Nancy Chase's Regency Necklace, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Making Chain, Chain Making . A delicate necklace, or two, for a romantic day.

Regency Necklace

by Nancy Chase
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Chain Making
  • Skill Level: Beginner
A delicate necklace, or two, for a romantic day. Infinity knots hold tiny light blue crystals and moonstones - also a lapis design centering in rose gold wire. The crystal and moonstone necklace measures 18 inches in length, the lapis one is a bit longer. Taking cues from the Regency era jewelry, delicate chains sit softly around the nape of the neck.

The moonstones are 4mm roundelles. You will need 12 beads of each color, or 24 beads of a single color to make one 18 inch length necklace.

Materials

20 Gauge Round Dead Soft 14/20 Rose Gold Filled Wire
H6-20D
  • Lesson Quantity: 30.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $31.61
  • Gold Club Price: $23.71
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4mm Aquamarine 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 12
A13-84D
  • Lesson Quantity: 12.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.57
  • Gold Club Price: $2.68
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Gold Filled Jump Rings Open (.030") 20ga. (OD) 4mm (ID) 2.5mm - Pack of 25
J11-190
  • Lesson Quantity: 25.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $11.18
  • Gold Club Price: $8.39
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Rose Gold Filled Oval Lobster 9mm - Pack of 1
L3-16
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.36
  • Gold Club Price: $1.77
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Tools

Wire Jewelry Tool Kit
G15-1
  • G15-1
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $49.97
  • Gold Club Price: $37.48
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5 1/2 Inch Nylon Flat Jaw Pliers with Replacement Jaws
G2-1
  • G2-1
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $9.97
  • Gold Club Price: $7.48
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Instructions
Step 1
Use the wire cutters to measure and cut 24 pieces of 1 1/4 inch of wire.
Nancy Chase's Regency Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , cut 24 pieces of wire
Step 2
Wrap the end of one piece of wire around the thick end of the round-nose pliers to start to form a circle.
Nancy Chase's Regency Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , start a loop on round-nose pliers
Step 3
Hold the curved wire in place with the pliers, and gently push up the wire with your fingers to close the loop.
Nancy Chase's Regency Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , close the wire loop
Step 4
Because of the repetitive pattern of the chain loop, I suggest making several chain links at a time, rather than making each link complete, before starting another.
Nancy Chase's Regency Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , make a bunch of links at the same time
Step 5
Add a bead to each piece of looped wire.
Nancy Chase's Regency Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add a bead to each link
Step 6
Use the round-nose pliers to wrap the loop on the opposite side, and curving the loop in the opposite direction.
Nancy Chase's Regency Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , make a loop on the other side of each link
Step 7
Hold and secure the bead in the middle to close the loop.

When you have made all 24 chain links, use the nylon-jaw pliers, one in each hand, on either side of the bead, to straighten the links to lie flat.
Nancy Chase's Regency Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , close the second loop on each link
Step 8
Open the jump rings and arrange them in the pattern in between each link. Close the rings around each end of each link using the flat-nose pliers, one in each hand.
Nancy Chase's Regency Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , open all the jump rings
Step 9
Open the last two jump rings. Join the end links, one to each side of the clasp finding. Close the rings. Feel the wire on the chain, and use the flat-nose pliers to adjust as needed.
Nancy Chase's Regency Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add a clasp