Nancy Chase's Black Ice Quartz Necklace, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Making Chain, Chain Making . This Tibetan rutilated quartz pendant is set between silver chain, and black onyx beads.

Black Ice Quartz Necklace

by Nancy Chase
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Chain Making
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This Tibetan rutilated quartz pendant is set between silver chain, and black onyx beads. It has an "S" clasp closure. This design is perfect to set a heavier pendant that will stay centered on the chain. The finished necklace is 23 inches in length.

Materials

Sterling Silver Cable Chain 5.4x4mm - 10 Feet
C8-100U
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $109.97
  • Gold Club Price: $82.48
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Matte Onyx 6mm Round Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-291
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.35
  • Gold Club Price: $5.51
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Onyx 6mm Faceted Rondelle Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-325
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $13.65
  • Gold Club Price: $10.24
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Sterling Silver Jump Ring Open (.051) 16ga. 9mm Heavy - Pack of 10
K11-36
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $11.02
  • Gold Club Price: $8.27
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Sterling Silver Head Pin (.020) 24GA 3 inch - Pack of 10
K8-19
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.56
  • Gold Club Price: $3.42
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Sterling Silver S Hook Clasp 17mm - Pack of 1
K3-145
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.12
  • Gold Club Price: $2.34
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rutilated quartz pendant
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Sterling Silver Split Ring Round 5mm - Pack of 10
K11-67
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.64
  • Gold Club Price: $1.98
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Tools

6.5 Inch Long Flat Nose Pliers - Pack of 1
G2-74
  • G2-74
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
  • Price: $9.87
  • Gold Club Price: $7.40
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Round Nose Wire Pliers
G2-507
  • G2-507
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $16.97
  • Gold Club Price: $12.73
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Instructions
Step 1
Using wire cutters, cut cable chain into pieces as follows: two 3-link chains, two 5 1/2 chains, two 2 inch chains, and one 3 1/2 inch chain.
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Step 2
Open 1 split ring and attach to one 9mm jump ring, and one 3-link chain. Close the split ring. Repeat with remaining split ring, 9mm ring, and 3-link chain. The 9mm rings will attach to each side of the clasp.
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Step 3
Thread one round onyx bead onto the middle of a headpin. Bend each end close to the bead at a 90 degree angle, using the flat nose pliers. Bend each end into a loop using the round nose pliers. Cut off remaining wire. Repeat this step with the remaining round bead.
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Step 4
Open the loops slightly with the pliers and attach the 3-link chain to one end of the bead wire loop, and 1 piece of the 5 1/2 inch chain to the other side of the bead wire loop. Close the loops using the round nose pliers. Repeat this step with the remaining round bead, 3-link chain, and 5 1/2 inch chain.
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Step 5
Rondelle beads links. Thread 2 rondelle beads to the middle of a head pin. Bend each end at a 90 degree angle close to the beads, using the flat nose pliers. Make a loop with the round nose pliers but do not close completely around the wire stem. Cut off the remaining wire. Repeat this step making 3 more sets of rondelle connectors - threading 2 rondelle beads to each head pin.
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Step 6
Thread the pendant through the 3 1/2 inch chain. On each end of this chain attach a rondelle connector. Close the loop with the round nose pliers.
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Step 7
Working up both sides of the necklace, on each side of the rondelle connectors attach the 2 inch chain. Wrap the wire through the chain end and close the loop with the round nose pliers.
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Step 8
Attach the 2 remaining rondelle connectors to each side of the 2 inch chain ends. Attach the rondelles to each end of the 5 inch chain.
This completes the necklace.
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