Snow & Ice Necklace

Materials

  • Cousin Corp. Jewelry Basics: Acrylic White Facet Ovals, three large, medium; Round White Pearl Strand, 8mm; Metal & Rhinestone Beadelle Set, three
  • Cousin Corp. Jewelry Basics Silver: Small Link Chain, 30” length; Open Jump Rings, 6mm, two; Open/Close Jump Rings, 4mm, seven; Craft & Jewelry 7-strand Bead Wire, 45mm, 8” length; Crimp Beads, 2mm, two; Accent Toggle
  • Cousin Corp. Crystazzi: Crystal Twisted Oval, 11x8mm; Galactic Accent Crystals, 25mm, seven; Crystal Twisted Round, 10mm, three
  • Silver round beads, 4mm, seven
  • Silver headpins, 3”, four

Tools

  • Pliers: flat-nose, round-nose, crimping
  • Flush cutters

Basic Supplies

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Directions

STEP 1

  • Insert headpin into first large white-facet oval bead; create loop in end of headpin. Use flush cutters to remove excess wire from headpin.

STEP 2

  • Insert headpin into second large white-facet oval bead; add one rhinestone beadelle. Create loop in end of headpin and remove excess wire as needed. Repeat this step with last large white-facet oval bead.

STEP 3

  • Insert last headpin into medium white-facet oval bead; create loop in end of headpin. Remove excess wire from headpin as needed.

STEP 4

  • Place 4mm jump ring onto 11x8mm crystal twisted oval.

STEP 5

  • To create beaded strand, thread crimp bead onto one end of bead wire. Slip 4mm jump ring onto wire and thread wire through crimp bead, making sure to catch jump ring in loop that is created with wire. See Photo 1. Use crimping pliers to close crimping bead.

STEP 6

  • Thread beads onto wire in following order: 25mm Galactic Accent Crystal bead, silver bead, 25mm Galactic Accent Crystal bead, silver bead, 25mm Galactic Accent Crystal bead, silver bead, white round pearl, 25mm Galactic Accent Crystal bead, white round pearl, 10mm Crystal Twisted Round, jump ring holding 11x8mm crystal twisted oval, white round pearl, 25mm Galactic Accent Crystal bead, silver bead, 10mm Crystal Twisted Round, silver bead, 25mm Galactic Accent Crystal bead, silver bead, 25mm Galactic Accent Crystal bead, silver bead, 10mm Crystal Twisted Round bead.

STEP 7

  • Thread crimp bead on end of wire; place 4mm jump ring on wire. Thread wire end through crimp bead and use crimping pliers to close crimp ring, making sure jump ring is secure.

STEP 8

  • Use flat-nose jewelry pliers to open link of chain in order to create six 5” sections from silver small-link chain.

STEP 9

  • To assemble necklace, use 4mm jump ring to attach circle end of toggle clasp to first 5” chain section. Attach opposite end of 5” chain to one large white-facet oval and rhinestone beadelle. Use 4mm jump ring to attach another large white-facet oval and rhinestone beadelle section to first.

STEP 10

  • Place 6mm jump ring on opposite end of last large white-facet oval bead and place ends of four 5” chains and jump ring of beaded strand onto jump ring. Close jump ring.

STEP 11

  • Gather opposite ends of chains and beaded strands together in second 6mm jump ring. Attach jump ring to another large white-facet oval and rhinestone beadelle section. Use 4mm jump ring to attach large white-facet oval and rhinestone beadelle section to medium white-facet oval and rhinestone beadelle section. Attach opposite end of medium white-facet oval and rhinestone beadelle section to last 5” silver chain. Use 4mm jump ring to attach toggle clasp to end of 5” silver chain.
by Carol Heppner
Snow & Ice Necklace
Snow & Ice Necklace Photo 1
Photo 1