Kristal Wick's Flower Power Necklace, Chain Maille Jewelry. Making Chain, Chain Making . I needed to create a chain for this small watercolor necklace focal I made.
Flower Power Necklace
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Chain Maille
  • Technique(s): Chain Making
  • Skill Level: Beginner
I needed to create a chain for this small watercolor necklace focal I made. I wanted something basic but interesting with a touch of texture but not distracting from the focal. Jump rings to the rescue! I used manufactured jump rings but you can also make your own https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_tips_techniques/Scrap-Wire-Twisted-Rings_599.html

A pop of color with the crystal beads pulls the necklace together nicely while still keeping it simple. Come up with your own stacked jump ring chain using 2, 3 or 4 jump rings. You can also mix the jump ring colors for more variety.

Materials

Sterling Silver Jump Rings Glitter Open (21GA ) 6mm - Pack of 10
K11-48
  • Lesson Quantity: 270.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 27.00 each
  • Price: $3.42
  • Gold Club Price: $2.57
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Silver Filled Eyepins 24GA 1.5 inch - Pack of 10
S8-16
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.56
  • Gold Club Price: $1.17
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Gold Filled Bead Caps 5mm - Pack of 10
J9-306
  • Lesson Quantity: 8.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.02
  • Gold Club Price: $3.02
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8mm Crystal 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 6
A13-15
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.98
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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Instructions
Step 1
Create the crystal links by sliding a bead cap or rondelle, crystal, bead cap onto an eye pin and making a simple loop at the top.
Kristal Wick's Flower Power Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , flower power chain maille necklace
Step 2
Open a jump ring and slip 3 jump rings onto the open jump ring.

NOTE: You can use jump rings the same size (as I did in this sample) or use 2 different sizes or colors of jump rings.
Kristal Wick's Flower Power Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , flower power chain maille necklace
Step 3
Close the jump ring and add 2 more jump rings connecting the trio of jump rings. Repeat for a total of 15 links.
Kristal Wick's Flower Power Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , flower power chain maille necklace
Step 4
Attach the crystal link to the end of the chain using a single jump ring. Repeat for the other side.
Kristal Wick's Flower Power Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , flower power chain maille necklace
Step 5
Add more length to the chain by repeating steps 2-3 for both necklace ends until you have your desired necklace length. Join the ends together to slip over your head.

Kristal Wick's Flower Power Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , flower power chain maille necklace
Step 6
Attach the focal to the middle of the chain using a single jump ring.
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