FREE Necklace Tutorial featuring CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements

Four Necklaces in One!

Four Necklaces in One!

Create Shiney Company’s 4 in 1 necklace combining chain with CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements pearls and Xilion beads.

Four individual necklaces make up this versatile design and unite stringing with some simple beadwork. It is easy to make and can be worn as 1, 2, 3 or 4 necklaces, depending on the occasion. We’ve combined fancy chain with a plain curb chain, strung some pearls and added stylish beaded crystal and pearl rings for that finishing touch.

Here’s what you need…

Snipe Nose Pliers
Flat Nose Pliers
Cutters
Fireline Crystal (6lb Size D), WildFire or Monofilament
2 x Size 10 beading needles

Necklace 1

56cms of 3mm Link Silver Plated Curb Chain
2 x 6.8mm Silver Plated Jump Rings
CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements
7 x 5mm Crystal CAL (Comet Argent Light) Xilion Beads (Article 5328)
7 x 6mm Crystal CAL (Comet Argent Light) Xilion Beads (Article 5328)
9 x 4mm Light Metallic Gold 2x Xilion Beads (Article 5328)

Necklace 2

80cms Beadalon Flexible Jewellery Wire 0.18” dia, 7 strand Bright
CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements
50 x 6mm Black Pearls (Article 5810)
50 x 6mm Light Grey Pearls (Article 5810)
20 x 6mm Antique Brass Pearls (Article 5810)
2 x SP Wire Guardians
2 x Hard Crimps
2 x 4mm Silver Plated Crimp Covers
2 x 6.8mm Silver Plated Jump Rings

Necklace 3

69cms of fancy link chain
CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements
7 x 6mm Crystal CAL (Comet Argent Light) Xilion Beads (Article 5328)
8 x 6mm Light Metallic Gold 2x Xilion Beads (Article 5328)
9 x 6mm Crystal Dorado 2x Xilion Beads (Article 5328)

Necklace 4

80cms of 3mm Link Silver Plated Curb Chain
2 x 6.8mm Silver Plated Jump Rings
2 x 20mm Silver Plated Large Patterned Links
1 x Silver Plated Large Oval Clasp with Oval Jump Rings
20 x 6mm Dark Grey Pearls (Article 5810)
7 x 6mm Crystal CAL (Comet Argent Light) Xilion Beads (Article 5328)

Tips

  • When using monofilament thread, squash the end with a pair of flat nose pliers to and you can thread it through a beading needle to make stringing easier.
  • Use ‘hard’ crimps on necklace ends for a more secure fastening. Soft crimps are best with the crimping tool.
  • Open a section of the fancy chain at the middle with your pliers if you cannot slide the crystal rings over the chain. This will avoid damaging the crystals too! (Step 6)All materials available at www.shineyrocks.co.uk or by calling 0117 300 9800 or 01225 332 506

Step 1

Step 1

Step 1

With 40/50cms of thread (we are using a dark colour so you can see it), thread a needle onto one end and string the required number of crystals or pearls. Create a circle by taking the needle through the first bead and all other beads. Tighten the thread to form a circle. Knot the threads twice in the same place.

Step 2

Step 2

Step 2

Sew around half the circle again. Add the second needle to the other end and sew around to meet the other thread. Knot twice again. Sew each thread away from the last knot (at least 3 beads away) and trim both ends.

Step 3

Step 3

Step 3

Necklace 1 ~ Make a crystal ring with 7 x 5mm Crystal CAL, 7 x 6mm Crystal CAL and 9 x 4mm Light Metallic Gold 2x. Thread the rings onto the 56cm length of chain and add a jump ring to each end. Opening and closing the jump ring with a twist motion. Set aside.

Step 4

Step 4

Step 4

Necklace 2 ~ Thread a hard crimp onto the Beadalon wire, then through a wire guardian and then back through the crimp. Squash the crimp firmly and trim excess wire. Add  a crimp cover. String 50 x 6mm Light Grey Pearls, and  50 x 6mm Black Pearls. Finished the other side in the same way.

Step 5

Step 5

Step 5

Make a pearl ring with 11 x Antique Brass Pearls and 9 x Antique Brass Pearls. Thread the rings onto the strung pearls and add a jump ring to each wire guardian.

Step 6

Step 6

Step 6

Necklace 3 ~ Make a crystal ring with 7 x 6mm Crystal CAL beads and 9 x 6mm Crystal Dorado2x beads. Make another ring with 8 x Light Metallic Gold2x beads, this time threading the needle through the other to rings at the start to link the three rings together. Thread the crystal CAL ring onto the chain and set aside.

Step 7

Step 7

Step 7

Necklace 4 ~ Make a crystal ring with 7 x 6mm Crystal CAL beads, a pearl ring with 9 x Dark Grey Pearls and another with 11 x Dark Grey Pearls. Thread onto the longest length of 3mm curb chain and add a jump ring to each end of the chain.

Step 8

Step 8

Step 8

Thread each end of Necklace 4 onto a 20mm link, then thread Necklaces 3, 2 and 1 in the same way so they fall with the shortest on the inside.

Step 9

Step 9

Step 9

Add the jump rings on the oval clasp to the 20mm links to finish. These links can be opened with your hands, so you can add or remove any of the necklaces whenever you like to change the appearance.

SHOPPING GUIDE All items from Shiney Company Tel: 0117 300 9800  www.shineyrocks.co.uk. 4.11 – 4.12 Paintworks, Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3EH and 5 Saville Row, Bath, BA1 2QP.