Blue and Green Multi-Strand Necklace with Chunky Chain
designed byCynthia Kimura
TechniqueCrimps, Bails & Connectors
Approximate Size23 Inches
End caps are the perfect way to hide a crimp or Magic Finding when you're joining multiple strands to a chain like I did for this design.
Tip-toe through a glistening bed of moss that lights up like a moonlit path when you wear this mystical piece. The hidden multipurpose findings and the easy-to-use chain is what makes this elegant piece simple to master. The links on this chain are actually open jump rings so there's no cutting required
Cut one strand of jewelry wire approximately 27 inches long. Measure out two strands of gunmetal-plated 1 to 3 textured oval link chain approximately 7 inches long. Remember, the links of this chain are open jump rings. Simply open the jump rings closest to the measurement and leave one jump ring on the end for attaching later.
Thread the jewelry wire through the center hole of one sterling silver magic multipurpose finding. Leave approximately 2 ½ inches of wire sticking out of one end of the magic finding. String a random pattern of TOHO 3mm magatama beads in higher-metallic dragonfly, gold-lined aqua AB and gold-lined peridot AB onto approximately 7 inches of the longer strand. Thread the wire through a side hole on a second magic finding. Then, bring the wire back down through the second magic finding using the hole closest to the one you just used (not the center hole) and pull the jewelry wire tight so it lays flat against the finding. Allow a bit of space between the beads and the finding to prevent the beads from breaking.
String a second random pattern of beads as in step two. Bring the wire back through a side hole in the first magic finding, and then back down through the hole closest to the one you just used. String one last beaded strand, but this time add three Unicorne Beads forest mix boro glass teardrops in a cluster, repeating four more times throughout. Thread the wire through the center hole of the second Magic Finding.
Hide the multipurpose findings by sliding one white silver-plated brass small Viking end cap over each and threading the remaining wire strand through.
String four more TOHO beads onto one wire strand. Attach the wire to one end of one chain strand using a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube. Cover the crimp tube with a sterling silver 3mm sandblasted crimp cover. Repeat for the other wire end.
Connect the loop portion of the antique silver-plated pewter round floral design toggle clasp to one chain end using two 6mm gunmetal-plated 18 gauge open jump rings. Simply attach one to the chain and one to the clasp and then connect the two together. Repeat this process for the other chain, substituting the bar portion of the toggle for the loop portion.
List of Components: TOHO Bead Magatama 3mm Higher-Metallic Dragonfly (TBMT3-505, qty 1) TOHO Bead Magatama 3mm Gold-Lined Aqua AB (TBMT3-995, qty 1) TOHO Bead Magatama 3mm Gold-Lined Peridot AB (TBMT3-996, qty 1) Unicorne Beads Forest Mix Boro Glass Teardrop Drop Strand (DROP-0026, qty 1) Sterling Silver Magic Multi-Purpose Finding (FIND-0663, qty 2) Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2) Gunmetal-Plated 1 to 3 Textured Oval Link Chain (BTF-0097, qty 2) 6mm Gunmetal-Plated 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BGM-OJR06, qty 4) Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Round Floral Design Toggle Clasp (CLASP-0131, qty 1) White Silver-Plated Brass Small Viking Knitting End cap (FIND-0208, qty 2) Sterling Silver 3mm Sandblasted Crimp Cover (SS-CCOV03, qty 2)
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