Tuesday, December 16, 2008

On the 6th Day of Christmas: Jingle Necklace

This project is designed to use up some of those left over beads. Whatever you have on hand that will match your pendant will work.

24 crystals, stones and pearls 4-6mm
3 rondelles 8mm
4 disk beads 10mm (humblebeads)
Jingle pendant (humblebeads)
1 toggle clasp
21 silver 6mm jump rings
21 silver 1" eye pins
2 silver 5mm spacers
15-20 nickel seed beads
1. On an eye pin string a spacer, disk bead and a spacer. Trim wire to a 1/4", use round nose pliers to form a loop. Attach to the Jingle pendant.

2. Randomly string 1 or 2 beads per eye pin, use the seed beads for an occasional accent. Trim and form loops for all of the links. For a 16" necklace I created 20 links. Arrange the links into the desired order, alternate shapes, sizes and colors for a random pattern. Add more links for a longer necklace.

3. Attach each link with jump rings. Use jump rings to attach the toggle claps.

Designer tip: I used base metal findings for this project, which is a gift for a pre-teen on my list. You can use sterling silver if you prefer to work with precious metals.


Gaea said...

Sooooo cute! Very pretty!

SohoAccessories said...

This is a great tutorial and the piece you have made is awesome!...great work and simple to do.
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All you need to do is to add my blog link to your blog and i'll do the same.
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The Gals at SoHo"

Beth Hikes said...

Love how the beads feel random, yet the consistent color scheme keeps it tied together. Neat idea!

Alicia @ Oh2122 said...

I love it. I need to get more randomness in to my work.