Multi-Strand Messy Chain Necklace with Swarovski Crystal Pearls and Focals, Silver-Plated Safety Pins and Sterling Silver and Aluminum Chain

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters, cut the following:
  • Five 3-inch lengths of 24-gauge half hard round sterling silver wire
  • One 18-inch length of 12x6mm diamond link sterling silver chain
  • One 19-inch length of 12x6mm diamond link sterling silver chain
  • Two 18-inch lengths of 2mm rolo sterling silver chain
  • One 20-inch length of 2mm rolo sterling silver chain
  • Three 18-inch lengths of 8x5mm black aluminum curb chain
  • Four 1-inch lengths of 8x5mm black aluminum curb chain
  • Two 3-3/4 inch lengths of 8x5mm black aluminum curb chain
  • One 20-inch length of 8x5mm black aluminum curb chain
STEP 2
String one Swarovski 30x14mm navette jet pendant crystal onto a 3-inch length of wire. Using a pair of round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and flush-cutters make the first loop of the briolette wrapped loop. Pass the loop through the loop on the bottom of a safety pin. Finish the briolette wrapped loop to hold the bead in place. Repeat to create a total of three, briolette wrapped Swarovski 30x14mm navette jet pendant crystal safety pins.

Repeat to create two, briolette wrapped Swarovski 30x14mm navette red magma pendant crystal safety pins.
STEP 3
Pass a headpin through the first hole on a sterling silver 3-hole W-shaped link (head of the pin is the bottom part of the W-shape). Using a pair of round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the headpin. Repeat to attach a headpin to each of the holes on two sterling silver 3-hole W-shaped links.

First Strand

STEP 4
Using the flush-cutters, cut an 18-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire one crimp bead and a 1/2 inch piece of French wire. Pass the wire through the first loop on the first sterling silver 3-hole W-shaped link and back through the crimp bead, leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the French wire and the loop so the French wire is formed in a nicely curved tube. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite) inside the crimp (optional). Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp bead. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end.
STEP 5
String onto the beading wire the following components:
  • One Swarovski 6mm round mystic black pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
STEP 6
Continue stringing onto the beading wire the following components
  • One Swarovski 6mm round Bordeaux pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Swarovski 6mm round mystic black pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Swarovski 6mm round Bordeaux pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Swarovski 8mm round powder green pearl
  • Two Swarovski 8mm round dark green pearls
  • One Swarovski 8mm round powder green pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
Repeat for a total of five sets
STEP 7
Continue stringing onto the beading wire the following components
  • One Swarovski 6mm round Bordeaux pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Swarovski 6mm round mystic black pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Swarovski 6mm round Bordeaux pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Swarovski 6mm round mystic black pearl
STEP 8
String onto the wire one crimp bead and a 1/2 inch piece of French wire. Pass the wire through the first loop on the second sterling silver 3-hole W-shaped link and back through the crimp bead. Pull the crimp tight against the French wire and the loop so the French wire is formed in a nicely curved tube. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the necklace. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional). Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp bead. Using flush-cutters, trim excess wire from the end.

Second Strand

STEP 9
Using the flush-cutters, cut a 19-inch length of beading wire. Repeat Step 4 to attach the wire to the second loop on the first sterling silver 3-hole W-shaped link.
STEP 10
String onto the beading wire the following components:
  • One Swarovski 6mm round mystic black pearl
  • One Swarovski 6mm round Bordeaux pearl
  • One Swarovski 8mm round mystic black pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Swarovski 8mm round powder green pearl
  • One Swarovski 8mm round dark green pearl
  • One Swarovski 8mm round powder green pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Swarovski 10mm round Bordeaux pearl
  • One sterling silver 7.5x1.5mm beaded snowflake bead
  • One Swarovski 10mm round powder green pearl
  • One Swarovski 12mm round dark green pearl
  • One Swarovski 12mm round powder green pearl
  • One sterling silver 7.5x1.5mm beaded snowflake bead
  • One Swarovski 12mm round mystic black pearl
  • One sterling silver 7.5x1.5mm beaded snowflake bead
  • One Swarovski 12mm round powder green pearl
  • One Swarovski 12mm round dark green pearl
  • One Swarovski 12mm round powder green pearl
  • One sterling silver 7.5x1.5mm beaded snowflake bead
  • One Swarovski 14mm round Bordeaux pearl
STEP 11
String onto the beading wire one Swarovski 12mm round powder green pearl.
STEP 12
Repeat Step 10 backwards, to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
STEP 13
Repeat Step 8 to attach the wire to the second loop on the second sterling silver 3-hole W-shaped link.

