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 Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Chinese Glass Rhinestone Cupchain, Metal Chain and Gold-Plated Brass Components 

Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Chinese Glass Rhinestone Cupchain, Metal Chain and Gold-Plated Brass Components
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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®

: : : Materials : : :

  • Component, gold-plated brass, 18x12mm open oval (1 component)
  • Component, gold-plated brass, 22x15mm open oval (11 components)
  • Grommet, gunmetal-plated brass, 7mm round, 4.85mm inside diameter (2 grommets)
  • Jumpring, gold-plated brass, 7x5mm oval, 18 gauge (26 jumprings)
  • Jumpring, gold-plated brass, 8mm round, 18 gauge (6 jumprings)
  • Earwire, gold-plated brass, 16mm leverback with 3mm ball with closed loop (2 earwires)
  • Clasp, lobster claw, gold-plated brass, 14x8mm with swivel (1 clasp)
  • Cord, suede lace, brown, 3x1mm-4x1.75mm
  • Chain, silver-finished brass, 1mm snake, 24 inches with 1-inch extender chain and lobster claw clasp
  • Chain, gold-finished brass, 1.5mm faceted ball, 18 inches with 1-inch extender chain and lobster claw clasp
  • Cupchain, Chinese glass rhinestone and gold-finished brass, clear, 2mm round
  • Cupchain, Chinese glass rhinestone and gunmetal-finished brass, clear, 2mm round
  • Cupchain, Chinese glass rhinestone and silver-finished brass, clear, 4mm round
  • Cupchain, Chinese glass rhinestone and gold-finished brass, clear, 4mm round
  • Cupchain, Chinese glass rhinestone and gunmetal-finished brass, clear, 4mm round
  • Cupchain, Chinese glass rhinestone / plastic pearl / gold-finished brass, white and clear, 4mm round
  • Chain, gold-plated brass, 18x8mm interlocking hammered marquise
  • Wire, Zebra Wire, brass, gold color, round, 24 gauge
  • Leather scrap, brown, 9-1/4 x 3-1/2 inch double-sided rectangle
  • Adhesive, E-6000 Jewelry and Craft
  • Pliers, hole punch, steel and plastic
  • Scissors 
  • Pliers, flush-cutter 
  • Pliers, chain-nose 
  • Pliers, flat-nose 
  • End of Materials List

