​Citrus Rainbow, Pearl & Chain – Choker

​Citrus Rainbow, Pearl & Chain – Choker

Citrus Rainbow, Pearl & Chain – Choker

Choker - Finished Length 14 ½ – 17” * Or your chosen length.

Materials Needed:

Tools Required

Needle Nose Pliers

Round Nose Pliers

Flex Wire Cutter

Wire Cutter

Bead Mat

Bead Stop (2)

Key Code:

A = 6mm Polymer Clay Slices B = Freshwater Pearls C = Fire Polish, Lime D = Smiley Faces

Instructions on Construction:

1. Using cutter cut the chain into a 15” section and a 3” section (for second strand of necklace & extension chain).

2. Using flex wire cutter cut a 19” section of beading wire & attach a bead stop approx. 3” from end of wire.

3. Stringing is as follows: “C (1), A (5 slices), D (1) Yellow, A (15), C (1), A (10), D (1) Light Pink * Make sure all smiley faces are heads up!, A (15), C (1), A (10), D (1), D (1) Orange, A (15), C (1), A (10), D (1) Dark Pink, A (5), B (26). Place a bead stop on second side of wire.

4. * Now is the time to double check for size: If you want to shorten, remove an equal amount/length from either side, if you want to make longer you can either add a few beads to both sides or add extra length in your extender chain.

5. Before attaching clasp thread bead wire through last link in 15” section of chain.

6. Attaching clasp: Take your beading wire (from brightly beaded side) thread on crimp tube and attach directly to loop on trigger clasp. Make a flat crimp using your needle nose pliers and then add a 4mm crimp cover. *Keep your wires parallel when crimping for a more secure attachment, then give a test pull on your wire to make sure you have closed hard enough on the crimp.

7. Remove bead stop from second end of wire, thread into last link on other end of long chain then thread on a crimp tube and thread through last link in the extension chain, then back through crimp tube. Before closing crimp do the following:

8. Lay your necklace on your bead mat in a circle to make sure you leave enough slack in the wire.

9. You are now ready to crimp your necklace and add the second crimp cover.

10. Take head pin and add B (1) * or smaller sized pearl if you bought them for the other parts of this set, A (3) now using needle nose and round nose pliers wire wrap this to the last link in the extension chain, trim and tamp in pointy end.

11. You are now ready to try on choker and to admire your handy work.

12. Enjoy!

Jewelry designed by Steph Stirniman at https://magpiecollectives.etsy.com/

20th Jul 2021 Steph Stirniman

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