Interchangeable Multi-Strand Connector Necklace Featuring Swarovski Chain and Drops
designed byCynthia Kimura
TechniqueChain & Jump Rings
Approximate Size40 Inches
Do you ever wish you could switch out strands on your multi-strand looks? With the multi-strand connector, you can! I had fun making lots of strands for this necklace.
Multi-strand connectors allow you to create fabulous interchangeable looks. You can add or remove strands as you like with these connectors. Cynthia created all kinds of strands for this fabulous necklace. Wear as many or as little strands as you like together. There are endless combinations. Discover more inspiration for creating layered jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe Episode.
Cut a length of Swarovski rhodium-plated cup chain with 1028 PP11 XIRIUS Crystals approximately 14 1/2 inches long. Add a Swarovski rhodium-plated foldover crimp to each end of the chain. For help with this technique, see our Finishing Rhinestone Chain tutorial. Attach a sterling silver 1.00x6.10mm open jump ring to each end of the chain.
Cut a length of silver-plated brass chain with black enamel approximately 19 inches long. Attach a 1.00x6.10mm open jump ring to each end of the chain.
Cut a length of Swarovski 11.5mm silver-plated cuplink chain in Crystal approximately 21 1/2 inches long. Attach a 1.00x6.10mm jump ring to each end of the chain.
Cut a length of 2.3mm silver-plated ball chain by the foot approximately 24 inches long. Attach the Swarovski 20mm rhodium pave pendant in Crystal to the TierraCast antique silver legend bail using a sterling silver 0.90x6.10mm open jump ring and slide it onto the ball chain. Add a JBB 2.5mm antique sterling silver crimp end cap with loop to each end of the chain. For help with using crimp ends, see our How to Use an End Cap or Crimp End tutorial. Attach a 1.00x6.10mm jump ring to each end of the chain.
Cut a length of 5x2mm silver-plated figure eight chain approximately 31 inches long. Attach the heart shaped chandelier to the Angel Findings antique pewter flower bail using a 0.90x6.10mm jump ring. Attach a Swarovski 13x6.5mm Briolette pendant in Chrysolite Opal to each loop on the chandelier using a 0.90x6.10mm jump ring. Slide this focal onto your chain. Add a 1.00x6.10mm jump ring to each end of the chain.
Cut a length of silver-plated 1+1 infinity link chain approximately 35 1/2 inches long. Attach the sterling silver hexagon charm to the TierraCast antique silver nouveau bail using a 0.90x6.10mm jump ring and slide the bail onto the chain. Add a 1.00x6.10mm jump ring to each end of the chain.
Attach half of the 8mm silver-plated Mag-Lok magnetic clasp to each sterling silver multi-strand connector using two 0.90x6.10mm jump rings linked together for each.
Add strands to one of the multi-strand connectors by opening the hooks and adding the desired strands to one hook. Slide the strands to the top of the hook, then bring the other hook back down. Slide the strands over both hooks. Repeat on the other end of the necklace with the other multi-strand connector.
List of Components: Sterling Silver Multi-Strand Connector (CLASP-0355, qty 2) Swarovski 27004 Rhodium-Plated Cup Chain with 1028 PP11 XIRIUS Crystal (27004-RCRY11PP, qty 2) Swarovski 00011 Rhodium-Plated Foldover Crimp (00011-R, qty 2) Silver Plated Brass Chain with Black Enamel By the Foot (BTF-1034, qty 2) Swarovski 90005 11.5mm Silver-Plated Cuplink Chain Crystal (90005-RCRY, qty 2) 2.3mm Silver-Plated Ball Chain by the Foot (BTF-0506, qty 2) JBB 2.5mm Antique Sterling Silver Crimp End Cap with Loop (SSA-ENDCAP03, qty 2) TierraCast Antique Silver Legend Bail (SA-5725, qty 1) Swarovski 67563 20mm Rhodium Pave Pendant Crystal (67563-CRYS20R, qty 1) Silver-Plated 1+1 Infinity Link Chain (SPCH30, qty 3) TierraCast Antique Silver Nouveau Bail (SA-5629, qty 1) Sterling Silver Hexagon Charm (CHARM-3968, qty 1) 5 x 2mm Silver-Plated Figure Eight Chain By the Foot (BTF-0633, qty 3) Angel Findings Antique Pewter Flower Bail (FIND-1830, qty 1) Heart Shaped Chandelier (SS-CHAN20, qty 1) Swarovski 6010 13x6.5mm Briolette Pendant Chrysolite Opal (6010-CHO13, qty 3) Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .240 inches (0.90 x 6.10mm) (SS-OJR35-E, qty 10) Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm) (SS-OJR40-E, qty 12) 8mm Silver-Plated Magnetic Clasp (Mag-Lok) (SP-MAG2, qty 1)
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