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The Island Breeze Necklace has an appealing Shabby Chic look thanks to the beautiful fabric wrapped around several chains. This 18" necklace features a unique draped (curved) chain detail on each side. Embellishments of your choice will give the necklace a charming finish.
This eBook pattern offers three versions to make up with each version having its own supply list page to print out to aid you in shopping. Over 18 pages of easy to understand instructions accompanied with 40+ photos of up close views take you step by step through completing your necklace. You'll learn the basic jewelry making techniques of how to open & close jump rings & form a looped end bead holder. You'll also discover the enjoyable technique of wrapping fabric around chains. Tips along the way ensure a successful outcome.
If you don't feel that you're the more creative type or to save time, you can purchase pre-packaged, color coordinated bead clusters to enhance your necklace. Make short work of cutting the fabric strips by folding the fabric so that you cut 8 layers at a time.
Clarification for Step 3 on page 10 of the pattern: Measure 5 1/2" from the end of the CHAIN at the top right side of the necklace NOT from the end of the necklace.
You can come up with some fun options with this pattern by: (1) Attaching the curved draping chains slightly higher to have no drape if desired. (2) You could center the draping chains, the fabric wrapped area, & the embellishments to create a symmetrical necklace. (3) Leave the fabric strips un-frayed for a more tailored, less casual look. However you make this pattern up, you'll have a unique necklace to compliment your wardrobe or to give away as a lovely gift.
18" for Version A, 30" for Versions B & C of medium scale chain - 60" for Version A, 45" for Versions B & C of small scale chain
(6) for Ver. A, (8) for Ver. B, & (7) for Ver. C - 5 mm round jump rings
(1) 3 mm round jump ring for Ver. B only
(1) 8 mm & (3) 6 mm SPLIT round jump rings for Ver. C only
(1) necklace closure per necklace
(1) 3/8" x 90"+ length of a semi solid fabric
6" of Silver 24 gauge beading wire for Ver. A only
Assortment of metal & glass beads & metal rings
All Purpose Craft Glue, & LOCTITE Metal Glue (optional)
3-in-1 Jewelry Tool, Needle Nosed Jewelry Pliers
(The two jewelry tools cost approx. $5.00 each at a Discount Store).
Scissors & ruler
Needle & thread for Version C only
Heavy Duty Wire Cutters (Optional, the jewelry tools will cut most chain)
* All of the supplies are readily available (or suitable substitutions) at craft stores
Copyright 2012 Mary Hanson, all rights reserved. Copying or distributing this pattern is NOT permitted in whole or in part without permission from the author. The patterns, written instructions, & photographs are intended only for personal use of the retail purchaser & may not be reproduced in any way.