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 Multi-Strand Messy Chain Necklace with Swarovski Crystal Beads, Focals and Pearls and Antiqued Gold-Plated Brass Chain 

Multi-Strand Messy Chain Necklace with Swarovski Crystal Beads, Focals and Pearls and Antiqued Gold-Plated Brass Chain
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Jamie, Jewelry Production Specialist, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

To learn more about Jamie Smedley, read her jewelry artist success story here
Instructions by Maura Buckner, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

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Necklace

Step 1
Using flush-cutters, cut the following:
  • Two 8-inch lengths of antiqued gold-plated brass with 6mm filigree bead chain
  • One 9-inch length of antiqued gold-plated brass 18x8mm interlocking hammered marquise chain
  • One 10-inch length of antiqued gold-plated brass 11mm,16mm and 23mm interlocking rounds chain and five sets of single 11mm,16mm and 23mm interlocking rounds (triple loop)
  • Six 5-inch lengths, six 4-inch lengths and three 3-inch lengths of 3x2mm antiqued brass-plated cable chain
  • One 19-inch length of antiqued gold-plated brass 8mm round chain
Step 2
String one Swarovski 8mm round platinum crystal pearl onto a 1-inch eyepin. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the eyepin creating a beading link. Repeat to create eleven Swarovski 8mm round platinum crystal pearl beading links.

Repeat to create three Swarovski 14mm round white crystal pearl bead drops using one Swarovski 14mm round white crystal pearl and one 1-inch headpin.
Step 3
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the toggle bar portion of the clasp and the first link of one 8-inch length of antiqued gold-plated brass with 6mm filigree bead chain. Close the jumpring.
Step 4
Open a 4mm antiqued gold-plated jumpring. Pass it through the last link of the 8-inch length of antiqued gold-plated brass with 6mm filigree bead chain. Close the jumpring.
Step 5
Open a 4mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring. Pass it through the last 4mm antiqued gold-plated jumpring and the loop on a Swarovski 8mm round platinum crystal pearl beading link. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second 4mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring next to the first to create a double jumpring.

Repeat nine times for a total of ten sets using two 4mm antiqued gold-plated jumprings (double jumpring) and one Swarovski 8mm round platinum crystal pearl beading link.
Step 6
Attach two 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumprings (double jumpring) after the last Swarovski 8mm round platinum pearl beading link.

Repeat Step 5 then Step 4, backwards, to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
Step 7
Open a 5mm jumpring and pass it through the first loop on the first link on the 8-inch length of antiqued gold-plated brass with 6mm filigree bead chain and the link on a Swarovski 8mm round platinum crystal pearl beading link. Close the jumpring.
Step 8
Open a 5mm jumpring and pass it through the other loop on the Swarovski 8mm round platinum pearl beading link and the loop on the toggle loop portion of the clasp. Close the jumpring.
Step 9
Open a 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring. Pass it through the link after the seventh 6mm filigree ball on the antiqued gold-plated brass with 6mm filigree bead chain and the first link on the 19-inch length of antiqued gold-plated brass 8mm round chain. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach the last link of the 19-inch length of antiqued gold-plated brass 8mm round chain to the last link after the seventh 6mm filigree ball on the opposite antiqued gold-plated brass with 6mm filigree bead chain.
Step 10
Open a 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring. Pass it through the link after the twelfth 6mm filigree ball on the antiqued gold-plated brass with 6mm filigree bead chain, the first link on the 9-inch length of antiqued gold-plated brass 18x8mm interlocking hammered marquise chain and the first link on the 10-inch length of antiqued gold-plated brass 11mm, 16mm and 23mm interlocking rounds chain. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach the last link of the 9-inch length of antiqued gold-plated brass18x8mm interlocking hammered marquise chain and the last link on the 10-inch length of antiqued gold-plated brass 11mm, 16mm and 23mm interlocking rounds chain to the last link before the twelfth 6mm filigree ball on the opposite antiqued gold-plated brass with 6mm filigree bead chain.
Step 11
Open the 11mm link on one triple loop set of 11mm, 16mm and 23mm interlocking rounds. Pass it through the hole on a 38mm golden shadow crystal pear focal and the first link on the 9-inch length of antiqued gold-plated brass 18x8mm interlocking hammered marquise chain. Close the link. Repeat to attach a 38mm golden shadow crystal pear focal to the 5th, 13th and 17th link on the 9-inch length of antiqued gold-plated brass 18x8mm interlocking hammered marquise chain.
Step 12
Cut the last triple loop set of 11mm, 16mm and 23mm interlocking rounds apart. Pass the 23mm loop over the top of the 50mm golden shadow crystal polygon focal. Open the 16mm loop. Pass it through the hole on the 50mm golden shadow crystal polygon focal and the seventh 11mm link on the 10-inch length of antiqued gold-plated brass 11mm, 16mm and 23mm interlocking rounds chain. Close the loop.
Step 13
Open a 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring. Pass it through the fifth 23mm link on the 10-inch length of antiqued gold-plated brass 11mm, 16mm and 23mm interlocking rounds chain and the loop on a Swarovski 14mm round white crystal pearl bead drop. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach a Swarovski 14mm round white crystal pearl bead drop to the eighth 23mm link on the 10-inch length of antiqued gold-plated brass 11mm, 16mm and 23mm interlocking rounds chain and the seventh 11mm link on the 10-inch length of antiqued gold-plated brass 11mm, 16mm and 23mm interlocking rounds chain.
Step 14
Open a 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring. Pass it though the first link on three 5-inch lengths of antiqued brass-plated brass cable chain and the first link on the 9-inch length of antiqued gold-plated brass 18x8mm interlocking hammered marquise chain. Close the jumpring.
Step 15
Repeat to attach the following:
  • Three 5-inch lengths of antiqued brass-plated brass cable chain to the 17th link on the 9-inch length of antiqued gold-plated brass 18x8mm interlocking hammered marquise chain using a 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring.
  • Three 4-inch lengths of antiqued brass-plated brass cable chain to the 6th and 12th links on the 9-inch length of antiqued gold-plated brass 18x8mm interlocking hammered marquise chain using a 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring.
  • Three 3-inch lengths of antiqued brass-plated brass cable chain to the 9th link on the 9-inch length of antiqued gold-plated brass 18x8mm interlocking hammered marquise chain using a 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring.

Earrings

Step 1
From the antiqued gold-plated brass interlocking rounds chain, use flush-cutters to cut two sets of 11mm, 16mm and 23mm interlocking rounds, two 11mm round single links and two 16mm round single links.
Step 2
String one Swarovski 6mm rondelle golden shadow crystal onto a 1-inch headpin. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the headpin. Repeat to create two Swarovski 6mm rondelle golden shadow crystal bead drops.

Repeat to create two Swarovski 14mm round white crystal pearl bead drops using one Swarovski 14mm round white crystal pearl and one 1-inch headpin.
Step 3
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring. Pass it through the loop on an earwire and the 11mm link on one set of 11mm, 16mm and 23mm interlocking rounds. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring next to the first to create a double jumpring.
Step 4
Open the loop on a Swarovski 6mm rondelle golden shadow crystal bead drop. Pass it through the 11mm link on the set of 11mm, 16mm and 23mm interlocking rounds. Close the loop.
Step 5
Open a 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring. Pass it through the 23mm link on the set of 11mm, 16mm and 23mm interlocking rounds, one single 11mm round link, one single 16mm round link and the loop on a Swarovski 14mm round white crystal pearl bead drop. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring next to the first to create a double jumpring.
Step 6
Repeat Steps 2 - 5 to create the second earring.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Making a Simple Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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