Emulate 1920s style with this elegant necklace featuring neutral blush tones paired with silver and deep blue. A perfect tribute to the Jazz Age, this necklace is feminine and bold all at once. Wear it to a fabulous party and you'll feel as if you're Daisy Buchanan heading off to Jay Gatsby's mansion. Check out the rest of our trends and ideas for Spring/Summer 2013 here.
Step one: Place the Kabela Design antique silver-plated brass lacy dream link on top of one of the beads from the Dakota Stones lapis lazuli 30x40mm oval 8-inch bead strand, so that the ends of the link are perpendicular to the stringing hole of the bead. Bend the ends of the link around the bead so the link stays in place. Set your embellished bead aside.
Step two: Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 25 inches long. Attach a 5.95mm sterling silver open jump ring to the end of your wire using a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube. For more information on how to use crimp tubes, please see our Handy Tip. Attach one half of the antique silver-plated pewter round floral design toggle clasp to the jump ring. See our Handy Tip for help with using jump rings.
Step three: String the following pattern onto the jewelry wire:
Three Swarovski 9mm round pearls in Powder Almond
One sterling 8mm cross-hatch with dots bead cap
One Swarovski 11mm pear-shaped pearl in Dark Lapis
Another 8mm bead cap
Repeat this pattern three more times, then add another Powder Almond pearl, a 30x40mm lapis lazuli bead, a Powder Almond Pearl, an 8mm bead cap, a Dark Lapis pearl, another 8mm bead cap and one more Powder Almond pearl.
Step four: String your embellished bead from step one onto the wire.
Step five: Use the pattern of beads from step three to create a mirror image on the other side of the embellished bead. Attach a jump ring to the end of the wire using a crimp tube. Attach the other half of the toggle clasp to the jump ring.
Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
ZambaPro® Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-125)
ZambaPro® Ergonomic Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-127)
Mighty Crimper (TOOL-118)
ZambaPro® Nylon Jaw Pliers (TOOL-105)
List of Components:
Dakota Stones Lapis Lazuli 30x40mm Oval 8-Inch Bead Strand (R0191, qty 1)
Swarovski 5821 11mm Pear-Shaped Pearl Dark Lapis (5821-DLA11, qty 10)
Swarovski 5810 9mm Round Pearl Powder Almond (5810-PALM9, qty 30)
Sterling 8mm Cross-Hatch with Dots Bead Cap (STG-CAP15, qty 20)
Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Round Floral Design Toggle Clasp (CLASP-0131, qty 1)
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .235 inches (0.90 x 5.95mm) (SS-OJR35-D, qty 2)
Kabela Design Antique Silver-Plated Brass Lacy Dream Link (FIND-0775, qty 1)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Dakota Stones Golden Obsidian 30x40mm Oval 8-Inch Bead Strand (R0221)
Dakota Stones Golden Obsidian 10mm Round 8-Inch Bead Strand (R0215)
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Deep Brown (5810-DEB8)
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter 10mm Joy Bead Cap (BRO-5696)
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Large Tapered Clasp Set (BRO-6067)
Kabela Design Antique Brass Wrap Filigree (BBA-LX41)
TierraCast 2x2mm Black Finish Brass Crimp Tube (BKO-0030)
TierraCast Medium Oval Brass Oxide Pewter Open Jump Ring (BRO-0018)