Kristal Wick's JT in Concert Necklace, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Making Chain, Chain Making . Inspired by the color pallet of a picture I took at a recent James Taylor concert, this piece was born! I used a combo of gemstones, Czech glass and crystals for this piece.
JT in Concert Necklace
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Chain Making
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Inspired by the color pallet of a picture I took at a recent James Taylor concert, this piece was born! I used a combo of gemstones, Czech glass and crystals for this piece. It's a lot of wrapped loops so even if you're not good at them in the beginning-you will be by the end of the project! Of course, I had to use an actual guitar pick for the focal and a little musical charm for an accent.

Materials

22 Gauge Round Antique Copper Enameled Craft Wire - 45 ft
H5-Q22-45FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $6.20
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8mm Sapphire 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 6
A13-63C
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  • Price: $3.57
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Blue Apatite 8mm Faceted Rondelle Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-23
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  • Price: $27.30
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Rose Gold Filled Chain Flat Cable 1.3mm - 10 Feet
C6-318U
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  • Price: $40.40
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Gold Filled Jump Ring Open (.025) 22ga (OD) 5mm (ID) 3.9mm - Pack of 25
J11-176
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  • Price: $8.70
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
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20 X 15 Inch Padded Work Mat
MAT-620.00
  • MAT-620.00
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Instructions
Step 1
Starting with the outside strand, use your wire cutters to cut pieces of 3" wire (20 total) and make a wrapped loop (wrapping twice) on both sides with an 8mm crystal to create the first link.
Kristal Wick's JT in Concert Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , multi strand beaded link necklace
Step 2
Create a 2nd wrapped loop link and slide the 1st link into the loop before you make the second wrap. Then complete the second wrap. Continue to do this until all 20 links are connected.
Kristal Wick's JT in Concert Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , multi strand beaded link necklace
Step 3
Repeat Steps 1 & 2 using twenty-two 8mm rondelles (faceted glass rondelles were used in the sample).
Pro Tip: You may add another link or two depending on how nicely the strand fits length-wise with the 2 other strands.
Kristal Wick's JT in Concert Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , multi strand beaded link necklace
Step 4
Repeat Step 1 & 2 using thirteen 10mm cylinder shaped beads (square lapis tubes were used in the sample).
Pro Tip: You may add another link or two depending on how nicely the strand fits length-wise with the 2 other strands.
Kristal Wick's JT in Concert Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , multi strand beaded link necklace
Step 5
Connect each strand to the connector using a jump ring. Repeat for the other end.
Kristal Wick's JT in Concert Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , multi strand beaded link necklace
Step 6
Attach chain to the connector (use a jump ring if the chain links are closed). Repeat for the other end.
Kristal Wick's JT in Concert Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , multi strand beaded link necklace
Step 7
Attach toggles to each end of the necklace using jump rings.
Kristal Wick's JT in Concert Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , multi strand beaded link necklace
Step 8
Attach focal to the center of the 1st strand using a jump ring (a guitar pick and charm were used in the sample).
Kristal Wick's JT in Concert Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , multi strand beaded link necklace