Brass Beach-Themed Necklace with Shell Charms and Turquoise Swarovski Pearls
designed byCynthia Kimura
Approximate Size18 Inches; 3 Inches
Even on stormy winter days, the sea is still beautiful! This is the perfect beach-themed jewelry set for winter. The colors are darker and the brass adds a warm element. Wear it in winter and then keep wearing it in spring and summer!
This dark ocean look is perfect for any season. Cynthia paired brass sea life charms with beautiful Swarovski bicones and pearls along with organic fire-polished beads for a look inspired by the wild beauty of the sea. Cynthia made this set during a Facebook Live Design Challenge. You can watch her make these pieces and others here.
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 14 inches long. Slide a TierraCast 2x2mm brass oxide brass crimp tube onto the end, followed by the last link of a 5-inch length of antique brass-plated split ring cable chain. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place.
One TierraCast brass oxide pewter 6mm dotted spacer
One Czech glass 6mm jet stone copper Picasso fire-polished bead
One Swarovski 5mm round crystal pear in Iridescent Tahitian Look
One Swarovski 5mm bicone in Black Diamond Shimmer
One 6mm fire-polished bead
One Swarovski 8mm round pearl in Jade
Repeat this pattern two times, leaving off the last spacer and Jade pearl
Add a B&B Benbassat antique brass large seashell charm to a Vintaj natural brass 7mm rib cable 16 gauge jump ring, followed by a B&B Benbassat antique brass small right-facing seahorse charm. Close the jump ring and slide it onto your jewelry wire. Make a mirror image of the bead pattern on the other side of the focal.
Add a crimp tube to the end of your wire, followed by the last link of a 5-inch length of chain. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place.
Add each half of the TierraCast brass oxide pewter Craftsman toggle set to each end of the necklace using a Vintaj natural brass 5mm rib cable 18 gauge jump ring for each.,
Attach a 1 ¼-inch length of chain to the loop of the antique brass-plated earwire with coil and beaded disk using a 5mm jump ring. Attach the B&B Benbassat antique brass spindle shell charm to the end of the chain using another 5mm jump ring.
Add a Black Diamond Shimmer bicone to a 2-inch 21g brass head pin with patina finish and attach it to the third link of chain from the bottom by making a wrapped loop.
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