Bib-Style Necklace with Anodized Aluminum Chain, Czech Pressed Glass Beads and Antiqued Silver-Finished "Pewter" Links
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Rose, Jewelry Production Specialist, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Bead, Czech pressed glass, pearlized dark blue, 12x7mm twisted oval (21 beads)
- Link, antiqued silver-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 22x5mm fancy bar (21 links)
- Jumpring, anodized aluminum, metallic grey, 4.5mm round, 20 gauge (50 jumprings)
- Jumpring, aluminum, gunmetal, 10mm round, 14 gauge (20 jumprings)
- Headpin, antiqued silver-plated brass, 1-1/2 inches, 21 gauge (21 headpins)
- Clasp, JBB Findings, toggle, gunmetal-finished pewter (tin-based alloy), 23x18mm single-sided round with flower (1 clasp)
- Chain, anodized aluminum, black, 5mm oval cable
- Chain, anodized aluminum, gunmetal, 14.5mm flat cable
- Pliers, flush-cutter
- Pliers, round-nose
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, bent-nose
Separate the following lengths:
One 35-link length of gunmetal 14.5mm flat cable chain
Eighteen 12-inch lengths and one 3/4 inch length of black 8x5mm oval cable chain
String one dark blue 12x7mm twisted oval onto one 1-1/2 inch headpin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of 21 dark blue drops.
Pass the simple loop on one dark blue drop through the loop on one 22x5mm fancy bar link then close creating a dark blue fancy bar drop. Repeat to create a total of 21 dark blue fancy bar drops.
Pass one 10mm jumpring through the last link on one 12-inch length of black 8x5mm oval cable chain then close creating a black oval cable chain drop. Repeat to create a total of 18 black oval cable chain drops.
Starting with the tenth link of the 14.5mm flat cable chain, add two cable chain drops to every other link. Add a total of 18 black oval cable chain drops until the tenth link on the opposite side of the gunmetal 14.5mm flat cable chain.
Starting on one side of the necklace, connect the second and third black oval cable chain drops approximately one inch down using a 5mm jumpring. Continue by connecting the following chain drops:
Fourth and fifth
Sixth and seventh
Eighth and ninth
Tenth and eleventh
Twelfth and thirteenth
Fourteenth and fifteenth
Sixteenth and seventeenth
Connect the first and second black oval cable chain drops approximately 2-1/2 inches from the top using a 5mm jumpring.
Use the offset chains from those used within Step 6 to continue to connect the following:
Third and fourth
Fifth and sixth
Seventh and eighth
Ninth and tenth
Eleventh and twelfth
Tip: There will be nine connections made.
Thirteenth and fourteenth
Fifteenth and sixteenth
Seventeenth and eighteenth
Repeat Step 6 to connect the same series of chains approximately 4 inches down using a 5mm jumpring.
Using one 5mm jumpring, connect one dark blue fancy bar drop to one 5mm jumpring connecting the previous sections of chain on the first tier. Repeat to attach a total of eight dark fancy bar drops to each of the 5mm jumprings connecting the sections of chain on the first tier.
Repeat to connect seven dark fancy bar drops to the inner sections of connected chain on the second tier.
Repeat to connect six dark fancy bar drops to the inner sections of connected chain on the third tier.
Pass one 5mm jumpring through the first link in the 3/4 inch length of chain and the loop on the bar portion of the toggle clasp then close. Repeat to attach a second jumpring creating double jumprings.
Using a 10mm jumpring connect the last link in the 3/4 inch length of chain and the first link of the 19-inch length of chain.
Pass one 5mm jumpring through the loop on the opposite ring portion of the toggle clasp and one 10mm jumpring then close. Repeat to attach a second jumpring.
Pass the previous 10mm jumpring through the last link of the opposite length of 19-inch chain then close.
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