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Jingle Bells Necklace
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You'll jingle all the way to Christmas day with the Jingle Bells Necklace, because you won't want to take it off all season! This festive necklace pattern is the most fun and fabulous way to show your holiday spirit this Christmas. Don't let the kids have all the fun this year. By making Christmas crafts for adults, like this precious necklace, you can stay young at heart and experience the same joy you felt celebrating Christmas as a kid. Plus, this piece will make you the life of every holiday party!

Project TypeMake a Project

Bead TypeCrystal, Gemstone, Pearl

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Bead Technique UsedStrung

Bead Project TypeNecklace

Intermediate

Materials:

  • Jingle Bells Trios wire set (Green Emerald, 24K Gold, Garnet)
  • 3" Gold-Plated 20-gauge Head Pins - 9 head pins
  • 6mm Gold-Plated 20-gauge Jump Rings - 20 jump rings
  • 3mm Gold-Plated 20-gauge Jump Rings - 12 jump rings
  • 2mm x 2mm Gold-Filled Crimp Tubes - 31 crimps
  • 3mm Gold-Filled Crimp Covers - 25 crimp covers
  • 15x20mm Gold-Plated Notched Oval Rings - 16 oval rings
  • 4mm Crystallized Swarovski Elements Crystal Bicones - 28 crystal bicones
  • 4mm Crystallized Swarovski Elements Siam Bicones - 22 Siam bicones
  • 4mm Crystallized Swarovski Elements Emerald Bicones - 23 emerald bicones
  • 12mm Fancy Jasper Rondelles - 10 rondelles
  • 50mm Mother of Pearl Snowflake Pendant - 1 pendant
  • Bead Crimping Pliers
  • Cutters
  • Chain-nose Pliers
  • Round-nose Pliers
  • Flat-nose pliers

Instructions:

  1. Use cutters to cut the heads off of five head pins. Use 1 head pin wire to form a wrapped loop that attaches to the top of the snowflake pendant. String 1 emerald bicone, 1 fancy jasper rondelle, and 1 emerald bicone. Form a wrapped loop. Attach one 6mm jump ring to the wrapped loop. Set aside.
     
  2. Use 1 head pin wire to form a wrapped loop. Use the other end of the wire to string 1 Siam bicone, 1 fancy jasper rondelle, and 1 Siam bicone. Form a wrapped loop. Repeat to make a second Siam link. Use 1 head pin wire to form a wrapped loop. Use the other end of the wire to string 1 crystal bicone, 1 fancy jasper rondelle, and 1 crystal bicone. Form a wrapped loop. Repeat to make a second crystal link. Set aside.
     
  3. Use 1 head pin to string 1 emerald bicone, 1 fancy jasper rondelle, and 1 emerald bicone. Form a wrapped loop that attaches to the bottom of the snowflake pendant. Use 1 head pin to string 1 Siam bicone, 1 fancy jasper rondelle, and 1 Siam bicone. Form a wrapped loop that attaches to the bottom left of the snowflake pendant. Use 1 head pin to string 1 crystal bicone, 1 fancy jasper rondelle, and 1 crystal bicone. Form a wrapped loop that attachest o the bottom right of the snowflake pendant.
     
  4. Cut two 2" pieces of Green Emerald wire. Cut two 2" pieces of 24K Gold wire. Cut two 2" pieces of Garnet wire. Using the two holes just above the bottom of the snowflake pendant, use 1 Green Emerald wire to string 1 crimp tube, 1 pendant hole, 1 crystal bicone, 1 pendant hole, and pass through the crimp tube again. Use chain-nose pliers to flatten the tube, and trim the wire ends. Repeat five times, working clockwise around the pendant, using wires in the following order: Garnet, 24K Gold, Green Emerald, Garnet, and 24K Gold. Set aside.

     
  5. Use one 3mm jump ring to attach 1 oval ring to jump ring used in Step 1. *Use one 6mm jump ring to attach one 3mm jump ring and 1 oval ring to the previous oval ring. Repeat from * once. Use one 6mm jump ring to attach the previous oval ring to 1 Siam link. Use one 6mm jump ring to attach the other end of the link to 1 oval ring. Use one 6mm jump ring to attach one 3mm jump ring and 1 oval ring to the previous oval ring. Use one 6mm jump ring to attach the previous oval ring to 1 crystal link. Use one 6mm jump ring to attach the other end of the link to 1 oval ring. *Use one 6mm jump ring to attach one 3mm jump ring and 1 oval ring to the previous oval ring. Repeat from * once.
     
  6. Use 1 head pin to string 1 emerald bicone, 1 fancy jasper rondelle, 1 emerald bicone, 1 fancy jasper rondelle, and 1 emerald bicone. Form a wrapped loop that attaches to the final oval ring used in Step 5.
     
  7. Cut four 5" pieces of 24K Gold wire. Cut four 4" pieces of Green Emerald wire. Cut four 4" pieces of Garnet wire. Cut two 4" pieces of 24K Gold wire. Cut two 3" pieces of Green Emerald wire. Cut two 3" pieces of Garnet wire.
     
  8. Use one 5" piece of 24K Gold wire to string 1 crimp tube and the first 3mm jump ring used in Step 5. Pass back through the tube, wasting as little wire as possible, and crimp. Cover the tube with a crimp cover. Use the other end of the wire to string 1 crimp tube. Place the tube right next to the previous tube and insert one end each of a 4" Green Emerald wire and a 4" Garnet wire into the tube. Crimp the tube and cover with a crimp cover.
     
  9. Use the 24K Gold wire to string 1 crystal bicone. Use the Green Emerald wire to string 1 emerald bicone. Use the Garnet wire to string 1 Siam bicone. Pass all three wires through the next 3mm jump ring.
     
  10. Repeat Step 9.
     
  11. Use the 24K Gold wire to string 1 crystal bicone. Use the Green Emerald wire to string 1 emerald bicone. Use the Garnet wire to string 1 Siam bicone. Use all three wires to string 1 crimp tube. Use the 24K Gold wire to string 1 crimp tube and the 6mm jump ring attached to the Siam link. Pass back through the tube and crimp. Cover the tube with a crimp cover. Adjust the other crimp tube so that it is next to the crimp cover and crimp. Trim the wires and cover the tube with a crimp cover.
     
  12. Repeat Step 8, using one 4" 24K Gold wire and attaching the wire to the 6mm jump ring on the other end of the Siam link. Repeat Step 9. Repeat Step 11, attaching the wire to the jump ring that attaches to the 6mm jump ring attaches to the crystal link.
     
  13. Repeat Step 8, attaching the wire to the 6mm jump ring on the other end of the crystal link. Repeat Steps 9-11, attaching the final wire to the wrapped loop formed in Step 6.

     
  14. Repeat Step 5 for the other half of the necklace. Attach one 6mm jump ring to the final oval ring. Use 6" of 24K Gold wire to string the 6mm jump ring to the center of the wire. Use both ends of the wire to string 1 crimp tube. Snug the tube by the jump ring. Use both ends of wire to pass back through the tube, forming a loop of wire large enough to pass over the first fancy jasper rondelle in the dangle formed in Step 6, but not so large that it will slip off the rondelle. Adjust the wire as necessary and crimp. Cover the tube with a crimp cover.

     
  15. Repeat Steps 8-12. Repeat Step 13, attaching the final wire to the last 6mm jump ring.

 

 

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