Cherry Drop Necklace Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
This season is all about mixing texture and materials. This leather and chain necklace is a fun example of how to mix different styles to create beautiful jewelry!
Step one: Cut two lengths of 1.5mm poppy leather to approximately 4 inches. Attach 1.5mm fine silver-plated endcaps to each end of the by dipping the leather into the tube of E-6000 and putting a dot of glue on the end of the leather. Open the endcap slightly and carefully place it over the end of the leather. Do this with caution so that it doesn't slip on the leather. Apply pressure to the cap using chain nose pliers to close the cap and hold for a minute or so until the glue holds. You will want to let the glue dry overnight before wearing the piece.
Step two: Cut a length of chain to approximately 4 inches (27 links). Fold it in half to find the center and attach a flat teardrop ruby pendant to the center of the chain using an open jump ring (SS-OJR30-I). String a tourmaline Swarovski faceted bicone onto a head pin and with a simple loop, drape it in front of the pendant by attaching it to the jump ring. Continue to attach crystals (tourmaline, erinite and Siam) to the chain with simple loops. Do this randomly, add two or three to each link of chain. Our designer went out five links on both sides, but you can add as many or few as is pleasing to your eye.
Step three: Cut a length of round link chain to approximately 1½ inches. Attach the 10mm trigger clasp to the chain. On the other end of the chain use a jump ring (SS-OJR30-F) to attach the chain to a finished segment of leather. On the other end of the leather attach your embellished chain using another open jump ring, and then attach the other piece of leather to the other end of the embellished chain.
Step four: Cut another length of chain to approximately 3 inches and attach it to the remaining end of the leather with a jump ring. This will be used as an adjustable extender chain to finish your necklace. Vary this necklace to make it your own - use different colors, add multiple chains. Give it your signature and flair.
Approximate size: 15-18 inches (with extender)
Tools Used: Ergonomic side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-128) Ergonomic round nose pliers (TOOL-127) Ergonomic chain nose pliers (TOOL-125) E6000 glue 1oz tube - medium/clear (E6000-01)