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White rondelle Y necklace

Link a long necklace with beads and a swingy tassel

I decided to take white rondelles to new lengths. Just add a touch of sparkle, interesting chain, and a swingy tassel, and you can create an easy Y necklace to wear with plain tees and jeans or a sleek summer sheath.

Supplies

Necklace 30 1⁄2–32 1⁄2 (77.5–82.6 cm)

  • 30 mm crystal cosmic ring
  • 7 16 mm rondelles
  • 15 12 mm rondelles
  • 16 8 mm crystal rondelles
  • 36 in. (.9 m) 22-gauge wire
  • 19–21 in. (48–53 cm) long-and-short-link chain, 18 mm links
  • 6 in. (15 cm) long-and-short-link chain, 6–7 mm long links
  • 1 3⁄4-in. (4.4 cm) premade tassel
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters

Earrings

  • 2 12 mm rondelles
  • 2 18 mm chain links
  • 2 6–7 mm chain links
  • 2 1 1⁄2-in. (3.8 cm) eye pins
  • pair of earring wires
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters

White rondelles available from Voices of the Stones, 914.388.1351,  voicesofthestones.com. 18 mm chain from Fusion Beads, 888.781.3559, fusionbeads.com. Tassel and 6–7 mm chain from Eclectica, 262.641.0910, eclecticabeads.com.

Instructions:

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Step 1
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Step 2
Necklace
1. To make the small rondelle connector: Cut a 3 1/2-in. (8.9 cm) piece of wire. Make the first half of a wrapped loop. String an 8 mm rondelle, a 12 mm rondelle, and an 8 mm. Make the first half of a wrapped loop.

2. To make a large rondelle connector: Cut a 4 1⁄2-in. (11.4 cm) piece of wire. Make the first half of a wrapped loop. String these rondelles: 8 mm, 12 mm, 16 mm, 12 mm, 8 mm. Make the first half of a wrapped loop. Make seven large rondelle connectors.
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Step 3
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Step 4
3. Cut a three-link piece of 18 mm chain with short links on each end. Attach a loop of the small rondelle connector to a tassel. Complete the wraps. Attach the remaining loop to an end link of chain. Complete the wraps.

4. a Cut a 1 1⁄2-in. (3.8 cm) piece of 6–7 mm chain with short links on each end. String a crystal ring on the chain.      

b. Use a large rondelle connector to attach the end links of the chain from 4a and the remaining end link of chain from step 3. Complete the wraps.

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Step 5

5. On each side of the ring, repeat step 4a. Use large rondelle connectors to attach the end links of chain. Complete the wraps.

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Step 6

6. Cut four 2 1⁄4-in. (5.7 cm) pieces of 18 mm chain with short links on each end. On each side of the necklace, attach the loop of a large rondelle connector and an end link of chain. Use large connectors to attach the remaining pieces of chain, completing the wraps as you go. 

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Step 7
7. Cut a 63⁄4 –83⁄4-in. (17.1–22.2 cm) piece of 18 mm chain with short links on each end. Attach each end link to the remaining loops of the connectors. Complete the wraps.
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Step 1
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Earrings

1. For each earring: On an eye pin, string a 12 mm rondelle. Make a plain loop.

2. Open the loops. Attach a 6–7 mm link to one connector loop and an 18 mm link to the other. Close the loops.

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Step 3
3. Open the loop of an earring wire. Attach the earring dangle and close the loop.
Tip!
Chain link: When cutting large chain, make sure to leave end links on each piece that will allow the chain to lay flat and both loops of all the bead connectors to face the same direction. If you don’t, you’ll need to create perpendicular loops on the bead connectors.

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