Nicole's Bead Shop Armour Earrings, Necklace and Bracelet

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by Rebecca Utermohlen

Nicole's Bead Shop Armour Earrings, Necklace and Bracelet

Beautiful shades for any time of the year!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Cut 13 inch of Gold beading wire. Set aside for when it is used in this project.
  • 2
    Necklace: Create (9) 7 link lengths of the large Gold chain. It is easier to open a link of the chain like a jump ring than to cut this chain. Using a 6 mm jump ring, link one end of a chain length to a Brown connector. Link another chain link to the other side of the connector using another 6 mm jump ring. Continue linking connectors and chain lengths together with 6 mm jump rings until all 9 chain lengths and 8 connectors are linked together into one long piece. Using a 6 mm jump ring, attach one piece of a toggle set to each end of the long connected chain length. Make the following bead drops: (4) Dark Brownish Red round glass, (4) Dark Red transparent glass round, (9) Bright Red opaque glass round, (6) Dark Rose transparent glass round, and (9) Transparent Light Pink faceted glass round. Using 6 mm jump rings, attach a faceted Light Pink and Opaque Red bead drop to both the first and last section of the linked chain lengths. Randomly attach 4 different color bead drops to each remaining section of the linked chain, using the remainder of the bead drops.
  • 3
    Connector Earring (make 2): Make a Brownish Red bead drop. Connect the drop to one side of a Brown acrylic connector. Connect and earring wire to the other side of the connector.
  • 4
    Cluster Earring (make 2): Link together (7) 4 mm jump rings. Attach an earring wire to one end of the linked jump rings. Make the following bead drops with head pins with a ball: (1) Opaque AB Light Pink ceramic round, (1) Translucent Light Pink glass round, (1) Opaque Light Rose glass round, (1) Dark Rose coin glass bead, (1) Translucent Red glass round, (1) Red Glass dichroic glass square, and (1) Dark Red glass oval. Attach the Opaque AB Light Pink ceramic bead drop to the bottom jump ring of the linked rings. Attach the Translucent Light Pink Glass Round and the Opaque Light Rose Glass Round bead drops to the 3rd ring from the bottom of the linked jump rings. Attach the Dark Rose Coin Glass Bead and the Translucent Red Glass Round bead drops to the 5th ring from the bottom of the linked jump rings. Attach the Red Glass Dichroic Glass Square and the Dark Red Glass Oval bead drops to the top ring of the linked jump rings.
  • 5
    Bracelet: Cut a 13 inch length of Gold beading wire. Using a crimp tube, attach one end of the beading wire to a 6 mm jump ring. Thread 6-1/2 inch of Pink pearl chips onto the beading wire, approximately 62 pieces. Using another crimp tube, attach the other end of the beading wire to another 6 mm jump ring. Fold the small oval Gold chain in half and then fold it in half again, forming 4 lengths of 7-1/2 inch of chain. Gather one side of the chains and attach it to a jump ring on one side of the bracelet. Gather the other side of the chains and attach it to the jump ring on the opposite side of the bracelet. Attach one side of a toggle set to a 6 mm jump ring on one side of the bracelet. Attach the other side of the toggle set to the jump ring on the opposite side of the bracelet.
  • 6
    Add 5 dangles to chain beneath the beaded chain. Add 2 link dangle to 4th chain link, 6th link, 10th chain link and 12th chain link. Add 3 link dangle to 8th chain link.
  • 7
    Add v-shaped dangle by opening jump ring, attach one of the figure eight chain strands to the jump ring just above the 2nd beaded connector.
  • 8
    Repeat for other side of necklace.
  • 9
    Bracelet: Cut 8 strands of figure eight chain, 12 links each.
  • 10
    Use cutter to remove pendant loop.
  • 11
    Use two pliers to open jump ring, find the middle of the pendant and put the jump ring through opening and close jump ring.
  • 12
    Open 2nd jump ring, add strands of chain, connect jump ring to pendant jump ring and close.
  • 13
    Connect 3rd jump ring to end of the 4 strands of chain, add toggle clasp, close jump ring.
  • 14
    Repeat steps 41 to 43 to complete other side of bracelet.
  • 15
    Earring (make 2): Cut two pieces of figure eight chain, 23 links each.
  • 16
    Add 1 flat sided Purple bead to an eye pin, bend remaining wire to a 90 degree angle, use cutter to trim leaving 1/4 inch. Use the round nose pliers to make a loop, before closing loop, count to the 12th chain link, add it to the loop wire, close loop using round nose pliers.
  • 17
    Gently open the loop on another eye pin, connect it to the original eye pin on the flat Purple bead, use flat nose pliers to close loop.
  • 18
    Add long acrylic bead to eye pin, bend remaining wire to 90 degree angle, use cutter to trim leaving 1/4 inch. Use round nose pliers to make loop.
  • 19
    Open a jump ring using two pairs of pliers, add a second jump ring and connect to the eye pin on the long acrylic bead.
  • 20
    Open the top jump ring, add ear wire, close jump ring.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole's Bead Shop Pearl Chips 7-1/2 inch Pink/Bronze 104800739
  • Nicole's Bead Shop Glass Round Bead Strand Red/Pink 20 pc. 104800615 (3)
  • Nicole's Bead Shop Glass/Acrylic Faceted Bead Strand Purple/Black 22 pc. 104800867
  • Nicole's Bead Shop Glass Round Ombre Bead Strand Pink/Purple 19 pc. 104801459
  • Nicole's Bead Shop Glass Swirl Oval Flat Bead Strand Red/Gold 33 pc. 104801001
  • Nicole's Bead Shop Glass/Clay/Resin Mix Shape Strand Pink 17 pc. 104801605 (2)
  • Cousin Jewelry Basics Acrylic Faceted Connectors Translucent Brown/Gold 5 pc. 104789616 (2)
  • Cousin Jewelry Basics Chain Large Oval 20 inch Gold 104556579
  • Cousin Jewelry Basics Open Link Chain Gold 30 inch 104744432
  • Cousin Jewelry Basics Starter Pack Gold 145 pc. 104563633
  • Cousin Jewelry Basics Head/Eye Pin Gold 135 pc. 104563106
  • Gold Open Jump Rings (1 package)
  • Gold Beading Wire (1 package)
  • Cousin Tool Basics Value Pack 3 pc. 104257385
  • Panacea Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865
  • Crimping Pliers