    Necklace

    Step 1
    Trace desired 5-3/4 x 3-inch freeform pattern onto the back of the leather scrap. Using scissors, cut out the freeform 5-3/4 x 3-inch bib, scalloping the bottom edge.
    Step 2
    Using hole-punch pliers punch one 4.76mm hole into the upper left and right tab of the leather bib.
    Step 3
    For this project, the smooth side of the leather will be the back and the rough side of the leather will be the front and have the cupchain glued to it.
    Step 4
    Using a craft knife, starting 2 inches down from the left tab, begin separating the leather along the bottom edge of the leather. Cut between the layers of leather 1/4 inch deep. Continue to separate the layers of leather across the bottom until 1/2 inch from the right tab. The dangling chain will be attached with glue between the layers later in the project.
    Step 5
    Using flush-cutters, cut the following:
    • Two 3/4 inch lengths, two 1-inch lengths, three 1-1/2 inch lengths, one 2-inch length, three 2-1/2 inch lengths and one 2-3/4 inch length of gold-finished 4mm round pearl and glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 1/2 inch length, two 3/4 inch lengths, two 1-inch lengths, three 1-1/2 inch lengths, four 2-inch lengths, five 2-1/2 inch lengths, one 2-3/4 inch length, one 3-1/4 inch length, four 3-1/2 inch lengths and two 4-inch lengths of gold-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 3/4 inch length, two 1-inch lengths, two 1-1/2 inch lengths, two 1-3/4 inch lengths, one 2-inch length, one 2-1/4 inch length and one 2-1/2 inch length of gold-finished 4mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • Three 3/4 inch lengths, two 1-1/2 inch lengths, two 1-3/4 inch lengths, two 2-inch lengths, one 2-1/4 inch length and one 3-inch lengths of gunmetal-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • Three 1-1/2 inch lengths, and one 1-3/4 inch length and one 3-inch lengths of gunmetal-finished 4mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 3/4 inch length, one 1-3/4 inch length, one 3-inch length and one 3-1/2 inch length of silver-finished 4mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • Two 2-inch lengths, two 2-1/2 inch lengths, five 3-inch lengths, one 3-1/2 inch length and eight 4-inch lengths of gold-finished 1.5mm ball chain
    • One 1-1/2 inch length, one 2-inch length, four 2-1/2 inch lengths, one 2-3/4 inch length, five 3-1/2 inch length and five 4-inch lengths of silver-finished 1mm snake chain
    • One 5-1/2 inch length and one 8-1/2 inch length of gold-plated 18x8mm hammered marquise chain
    Step 6
    Using E-6000® Jewelry and Craft Adhesive, place a small amount of adhesive around the insert portion of the gunmetal-plated 7mm grommet and onto the inside edge of the punched hole on the left side of the leather. Insert the grommet into the hole. Repeat to attach a 7mm grommet into the hole on the right side of the leather. Let the adhesive set for 24 hours for complete drying. Make sure to use proper ventilation when using this product.
    Step 7
    Using E-6000, place a thin layer of adhesive on the rough side of the leather over the first inch of the leather starting on the left. Add adhesive to approximately 1 inch of leather at a time, attach the chains and then add more adhesive. Start from the left edge of the leather bib going in a diagonal (vertically) from left down slightly right at the bottom edge of the leather attach the cupchain:
    • One 3/4 inch length of gunmetal-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 1-1/2 inch length of gold-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 1-3/4 inch length of gold-finished 4mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 2-inch length of gunmetal-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 2-1/2 inch length of gold-finished 4mm round pearl and glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 2-1/2 inch length of gold-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 2-1/4 inch length of gold-finished 4mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 2-1/2 inch length of gold-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 2-1/2 inch length of gold-finished 4mm round pearl and glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 2-1/4 inch length of gunmetal-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    Step 8
    Continue to attach cupchain, start from the top left edge of the leather bib next to the top of the last vertical chain going in a diagonal (horizontally) from left upward toward the top edge of the leather slightly right attach the cupchain:
    • One gold-finished 4mm round glass rhinestone
    • One 1/2 inch length of gold-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 3/4 inch length of gold-finished 4mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 1-inch length of gold-finished 4mm round pearl and glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 1-1/2 inch length of gold-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 2-inch length of gunmetal-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 2-1/4 inch length of gold-finished 4mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 2-1/2 inch length of gold-finished 4mm round pearl and glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 2-1/2 inch length of gold-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 2-3/4 inch length of gold-finished 4mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 2-3/4 inch length of gold-finished 4mm round pearl and glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 3-inch length of silver-finished 4mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 3-inch length of gunmetal-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 3-1/2 inch length of silver-finished 4mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    Step 9
    Continue to attach cupchain, start from the left edge of the last horizontal 3-1/2 inch length of silver-finished 4mm round glass rhinestone cupchain going in a diagonal (vertically) from left down slightly right at the bottom edge of the leather (same direction as the chain attached in Step 7) attach the cupchain:
    • One 3/4 inch length of silver-finished 4mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 3/4 inch length of gunmetal-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 3/4 inch length of gold-finished 4mm round pearl and glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 1-inch length of gold-finished 4mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 1-inch length of gold-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 1-1/2 inch length of gold-finished 4mm round pearl and glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 1-1/4 inch length of silver-finished 4mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 1-1/2 inch length of gunmetal-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 1-1/2 inch length of gold-finished 4mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 1-1/2 inch length of gold-finished 4mm round pearl and glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 1-1/2 inch length of gunmetal-finished 4mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 1-1/2 inch length of gunmetal-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 1-1/2 inch length of gold-finished 4mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 1-1/2 inch length of gold-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 1-1/2 inch length of gold-finished 4mm round pearl and glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 1-1/2 inch length of gunmetal-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 1-1/2 inch length of gunmetal-finished 4mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    Step 10
    Continue to attach cupchain, start from the top left edge of last vertical 1-1/2 inch length of gunmetal-finished 4mm round glass rhinestone cupchain going in a diagonal (horizontally) from left upward toward the top edge of the leather at the top of the right tab going slightly right attach the cupchain:
    • One 2-1/4 inch length of gunmetal-finished 4mm round glass rhinestone cupchain (there will be a slight space on the leather above this strand which will be filled by one 1-inch length of gold-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain, and above that strand one 1/2 inch length of gunmetal-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain)
    • One 2-inch length of gold-finished 4mm round pearl and glass rhinestone cupchain (directly under the previous 2-1/4 inch length of gunmetal-finished 4mm round glass rhinestone cupchain)
    • One 2-inch length of gold-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 2-inch length of gold-finished 4mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 1-3/4 inch length of gunmetal-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 1-3/4 inch length of gunmetal-finished 4mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 1-1/2 inch length of gold-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 1-inch length of gold-finished 4mm round pearl and glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 1-inch length of gunmetal-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 3/4 inch length of gold-finished 4mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 1/2 inch length of gold-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    Step 11
    Add adhesive to approximately 1 inch of leather at a time both on the top and bottom of the layer, attach the chains and then add more adhesive. Working from the right to left of the back of the design, attach the chains in between the layers of leather in the following order (place the top 1/4 inch of each chain into the glue between the layers):
    • One 2-inch length of gold-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 2-inch length of silver-finished 1mm snake chain
    • One 2-inch length of gold-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 2-inch length of silver-finished 1mm snake chain
    • One 2-inch length of lengths of gold-finished 1.5mm ball chain
    • One 2-1/4 inch length of gold-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 1-1/2 inch length of silver-finished 1mm snake chain
    • One 2-1/2 inch length of silver-finished 1mm snake chain
    • One 2-inch length of gold-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 2-1/4 inch length of gold-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 2-inch length of silver-finished 1mm snake chain
    • One 3-inch length of lengths of gold-finished 1.5mm ball chain
    • One 2-1/2 inch length of lengths of gold-finished 1.5mm ball chain
    • One 2-1/2 inch length of silver-finished 1mm snake chain
    • One 3-inch length of silver-finished 1mm snake chain
    • Two 3-inch lengths of lengths of gold-finished 1.5mm ball chain
    • One 3-1/4 inch length of gold-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 3-1/2 inch length of silver-finished 1mm snake chain
    • Two 3-inch lengths of lengths of gold-finished 1.5mm ball chain
    • One 3-1/4 inch length of gold-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 3-inch length of silver-finished 1mm snake chain
    • One 3-1/2 inch length of silver-finished 1mm snake chain
    • One 3-1/4 inch length of gold-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • Three 4-inch lengths of lengths of gold-finished 1.5mm ball chain
    • One 3-1/2 inch length of silver-finished 1mm snake chain
    • One 3-1/4 inch length of gold-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • Three 4-inch lengths of lengths of gold-finished 1.5mm ball chain
    • One 4-inch length of silver-finished 1mm snake chain
    • One 4-inch length of gold-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 4-inch length of silver-finished 1mm snake chain
    • Two 4-inch lengths of lengths of gold-finished 1.5mm ball chain
    • One 4-inch length of gold-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 4-inch length of silver-finished 1mm snake chain
    • One 3-1/2 inch lengths of length of gold-finished 1.5mm ball chain
    • One 2-1/2 inch lengths of length of gold-finished 1.5mm ball chain
    • One 3-3/4 inch length of silver-finished 1mm snake chain
    • One 3-inch lengths of length of gold-finished 1.5mm ball chain
    • One 3-3/4 inch length of silver-finished 1mm snake chain
    • One 3-inch length of gold-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • One 2-1/2 inch lengths of length of gold-finished 1.5mm ball chain
    • One 2-inch length of silver-finished 1mm snake chain
    Step 12
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open one 7x5mm oval jumpring. Pass it though the last link on one of the first links of the 8-1/2 inch length of gold-plated 18x8mm hammered marquise chain and a gold-plated 22x15mm open oval component. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second 7x5mm oval jumpring next to the first.
    Step 13
    Place a second gold-plated 22x15mm open oval component on top of the first gold-plated 22x15mm open oval component. Open a 7x5mm oval jumpring. Pass the jumpring over the right side of both of the 22x15mm open oval components. Repeat to attach a 7x5mm oval jumpring over the left side of both of the 22x15mm open oval components. Pull the second gold-plated 22x15mm open oval component down to allow the jumprings to sit at the bottom of the first gold-plated 22x15mm open oval component.

