Multi-Strand Messy Chain Necklace with Antiqued Brass Chain, Swarovski Crystal Beads and "Pewter" Charms

STEP 1
String one Swarovski 8mm bicone cantaloupe crystal onto a 1-1/4 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 wire, creating a Swarovski 8mm bicone cantaloupe crystal beading link. Repeat to create twenty-one Swarovski 8mm bicone cantaloupe crystal beading links.

Repeat to create the following using one bead and one 1-1/4 inch eyepin:
  • Eleven Swarovski 8mm faceted round cantaloupe crystal beading links
  • Eighteen Swarovski 6mm faceted round cantaloupe crystal beading links
  • Four Swarovski 6mm bicone cantaloupe crystal beading links
Repeat to create the following using one bead and one 3/4 inch headpin:
  • Four Swarovski 8mm bicone cantaloupe crystal bead drops
  • One Swarovski 8mm faceted round cantaloupe crystal bead drop
STEP 2
Using flush-cutters, cut the following lengths of chain:
  • Two 25-inch lengths, four 9-inch lengths, one 18-inch length, and four 13-inch lengths of antiqued gold-plated brass 5x3.5mm cable chain
  • Three 25-inch lengths, one 18-inch length, and four 9-inch lengths of antiqued brass steel 5x3mm twisted cable chain
  • Three 25-inch lengths of antiqued brass steel 5x3mm patterned cable chain
  • Two 36-inch lengths and two 9-inch lengths of antiqued silver-plated brass 5x3.5mm cable chain
STEP 3
Using one pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the first link on two 25-inch lengths of antiqued gold-plated brass 5x3.5mm cable chain, three 25-inch lengths of antiqued brass steel 5x3mm twisted cable chain, and three 25-inch lengths of antiqued brass steel 5x3mm patterned cable chain. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach the last link of the eight lengths of chain to a 5mm jumpring.
STEP 4
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass the first link of two 9-inch lengths of antiqued gold-plated brass 5x3.5mm cable chain, one 9-inch length of antiqued brass steel 5x3mm twisted cable chain. Pass the chains through the loop on an antiqued brass 18mm twisted ring. Pass the last link of the three lengths of chain back to 5mm jumpring. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to create a second set of chains with an antiqued brass 18mm twisted ring.
STEP 5
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass the first link of two 13-inch lengths of antiqued gold-plated brass 5x3.5mm cable chain. Pass the chains through the loop on the antiqued brass 18mm twisted ring from Step 4 and another antiqued brass 18mm twisted ring. Pass the last link of the two lengths of chain back to 5mm jumpring. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to create a second set of chains with an antiqued brass 18mm twisted ring on the second antiqued brass 18mm twisted ring from Step 4.
STEP 6
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the jumpring attached to the first link on the eight chains from Step 3 and the jumpring from Step 4 and the loop on the toggle ring portion of the clasp. Close the jumpring.
STEP 7
Pass the eight lengths of chains from Step 3 through the antiqued brass 18mm twisted ring from Step 5. Next pass the chains through the second antiqued brass 18mm twisted ring from Step 5.
STEP 8
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the jumpring attached to the last link on the eight chains from Step 3 and the first jumpring from Step 4 and the loop on the toggle ring portion of the clasp. Close the jumpring.
STEP 9
Pass the first link of one 18-inch length of antiqued gold-plated brass 5x3.5mm cable chain, one 18-inch length of antiqued brass steel 5x3mm twisted cable chain through the loop on the first antiqued brass 18mm twisted ring leaving approximately 4 inch tail. Continue to pass the chains through the second 18mm twisted ring and loop them back through the first 18mm twisted ring leaving approximately 4-inch tail down the front. Pass a 5mm jumpring through the four chains by the first 18mm twisted ring to hold the chains in place.

Repeat to attach two 36-inch lengths of antiqued silver-plated brass 5x3.5mm cable chains starting from one end of the clasp cross wrapping around the antiqued gold and brass chains going to the other portion of the clasp.
STEP 10
Find the center of the two 9-inch lengths of antiqued silver-plated brass 5x3.5mm cable chains. Pass the center of the chains through the first 18mm twisted ring and create a larks-head knot leaving the tassels of the chain hanging beside the chains in Step 9.
STEP 11
Connect the components in the following order:
  • Two Swarovski 6mm faceted round cantaloupe crystal beading links
  • One Swarovski 8mm faceted bicone cantaloupe crystal beading link
  • One Swarovski 6mm faceted round cantaloupe crystal beading link
  • One Swarovski 8mm faceted bicone cantaloupe crystal beading link
  • One Swarovski 6mm faceted round cantaloupe crystal beading link
  • One Swarovski 8mm faceted bicone cantaloupe crystal beading link
Repeat to create a second chain.

