Monday, November 4, 2013

Make your own geometric shell necklace

You don't have to be a jewellery-maker extraordinaire to make your own trendy geometric necklace. If you can handle a pair of pliers, you are good to go. This project was one of the last designs I made for my now retired accessories business. Great for styling a simple tank top / vest. I threw mine on going out the door on Sunday and it fared well with a slightly busier look too. 

Supplies you will need:

x  Approximately 1m thin silver chain
x  Shell / wooden / any other circles x 6 (approx 2cm circumference)
x  2 x medium size jump rings
x  Two pairs of regular ol' pliers
x  8 large chain links / jump rings  
(tip: links from large chain can often be a great substitute for the more traditional round jump rings) 

Start with a a set of pliers in either hand - one to stabilize and one to manipulate your jump ring openings. Link your top row (3) circles using two of your large chain links / jump rings and then build the remaining three underneath to create your geometric triangle shape. Attach your medium sized links to the top left and right shells. While you have these jump links open, slip your chain onto either side and close the links. 

(tip: You will see that I used something called a 'headpin' to link my top row together simply because my shells had holes to utilize and I'm comfortable working with the extra tools.)

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