Violet Raindrop Necklace
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Designed by: Holly Eve
Create a wonderfully delicate crystal necklace using a glass beaded rosary chain, Swarovski crystal circle charms and tiny, matching Strawberry Quartz gemstone beads.
To begin, decide how long you want your necklace to be. Cut the rosary chain so you are left with a small closed loop on the end, which you will attach your clasp to. Make sure the centre of the necklace is a wire loop (not a bead), where you will attach a charm later on.
Take a jumpring and attach it to one end of the chain, and add a lobster clasp here before closing the jumpring securely.
On the other end of the chain, take another jumpring and thread this through the small loop on this end of the rosary chain. Close this and attach 2 more jumprings to this, so you have a chain of 3. Attach one of your Swarovski charms to this endmost jumpring.
Find the centre loop on your necklace and attach a Swarovski charm with a jumpring.
Next, position the other 4 Swarovski charms along your chain. We chose to leave 4 rosary beads between each charm.
Take a headpin and thread on a Strawberry Quartz gemstone bead. Bend the pin to a 90degree angle, approximately 2mm above the bead.
Hold the wire with round nose pliers and turn a loop around the thin end of the plier.
Thread this loop onto a loop on your rosary chain. You can pull the loop apart slightly to thread it on.
Hold the loop on the headpin with chain or flat nose pliers. Using your fingers or some more pliers, wrap the rest of the pin around the gap that you left above the bead. Trim off the excess pin when you have wrapped 2 or 3 times.
Repeat this and add as many gemstones along your design as you want to. If you struggle with your wrapped loops, you can create normal looped headpins and attach them to the chain, or attach them using a jumpring.
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