Heavier designs like this necklace need an appropriate clasp to go with them. I used one that was large and strong enough to support the three strands of pearls.
Jackie Kennedy made her triple strand pearl necklace an iconic part of her wardrobe. You can add her classic sense of style to your looks with our Jacqueline necklace. Jackie always liked to keep up with fashion trends, so in that spirit our version offers an update on this traditional style, with rich Platinum pearls accentuating the classic Cream pearls at the center. Learn how to make this necklace and become a style icon yourself
For the shortest strand, cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 18 inches long. Crimp the end to a sterling silver 4.05mm open jump ring using a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube and a sterling silver 3mm crimp cover.
String 23 Swarovski 6mm Platinum round pearls onto the strand, followed by seven Swarovski 12mm Cream round pearls and 23 more Platinum pearls. At this point you can check the strand length to your neck size. You may need to add or remove pearls to the pattern or even add jump rings to the ends of the strands in order to achieve the best fit. Crimp the end of the strand to a jump ring using a crimp tube and crimp cover.
Attach the end of the strand to half of the 3-strand plume design hook and eye clasp. Make sure to add it to the top loop of the clasp and repeat for the other end of the strand. This will be in innermost strand of the design.
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 20 inches long. Crimp the end to a jump ring using a crimp tube and cover. String 23 Platinum pearls onto the strand, followed by nine Cream pearls and 23 more Platinum pearls. Crimp the end to a jump ring using a crimp tube and cover. Add this strand to the middle loops on the clasp.
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 22 inches long. Crimp the end to a jump ring using a crimp tube and cover. String 24 Platinum pearls onto the strand, followed by 11 Cream pearls and 24 more Platinum pearls. Crimp the end to a jump ring using a crimp tube and cover. Add this strand to the last loops on the clasp. This will be the outside strand of the design.
List of Components: Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Cream (5810-CRM12, qty 27) Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Platinum (5810-PLP6, qty 140) 3-Strand Plume Design Hook and Eye Clasp (ISCL-0059, qty 1) Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .160 inches (0.75 x 4.05mm) (SS-OJR30-C, qty 6) Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 6) Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover (SS-CCOV01, qty 6)
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