Craft Tutorial: Triple Chevron Necklace
As I made Pearl & Tube Necklace in the previous post, I was determined to make another necklace that I could layer it with. Also, I had some leftover gold tubes – my head was spinning with ideas for a while, and then this idea of chevron necklace came to me. Yes, I always wanted a chevron necklace but couldn’t decide what sort of chevron I wanted to wear (girls have too many choices these days, ey?). So, if you’re a chevron lover and want a pretty one with minimal effort, this project is right up your street :)
What you’ll need:
- beading wire (I’m using 24 gauge Artistic Wire)
- 2 chains, 30cm each
- 9 beads (I’m using 2mm blue sand stones)
- 7 jump rings (I’m using one 8mm, two 4mm and four 2mm jump rings)
- 1 clasp
- 6 straight tubes (I’m using 2 x 11mm tubes, bought from here)
- (not in the photo) flat-nose and round-nose pliers, wire cutters
* They will make approx 62cm long necklace.
1) Let’s start by making a wrapped loop. Grasp one end of the beading wire with round-nose pliers, about 3cm from the edge, and wrap it around the jaw of the pliers to create a loop.
2) Add the end of a chain to the loop.
3) With the loop securely grasped with round-nose pliers, grasp the tail wire with flat-nose pliers, then wind it neatly around the main wire just below the loop for 2, 3times. Trim the excess tail wire with wire cutters, then squeeze down the newly cut tip to make it lie flat so that no sharp edge sticks out.
4) Add one straight tube, three beads, then one more straight tube to the wire.
5) Following the step 1 and 2, make a wrapped loop again (don’t forget to add another end of a chain to the loop!).
6) Gently bend the wire so that it forms a ‘v’ shape.
7) Make two more sets of straight tubes and beads. Don’t add any chains to the loops, though. You can add these beads directly to the chains, but then they are very easy to twist and tangle when you wear it (I learnt it the hard way…).
8) Using a jump ring, add an end of a beaded strand to the chain, about 3-5 links above the end.
9) Repeat step 8 on the other end. Now you have two rows of beaded strands attached to the chains.
10) Repeat step 8 & 9 to attach one more beaded strand.
11) Using small jump rings, add a clasp and a jump ring to the end of each chain. And… you’re done!
Yayyy! My first chevron necklace!! And I’m really happy how it turned out :)
It looks like this when layered with the pearl & tube necklace. Love it! And… did you notice that the chevron necklace is mid-length? Yes… I’m going to make another shorter necklace to layer them with (greedy? YES). Shall I go for pearls or gold tubes? Or maybe something completely different…? I still haven’t decided but I’m sure an inspiration would come sooner or later :)
Oh, and one more photo of my beloved blue sand stones. They look just black in rest of the photos, but in real life they look as if they have tiny galaxy inside. I’ve been having problems taking photos lately because it’s constantly dark here (it rains most of the days during winter in UK. What? Yes, it rains a lot during summer as well, of course).
Anyways, hope you enjoyed the tutorial, and have a lovely weekend!