I ventured along to this week's jewellery class alone (and survived!!!)
We made the above necklace - well part of it, I had to finish
it off at home as I run out of time.
I really like the look of it, but you may be able to see from
the photo that the links are not all the same size and some
are a bit on the wonky side too! Well, I am a novice at all this,
so hopefully in time I'll improve.
The only materials needed were some 1.8 wire and jump rings.
I haven't yet mastered the skill of opening and closing jump rings
using the tools so consequently have worn my fingernails down quite a bit!
I'm showing below step by step notes of how I made
the necklace, only because in a few days time I'll have forgotten!
We cut 32 pieces of the silver l.8 wire - each piece
measuring 4cm long (in my case approx 4cm long!)
We then bent the wire around a small bead bottle to
give it the curved shape.
We took five of the pieces are hammered them flat
leaving a little bit at the end to make a loop with
the round nosed pliers.
They were then all threaded onto one jump ring.
This is the pendant for the necklace.
With the remaining 4cm long pieces of curved wire,
each end had to be looped
(again with the long nosed pliers)
These two pieces were then joined together with jump rings
at each end.
All that needed doing then was joining each link
together with more jump rings and attaching the pendant
in the middle.
We made a 'S' shaped hook for the opening which you
may be able to see at the top of the photo.
All that I need to need to do now is to try and pick
the necklace up from my desk and hope it doesn't fall apart!
Thanks for looking :)