Crazy Eight Ebony Necklace

necklace measures 18"

necklace measures 18"

Shiny figure eight metal pieces sit at an angle in this substantial looking chain necklace. The large, glossy, jet black, oval beads have a slight twist to their surface which catches the light. Black jump rings connect the pieces and add brilliant contrast to this simply constructed chain. Opening and closing jump rings, creating wire loops and proudly wearing your finished necklace are the only skills required for this project!

Directions

step 1 - Cut three pieces of wire to measure approximately 1.75” each. Create a loop on one end of each wire.

step 1 - Cut three pieces of wire to measure approximately 1.75” each. Create a loop on one end of each wire.

step 2 - Slip each wire into an oval bead.

step 2 - Slip each wire into an oval bead.

step 3 - Create a loop in the other end of the wire and cut off the excess.

step 3 - Create a loop in the other end of the wire and cut off the excess.

step 4 - Open four jump rings to link together three figure eight metal pieces. Close the jump rings. Create a second section like this.

step 4 - Open four jump rings to link together three figure eight metal pieces. Close the jump rings. Create a second section like this.

step 5 - Open the loop in a bead wire and connect it to the top half of the first figure eight in a section. Close the loop.

step 5 - Open the loop in a bead wire and connect it to the top half of the first figure eight in a section. Close the loop.

step 6 - Connect the second oval bead loop to the bottom half of the last figure eight in the same section.  Close the loop. The connecting beads will cause the figure eights to skew, creating an interesting chain design.

step 6 - Connect the second oval bead loop to the bottom half of the last figure eight in the same section.  Close the loop. The connecting beads will cause the figure eights to skew, creating an interesting chain design.

step 7 - Open the loop in the second oval bead and attach it to the top half of the figure eight in the second section.

step 7 - Open the loop in the second oval bead and attach it to the top half of the figure eight in the second section.

step 8 - Link the last oval bead to the figure eight section connecting it to the bottom half of the last figure eight.

step 8 - Link the last oval bead to the figure eight section connecting it to the bottom half of the last figure eight.

Step 9 - As in step four, connect 15 figure eights with jump rings for the left side of the necklace and 15 for the right.

step 10 - Open the two bead wire loops and link them to the top half of a figure eight in the left and right strands. Close the loops. 

step 10 - Open the two bead wire loops and link them to the top half of a figure eight in the left and right strands. Close the loops. 

step 11 - Attach a single jump ring at the end of one strand.

step 11 - Attach a single jump ring at the end of one strand.

step 12 - Attach a lobster clasp with a jump ring to the other strand.

step 12 - Attach a lobster clasp with a jump ring to the other strand.



Supplies

At Fire Mountain Gems

  • 36 figure eight links 15mm x 7mm- 18H20-B3243FN
  • 58 black jump rings - 10mm
  • lobster clasp

At Michaels

  • 16mm x 22mm Bead Gallery twisted oval beads - 3

At Amazon

  • jewelry pliers and wire cutters

 


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