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Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Approximate Time: 1 Hour
How to Make a Mixed Chain Drop Necklace
Create the perfect combination of edgy and elegant with this chain necklace. The hematite chains give the necklace a modern feel, but feminine pearls and rhinestones keep it cute for any occasion. Practice your skills with head pins and eye pins, and try making this necklace yourself.
Cut gold chain
Cut a 15" section of chunky gold chain.
Cut gold chain
Cut 5 sections of chunky gold chain into 1 1/2" pieces.
Cut silver chain
Cut 4 sections of silver chain into 2 1/2" pieces.
Cut hematite chain
Cut 4 sections of hematite chain into 3" pieces.
String gold pearls
String 2 gold pearls on an eye pin and 1 gold pearl on a head pin. Bead, trim and loop the pins, then connect the 2 together. String 3 more head and eye pins with the gold pearls.
String eye pins
String 4 sets of eye pins with 3 pink pearls connected to a head pin with a pink pearl.
Add rhinestone chain
Cut 6 sections of the rhinestone chain into 2 1/2" and 3" long pieces. Put a drop of bead fix on an end crimp, place the last 2 rhinestones into the end crimp and squeeze the slide together to hold the links in place.
Attach to hematite chain
Cut a 6.5" strand of hematite chain. Attach the bead and chain strands to the hematite chain using jump rings.
Connect with oval links
Use oval links to connect the hematite chain to the gold chain.