Bronze Sea Charm Dangles on Beadlinx and Swarovski Necklace
designed byCheri Carlson
TechniqueChain & Jump Rings
Approximate Size24 Inches
Beadlinx chain can be so inspiring. The sea green colors found in the chain I used here had me thinking of a relaxing walk on an Irish coast!
Beadlinx chain makes a wonderful foundation for a variety of jewelry designs. It's easy to use as-is because it features links with beads already attached. You can also have fun making your own links with other beads to intersperse throughout the chain. You can even take the beads from the chain and use them in new ways. Cheri does it all in this cute necklace. For more ideas about using chain in your jewelry, check out this Artbeads Cafe episode.
String a bicone onto a Vintaj natural brass 1.5-inch 21 gauge head pin and make a simple loop at the top of the bead. Repeat once for a total of two bicone dangles.
Remove a link featuring a larger fire-polished bead from the Beadlinx Totally Turquoise beaded brass oxide chain. To do this, open the loop on each end of the bead. You can reattach the chain if desired. Remove the bead from the link and string onto a head pin. Make a simple loop at the top of the bead to create a fire-polished dangle.
Open the loop of a bicone link and attach the fire-polished dangle you just made. Close the loop. Attach the top of the bicone link to a Vintaj natural brass 6mm rib cable 18 gauge jump ring. Attach another bicone link to this jump ring. Remove a link featuring a small round bead from the Beadlinx chain by opening the loops. Attach this link to the bicone link. Attach the antique bronze crab teardrop charm to the bottom of the round bead link. Attach the 6mm jump ring to a Vintaj natural brass 9mm rib cable 15 gauge jump ring.
Remove a small fire-polished link from the Beadlinx chain and attach it to a 6mm jump ring. Attach a bicone link to the bottom of the fire-polished link. Remove a larger fire-polished link from the Beadlinx chain and attach it to the bottom of the bicone link. Attach an antique bronze seahorse charm to the bottom of the fire-polished link.
Remove a small round bead link from the Beadlinx chain and attach it to the same 6mm jump ring from the previous step. Attach a larger fire-polished bead link from the Beadlinx chain to the bottom of this link. Attach a small fire-polished bead link from the chain to the bottom of this link. Attach a bicone dangle to the bottom of this link. Attach the 6mm jump ring to the 9mm jump ring that already holds the other dangles.
Remove two connected small fire-polished bead links from the chain and attach them to a new 6mm jump ring. Attach a bicone dangle to the bottom of these links.
Attach a bicone link to the same jump ring from the previous step. Attach the antique bronze scallop shell teardrop charm to the bottom of this link. Attach the 6mm jump ring to the 9mm jump ring that already holds the other dangles. These dangles will be the focal of your necklace.
Attach a 5 ½-inch length of Beadlinx chain to the top of your 9mm jump ring. Repeat so there are two strands of Beadlinx chain at the top of the jump ring. Intersperse the remaining bicone links into the chain. Our necklace features four bicone links on each side.
Attach a 5 ½-inch length of antique brass-plated 3+1 small round and oval link chain to each end of the Beadlinx chain. Attach a 9x5mm antique brass-plated trigger clasp to one end using a Vintaj natural brass 4.75mm 19 gauge jump ring. Attach a 4.5mm jump ring to the other end of the chain.
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