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Chain and Simple quick and easy necklace

Make an elegant necklace, fast!

Instant-gratification projects are a must in any beader’s repertoire. Whether you need a quick beading fix or want to make an elegant necklace fast, this project is for you.

SUPPLIES

necklace 24 in. (61cm) 

  • 2 1 x 5⁄8-in. (25 x 16mm) gemstone beads
  • 4 2mm saucer beads
  • 8 5mm flat spacers
  • clasp
  • 8 in. (20cm) 20-gauge wire, half-hard
  • 5 ft. (1.5m) long-and-short cable chain, 6mm and 3mm links 
  • 2 4mm jump rings
  • chainnose pliers
  • roundnose pliers
  • wire cutters

INSTRUCTIONS
Chain and simple quick and easy necklace Photo A
PHOTO A

1. Cut chain to the following lengths, leaving a short link on each end: 

  • one 23 1⁄2-in. (59.7cm) piece
  • one 7 3⁄4-in. (19.7cm) piece
  • two 6 5⁄8-in. (16.8cm) pieces

Cut chain to the following lengths, leaving a short link on one end and a long link on the other end: 

  • two 2 3⁄8-in. (6cm) pieces
  • two 2-in. (5cm) pieces
  • two 1 3⁄4-in. (4.4cm) pieces 

2. Cut two 4-in. (10cm) pieces of wire.

3. Make the first half of a wrapped loop at one end of a wire, and attach it to an end link of a 6 5⁄8-in. (16.8cm) chain. Finish the wraps (PHOTO A).

Chain and simple quick and easy necklace Photo B
PHOTO B
Chain and simple quick and easy necklace Photo C
PHOTO C

4. On the wire, string a 2mm saucer bead, two 5mm flat spacers, a gemstone bead, two 5mms, and a 2mm. Make the first half of a wrapped loop (PHOTO B).

5. On the wrapped loop, string the 7 3⁄4-in. (19.7cm) chain and the short-link end of one of each pair of the three short chains. Finish the wraps (PHOTO C).

 

Chain and simple quick and easy necklace Photo D
PHOTO D

6. Repeat steps 3–5 with the remaining chains and the remaining end link of the 7 3⁄4-in. (19.7cm) chain.

7. Open a jump ring, and attach it to half of the clasp, an end link of the 23 1⁄2-in. (59.7cm) chain, and an end link of the beaded chain (PHOTO D). Close the jump ring. Repeat on the other side of the necklace. 

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