Turquoise And Antique Brass Necklace

Necklace Measures 18" 

Necklace Measures 18" 

 

Triangular antique brass frames are the foundation for this interesting necklace. The five frames are filled with turquoise glass beads to provide a slight punch of color and a contrast to the satiny chain links. If you're looking for something easy and quick, this is it. Gather together the parts and you can be finished and ready to wear your creation in a half hour. Be sure to visit Jewelry Making Tools And Techniques if you aren't quite sure of how to create wire loops.

Directions

step 1 -  Each triangle element requires a triangle, a nail head wire, and three beads. There are holes in the triangles on the pointy end and the opposite straight edge. Insert the nail head wire into the pointed end of the triangle frame.

step 1 -  Each triangle element requires a triangle, a nail head wire, and three beads. There are holes in the triangles on the pointy end and the opposite straight edge. Insert the nail head wire into the pointed end of the triangle frame.

step 2 - Add three beads to the wire. Pass the wire through the straight edge of the triangle.

step 2 - Add three beads to the wire. Pass the wire through the straight edge of the triangle.

step 3 - Create a loop in the wire large enough to accommodate the thickness of one link in the chain. If you are unsure of how to create a loop get help here.

step 3 - Create a loop in the wire large enough to accommodate the thickness of one link in the chain. If you are unsure of how to create a loop get help here.

step 4 - Create a total of five beaded triangle frames. If you would like to see more on the chain, keep in mind you should have an odd number for symmetry,  like seven, nine, etc. 

step 5 - Cut the chain to measure 18” long.

step 5 - Cut the chain to measure 18” long.

step 6 - Open the loop in one of the triangles and attach it to one link in the chain at 9”.

step 7 - Attach two more triangles to the left and right of the first one. Space them equally.

step 8 - With a jump ring, attach a lobster clasp to one end of the chain.

step 8 - With a jump ring, attach a lobster clasp to one end of the chain.

 


Supplies

At Michaels Store

  • .75” Antique brass triangle frames – 5
  • 4mm Turquoise glass beads – 15
  • Multi-link antique brass chain – 18” long
  • 2” Antique brass nail head wires – 5
  • lobster clasp

At Amazon

  • Jewelry pliers and cutters

Recommended Items