Winter Dusk Necklace Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
The colors in this beautiful necklace remind us of the smoky colors of dusk on a winter afternoon. Our designer mixed texture and materials in a surprising way that creates a lightweight piece with a touch of industrial elegance. The gunmetal-plated open jump rings are a little difficult to open and close. Make sure you have good chain nose pliers to work with.
Step one: For each link, string the beads listed below onto a 2-inch gunmetal-plated 20 gauge eye pin and finish with a simple loop. For help making Simple Loops please visit the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center. Link one; 3mm faceted round medium vitrail, black and beige freestyle pillow, 3mm vitrail. Link two; 12mm Swarovski antique brass pearl, 4mm faceted copper bicone, 6mm crystal khaki cube, copper bicone, antique brass pearl. Link three; 4mm faceted khaki bicone, 14mm hematite flat hexagon bead, khaki bicone. Link four; 4mm faceted lime bicone, 12mm Swarovski large hole light green pearl, lime bicone, green pearl, lime bicone. Link five; lime bicone, antique brass pearl, lime bicone. Link six; lime bicone, 5mm Swarovski light green pearl, khaki cube, light green pearl, lime bicone. Set all links aside.
Step two: Cut the gunmetal-plated twist link oval chain to approximately 24-inches leaving a round or oval twisted link on each end. Attach a 6mm gunmetal-plated open jump ring to each end of the chain. Set aside.
Step three: Attach two jump rings to each antique brass-plated textured circle link, and two jump rings to each gunmetal-plated hammered circle link Set aside.
Step four: Starting at one end of the chain, link together in this order; link one, link two, antique brass-plated textured circle link, link three, antique brass circle link, link four, gunmetal-plated hammered circle link, link five, gunmetal circle link, link six and then connect to the other end of the chain.
Approximate size: 39-inches Estimated time: Under an hour Difficulty level: Beginner
Tools Used: Side cutters- semi-flush (TOOL-131) Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106) Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
List of Components: Black and beige freestyle pillow bead (LMP-0052, qty. 1) 5000 3mm faceted round vitrail medium (5000-VMED3, qty. 2) Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Copper (5328-COP4, qty. 2) 5328 4mm faceted bicone khaki (5238-KHAK4, qty. 2) 5328 4mm faceted bicone lime (5328-LIME4, qty. 7) 5601 6mm crystal cube khaki (5601-KHAK6, qty. 1) 5810 12mm Swarovski pearl antique brass (5810-ABP12, qty. 3) 5810 5mm Swarovski pearl light green (5810-GRLT5, qty. 2) 5811 12mm Swarovski large hole pearl light green (5811-LGN12, qty, 2) Glass flat hexagon beads 14mm -hematite (GH-HEM14, qty. 1) Antique brass-plated textured circle link (BBA-RING01, qty, 2) Gunmetal-plated hammered circle link (BGM-RING01, qty. 2) Gunmetal-plated twist link oval chain (BGMCH20, qty. 3) 2-inch gunmetal-plated 20 gauge eye pin (BGM-EP20-22, qty. 6) 6mm gunmetal-plated open jump ring (BGM-OJR06, qty. 10)