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Swarovski Crystal Necklace with Half Persian 4 in 1 chain maille.
by Kylie Jones
  • Category: Chain Maille
  • Technique(s): Chain Making
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Chain maille is generally used to make complete chains. I like using chain maille techniques to make partial chains that showcase a different front element. Handcrafting your own chain really helps a pendant to shine. This necklace reminds me of the 1920's art deco era, a time when people really dressed up.

Materials

20g AWG (0.8mm) Inner Diameter ID 5/32” (4.1mm)
  • Lesson Quantity: 231.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
18g AWG (1mm) Inner Diameter (ID) 11/64” (4.5mm) jump rings
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
16g AWG (1.2mm) Inner Diameter (ID) 5/16” (8.7mm) jump rings
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
20 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 16.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $11.57
  • Gold Club Price: $8.68
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22 gauge 3/4" sterling head pins
  • Lesson Quantity: 5.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 5.00 each
Sterling Silver Oval Lobster 13mm - Pack of 1
K3-134
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.07
  • Gold Club Price: $1.55
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Sterling Silver Beads Bright 2mm - Pack of 25
K9-139
  • Lesson Quantity: 12.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.89
  • Gold Club Price: $1.42
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5mm Swarovski bicone in crystal silver shade
  • Lesson Quantity: 9.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 9.00 each
5mm Swarovski bicone in black diamond
  • Lesson Quantity: 8.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 8.00 each
21g 5mm (outer diameter) sterling silver soldered jump rings
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 4.00 each
21g 4mm (outer diameter) sterling silver soldered jump rings
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 6.00 each
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Tools

90 Degree Bent Nose Pliers
G2-66
  • G2-66
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
  • Price: $7.97
  • Gold Club Price: $5.98
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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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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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Instructions
Step 1
or the chain maille instructions I have used different coloured rings to make the images very clear. To begin the chain maille piece using 20g 5/32" rings place 3 closed rings on an open ring and close the ring. Arrange the rings as in the photo with the ring on the left underneath the other 2 rings and the ring on the right on top of the other 2 rings. Take the ring on the left and turn it completely over and nest it back under the middle ring. The rings now sit together under slight tension. Keep the rings in this pattern as you add the next ring.
Kylie Jones's Swarovski Crystal Necklace with Half Persian 4 in 1 chain maille.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille
Kylie Jones's Swarovski Crystal Necklace with Half Persian 4 in 1 chain maille.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille
Kylie Jones's Swarovski Crystal Necklace with Half Persian 4 in 1 chain maille.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille
Kylie Jones's Swarovski Crystal Necklace with Half Persian 4 in 1 chain maille.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille
Kylie Jones's Swarovski Crystal Necklace with Half Persian 4 in 1 chain maille.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille
Step 2
Take an open ring and weave it down into the 1st and 2nd rings where they cross and bring the ring out through the middle of the last ring, add a closed ring and close the ring. There are 2 different rows of rings in this chain maille weave. The top row shown as silver rings are added as open rings which are woven into the pattern and then closed. The bottom row shown as brass rings are added as closed rings. Each of these rows has a step pattern. In the top silver row the new ring is added under the previous ring. In the bottom brass row the new ring is added on top of the last ring.
Kylie Jones's Swarovski Crystal Necklace with Half Persian 4 in 1 chain maille.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille
Kylie Jones's Swarovski Crystal Necklace with Half Persian 4 in 1 chain maille.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille
Kylie Jones's Swarovski Crystal Necklace with Half Persian 4 in 1 chain maille.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille
Kylie Jones's Swarovski Crystal Necklace with Half Persian 4 in 1 chain maille.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille
Step 3
The last silver ring was added in between the 1st and 2nd brass rings, so the next silver ring is added in between the 2nd and 3rd rings. Take an open silver ring and go down into the 2nd and 3rd rings, bring the ring out of the last brass ring, add a closed brass ring and close the ring. Continue to add rings in the same way, the next open ring will go down into the 3rd and 4th rings. As the chain gets longer rather than counting from the beginning to work out where to add your first ring, just remember you are only working on the last 3 rings from the lower row shown in brass. Once you get the hang of weaving in the open ring and simply adding the closed ring, this chain works up fairly quickly.
Kylie Jones's Swarovski Crystal Necklace with Half Persian 4 in 1 chain maille.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille
Kylie Jones's Swarovski Crystal Necklace with Half Persian 4 in 1 chain maille.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille
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Kylie Jones's Swarovski Crystal Necklace with Half Persian 4 in 1 chain maille.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille
Step 4
For an 18" necklace you need 2 lengths of chain maille about 6" long. At the end of each piece weave in the open ring but don't add the closed ring. This gives you 2 ends that have 2 rings that sit together evenly and can be used as the space to attach elements to. Each piece has 114 rings.
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Step 5
Using the 20g wire add a small silver bead then a black diamond bicone and another silver bead. Make a simple loop at both ends close to the silver beads. I like to make the simple loops in opposite directions, I think this looks more balanced. Make 6 of these 3 with black diamond bicones and 3 with silver shade. If you have problems making even round simple loops see the tool tip section for more information.
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Kylie Jones's Swarovski Crystal Necklace with Half Persian 4 in 1 chain maille.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , simple loop
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Kylie Jones's Swarovski Crystal Necklace with Half Persian 4 in 1 chain maille.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , simple loop link
Step 6
Using the 20g wire add a silver shade bicone and make a simple loop at each end as in the last step but this time without the silver beads. Make 1 with black diamond and 5 with silver shade bicones.
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Step 7
Using the headpins place a silver shade bicone on the headpin and make a simple loop close to the bicone. Make 4 with black diamond bicones and one with silver shade.
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Step 8
Connect the beaded Swarovski wire elements that have the sterling silver small beads, alternating the colors and using the larger soldered jump rings to connect the first 3, then use the 16g 5/16" ring to connect the 3rd and 4th elements, and then back to the same soldered jump rings for the last 2. You can substitute unsoldered jump rings if you want. I use soldered rings because you can use finer gauge rings which I think really suits the design.
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Kylie Jones's Swarovski Crystal Necklace with Half Persian 4 in 1 chain maille.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , connect the links
Step 9
Using 5/32" jump rings connect each end of this beaded chain with a chain maille piece going through both of the end rings on the chain maille side.
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Step 10
Attach the silver shade elements to the 5 connecting jump rings (the 5/16" jump ring is the middle connecting jump ring). Attach the remaining black diamond element with the soldered 4mm ring to the middle crystal shade element.
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Kylie Jones's Swarovski Crystal Necklace with Half Persian 4 in 1 chain maille.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , attach the dangles
Step 11
Attach the bicones on the headpins with the 4mm soldered jump rings. The black diamond bicones attach to the crystal shade elements and the single silver shade one goes on the black diamond element in the middle.
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Step 12
Finish the necklace by adding a clasp to one end of the necklace with a 5/32" ring and an 18g 11/64" ring to the other end of the necklace.
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