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Champagne shine necklace and bracelet

Monochromatic metal beads, crystals and chain combine for versatile look
Champagne shine necklace and bracelet

A friend of mine was getting married on New Year’s Eve. Combine the holidays with newlywed love and champagne toasts, and it was enough to leave me positively glowing — and thinking way too much about what to wear. I decided to start with the jewelry and work backward. Keeping it monochromatic with textured metal beads, golden shadow crystals, and luminous chain meant this set would complement any holiday frock.

Read the instructions on how to make the necklace below, or download the free project PDF above, which includes information on how to make a matching bracelet.

Supplies

Necklace 18 in. (46 cm)

  • 3 20 mm oval crystals
  • 10–12 16 mm oval crystals
  • 10 mm round crystal
  • 6–8 8 mm round crystals
  • 2 4 mm bicone crystals
  • 13–15 8–12 mm metal beads
  • 14–16 5 mm flat spacers
  • 45–51 in (1.1–1.3 m) 22-gauge wire
  • 20–21 in. (51–53 cm) chain, 8–10 mm links
  • 3–6 in. (15 cm) chain, 6–8 mm links
  • 20–24 2-in. (5 cm) head pins
  • 4 5–6 mm jump rings
  • lobster claw clasp
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters

Supplies from Eclectica, 262.641.0910262.641.0910.

Instructions
Champagne shine necklace 1
Step 1
Champagne shine necklace 2
Step 2

1. Cut a 3-in. (7.6 cm) piece of 22-gauge wire. Make a plain loop. String a bead and make a plain loop. Make six or seven 16 mm crystal connectors, seven or eight metal bead connectors, and two bicone-crystal connectors.

2. On a head pin, string a flat spacer and a bead and make a plain loop. Make three 20 mm crystal units, four 16 mm crystal units, one 10 mm crystal unit, and six to eight metal-bead units. Make six to eight 8 mm crystal units, omitting the spacer.

Champagne shine necklace 3 9
Steps 3-9

3. Cut an 18–19-in. (46–48 cm) piece of 8–10 mm link (large) chain. Open the loop of a 20 mm crystal unit. Attach the center link and close the loop.

4. Attach one bead unit per large link.

5. For the inner strand, attach connectors.

6. Cut two 1 1⁄2–2-in. (3.8–5 cm) pieces of 6–8 mm link (small) chain. On each side, use one loop of a bicone connector to attach an end link of small chain and an end loop of the connector strand.

7. On each side, attach the other loop of the bicone connector and a link of large chain. Check the drape, and adjust the chains if necessary.

8. On each end, use a jump ring to attach the small and large chains. On one end, use a jump ring to attach a lobster claw clasp.

9. On the other end, use a jump ring to attach a 1 1⁄2–2-in. (3.8–5 cm) piece of large chain for the extender. Attach a 10 mm crystal unit to the end link.

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