Kristal Wick's Tuxedo Junction Necklace, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop. Simple design using 3 main components: Venetian Glass Beads, Pearls and Chain.
Tuxedo Junction Necklace
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Loops
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Simple design using 3 main components: Venetian Glass Beads, Pearls and Chain. Mix and match any color pallet for a quick yet elegant look.

Materials

Exposed Gold Square Chocolate/Yellow Gold, Size 11mm
A3-160
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
  • Price: $4.57
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5-5.5mm Large Hole (1.2mm) White Potato Fresh Water Pearls - Pack of 20
A8-05
  • Lesson Quantity: 15.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.57
  • Gold Club Price: $4.93
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Sterling Silver Cable 1.5mm - 10 Feet
C8-119U
  • Lesson Quantity: 3.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $21.97
  • Gold Club Price: $16.48
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22 Gauge Round Black Enameled Craft Wire - 45 ft
H5-B22-45FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.40
  • Gold Club Price: $4.05
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Silver Filled Jump Rings Open (.025) 22ga (OD) 4mm (ID) 2.55mm - Pack of 25
S11-14
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
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  • Price: $1.77
  • Gold Club Price: $1.33
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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
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  • Price: $170.72
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Wire Looping Wubbers
G2-1350
  • G2-1350
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $30.95
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut 2 lengths of wire 8 inches each and make messy wrapped loops on each Venetian Glass bead.

See Denise Peck's video on making wrapped loops. https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_videos/Perfect-Wrapped-Loop_13.html



Kristal Wick's Tuxedo Junction Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Tuxedo Junction Necklace
Step 2
Cut 15 lengths of wire 4 inches long and make messy wrapped loops on all 15 pearls.


Kristal Wick's Tuxedo Junction Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Tuxedo Junction Necklace
Step 3
Cut the following lengths of chain:

1 - 3 inches

4 - 2"

8 - 1.5"

3 - 1"

2 - ¾"

Length for neck chain (I used 10" so the necklace fits over my head, no need for a clasp)
Step 4
We'll create 3 different necklaces and connect them to the glass beads.

To make necklace #1 (shortest length) using jump rings to connect components:

· Attach 1.5'' chain to pearl #1

· Attach pearl #1 to 1.5" chain

· Attach pearl #2 to other end of chain

· Attach 1" chain to pearl #2

· Attach pearl #3 to other end of chain

· Attach 1.5" to pearl #3

· Attach pearl #4 to other end of chain

· Attach 1.5" to pearl #4

· Attach each chain end to glass beads
Kristal Wick's Tuxedo Junction Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Tuxedo Junction Necklace
Step 5
To make necklace #2 (mid length) using jump rings to connect components:

· Attach 2'' chain to pearl #1

· Attach pearl #1 to 1" chain

· Attach pearl #2 to other end of chain

· Attach 2" chain to pearl #2

· Attach pearl #3 to other end of chain

· Attach 2" to pearl #3

· Attach pearl #4 to other end of chain

· Attach 1" to pearl #4

· Attach pearl #5 to other end of chain

· Attach 2" to pearl #5

· Attach each chain end to glass beads
Step 6
To make necklace #3 (long length) using jump rings to connect components:

· Attach 3/4'' chain to pearl #1

· Attach pearl #1 to 1.5" chain

· Attach pearl #2 to other end of chain

· Attach 1.5" chain to pearl #2

· Attach pearl #3 to other end of chain

· Attach 3" to pearl #3

· Attach pearl #4 to other end of chain

· Attach 1.5" to pearl #4

· Attach pearl #5 to other end of chain

· Attach 1.5" to pearl #5

· Attach ¾" to pearl #5

· Attach each chain end to glass beads
Step 7
Attach each glass bead to neck chain ends.

NOTE: You may want to make your own jump rings to match using 20 gauge wire.
Kristal Wick's Tuxedo Junction Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Tuxedo Junction Necklace