Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Chainmaille and Acrylic Focals

Necklace

STEP 1
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 10mm light blue jumpring (row 1). Pass it through two 10mm light blue jumprings (row 2). Close the jumpring.
STEP 2
Open a 10mm light blue jumpring. Pass it through the second light blue jumpring from Step 1 (row 2) and one light blue jumpring (row 2). Close the jumpring.

Repeat until there are seven jumprings on the first row and seven jumprings on the second row.
STEP 3
Open a 10mm light blue jumpring. Pass it through the first light blue jumpring (row 2) and two light blue jumprings (row 4). Close the jumpring.
STEP 4
Open a 10mm light blue jumpring. Pass it through the first and second light blue jumprings (row 2) and second light blue jumpring (row 4) from Step 3 and one light blue jumpring (row 4). Close the jumpring.

Repeat until there are seven jumprings on the third row, eight jumprings on the fourth through twelfth rows and nine jumprings on the thirteenth row.
STEP 5
Repeat Steps 1 - 4 in attaching the last jumpring to the opposite end of the row to create the second half of the chainmaille in a mirror image of the first, creating a V-shape center piece.
STEP 6
Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the hook portion of the clasp and a 10mm jumpring. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second 6mm jumpring next to the first.

Repeat eleven times for a total of twelve sets using a double 6mm jumpring and one 10mm jumpring to create a chain. Attach the last 10mm jumpring to the upper left 10mm jumpring on the chainmaille.

Repeat Step 6 attaching the first double 6mm jumpring to the eye portion of the clasp and the last 10mm jumpring to the upper right 10mm jumpring on the chainmaille.
STEP 7
Open a 10mm jumpring. Pass it though the top 10mm jumpring on the thirteenth row of the chainmaille and the loop on an acrylic heart.

Earrings

STEP 1
Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the acrylic heart and a 10mm jumpring. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second 6mm jumpring next to the first.

Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the 10mm jumpring and another 10mm jumpring. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second 6mm jumpring next to the first.
STEP 2
Open the loop on an earwire. Pass it over the last 10mm jumpring. Close the loop.
STEP 3
Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to create the second earring.

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