Beading / Jewelry

Layered Rose Gold Necklace

The peach and topaz shades and rose gold of this retro-inspired necklace blend well with a variety of fall colors.
By  Terry Ricioli  

25"

materials

  • Moonstone rounds, 8mm, 24
  • Peach freshwater rice pearls, 5-6mm, 29
  • Rose gold faceted metal spacers, 5mm x 4.5mm, 10
  • Topaz faceted glass rondels, 2.5mm x 3.5mm, 25
  • Ornate oval copper connector, 1½”
  • Rose gold chain, 26 inches
  • Rose gold findings: 6mm jump rings, two; 4mm jump rings, nine; eye pins, two; head pin, one; crimp beads, two; lobster clasp
  • Copper beading wire, 24 inches

tools

  • Pliers: round-nose; chain-nose, two pairs
  • Wire cutters
  • Crimpers

basic supplies

  • Ruler

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Project Instructions

1. Slide an eye pin through one end of copper connector and make a simple loop close to connector.  Repeat for other end.

2. Cut two 1” pieces of chain and two 11½” pieces of chain.  String moonstone round, pearl and rondel on head pin; make a simple loop. Connect long chains to top loops on connector with 4mm jump rings. Connect short chains to bottom loops on connector with 4mm jump rings. Connect ends of short chains with 4mm jump ring and add dangle. Pick up other ends of chain with 4mm jump rings. Add 6mm jump ring on one end. On other end, add 6mm jump ring and lobster clasp.

3. On beading wire, string crimp bead and 4mm jump ring. Pass wire back through crimp bead and crimp. Trim wire and string five rondels. String pearl, rondel, pearl and moonstone bead seven times. String metal spacer and moonstone bead 10 times. String pearl, rondel, pearl and moonstone six times.  Add pearl, rondel, pearl, five rondels, crimp bead and 4mm jump ring. Pass wire back through crimp bead and check for any gaps between beads.  Crimp the crimp bead. Open 4mm jump rings and attach to 4mm jump rings on chain.

*tip
If you can’t find eye pins in rose gold, make your own from rose gold wire. Cut a two-inch piece of wire and make a simple loop on one end. String on your beads or other component and make a simple loop on the other end.