Copper and Purple Necklace with Swarovski Opal Shimmer and Iris Colors
designed byCheri Carlson
TechniqueChain & Jump Rings
Approximate Size30 Inches
This necklace takes on the colors of exotic sunsets. It definitely makes me want to travel to new places (while wearing the necklace, of course)!
You'll love the way this necklace showcases some of the Opal Shimmer and Iris colors from the Swarovski Innovations for Spring/Summer 2021. The elegant Pear Cut Pendant is also on full display layered in front of a Nunn Design bezel pendant. Copper chain and more beads mixed in with the chain make the whole look come together.
Slide a Swarovski 4mm XILION Bicone in Pacific Opal Shimmer onto a 14K/20 rose gold-filled 1.5-inch ball-end 24 gauge head pin. Make a wrapped loop at the top of the bead. Repeat three times for a total of four Pacific Opal Shimmer dangles.
Slide a Swarovski 4mm XILION Bicone in Iris AB 2x onto a head pin and make a wrapped loop at the top of the bead. Repeat once for a total of two Iris AB 2x dangles.
Slide a Swarovski 4mm faceted round in Iris onto a head pin and make a wrapped loop at the top of the bead. Repeat once for a total of two round Iris dangles.
Using 18 gauge Antique Copper Artbeads Designer Wire, make a triangle-shaped jump ring with the smaller mandrel on the Wubbers large triangle mandrel pliers. Trim the ends of the wire where you cut it, on one side of the triangle. Squeeze the cut ends in to each other gently, to create a narrower triangle. You will be attaching this jump ring to the Swarovski 16mm Pear Cut Pendant in Amethyst Shimmer, so you want this jump ring to have a narrower profile so the pendant will lay nicely when layered onto the bezel pendant. Once the jump ring is to your liking, attach it to the pendant.
Open one of the round jump rings you made and attach your Swarovski pear pendant. Add half of your dangles to one side of the pendant on the jump ring and then add the other half to the other side, making sure to mix up the colors evenly. Close the jump ring.
Attach the Nunn Design antique copper-plated pewter Marrakesh grande bezel pendant and your decorated jump ring holding the dangles and the pendant to the TierraCast antique copper-plated royal pinch bail. Squeeze the pegs of the pinch bail together using pliers.
Cut a length of antique copper-plated small oval link chain approximately 3 inches. Attach it to the top of the pinch bail using the other round jump ring you made. Attach another length of 3-inch chain to this same jump ring for the other side of the necklace.
Cut a length of 22 gauge Antique Copper Artbeads Designer Wire approximately 4 inches long. Attach it to the chain on one side of your necklace by making a wrapped loop. Then, add a Swarovski 5mm XILION Bicone in Pacific Opal Shimmer and a Swarovski 8mm faceted round in Cyclamen Opal Shimmer. Then, add several TOHO 15/0 bead rounds. We have included an option in our supplies list, but you can use any 15/0 round seed bead, as these are just to stabilize the next bead we add. Add the Nunn Design antique copper-plated pewter 13x9mm faceted rectangle metal bead over the seed beads, and then add an 8mm faceted round and a 5mm bicone. Attach the other end of the wire to a 2 ¼-inch length of chain by making a wrapped loop. Repeat this step for the other side of the necklace.
Cut a length of 22 gauge Designer Wire approximately 4 inches long. Attach it to the chain on one end of your necklace by making a wrapped loop. Then, add a 4mm Pacific Opal Shimmer bicone, and a Swarovski 6mm briolette bead in Iris. Add several 15/0 round seed beads and then add the Nunn Design antique copper-plated pewter 11x4mm double cone metal bead over the seed beads. Add a briolette and a 4mm bicone. Attach the other end of the wire to a 6-inch length of chain by making a wrapped loop. Repeat this step for the other side of the necklace.
Attach a 12x6.5mm antique copper-plated trigger clasp to one end of the necklace using a TierraCast medium oval copper open jump ring.
List of Components Swarovski 6433 16mm Pear Cut Pendant Amethyst Shimmer (6433-AMYS16, qty 1) Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Cyclamen Opal Shimmer (5000-CYOPS8, qty 4) Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Pacific Opal Shimmer (5328-POPS5, qty 4) Swarovski 5040 6mm Briolette Bead Iris (5040-IRIS6, qty 4) Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Iris (5000-IRIS4, qty 2) Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Pacific Opal Shimmer (5328-POPS4, qty 8) Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Iris AB 2x (5328-IRISAB2X4, qty 2) Nunn Design Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Marrakesh Grande Bezel Pendant (ND0007, qty 1) Nunn Design Antique Copper-Plated Pewter 13 x 9mm Faceted Rectangle Metal Bead (ND0055, qty 2) Nunn Design Antique Copper-Plated Pewter 11 x 4mm Double Cone Metal Bead (ND0059, qty 2) TierraCast Antique Copper-Plated Royal Pinch Bail (CA-5778, qty 1) 14K/20 Rose Gold-Filled 1.5-Inch Ball-End Head Pin - 24 Gauge (FIND-1717, qty 8) 12x6.5mm Antique Copper-Plated Trigger Clasp (BCA-CL03, qty 1) Antique Copper-Plated Small Oval Link Chain by the Foot (BCACH24, qty 2) TierraCast Medium Oval Copper Open Jump Ring (C-0018, qty 1) TOHO Bead Round 15/0 Transparent Smokey Gray, 8g bag (TBRD15-9B, qty 1) Artbeads Designer Wire - Antique Copper Non-Tarnish 22 Gauge (45 ft. spool) (ADW0066, qty 1) Artbeads Designer Wire - Antique Copper Non-Tarnish 18 Gauge (21 ft. spool) (ADW0004, qty 1)
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