Open the loop on the first beading link on the first chain. Pass it through the jumpring attached to the toggle ring portion of the clasp. Close the loop. Open the opposite loop on the last beading link. Pass it through the antiqued silver brass chain where it crosses the first time. Repeat to attach the second chain to the toggle bar portion of the clasp.
STEP 12
Continue connecting components in the following order:
  • One Swarovski 6mm faceted round cantaloupe crystal beading link
  • One Swarovski 8mm faceted bicone cantaloupe crystal beading link
  • One Swarovski 6mm faceted round cantaloupe crystal beading link
  • One Swarovski 8mm faceted bicone cantaloupe crystal beading link
  • One Swarovski 6mm faceted round cantaloupe crystal beading link
  • One Swarovski 8mm faceted bicone cantaloupe crystal beading link
  • One Swarovski 6mm faceted round cantaloupe crystal beading link
Repeat to create a second chain.

Open the loop on the first beading link on the first chain. Pass it through the last link on the right side of the necklace and the chain from Step 11. Close the loop. Open the opposite loop on the last beading link. Pass it through the antiqued silver chain where it lies nicely against the chain. Repeat to attach the second chain to the left portion of the necklace.
STEP 13
Continue connecting components in the following order:
  • One Swarovski 8mm faceted bicone cantaloupe crystal beading link
  • One Swarovski 6mm faceted round cantaloupe crystal beading link
  • Two Swarovski 8mm round cantaloupe crystal beading links
  • One Swarovski 8mm faceted bicone cantaloupe crystal beading link
  • One Swarovski 8mm faceted round cantaloupe crystal beading link
Repeat to create a second chain.

Open the loop on the first beading link on the first chain. Pass it through the last link on the right side of the necklace and the chain from Step 12. Close the loop. Open the opposite loop on the last beading link. Pass it through the antiqued silver chain where it lies nicely against the chain above the lower 18mm twisted ring. Repeat to attach the second chain to the left portion of the necklace.
STEP 14
Continue connecting components in the following order:
  • Two Swarovski 6mm faceted bicone cantaloupe crystal beading links
  • One Swarovski 8mm faceted round cantaloupe crystal beading link
  • One Swarovski 8mm faceted bicone cantaloupe crystal beading link
  • One Swarovski 8mm faceted round cantaloupe crystal beading link
  • One Swarovski 8mm faceted bicone cantaloupe crystal beading link
  • One Swarovski 8mm faceted bicone cantaloupe crystal bead drop
STEP 15
Continue connecting components in the following order:
  • Two Swarovski 6mm faceted bicone cantaloupe crystal beading links
  • One Swarovski 8mm faceted round cantaloupe crystal beading link
  • One Swarovski 8mm faceted bicone cantaloupe crystal beading link
  • One Swarovski 8mm faceted round cantaloupe crystal beading link
  • One Swarovski 8mm faceted bicone cantaloupe crystal bead drop
Open the loop on the first beading link on the chains from Step 14 and Step 15. Pass it through the last link on the right side of the necklace and the chain from Step 13. Close the loop.
STEP 16
Continue connecting components in the following order:
  • One Swarovski 8mm faceted round cantaloupe crystal beading link
  • One Swarovski 8mm faceted bicone cantaloupe crystal beading link
  • Three Swarovski 8mm faceted bicone cantaloupe crystal bead drops (attached to the last loop on the 8mm faceted bicone cantaloupe crystal beading link)
  • One Swarovski 8mm faceted round cantaloupe crystal bead drop (attached to the last loop on the 8mm faceted bicone cantaloupe crystal beading link)
Open the loop on the first beading link on the chain of beading links. Pass it through the last link on the left side of the necklace and the chain from Step 13. Close the loop.
STEP 17
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on a key drop and the last link on one of the chain tassels. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach five key drops in random places along the bottom of the necklace.

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