    Repeat to attach a third gold-plated 22x15mm open oval component to the bottom of the second gold-plated 22x15mm open oval component.
    Step 14
    Open an 8mm jumpring. Pass it through the bottom of the third gold-plated 22x15mm open oval component and the grommet on the left upper corner of the leather bib. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second 8mm jumpring next to the first.
    Step 15
    Repeat Steps 12 - 14 to attach the 5-1/2 inch length of gold-plated 18x8mm hammered marquise chain with three gold-plated 22x15mm open oval components to the grommet on the right upper corner of the leather bib.

    Earrings

    Step 1
    Using scissors, cut two 3-inch lengths of suede lace cord.
    Step 2
    Using flush-cutters, cut the following:
    • Two 2-inch lengths of gold-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain
    • Two 5-inch length Zebra Wire™
    Step 3
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open one 7x5mm oval jumpring. Pass it through the top of one gold-plated 22x15mm open oval component. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second 7x5mm oval jumpring next to the first.
    Step 4
    Place a second gold-plated 22x15mm open oval component on top of the first gold-plated 22x15mm open oval component. Open a 7x5mm oval jumpring. Pass the jumpring over the right side of both of the 22x15mm open oval components. Repeat to attach a 7x5mm oval jumpring over the left side of both of the 22x15mm open oval components. Pull the second gold-plated 22x15mm open oval component down to allow the jumprings to sit at the bottom of the first gold-plated 22x15mm open oval component.

    Repeat to attach a third gold-plated 22x15mm open oval component to the bottom of the second gold-plated 22x15mm open oval component.
    Step 5
    Open an 8mm jumpring. Pass it through the two 7x5mm oval jumpring on the top of the first gold-plated 22x15mm open oval component and the loop on an earwire. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second 8mm jumpring next to the first.
    Step 6
    Pass one 3-inch length of suede lace cord over the bottom of the third gold-plated 22x15mm open oval component and fold in half. Place the 2-inch length of gold-finished 2mm round glass rhinestone cupchain on top of the suede lace starting 1/8 inch from the bottom of the gold-plated 22x15mm open oval component. Wrap the 5-inch length of wire around the suede lace and under the first rhinestone in the cupchain approximately 1/4 inch from the gold-plated 22x15mm open oval component. Wrap the wire for three to four wraps to secure the lace and cupchain onto the bottom of the link.
    Step 7
    Repeat Steps 3 - 6 to create the second earring.
    : : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Glues'' how-to video and instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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