This necklace is another gift I made some times ago
And now that she received it (and //apparently// loved it) it's time to share it!
We saw it at the Moma Store and ...
|left : MomaStore - collage by moi|
* 35" 3mm x 6mm curb link gold chain
* 20 - Fresh water pearls diam +/- 5mm
* Gold Wire 24 Gauge soft
* 2 - 24 gauge gold 2" head pins
* Gold Plated Lobster Clasp 10mm
* 1 flat pearl bead diam. 10 mm (from my stash)
* Darice 1893-09 Set of 5 Jewelry-Making Tools with Pink Handles
* 2 or 4 (optional, see tutorial) 7 mm gold jump rings
the tutorial // how-to:Cut the chain in two sections:
- one will be 25" long
- the other 10" long
|attach one jump ring to the clasp and connect it to one end of the 25" long chain,|
then the other jump ring to the other side of the chain.
(I was running out of gold jump rings - therefore I used a 8mm for the closure, and a 4mm to connect the clasp)
|Find the center of the necklace, and connect the flat pearl bead to the chain|
|wrap the wire of the headpin around a couple of time, and cut the excess|
|from the center bead, measure 5" on both sides of the necklace, and mark the link of the chain|
with a marker (or you can use two safety pins to mark the link - your option)
|connect 19 of the the pearls using the technique of the beaded links|
(check the tutorial here)
and leave the wire un-done on the first and last link
|place the wire on the links of the chain that has been previously marked|
|connect to the wire also the shorter 10" long chain,|
wrap the wire around the pearl and cut the excess
|Once extended, the necklace should look like this -|
at this point ind the center link of the shorter chain and
wrap the last pearl with the head pin.