Seahorse Charm and Crystal Necklace


Take the beach with you by making a shimmering gold necklace with tiny seahorse charms wire-worked onto gold chain in a sea of aqua, blue, and white crystals.

Materials

  • Gold Vermeil seahorse charms, 16mm, seven
  • Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads, 4mm: White Opal, three; Crystal, twelve; Light Azore, 23; Montana, twelve
  • Gold vermeil jump rings, 3mm, seven
  • Gold vermeil lobster clasp
  • Gold vermeil chain, 3mm, 17.5”
  • Gold-plated headpins, 24-gauge, 50

Tools

  • Pliers: round-nose, chain-nose
  • Wire cutters

Directions

  • Size
  • 1. Size is 18.5" long.
  • Necklace
  • 1. Lay chain out to find center. Use both pliers to open jump ring by grasping each side and pulling one side towards you and pushing one side away. Slide one seahorse charm onto jump ring and slide jump ring onto center link of chain. Use pliers to press jump ring closed.
  • 2. Slide one Light Azore bicone onto headpin. Grasp headpin with round-nose pliers and bend tail over pliers 90°. Grip headpin with pliers just above 90° turn. Grab tail with fingers and wrap around pliers to make partial loop. Attach bicone to chain by skipping one link to right of seahorse and sliding loop of headpin through next open link of chain. Reposition pliers and finish pulling wire around to complete loop. Wrap tail around headpin twice. Use wire cutters to trim tail.
  • 3. Repeat Step 2 to add two more Light Azore bicones to chain, skipping link between each one. Use same technique to add three Crystal bicones.
  • 4. Repeat Step 1 to add another seahorse charm to chain.
  • 5. Continue on to right using techniques in Steps 1 and 2 to add: three Crystal bicones, three Light Azore bicones, one seahorse, three Light Azore bicones, three Montana blue bicones, one seahorse, three Montana blue bicones, and three Light Azore bicones.
  • 6. Return to center of chain and continue to left using techniques in Steps 1 and 2 to add: three Light Azore bicones, three Montana blue bicones, one seahorse, three Montana blue bicones, three Light Azore bicones, one seahorse, three Light Azore bicones, three Crystal bicones, one seahorse, three Crystal bicones, and three White Opal bicones.
  • 7. To attach clasp to one end of chain, cut head off headpin using wire cutters. Grasp wire 10mm from end with round-nose pliers and bend tail over pliers 90°. Grip wire with pliers just above 90° turn. Grab tail with fingers and wrap around pliers to make partial loop. Slide loop into end of chain. Reposition pliers and finish pulling wire around to complete loop. Wrap tail around wire twice. Use wire cutters to trim tail. Slide Light Azore bicone onto wire, then make partial loop same as on other end of wire, slide on clasp, and finishloop with two wraps. Trim tail.
  • 8. Add last Light Azore bicone to other end of chain as a finishing touch by using technique in Step 2.

by Jennifer & Kitty O’Neil (RunningWithSisters.com

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