Chain Fringe Necklace with TierraCast Dulce Vida Pieces
designed byKatie Hill
TechniqueChain & Jump Rings
TierraCast's Dulce Vida charms lend themselves well to layered looks thanks to the gorgeous texture. They look great dangling all together at the end of chain, with some beaded links thrown in for color, shine, and even more texture!
You can get creative with TierraCast's Dulce Vida collection because the pieces look perfect together thanks to the matching textures. This necklace features chain dangles with TierraCast charms at the ends. They cluster together beautifully and since each charm is reversible, they will look great no matter how they turn. You can see more pieces from the Dulce Vida collection and more jewelry inspiration for how to use them in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Cut 13 pieces of antique silver-plated flat oval cable chain approximately 1 1/2 inches long each. Attach each piece to each hole on the TierraCast antique pewter 12 hole end bar, including the loop on the center of the bar, using a TierraCast silver-plated brass medium oval open jump ring. These chains should all be dangling from the bottom of the end bar, so make sure they are all positioned the same way.
Attach the TierraCast antique pewter reversible large Flora teardrop charm to the center chain dangling from the center loop of the end bar using a jump ring. Attach the TierraCast antique pewter reversible Jardin triangle charms, the reversible Flora petal charms, and the reversible Jardin teardrop charms to various chain ends on either side of the center charm using a jump ring for each. You want a slightly tapered look, so if you have to shorten some of the chain lengths, feel free to do so.
Slide five TierraCast silver 5mm nugget heishi spacers onto a 2 1/2-inch 20 gauge sterling silver head pin, followed by a TierraCast antique silver 4mm scalloped bead cap, three 4mm fire-polished beads in opaque turquoise Picasso, a bead cap, and six spacers. Make a simple loop at the top of the beads. Repeat for a total of two dangles.
Add Three Czech glass 3x5mm Peruvian opal mix with Picasso finish roundel beads to a head pin, followed by 19 beads from the Artbeads Sandy Beaches Designer Seed Bead Blend. Make a simple loop at the top of the beads. Repeat for a total of two dangles.
Add a seed bead dangle to the jump ring attached to the second hole over from the center loop on the end bar. Repeat on the other side of the center loop. Add a spacer dangle to the jump ring two holes over from the seed bead dangle on either side.
Glue a Swarovski SS34 XIRIUS rose enhanced flatback in Crystal Scarabaeus Green into the TierraCast antique pewter SS34 glue-in bezel charm and allow to dry. Attach the charm to the jump ring at the center loop of the end bar.
Cut the head off of a head pin and attach the wire to the last hole on one side of the end bar by creating a wrapped loop. You want the wire to face the opposite side of the chain dangle, for attaching the chain of your necklace. Attach a 12-inch piece of chain to the other end of the wire by creating another wrapped loop. The coils of both wrapped loops should meet at the center of the wire. Repeat on the other side of the end bar.
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