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Coin pearls and chain necklace and earrings

Suspend coin pearls from chain in an appealing necklace and earrings
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Attach coin pearls to chain for this simple tricolored Y-necklace. If you can’t see shelling out for three strands of coin pearls, look for a multicolored strand. Get the most out of your investment by making earrings to match.

SUPPLIES

necklace

  • 9 10–12mm coin pearls, 3 color A, 3 color B, 3 color C
  • 12 4–5mm bicone crystals, 4 color A, 4 color B, 4 color C
  • 6 3mm round spacers
  • 27 in. (69cm) 24-gauge half-hard wire
  • 15–25 in. (38–64cm) chain, 4–5mm links
  • 2-in. (5cm) decorative head pin
  • 4 4mm jump rings
  • 8–10mm toggle clasp and additional loop half of a toggle clasp
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters

INSTRUCTIONS

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1. On a decorative head pin, string: spacer, color A bicone crystal, color A coin pearl, color A bicone, spacer. Make a wrapped loop.
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2. Cut nine 3-in. (7.6cm) pieces of wire. On one end of one wire, make the first half of a wrapped loop. Attach the bead unit and complete the wraps.

String: spacer, color B bicone, color B pearl, color B bicone, spacer. Make a wrapped loop.

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3. On one end of another wire, make the first half of a wrapped loop. Attach the dangle and complete the wraps.

String: spacer, color C bicone, color C pearl, color C bicone, spacer. Make the first half of a wrapped loop.

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4. Attach the dangle to the small loop of the loop half of a toggle clasp. Complete the wraps.

On one end of each of two wires, make the first half of a wrapped loop. Attach each to the loop half of the clasp, and complete the wraps.

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5. On each wire, string a color A pearl and a color A bicone. Make a wrapped loop.
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6. On one end of each of two wires, make the first half of a wrapped loop. Attach a loop and complete the wraps.

On each, string a color B pearl and a color B bicone. Make a wrapped loop.

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7. On one end of each of two wires, make the first half of a wrapped loop. Attach a loop and complete the wraps.

On each wire, string a color C pearl and a color C bicone. Make a wrapped loop.

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8. Decide how long you want your necklace to be. (My necklaces are 28 in./71cm.) Subtract 7 in. (18cm) and cut a piece of chain to that length. Cut the chain in half. Open two jump rings and attach a chain to each wrapped loop. Close the jump rings.

Check the fit, and trim chain from each end if necessary. Use a jump ring to attach each chain and half of a clasp.


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SUPPLIES

earrings

4 10–12mm coin pearls, 2 color A, 2 color B
4 4–5mm bicone crystals, 2 color A, 2 color B
11 in. (28cm) chain, 4–5mm links
4 2-in. (5cm) head pins
2 4mm jump rings
pair of lever-back earring wires
chainnose and roundnose pliers
diagonal wire cutters

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1. On a head pin, string a color A bicone crystal and a color A coin pearl. Make a plain loop. Repeat with a color B pearl and a color B bicone.

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2. Cut two pieces of chain, one 21⁄4 in. (5.7cm) and one 23⁄4 in. (7cm). Open the loop of a bead unit. Attach a chain and close the loop. Repeat with the remaining bead unit and chain.

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3. Open a jump ring and attach each chain and the loop of an earring wire. Close the jump ring. Make a second earring to match the first.

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