Third Strand

STEP 14
Using the flush-cutters, cut a 20-inch length of beading wire. Repeat Step 4 to attach the wire to the third loop on the first sterling silver 3-hole W-shaped link.
STEP 15
String onto the beading wire the following components:
  • One Swarovski 6mm round mystic black pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Swarovski 6mm round Bordeaux pearl
  • One Swarovski 8mm round powder green pearl
  • One Swarovski 6mm round Bordeaux pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Swarovski 6mm round mystic black pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Swarovski 6mm round Bordeaux pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • Two Swarovski 8mm round powder green pearls
  • One Swarovski 8mm round dark green pearl
  • One Swarovski 8mm round powder green pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Swarovski 8mm round Bordeaux pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • Two Swarovski 8mm round powder green pearls
  • One Swarovski 8mm round mystic black pearl
  • One Swarovski 8mm round powder green pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Swarovski 8mm round Bordeaux pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • Two Swarovski 8mm round powder green pearls
  • One Swarovski 8mm round dark green pearl
  • One Swarovski 8mm round powder green pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Swarovski 8mm round Bordeaux pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Swarovski 8mm round powder green pearl
  • One Swarovski 8mm round dark green pearl
  • Two Swarovski 8mm round powder green pearls
STEP 16
Continue to string onto the beading wire the following components:
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Swarovski 8mm round Bordeaux pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Swarovski 8mm round powder green pearl
  • One Swarovski 8mm round mystic black pearl
  • Two Swarovski 8mm round powder green pearls
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Swarovski 8mm round Bordeaux pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Swarovski 8mm round powder green pearl
  • One Swarovski 8mm round dark green pearl
  • Two Swarovski 8mm round powder green pearls
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Swarovski 8mm round Bordeaux pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Swarovski 8mm round powder green pearl
  • One Swarovski 8mm round mystic black pearl
  • Two Swarovski 8mm round powder green pearls
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Swarovski 8mm round Bordeaux pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Swarovski 8mm round powder green pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Swarovski 6mm round Bordeaux pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Swarovski 6mm round mystic black pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Swarovski 6mm round Bordeaux pearl
  • One Swarovski 8mm round powder green pearl
  • One Swarovski 6mm round Bordeaux pearl
  • One sterling silver 5x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Swarovski 6mm round mystic black pearl
STEP 17
Repeat Step 8 to attach the wire to the third loop on the second sterling silver 3-hole W-shaped link.
STEP 18
Open a 5.5mm jumpring. Pass it through the first link on the 3-3/4 inch length of 8x5mm black aluminum curb chain and the eye portion of the clasp. Close the jumpring.

Open a 5.5mm jumpring. Pass it through the last link on the 3-3/4 inch length of 8x5mm black aluminum curb chain and the first link on two 1-inch lengths of 8x5mm black aluminum curb chain. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach the chain assembly to the loop on the hook portion of the clasp.
STEP 19
Open a 5.5mm jumpring. Pass it through the last link on the first 1-inch length of 8x5mm black aluminum curb chain, the first link on one 18-inch length of 8x5mm black aluminum curb chain and the loop on the right side of the first sterling silver 3-hole W-shaped link. Close the jumpring. Loosely weave the chain through the three beaded strands. Open a 5.5mm jumpring. Pass it through the last link on one 18-inch length of 8x5mm black aluminum curb chain, the last link on the first 1-inch length of 8x5mm black aluminum curb chain, and the loop on the right side of the second sterling silver 3-hole W-shaped link. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach a 20-inch length of 8x5mm black aluminum curb chain to the loop on the left side of the sterling silver 3-hole W-shaped link and the last link of the second 1-inch length of 8x5mm black aluminum curb chain.
STEP 20
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the first link on the two 18-inch lengths of 2mm rolo sterling silver chain, the first link on one 18-inch length of 12x6mm diamond link sterling silver chain and the loop on the first headpin on the first sterling silver 3-hole W-shaped link. Close the jumpring. Loosely weave the three chains through the three beaded strands. Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the last link on the three chains and the first headpin on the second sterling silver 3-hole W-shaped link. Close the jumpring.

Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the first link on the one 20-inch length of 2mm rolo sterling silver chain, the first link on one 18-inch length of 8x5mm black aluminum curb chain and the loop on the second headpin on the first sterling silver 3-hole W-shaped link. Close the jumpring. Loosely weave the two chains through the three beaded strands. Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the last link on the two chains and the second headpin on the second sterling silver 3-hole W-shaped link. Close the jumpring.

Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the first link on the one 19-inch length of 12x6mm diamond link sterling silver chain, the first link on one of 18-inch length of 8x5mm black aluminum curb chain and the loop on the third headpin on the first sterling silver 3-hole W-shaped link. Close the jumpring. Loosely weave the two chains through the three beaded strands. Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the last link on the two chains and the third headpin on the second sterling silver 3-hole W-shaped link. Close the jumpring.
STEP 21
Find the center of the necklace. Open a briolette wrapped Swarovski 30x14mm navette jet pendant crystal safety pin. Pass it over all the beaded strands and chains in the center of the necklace. Close the safety pin. Repeat to attach one briolette wrapped Swarovski 30x14mm navette red magma pendant crystal safety pin across the beaded strands and chains 1-inch from the center safety pin on each side. Repeat to attach one briolette wrapped Swarovski 30x14mm navette jet pendant crystal safety pin across the beaded strands and chains 1-inch from the previous safety pin on each side.

Repeat to attach six safety pins across the chains and beads in a random pattern.

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