Beading / Jewelry

Bridal Amethyst Pendant Necklace

By  Mary Ayres 

size: 18" long

  • Bridal Amethyst Pendant Necklace

Materials

  • Bright silver chain, 18” length
  • Beads: Amethyst drop pendant, 18x30mm; crystal faceted Czech beads, 8mm, two; white pearl, 6mm; assorted lavender/white pendant beads, four; cast metal silver beads: small, eight; long, two
  • Silver findings: toggle clasp (hook end only); mini toggle clasp (circle end only); bright jump ring, 8mm; bright eye pins, 1-1/2”, two; decorative head pins, 1-1/2”, two

Tools

  • Silver wire, 20-gauge
  • Round-nose and regular pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • 1. To add circle toggle piece to one end of chain, cut 1-1/4" wire length. Bend one end of wire over slightly, insert through toggle eyelet, and bend end into closed loop. Thread small silver bead, faceted crystal bead, and small silver bead onto wire. Bend remaining wire end over slightly, insert through end of chain, and bend end into closed loop.
  • 2. To add hook toggle piece to opposite end of chain, attach jump ring to circle end of hook. Cut 1-1/4" wire length. Bend one end of wire over slightly, insert through jump ring, and bend end into closed loop. Thread small silver bead, faceted crystal bead, and small silver bead onto wire. Bend remaining wire end over slightly, insert through chain end, and bend end into closed loop.
  • 3. For small bead droplets, place small white/lavender droplet beads onto head and eye pins. Place small silver bead on each eye pin wire, and long silver bead on each head pin wire. Bend ends of wires over slightly, insert through toggle circle and bend into closed loop. Place wires on toggle circle in the following order: eye pin, head pin, head pin, eye pin.
  • 4. To finish bead pendant, remove jump ring from top of bead. Cut 1-1/4" wire length. Bend one end of wire over slightly, insert through eyelet at top of pendant, and bend end into closed loop. Place small silver bead, pearl bead, and small silver bead onto wire. Bend remaining wire end over slightly, insert through toggle circle between head pins, and bend end into closed loop.
  • 5. To wear, insert hook closure through toggle circle at center front.