Brooch with Metal Chain, Swarovski® Crystals and German Crystal Links and Drops

STEP 1
Cut the following lengths:
  • 4mm curb chain: one 30-inch length and eleven 3-1/2 inch lengths
  • 3.5mm curb chain: one 32-inch length and eight 3-1/2 inch lengths
  • One 27-inch length shell and rectangle chain
  • One 5-inch length dead soft round 24-gauge wire

Flower Decal

STEP 2
Pass the length of wire through the center hole of one black lip shell 55mm flower focal. Leave approximately 1-inch of wire on the end.

String one jet 10mm round onto the wire then pass the wire back through the center hole.
STEP 3
Pass the wire back up through one inner larger hole on petal of flower focal. String one jet 8mm round then pass the wire down through the adjacent hole on the next petal.

Continue adding one jet 8mm round until each of the inner petal holes, on the flower focal, are used.

Tip: The end of the wire should end on the back side of the flower focal.
STEP 4
Twist the two ends of wire together to secure the jet rounds. Trim excess wire after the twisted area.
STEP 5
Apply a layer of E-6000® to the center of the back side of the flower focal. (Make sure not to cover the holes along the edge with E-6000.) Press the front side of one 35mm round pin back component onto the adhesive making sure that the round pin back lines up as closely as possible and covers the wirework.

Let the adhesive dry according to manufacturer's instructions.

Focal Briolette Drop

STEP 6
String one clear satin 38x12mm point focal onto the 3-1/2 inch length of wire then form a briolette wrapped loop creating a clear satin point drop.
STEP 7
Pass one 6mm jumpring through the loop on the clear satin point drop and the first link on one 3-1/2 inch length of 4mm curb chain then close.
STEP 8
String one jet 4.5x3.5mm simplicity bead onto one 1-inch eyepin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of 24 jet 4.5x3.5mm simplicity bead links.

Repeat to create 13 jet 8mm round links and 14 jet 10mm round links.

Chain/Link Strands

STEP 9
Using one 6mm jumpring attach one jet 8x8mm octagon drop approximately one inch from one end of the 30-inch length of curb chain. Repeat to attach one 12mm flat round drop.

Repeat to attach four sets attaching each drop approximately 3-inches apart (leaving approximately 4 inches of chain on the opposite end) creating an octagon and 12mm flat round drops strand.
STEP 10
Connect the following links using 6mm jumprings creating a jet round link chain:
  • One jet 8mm round link
  • One jet 4.5x3.5mm simplicity bead link
  • One jet 10mm round link
  • One jet 4.5x3.5mm simplicity bead link.
Repeat this sequence to connect 11 sets then connect one jet 8mm round link.
STEP 11
Using 6mm jumprings connect six sets of one 3-1/2 inch length of 4mm curb chain and one clear satin 14x14mm octagon link then connect one 3-1/2 inch length of 4mm curb chain creating a clear satin octagon link chain.
STEP 12
Connect the following using 6mm jumprings creating a jet links chain:
  • Repeat this sequence to connect two sets:
    • One 3-1/2 inch length of 4mm curb chain
    • One jet 6.32mm link
    • One 3-1/2 inch length of 4mm curb chain
    • Two jet 6.32mm links
  • Repeat this sequence to connect two sets:
    • One 3-1/2 inch length of 4mm curb chain
    • One jet 6.32mm link
STEP 13
Pass one 6mm jumpring through the middle link on one 3-1/2 inch length of 3.5mm curb chain and one jet 8x8mm octagon pendant drop then close. Repeat to create a second jet 8x8mm octagon pendant drop chain length.
STEP 14
Connect the following using 6mm jumprings creating a jet round bead and simplicity link chain:
  • One 3-1/2 inch length of 4mm curb chain
  • One jet 10mm round bead link
  • One 3-1/2 inch length of 4mm curb chain
  • One simplicity bead link
  • One jet 8x8mm octagon pendant drop chain
  • One jet 10mm round bead link
  • One 3-1/2 inch length of 4mm curb chain
  • One simplicity bead link
  • One jet 8x8mm octagon pendant drop chain
  • One jet 8mm round bead link
  • One 3-1/2 inch length of 4mm curb chain
  • One jet 10mm round bead link

Assembly

STEP 15
Attach the last link on the satin point drop to a hole on the point of the petal on the flower focal using one 6mm jumpring.
STEP 16
Pass one 8mm twisted jumpring through the first link on the flat round and octagon drop chain length and the same hole then close. Repeat to attach a second jumpring creating double jumprings.
STEP 17
Using 8mm twisted jumprings continue to attach the first link on the jet round link chain and the 27-inch shell and rectangle chain to the next adjacent holes.
STEP 18
Pass one 8mm twisted jumpring through the first loop on the jet round bead and simplicity link chain and the next hole on the flower focal then close. Pass a second 8mm twisted jumpring through the jet round bead and simplicity link chain and the next adjacent hole then close.
STEP 19
Connect the first link in the clear satin octagon link chain to the adjacent hole using one 8mm twisted jumpring.
STEP 20
Connect the first link on the jet links chain to the larger hole on the flower petal on the opposite side from the satin point drop using one 8mm twisted jumpring. Repeat to attach a second jumpring creating double jumprings.
STEP 21
Connect the last link in the clear satin octagon link chain to one of the holes on the outer edges of the perforated disk using a 6mm jumpring.

Repeat to add the following chain lengths to one adjacent hole in the perforated disk using the last link and one 6mm jumpring:
  • Jet links chain
  • 27-inch shell and rectangle chain
  • Jet round bead and simplicity link chain
  • Flat round and octagon drop chain
  • Jet round link chain
STEP 22
Apply a layer of E-6000 to the front of one 1/2 inch round pin back. Press the back side of one 18mm perforated disc onto the adhesive making sure not to cover the holes along the edge with E-6000.
STEP 23
Apply a layer of E-6000 to the back of one Hemalyke™ 30x22mm faceted oval cabochon. Press the cabochon onto the front of the 18mm perforated disc. Allow to dry.

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