Olena Bugrimenko's Chained Hearts Earring and Necklace Set, Chain Maille Jewelry. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop. .
Chained Hearts Earring and Necklace Set
by Olena Bugrimenko
  • Category: Chain Maille
  • Technique(s): Making Loops
  • Skill Level: Beginner

Materials

Jump rings copper 7mm
  • Lesson Quantity: 40.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Jump rings twisted copper 8mm
  • Lesson Quantity: 20.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
18mm Siam Heart Swarovski Crystal Beads
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
14 x 8mm lobster claw copper
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Headpin copper 1.5 inch
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Eye pins copper 2 inch
  • Lesson Quantity: 9.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
6mm Siam 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-64B
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.57
  • Gold Club Price: $1.93
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10mm Siam Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
10mm Siam Heart Swarovski Crystal Beads
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
5x3.5mm Copper Cable Chain
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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Tools

Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Flat Nose Wire Plier
G2-506
  • G2-506
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Round Nose Wire Plier
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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Jump Ring Opener/Holder - Pack of 1
G10-39
  • G10-39
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.47
  • Gold Club Price: $2.60
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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: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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12 Inch Stainless Steel Ruler
G7-30
  • G7-30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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Instructions
Step 1
Begin by closing four large rings. Then open two large plain rings and two twisted large rings.
Hint: You may find it helpful to place them in the same positions as shown.
Olena Bugrimenko's Chained Hearts Earring and Necklace Set - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Plain and Twisted jump rings
Step 2
Pick up one open twisted ring, and slip the four closed rings onto it. Close the open twisted ring.
Olena Bugrimenko's Chained Hearts Earring and Necklace Set - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Linking jump rings
Step 3
Pick up the second twisted open ring. Pass it through the four closed rings from step 2. Close the open ring. Lay out the rings as pictured.
Olena Bugrimenko's Chained Hearts Earring and Necklace Set - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Continuing the chain maille
Step 4
Attach one of the remaining large open rings to each double set of rings, forming a 1-2-2-2-1 chain.
Olena Bugrimenko's Chained Hearts Earring and Necklace Set - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Chain maille component
Step 5
Separate the set of two rings that are to the farthest right, and grab the inner side of the last outside ring. Flip the ring so that inner side is now on the outside. Repeat with the other side. This makes a "flower." Following the same procedure, make a total of eight flowers for the necklace (or ten if you plan to make the matching earrings).
Note: In the first image, the right side has been flipped, and the left side is waiting. Both sides have been flipped in the second image.
Olena Bugrimenko's Chained Hearts Earring and Necklace Set - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Chain maille flowers
Olena Bugrimenko's Chained Hearts Earring and Necklace Set - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Chain maille flower
Step 6
On one eyepin, slide on a 6mm, 10mm and another 6mm bi-cone. Immediately after the last bead, use round nose pliers to make a simple loop and trim. This is the center connector. Follow the same procedure to make two additional connectors, each with a single 10mm bi-cone. Now make six more connectors, using the remaining eyepins, each with a single 6mm bi-cone crystal. Each of the connectors should have a loop at each end.
Olena Bugrimenko's Chained Hearts Earring and Necklace Set - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Bi-cones on eyepins
Step 7
Using the 5x3.5mm cable chain, cut four pieces of chain that are six rings long, and two pieces that are eight rings long. Cut two additional chain lengths that are 5 to 6" long (length depends on how long you desire the finished necklace to be).
Olena Bugrimenko's Chained Hearts Earring and Necklace Set - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Sections of chain
Step 8
Open a large plain ring, slide a 10mm heart onto it and then close the ring. Open one small ring. Into this small ring, insert one end of two 6-ring chains and the large ring with the 10mm heart. Close the small ring firmly. Repeat this step again, using the remaining two six-ring chains and another 10mm heart. Repeat it once again, using the 18mm heart and the chains consisting of eight rings.
Olena Bugrimenko's Chained Hearts Earring and Necklace Set - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Heart on chain
Step 9
Using chain nose and flat nose pliers, connect all of the components you have made, using the finished photo as a guide. Finalize this piece by making a single headpin charm to hang from the "eye" end of the necklace.
Olena Bugrimenko's Chained Hearts Earring and Necklace Set - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Finish Heart necklace and earrings
Step 10
To make the matching earrings, follow steps 1 through 5, creating two individual flowers. Attach a 10mm heart to the bottom ring of each, and an ear wire or stud to the top.
Olena Bugrimenko's Chained Hearts Earring and Necklace Set - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Chain maille earrings