A Bolt of Genius – FREE Swarovski Jewellery Necklace Instructions

Jet and Golden shadow Swarovski and Bolt Ring Necklace

Jet and Golden shadow Swarovski and Bolt Ring Necklace

If you liked this project in Coral and Peach you might like to try our alternative colour scheme…

Designed by Jane Purdy and Amanda Pickstock, Shiney Company

Introduction

A statement necklace with a difference! It’s a surprising design that pushes the boundaries, using bolt rings as chain links, combined with polyester chain. Position the design whichever way suits you best, opening at the front, or linking at the back. It’s A-symetrical, bold and very different featuring pearls and crystals by CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements.

Tools
Round Nose Pliers
Snipe Nose Pliers
Flat Nose Pliers
Flush Cutters or Side Cutters

Materials for the necklace in Coral, Peach and Gold

25cms 0.18” dia Bright Beadalon Flexible Jewellery Wire
2 x 26 link pieces of Black Polyester Chain
8 x 6.8mm Black Oxide Plated Jump Rings
2 x 8 x 5mm Black Oxide Plated Oval Jump Rings
3 x 19mm Gold Plated Bolt Ring Clasps
4 x 19mm Silver Plated Bolt Ring Clasps
4 x Black Oxide Plated 50mm Thin/Soft Headpins
1 x 12cm piece of 0.71mm Black Jewellery Wire
2 x Black Oxide Wire Guardians
2 x Silver Plated Hard Crimps
2 x 4mm Black Oxide Plated Crimp Covers
5 x 14mm CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements Platinum Pearls Article 5811
6 x 12mm CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements Black Pearls Article 5810
2 x 12mm CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements Mystic Black Pearls Article 5810
1 x 20mm CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements Crystal Silver Shade or Jet Square Ring Article 4439
1 x 18mm CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements Crystal Jet Briolet Bead Article 5040/5041

Step 1

Connect 6 x bolt rings together (alternating gold and silver) by opening the trigger and attaching to the link on the next bolt ring.

Step 2

With 25cms of bright colour beadalon wire, begin by threading on a hard crimp followed, but a wire guardian, then thread the wire back through the crimp. Squash with the snipe nose pliers, trim excess wire and cover with a crimp cover.

Step 3

String the pearls and crystals in this order: 14mm Platinum, 12mm Mystic Black, 12mm Black, 14mm Platinum, 20mm Silver Shade Sq Ring, 14mm Platinum, 12mm Mystic Black, 12mm Black, 18mm Jet Briolet, 12mm Black.

Step 4

Thread on a crimp, a wire guardian and thread back through the crimp. Pull to tighten and squash the crimp. Trim excess wire and cover with a crimp cover.

Step 5

Connect the wire guardian nearest to the Platinum Pearl to the silver bolt ring with 2 x 6.8mm jump rings. Adding two jump rings side by side, makes a more secure finish.

Step 6

Cut 2 x 26 link pieces of polyester chain. Begin a wrapped loop on one end of the black wire, before wrapping, connect the loop to the link on the last Gold bolt ring, then finish the wrapped loop.

Step 7
Thread on a 14mm Platinum Pearl. Make another wrapped loop, large enough to feed the two end links of the polyester chain onto. Connect the other end of the chain to a jump ring and to the wire guardian on the other end of the strung section.

Step 8

Thread the remaining pearls onto headpins and make a wrapped loop on each.

Attach a jump ring to a black pearl and connect to the link on the remaining silver bolt ring. Attach a jump ring to the other side of the bolt ring and link to an oval ring and another jump ring linking to the wire guardian.

Step 9

Attach a jump ring to an oval ring then to a black pearl and connect the jump ring to the beginning of the chain. Add the last two pearls, 1 x 14mm Platinum and 1 x 12mm Black to the chain to decorate.

Tip!

Take care with the polyester chain, it can break if not handled carefully.
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