Swarovski crystal beads bring the sparkle in this necklace. Cynthia made a short beaded strand to keep the focus at the center of the necklace, where a sweet birdcage charm dangles. She finished the necklace with a silver chain that perfectly complements the charm and the spacers she used between the Swarovski beads. See more of this necklace and other Swarovski Innovations in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately eight inches long. Slide a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube onto the end of the wire, followed by a sterling silver 4.60mm open jump ring. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place.
Repeat this pattern once, and then add a Graphite bead to the strand. Attach the antique silver-plated bird cage pendant to the wire using a jump ring and then make a mirror image of the bead pattern on the other side of the pendant.
Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!