Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Amethyst Gemstone Beads and Chainmaille

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut two 6-1/2 inch lengths of 4mm rolo chain.
STEP 2
String one banded amethyst 19x12mm oval onto one 2-inch headpin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of five amethyst drops.

String one banded amethyst 6mm round onto one 1-1/2 inch eyepin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of six amethyst links.
STEP 3
Open the loop on one end of one amethyst link and pass it through the loop on one amethyst drop then close. Repeat to connect four sets of amethyst links and amethyst drops.

Connect one end of one amethyst link to a second amethyst link then connect to loop on the opposite end to one amethyst drop.
STEP 4
Pass one 5mm jumpring through the last set of links on one end of one length of chain and the loop on a lobster claw clasp and close.

First Row

STEP 5
Pass one 5mm jumpring through two 10mm jumprings and the last set of links on the opposite end of the chain. Repeat to attach a second jumpring creating double jumprings.
STEP 6
Continue to connect the following jumpring sets using double jumprings:
  • One 9mm jumpring set
  • One 8mm jumpring set
  • One 10mm jumpring set
  • One 8mm jumpring set
  • One 10mm jumpring set
  • One 10mm jumpring set
  • One 9mm jumpring set
  • One 8mm jumpring set
Continue to connect one 10mm jumpring set then repeat the sequence above in the opposite direction to create a mirror image of the first half of the necklace.
STEP 7
Connect the last 10mm jumpring set added to one end of the second length of rolo chain then attach one 6mm jumpring to the opposite end of the chain.

Tip: If desired place design on a necklace display to complete the necklace more easily.

Second Row

STEP 8
Using double jumprings connect one 8mm jumpring set to the 10mm set and 9mm set of jumprings on one end of the previous row. Connect one 10mm jumpring set to the previous 8mm set and the 9mm set and 8mm set of jumprings from the previous row.
STEP 9
Continue to connect the following jumpring sets to the previous jumpring set and next jumpring sets from the first row:
  • One 9mm jumpring set
  • One 10mm jumpring set
  • One 9mm jumpring set
  • One 10mm jumpring set
  • One 10mm jumpring set
  • One 8mm jumpring set
  • One 10mm jumpring set
  • One 9mm jumpring set
Repeat this sequence to connect the second row on the opposite side of the necklace.

Third Row

STEP 10
Using double jumprings connect one 9mm jumpring set to the 10mm set and 9mm set of jumprings on one end of the previous row. Continue to connect one 9mm set and one 8mm set of jumprings.

Connect one 8mm jumpring set to the next two 10mm jumpring sets from the second row. Do not connect to the previous jumprings in the third row. Continue to connect one 9mm jumpring set to the second set of 10mm jumprings (just used) and the 8mm jumpring set from the second row. Connect one 8mm jumpring set between the previous two jumpring sets in the third row.
STEP 11
Using one 5mm jumpring connect one single amethyst link component (Step 3) to the 9mm jumpring set on the third row.
STEP 12
Connect one 8mm jumpring set to the next 10mm set and 9mm jumpring set from the second row then attach one single amethyst link component. Do not connect to the previous jumprings in the third row. Continue to connect one 10mm jumpring set to the previous 8mm jumpring set and the next two 9mm jumpring sets from the second row then attach one double amethyst link component.

Connect one 8mm jumpring set to the previous 10mm jumpring set and the next 9mm set and 10mm jumpring sets from the second row then attach one single amethyst link component.
STEP 13
Repeat Steps 10 and 11 connect the third row on the opposite side of the necklace.

Earrings

STEP 1
String one banded amethyst 6mm round onto one 2-inch headpin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a second amethyst drop.

String one banded amethyst 19x12mm oval onto one 1-1/2 inch eyepin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a second amethyst link.
STEP 2
Open the loop on one end of one amethyst link and pass it through the loop on one amethyst drop then close.
STEP 3
Pass one 5mm jumpring through the loop on the opposite end of the amethyst link and two 8mm jumprings then close. Pass one 5mm jumpring through the previous two 8mm jumprings and loop on one leverback earwire then close.
STEP 4
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to create a second earring.

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