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Hibiscus Bib

About this design:

I have been wanting to try this type of necklace for a while now - linking together components to form a bib. The trickiest part of this necklace was laying it out and not losing my place every time I picked it up to attach jump rings. In addition to my usual step by step instructions, I have a printable pattern for you to work from or add to :) If this project inspires you to try this technique with other components, I highly recommend laying out your pattern and taking a picture. You can either print out your pic or refer to it on your screen.

Try adding more rows or columns, maybe even embellish along the bottom!

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • 51 4mm jump rings
  • 18 (or more) open hibiscus focals
  • 14" of cable chain
  • lobster clasp
  • bent nose & chain nose pliers

Additional Images:

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Lay out your design and open all of your jump rings.
Step 2:
Take a picture of your design or if you are using the pattern, print it out. This will help you keep our place when linking together the focals with jump rings.
Step 3:
Each time after adding a jump ring, I recommend laying down your design. This seems tedious, I know, but it will save you from having to fix mistakes later.
Step 4:
Take a 7" length of chain, using one of the chain links like a jump ring, attach the chain to the top petal of the outermost top hibiscus. Repeat this for the other side of the necklace.
Step 5:
Attach the lobster clasp to the chain on your dominant hand's side using one of the chain links like a jump ring. If you have used a cable chain with large enough links, you can secure your necklace without having to add an additional jump ring.

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Satin Hamilton Gold (plated) Flat Cable Chain

Measurements: 5x4.5mm links

per foot: $2.11
Satin Hamilton Gold (plated) Oval Cable Chain

Measurements: 6x5mm links

per foot: $1.45

Also available: 25 ft spool

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. kye
    kye says:

    Wow! This is so cool. At first I thought it was chainmaille with colored jump rings. Very interesting and creative :)

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    This is a great design. I love the photo of the necklace on–it lays great and has that ‘WOW-factor’ feature going on. Thanks for the tips–the picture idea is a very helpful one.

  3. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    This is gorgeous Ali! I like bib necklaces. I had a beautiful silver one that I wore everywhere until it’s protective coating started wearing off. It disappointed me so much. Now I have a new option.

  4. Moogie
    Moogie says:

    Really pretty! I like that it’s easy in that there aren’t many components but the tips will be very helpful. If that is you wearing it, may I say you have a beautiful décolleté

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    Poms Forever aka Donna says:

    Thanks LB and Ali. WE have all wanted a bib necklace!
    I am going to keep this one for myself. Love it!

  6. Asia
    Asia says:

    So simple and so stunning, your designs are always inspiring :D

  7. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    This is very pretty! Thank you for sharing your design and directions! :D

  8. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Was never a fan of bibs, but this is a stunner!! Awesome design ;)

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    D Shove says:

    I love this design! So delicate and pretty.

  10. Day of the Bead
    Day of the Bead says:

    This is Beautiful! I really want to try this, because you’ve inspired me :)

  11. Silver Penny Artisans
    Silver Penny Artisans says:

    This is stunning! What did you use to patina the component?

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    Y Kirkland says:

    This is very nice. I am going to make this one for myself.

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    Z bradley says:

    Looks lovely, can’t wait to try. Thank you for such a beautiful necklace.

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