Nicole's™ Bead Shop Brilliant Bijou Necklace

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by Nicole's™ Bead Shop Design Team

Nicole's™ Bead Shop Brilliant Bijou Necklace

Use several layers of beads and chains to create a beautiful necklace!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Turn 44 of the Copper teardrop beads, 31 of the Copper round beads and 19 of the striped Topaz beads into dangles as follows: slide a bead onto a headpin, cut the excess headpin so that 3/8 inch remains, and use your round nose pliers to make a loop. If you choose to use the bead caps on the striped Topaz bead dangles, then put the cap onto the head pin first, and slide the bead on before cutting the pin and making the loop.
  • 2
    Cut three lengths of chain: 16-inch, 18-inch and 20-inch.
  • 3
    Attach the charms and dangles to your chain using 6 mm round jump rings. Beginning with the 20-inch long chain, add one teardrop dangle to the very center of the chain. Then, work up both sides of the chain attaching another dangle onto every third link until you have used up all 44 teardrop dangles. For the 18-inch long chain, you will use 18 Copper round beads and 17 striped beads. First, attach a Copper round bead in the center, and then work you way up both sides of the chain alternately attaching striped beads and Copper round beads onto every third link in the chain. Finally, for the 16 inch long chain, you will use 13 Copper round beads and 12 striped beads and attach them in the same way as you did for the 18 inch long strand.
  • 4
    Gather the three ends of chain on the left side of the necklace together, and attach them to a 6 mm jump ring. While the jump ring is still open, attach one half of the lobster claw clasp. Close the jump ring. Repeat on the opposite side using the second half of the lobster claw clasp.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole's™ Bead Shop 5 mm x 7 mm Glass Crystal Teardrop Beads Copper 46 pc. 104800253
  • Nicole's™ Bead Shop 10 mm Glass Round Crystal Teardrop Beads Copper 19 pc. 104800255 (2)
  • Nicole's™ Bead Shop Glass Round Lampwork Beads Topaz Stripes 12 pc. 104799527
  • Elizabeth Ward Sweet Beads Fundamental Findings Chain Antique Gold 48 inch 104598370
  • Elizabeth Ward Sweet Beads Fundamental Findings Lobster Clasp 12 mm Gold 10 pc. 104596699
  • Elizabeth Ward Sweet Beads Fundamental Findings Jump Ring Round 6 mm x 0.8 mm Gold 142 pc. 104596845
  • Elizabeth Ward Sweet Beads Fundamental Findings Head Pin 35 mm x 0.5 mm Gold 104596805
  • 6 mm Gold Filgree Bead Caps (optional - see step 1)
  • Panacea Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865
  • Nicole™ Crafts Mini Round Nose Pliers 104584508
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chain Nose Pliers 104248459