished beads, and a Swarovski 7x4mm briolette crystal. String the wire through the Lillypilly mother of pearl pendant. Pull the wire to one side and string four more fire-polished beads, a 3mm crystal, two fire-polished and a briolette. Go back through the pendant, pull the wire to the other side of center and repeat the last step. When you pull the wire through for the final time, Remove the Bead Stopper and pull the remaining end of wire through the crimp tube. Crimp firmly and trim any excess wire. For instructions on how to crimp, please visit the Handy Tips section of our Learning Center.
Step two: Cut approximately 19 inches of ZambaPro™ jewelry wire and crimp one end of the wire to a sterling silver open jump ring. Attach that ring to one side of your clasp. String fifteen 2mm Czech glass fire-polished AB beads. Follow that with alternating Swarovski 4mm bronze pearls and 6mm Caribbean blue opal bicone beads until you have four pearls and three bicones. Add an antique copper-plated pewter Turkish heishi spacer, five top-drilled bronze freshwater pearls and another spacer. Repeat the pattern starting with the Swarovski pearl and finishing with the heishi spacer. Add five fire-polished beads, a Swarovski pearl, bicone, pearl and bicone. At this point you are at the center of the necklace. Add the pendant (hanging only by the center loop) and reverse the pattern as you work toward the other end of your necklace.
Step three: Crimp the remaining wire to a jump ring and attach the jump ring to the other end of your clasp.