Lariat Chain Necklace

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Black and silver chain spell simplicity in this lariat necklace you can wear with almost anything. The stationary, chunky, silver, slider bead steals the show with it's banded design. The round silver beads at the end of the chains compliment the slider and accent the strands with a shiny finish. Although the design mimics an actual lariat, the slider does not move up and down the set of chains. The necklace clasps in the back for easy on and off. 

Directions

 step 1 - Cut two black chains and one silver chain to measure 28". On one end, insert scrap wire into the last link of the black, the silver, then the second black chain. This temporary wire will help you to control the chains. Also insert wire into the opposite ends of the chains. 

step 1 - Cut two black chains and one silver chain to measure 28". On one end, insert scrap wire into the last link of the black, the silver, then the second black chain. This temporary wire will help you to control the chains. Also insert wire into the opposite ends of the chains. 

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  Insert a 7mm jump ring into the three chains on both ends, replacing the wire. Attach a lobster clasp to one jump ring.

step 2 - Insert a 7mm jump ring into the three chains on both ends, replacing the wire. Attach a lobster clasp to one jump ring.

 step 3 - Insert all six ends of the chains without jump rings into the silver slide bead. Using the lobster clasp, hold up the chains and let them hang evenly bound by the slider. 

step 3 - Insert all six ends of the chains without jump rings into the silver slide bead. Using the lobster clasp, hold up the chains and let them hang evenly bound by the slider. 

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  Place a clip on the chains just below where you would like the slider to sit when the necklace is being worn.

step 4 - Place a clip on the chains just below where you would like the slider to sit when the necklace is being worn.

 step 5 - Lay the project on the work surface with a thin strip of clear plastic under it. Move the slider bead up and out of the way.

step 5 - Lay the project on the work surface with a thin strip of clear plastic under it. Move the slider bead up and out of the way.

 step 6 - Apply a glob of E6000 to the chains and the plastic just above the clip. Use a toothpick to move the glue around making sure the chains make contact with the adhesive and the plastic. Allow the glue to set.

step 6 - Apply a glob of E6000 to the chains and the plastic just above the clip. Use a toothpick to move the glue around making sure the chains make contact with the adhesive and the plastic. Allow the glue to set.

 step 7 -  Use scissors to trim away excess plastic and glue. Use nail clippers to get at hard to reach areas.

step 7 -  Use scissors to trim away excess plastic and glue. Use nail clippers to get at hard to reach areas.

 step 8 - Pinch the sides of the grouped chain to push them into the slider. Force the slider down on the chians to conceal all the glue.

step 8 - Pinch the sides of the grouped chain to push them into the slider. Force the slider down on the chians to conceal all the glue.

 step 9 - Insert a ball head wire into a silver bead. Make a  loop or eye . Create six looped beads.

step 9 - Insert a ball head wire into a silver bead. Make a loop or eye. Create six looped beads.

 step 10 - Before closing the loops, attach the beads to the ends of the chains. Remove or add links to the individual chain strands to make them all the same length or alternate the lengths if desired.

step 10 - Before closing the loops, attach the beads to the ends of the chains. Remove or add links to the individual chain strands to make them all the same length or alternate the lengths if desired.

 


Supplies

At Michaels Store

  • 4mm round silver beads - 6
  • 56" black chain .25" wide  
  • 28" silver chain .25" wide
  • E6000 jewelry adhesive
  • Lobster clasp
  • 7mm jump rings
  • 6 ball head wires
  • clip
  • clear plastic sheet or deli film

Hobby Lobby Store

  • 1/2" wide silver slider bead

At Amazon

  • Jewelry pliers


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