*2 Circle links
*Medium link chain
*Lobster Claw Clasp
*4 large jump rings (to match chain)
*needle nose pliers
*Double string of pearls and gems (Purchased from Michaels)
*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. (see *Tip 2* ) Use the needle nose pliers to open a link to shorten the chain to your length needed for one side of your neck, and then do it again for the other side. You should have two chain lengths.
-Take a pair of needle nose pliers and open a jump ring. Slide the jump ring onto the end of the lobster claw 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 jump ring. Slide the jump ring onto the end of the other length of chain. Then close the jump ring. This is what the lobster clasp will connect to.
- Use the needle nose pliers to open a jump ring and attach one end of the chain (either length will do). Then slide on the circle link and close the jump ring.
-Use the needle nose pliers to open another jump ring. Attach the other side of the circle link. Then slide on one side of the double string. Close the jump ring.
-Use the needle nose pliers to open a jump ring and attach one end of the chain (The other one now). Then slide on another circle link and close the jump ring.
-Use the needle nose pliers to open the last jump ring. Attach the other side of the circle link. Then slide on the other side of the double string and close the jump ring.
-At this point everything should be connected and you have a finished necklace.