*Gold large link chain about 3 1/2 inches on each side.
*Blossom branch pendant
*Flying bird pendant
*Lobster Claw Clasp
*large jump rings (4) (match the chain color)
*medium jump rings (1) (match the color of the pendants)
*needle nose pliers
*Tip 1- Plan It Out* As with all jewelry designs I laid out the design on my bead board before I started doing anything. Had to try out different style gem stones to see which one matched best, as I did not buy any of the beads at the same time. This also includes making sure the clasp and clamp beads match the color pallet.
*Tip 2- Measure* Always measure for each project to make sure the lengths that fit best are correct. This is important when making items for other people. Once you have done them enough times you will know the required lengths and can skip this step.
*Tip 3 - Consider Material and Purpose* You must always be aware of the type of give and strength your supplies have or you could end up with breaks, scrapping, and no flexibility. Use large items if you think the smaller version will not allow for flexibility. (i.e. large jump rings over small/medium ones)
-Measure out the length of chain you will need to fit around your neck (minus the pendant length). Use the needle nose pliers to open a link to shorten the chain to your length needed. (on both sides of your neck)
-Take a pair of needle nose pliers and open a large jump ring (one matching the chain color). Slide the jump ring onto the end of the clasp, then on one end of the chain length you just made, close the jump ring.
- Take a pair of needle nose pliers and open another large jump ring (again matching the chain color). Slide the jump ring onto the end of the other length of chain you created. Then close the jump ring.
- Take a pair of needle nose pliers and open another large jump ring (matching the chain color). Slide one end of the chain. Then slide on one end of the branch pendant. Then close the jump ring. One end of the branch pendant should be dangling from one length of chain.
- Use the needle nose pliers to open a medium jump ring (matching the pendant color) and attach the open end of the branch pendant. Then attach one end of the bird pendant (make sure its going the direction you want *Tip 1*). Close the jump ring.
- Use the needle nose pliers and open the last large sized jump ring and attach the other end of the bird pendant. Then slide on the other side of chain.
-At this point everything should be connected and you have a finished necklace.
***The supplies can be found at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Jo-Ann stores. ***