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Chevron necklace

Chevron earrings

Variations on the chevron motif are everywhere!  These pieces are easy to make, and can translate into so many color-blocked combos! I like to match the main seed bead color with the metal finish, but there are no hard-and-fast rules here. Just choose four colors of seed beads and make a few plain loops. 

SUPPLIES

Necklace 18 in. (46 cm)

  • 5 g silver 11/0 seed beads
  • 2 g lilac 11/0 seed beads
  • 2 g yellow 11/0 seed beads
  • 2 g teal 11/0 seed beads
  • 10–14 in. (25–36 cm) chain, 2 mm links
  • 7 1⁄2 in. (19.1 cm) 20-gauge wire
  • 45 1 1⁄2 in. (3.8 cm) head pins
  • 16 4 mm jump rings
  • toggle clasp
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters

Earrings 

  • 2 g silver 11/0 seed beads
  • 54 lilac 11/0 seed beads
  • 54 yellow 11/0 seed beads
  • 54 teal 11/0 seed beads
  • 4 in. (10 cm) chain, 2 mm links
  • 3 in. (7.6 cm) 20-gauge wire
  • 18 1 1⁄2 in. (3.8 cm) head pins
  • 8 4 mm jump rings
  • pair of earring wires
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters

INSTRUCTIONS

Chevron necklace 1
Step 1
To make a chevron unit: On a head pin, string a silver seed bead, three lilac seed beads, a silver, three yellow seed beads, a silver, and three teal seed beads.
Chevron necklace 2
Step 2
String 11 silvers and make a plain loop.
Chevron necklace 3
Step 3
On eight head pins, repeat step 1. Repeat step 2 on two of the head pins, stringing nine silvers. Repeat step 2 on pairs of head pins with seven, five, and three silvers, respectively.
Chevron necklace 4
Step 4
Cut a 1 1⁄2-in. (3.8 cm) piece of 20-gauge wire. Make a plain loop on one end. String: silver, three-silver unit, silver, five-silver unit, silver, seven-silver unit, silver, nine-silver unit, silver, eleven-silver unit.
Chevron necklace 5
Step 5
String alternating silvers and the remaining units in reverse order. Make a plain loop. Make five chevron units.
Chevron necklace 6
Step 6
Open a jump ring and attach a loop of two chevron units. Close the jump ring. Attach another jump ring. Use pairs of jump rings to attach the remaining units.
Chevron necklace 7
Step 7
Cut two 5–7-in. (13–18 cm) pieces of chain. On an end link of each, use a pair of jump rings to attach an end loop of the chevron section.
Chevron necklace 8
Step 8
On each end, use a pair of jump rings to attach the end link and half of a toggle clasp.
Earrings
Chevron necklace 1
Step 1
For each earring: Make a chevron unit as in steps 1 to 5 of the necklace. Cut a 2-in. (5 cm) piece of chain with an odd number of links. Open a jump ring and attach a loop and an end link. Close the jump ring. Attach another jump ring. Use a pair of jump rings to attach the remaining loop and end link.
Chevron earrings 2
Step 2
Open the loop of an earring wire and attach the center link of chain. Close the loop.

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