Silk Ribbon and Chain Necklace with Swarovski Drops
designed byCynthia Kimura
TechniqueChain & Jump Rings
Approximate Size42 Inches
There's just something about the way silk ribbon and Swarovski look together that inspires me to make beautiful pieces like this!
Drops can make all the different in a jewelry design. They take center stage in this sophisticated necklace. Cynthia made all kinds of drops using Swarovski beads and pendants. With a finishing touch of silk ribbon, this necklace makes for a fabulous display of style. You can find more inspiration for using drops in your jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Cut the gunmetal-plated round links on round cable chain into one 9-inch long piece using side cutters.
Add the Swarovski 24mm Crystal Paradise Shine twisted drop pendant with rhodium-plated classic cap to the center of your chain using a 4.5mm gunmetal-plated 21 gauge open jump ring.
Slide a Swarovski 6mm XILION Bicone in Crystal Iridescent Green onto a 2-inch gunmetal-plated 22 gauge head pin. Add it to your chain by creating a wrapped loop. Repeat this step ten times, attaching them in a random fashion so they surround your center drop.
Use the Swarovski 11mm and 13mm Briolette pendants in Crystal Iridescent Green to fill in the spaces between the bicones. Attach them to your chain using a 4.5mm jump ring for each.
Cut the hand-dyed multi browns silk ribbon into two equal pieces. You may adjust your size to fit your desired length. Glue the cut end of each ribbon into a JBB gunmetal-plated pewter ancient design crimp end cap with loop and clamp down with nylon jaw pliers.
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