FREE Indian Princess Necklace Tutorial – using wire guardians and crimp covers

Indian Princess Necklace

Indian Princess Necklace

Create Shiney Company’s Bollywood Chic strung necklace design with CRYSTALLIZED™ - Swarovski Elements and gold plated chain.

This strung necklace is big on techniques, demonstrating how to use a wire guardian, crimps, crimp covers and the split ring tool. Adding the chain makes a strung necklace more interesting. The rich colours and gold metals work well together to create an opulent style fit for an Indian Princess.

TIPS! Wire guardians are a great finishing for flexible jewellery wire. If you are beading a heavy necklace, use more that one crimp between the beads and cover with a crimp cover. This way it’s secured in more than one place and ultra secure!

Tools and Materials

20 x CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements 5mm Crystal Copper Bicone Beads Article 5301 or Xilion Article 5328

24 x CRYSTALLIZED™ - Swarovski Elements 6mm Amethyst Bicone Beads Article 5301 or Xilion Article 5328

6 x CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements 4mm Crystal Copper Bicone Beads Article 5301 or Xilion Article 5328

10 x CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements 4mm Amethyst Bicone Beads Article 5301 or Xilion Article 5328

5 x CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements 18mm Amethyst Twist Beads Article 5621

4 x CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements 12mm Crystal Copper Butterfly Beads Article 5754

1 x Gold Plated headpin

3 x 5mm Gold Plated Split rings

2 x Gold Plated Wire Guardians

24” 0.18” dia, 7 Strand Beadalon Flexible Jewellery Wire

1mtr of 3mm Oval Link Silver Plated Charm Chain

1 x Gold Plated Trigger Clasp

2 x Gold Plated 4mm Crimp Covers

2 x Hard Crimps

Tools required

Snipe nose pliers
Round nose pliers

Wire cutters
Split ring pliers

Indian_Princess_Step 1

Step 1

Step 1
Place an 18mm Amethyst Twist Bead onto the headpin and turn a loop. Attach to a split ring and set aside for later. You may wish to turn a wrapped loop and omit the split ring.

Step 2

Step 2

Step 2
Attach the trigger clasp to a split ring using the split ring pliers. Grip the ring with the pliers to open, hook on the clasp, then use the snip nose to grip as you turn the ring to work the clasp into place.

Step 3

Step 3

Step 3
Thread on a hard crimp onto one end of your jewellery wire, followed by a wire guardian, thread on the split ring attached to the clasp, so it sits in the wire guardian, then thread the wire back through the crimp.

Step 4

Step 4

Step 4
Using your snipe nose pliers, squash the crimp very hard to secure. Grip a crimp cover between your snipe nose pliers and place over the crimp. Carefully close the crimp cover and squeeze to correct the shape, so it closes neatly.

Step 5

Step 5

Step 5
Thread on the beads in this order: 4mm Amethyst, *5mm Crystal Copper, 6mm Amethyst, 5mm Crystal Copper, 4mm Amethyst* Repeat from * to * three times and end with a 5mm Crystal Copper

Step 6

Step 6

Step 6
Thread on the chain, a Twist Bead & then thread the wire through the 12th link. *Thread a 4mm Copper and a 6mm Amethyst, then thread through the 8th chain link*. Repeat * to *.  Continue the pattern counting 8 links for a 6mm & 4mm group, 12 for a twist bead and 8 for a butterfly.

Step 7

Step 7

Step 7
Pattern: 12mm Butterfly, 6mm Amethyst, 4mm Copper, 6mm Amethyst, 4mm Copper, 18mm Twist Bead, 4mm Copper, 6mm Amethyst, 4mm Copper, 6mm Amethyst, 12mm Butterfly, 6mm Amethyst, 4mm Copper, 6mm Amethyst, 4mm Copper.

Step 8

Step 8

Step 8
Thread on the split ring (or wrapped loop) attached to the 18mm Amethyst Twist bead you set aside earlier, then continue threading reversing the pattern on the other side. When you finish adding the chain just snip it off. You can keep the remaining chain for a matching bracelet.

Step 9

Step 9

Step 9
Repeat Steps 3 and 4, this time adding only a split ring. Thread the remaining wire through a few of the beads then trim with your cutters.

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Try a differnt colourway…
Aqua and Rose