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Posh Pearl Necklace

About this design:

An elegant, pseudo lariat design by Denise Varville of Tierracast - simple to assemble and stunning to wear. The finished necklace is approximately 24"

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

-2 24ga 2” Head Pin -2 Hammertone Cones in rhodium plating -1 Hammetone Hoop in 15 or 18mm -4 Hammertone Rondelles 4x7mm -1 Hammertone Bail -21” 6x4mm Brass Cable Chain -4 Oval Jump Ring 20 Gauge 3x2mm ID -7 Oval Jump Ring 20 Gauge 4x3mm ID -1 Oval Jump Ring 17 Gauge 5x3.5mm ID -3 10mm freshwater pearls -2 12-16mm freshwater pearls
-2 4mm Crystal Beads -Beading Wire

Tools: -wire cutters -round nose pliers -chain and/or flat nose pliers -crimping pliers

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Separate chain into one 11 1/2" piece, one 7" piece, one 1 1/2" piece and one 1" piece. Set aside.
Step 2:
Beaded strand: Close two 3x2mm jump rings securely.
Step 3:
Cut one 5" piece of beading wire. String on one crimp bead, then thread wire end through one closed 3x2mm jump ring about 1". Thread end back through crimp bead. Slide crimp bead close to jump ring to create 1/8" loop, leaving a 1" tail. Use crimping pliers to secure.
Step 4:
String one rondelle bead and one 10mm pearl* onto beading wire, covering tail. Repeat * through * twice, then string final rondelle bead and second crimp bead. Thread wire through second closed jump ring and back through crimp bead and adjacent beads. Adjust to take up slack and create 1/8" loop, then use crimping pliers to secure. Trim excess wire as needed. Set aside.
Step 5:
Dangles: Pick up one head pin and string on one coin pearl, one cone, and one 4mm crystal bead. Form wrapped loop. Repeat. Set aside.
Step 6:
Open one 3x2mm jump ring and attach to top of one dangle. Close jump ring. Repeat.
Step 7:
Open one 4x3mm jump ring and attach to top jump ring of one dangle. Before closing attach end link of 1" piece of chain. Close jump ring. Repeat with second dangle and 1 1/2" piece of chain.
Step 8:
Open one 5x3.5mm jump ring and string on end chain links of both dangles. Close jump ring.
Step 9:
Open one 4x3mm jump ring and attach to loop of stitch-around hoop. Before closing add jump ring at top of bead dangles. Close jump ring.
Step 10:
Necklace: Open one 4x3mm jump ring and attach to one end of beaded strand. Before closing attach end link of 11 1/2" piece of chain. Close jump ring. At other end of chain use one 4x3mm jump ring to attach clasp component.
Step 11:
Repeat Step 10 on other side of beaded strand with 7" piece of chain ahd second clasp component.
Step 12:
Open pinch bail wide enough to fit over chain and attach on 11 1/2" side of necklace. Before pinching closed add stitch-around hoop. Close pinch bail securely.
Step 13:
Use crimping pliers to attach crimp covers over crimp beads.

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