Enjoy making this fun, earthy, chain necklace using natural bead, antiqued chains and a little leather. Wear your necklace out on the town with a fun dress or to work with a solid tee and a blazer. Change it up a bit and layer this necklace with some other long necklaces.
Time to Complete: 1 hour 30 min.
Multi-Strand Chain Necklace With Beads Supply List:
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Wire Cutters
- Chain Nose Pliers
- 1 Darice Styled By Tori Spelling Boho – Braided Leather Cord Necklace Topper
- 43 inches of Darice Chain Co. Small Loop Cable Chain
- 19 inches of Darice Chain Co. Fancy Round Link Chain
- 10 ½ inches Darice Chain Co. Stamped Oval Chain
- 6 Darice Jewelry Designer Ancient Findings 2 inch Brass Plated Head Pins
- 8 Darice Strung Crackle Natural Stone Beads- Bone Crackle 7in
- 2 Darice Jewelry Designer Big Value Cast Spacers
- 2, 4mm Jump Rings (I made 2 out of Darice Craft Designer Permanently Colored 26 Gauge Copper Wire)
Step 1: Measure and cut one 10½inch piece of Chain Co. Stamped Oval Chain, 2 pieces (6½ inches and 12½ inches) of Chain Co. Fancy Round Link Chain, and 4 pieces of Chain Co. Small Loop Cable Chain (7½, 10, 11½ and 14 inches).
Step 2: Now you need to layer the chain onto a 4 mm jump ring. Slide the first link of each chain piece on the jump ring in this order:
6 ½ inch fancy round link chain
7 ½ inch small loop cable chain
10-inch small loop cable chain
10-½ inch stamped oval chain
11-½ inch small loop cable chain
12-½ inch fancy round link chain
14-inch small loop cable chain
Step 3: Now close your jump ring. You should now have all pieces of your chain attached to one jump ring. Do the same for the other side of your chains. Make sure you slide them on your second 4mm jump ring in the same order so the chain hangs correctly.
Step 4: Now open the jump rings attached to the end of your Braided Leather Cord Necklace Topper by Tori Spelling and slide on one of your jump rings with chains. Do the same for the other side.
Step 5: Now that you have the base of your chain necklace complete you need to get your head pins ready to wrap. Lay out 6 brass headpins. Stack one bone crackle bead on 5 of them. On the sixth headpin you will stack one crackle bone bead followed by a Cast Spacer bead, one crackle bone bead, a Cast Spacer bead, and then one more bone crackle bead. They should look like this:
Step 6: Time to wrap. Start with the middle loop on your 6-½-inch piece of fancy round link chain and wrap on one headpin with one crackle bead on it. Skip 2 chain links to your left and wrap another. Skip 4 chain links to your left of that and wrap another. Do the same for the other side; you should now have 5 headpins wrapped onto your top chain.
Step 7: Finally, wrap your last headpin on the middle link on your 7-½-inch piece of small loop cable chain. This completes your Multi-Strand Chain Necklace, Enjoy!
We would like to thank designer April Rivers for this awesome chain necklace tutorial!
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